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Restaurant Name: CORK-N-BREW BISTRO
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Address: 524 Mandalay Avenue
Clearwater Beach, Florida
Phone Number: (727) 483-5990

Hours: 7 days – 4 PM to 2 AM
Reservations: For Large Groups
Description of Restaurant:

Ladies and gentlemen, we have a handsome new Beach comer who has brought to the Beach Craft Beer (two dozen taps) and approximately two dozen wines by the glass. You can buy a prepaid card to activate and use the automated wine dispenser and choose the pour size you want – convenient for tastings. The card is charged accordingly.

But wait, don’t we have hot lava rocks? Yes, really HOT 800 degrees and brought to your table for you to cook your small steak, scallops and/or tuna plates. We are talking high quality ingredients, that since you are the chef cook as little or as long as you want. But forget about it, just chill and enjoy the flat breads/pate/hummus/panini and let the kitchen do it ALL!

My Principessa went crazy over the Cuban flat bread on Special this evening, and believe it or not, the pan seared Brussel Sprouts (me too).

A few desserts offered are Cappuccino Panna Cotta or the warm Baked Cookies and Fresh Whipped Cream and all are worth the calories. The sidewalk patio is great for people watching or puffing on a cigar from Cork-N-Brew’s well stocked humidor. And, oh yes, there’s live music on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. All this fun happens on Clearwater Beach starting at 4 P.M. seven days a week, and we are all the better for it!

“The Love Chef” (Francis Anthony) is the author of several cookbooks and appears on local and national TV. You can find his cookbooks at and/or visit his website “Cooking With Love” and “The Love Chef” are registered trademarks.


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