May 23, 2019
The ever creative, Ferrell Alverez of the famed Rooster and the Till restaurant in Seminal Heights, and his business cohort, Ty Rodriguez have done it again – with the opening of a fun new concept: Nebraska Mini Mart. And what a gem for the community. Even more, what a place to get a great bite to eat – while taking advantage of shuffleboard, ping pong, bocce, or just lounging around on the bleachers.
Yes, I’m a “Johnny-Come-Lately” to this haunt, for it has been open since September, but I’ve found that, like myself, many of my food-centric friends have yet to part-take. Big mistake…especially if you like tasty inventive food.
While the games are a fun distraction for adults of all ages – it is the food and beverages that are the true draw and make it a unique experience. Last week, I ate the most decadently delicious BLT I have ever had – bar none. It’s hard to admit, but I didn’t stop there. Chicken wings with Malaysian chili paste, onion rings with buttermilk chive ranch and Tasso bacon-bits, Messy Fries with pulled pork, queso, charred tomato salsa, avocado drizzle – and that was all one man could handle – yes, I did share.
I am already planning my next visit, for they have a boatload of inventive (and tasty) food and beverage options – plus I will take on all comers in a game of bocce. Let me know when you are going – and I’ll challenge you to a game – loser buys a snack…so bring your wallet.
Nebraska Mini Mart
4815 North Nebraska
Tampa, Florida 33603
Closed on Mondays
Open Noon to 10pm and longer on weekends