In less than 2 years since it officially opened, 7th + Grove is out here flourishing and changing the game. From the time I first wrote about the Ybor City restaurant, they’ve become one of the hottest spots to eat and be seen in Tampa.
Yesterday, they announced their taking their “EAT, VIBE, and FLOURISH” vibes to the Channel District at Sparkman Wharf with a new quick-serve concept named “7th + Grove South”. Sparkman Wharf is a highlight of the city with it’s large outdoor area and other quick-eat container concepts. I mean, who wouldn’t love sitting on the Channel eating good food and snapping all the IG pics to your heart’s desire.
The menu features popular dishes like the infamous shrimp and grits plus some new items like jerk chicken collard green egg rolls and a deviled egg salad. Guests can order their signature juices, wines, and champagne.
“This expansion to the Channel District allows us the opportunity to connect with Sparkman Wharf’s family-forward following on the beautiful water of Tampa Bay. We are excited to bring our motto of EAT, VIBE, and FLOURISH to this area,” says, Dr. Jamaris Glenn of 7th + Grove Hospitality Group.
I featured 7th + Grove in my doc “A Soulful Taste: Exploring Tampa Bay’s Black-Owned Food Scene” last year. Their progression over the last couple years has been so exciting to watch. There isn’t a weekend that goes by where they’re not having an event or part of one like Black Restaurant Week or Super Bowl festivities. They were even featured in their first Pepsi commercial for the “Dig In” campaign recently!
“We can’t wait for 7th + Grove South to bring their flavorful take on Southern comfort foods and deliver it to the visitors of Sparkman Wharf. We know this concept will be a fantastic new addition to our dining garden offerings,” says Susan Martin, VP of Retail and Place Management at Strategic Property Partners, the development company behind Sparkman Wharf.
Photo c/o 7th + Grove Facebook