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Restaurant Buzz: New BurgerMonger, WingHouse, Clearwater Beach Taste Fest

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No doubt, dining out is a popular pastime here in Tampa Bay. We're here to keep you informed. Here's this week's "dish" about what's happening at Tampa Bay restaurants.

A new BurgerMonger burger joint is scheduled to open in Safety Harbor sometime in June, according to the company’s Facebook page. A restaurant industry insider tells WFLA.com that the restaurant will be located at Enterprise and McMullen Booth Road. BurgerMonger restaurants feature handcrafted beef burgers and hot dogs, hand cut french fries, fresh baked buns and many gluten-free items. Learn more: http://www.burgermonger.com/

A new WingHouse restaurant is coming to Sarasota. The restaurant will be located at 1991 Main St., according to the company’s website. A specific opening date has not yet been announced for the chain’s newest restaurant. The first WingHouse opened in Largo in 1994. The chain was founded by NFL guard Crawford Ker, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Denver Broncos. In college, he played for the University of Florida.

Here’s a cool way to try out the cuisine at Clearwater Beach restaurants. The 5th Annual Clearwater Beach Taste Fest will be held from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on May 9. The fest features tastings from Clearwater Beach restaurants along with a wine and craft beer village in a great setting on the beach. Tickets are $25 for adults, $12 for kids 6 to 12 years, kids 5 and under are free.

Then from May 12-18, participating Clearwater Beach restaurants will be offering prix fixe menus from $15 to $35. Get more details at www.ClearwaterBeachRestaurantWeek.com

Longtime Belleair Bluffs restaurant LeBouchon Bistro has a new name, décor and chef. The restaurant has been located on Indian Rocks Road since 1981.

Owner David Meumier says he wanted “Le Petit Bistro” to have more of a French flare. “We want you to be able to feel like you are in Paris for the night,” said Meumier in a news release. The restaurant’s chef and general manager is Daniel IV. Autrey, a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu in Orlando.

Have you heard of a new restaurant coming to your community? Has a restaurant near you closed? Send us an email to let us know! news@wfla.com

Be sure to check out the 8 On Your Side Restaurant Ratings section on WFLA.com to find restaurants with the highest number of violations and restaurants with no violations.

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