New Must Try Restaurant
We just love the magic of GaYBOR!!! After a full Sunday FUNday, we stopped by Bradley’s on 7th. Sitting next to us were two very cheerful guys; Ryan and his friend. The conversation moved to food. When we talked about kimchi Ryan’s eyes opened up. It turns out he is a chef at the new restaurant across the street from the University of Tampa, “Edison: Food and Drink Lab.”
Ryan described a chef’s special, Tuna Tartar with kimchi & Korean pickles that they make at the new open air trendy bistro. The next day, we made a trip to the Edison, which is located at 912 W. Kennedy Blvd in the same building as GaYBOR Members Tribeca Hair. The dining room has a fresh, clean, scientific fun “Edison-esk” atmosphere. The luncheon menu was full of unusually interesting and savory items, mostly New American Modern Cuisine. Our server explained that most of the items have 5+ flavors hidden on each plate. We looked up to see that our friend, Melissa (Madge) Judge, was working there as brand operations manager. After we commented on how fantastic the menu was she told us who the Chef/Owner is… Jeannie Pierola!!!
WOW Jeannie is a legendary celebrity chef in Tampa. From Bern’s Steak House and SideBern’s Restaurants to private pop up parties!!! The staff is made up of people who Jeannie personally knows and has worked with. The food, service, and atmosphere all got 5 out of 5 stars from us. Our only complaint is that Edison is not located in Ybor City! LOL
Mark & Carrie’s Nephew / Niece of the Week
GaYBOR Members of the Week
Dean & Diane James
The light bridges on 7th Ave were created by the couple along with the artsy iron shank trash bins. They have been members of GaYBOR District since its founding in 2007, and they are always willing to help with local projects and to serve on local committees. Up until this year the couple spent their summers in Pennsylvania.
Congratulations to Dean & Diane James…