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Restaurant Buzz: Ruth's Chris Steak House coming, Green Iguana, GrillSmith closures

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete.  Facebook photo Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete. Facebook photo
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    Restaurant Ratings: Most Violations April 28 - May 2

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    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 28 to May 2, 2014.
    Ever wonder what goes on in the kitchen of your favorite restaurants? We’ve gathered details about the 30 Tampa Bay restaurants that received the most violations during inspections conducted from April 28 to May 2, 2014.

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.

How cool is this? A Clearwater restaurant was named one of the top 10 in the country. Poppa’s BBQ at 12211 49th St. N. was named ninth-best by Trip Advisor.  We’d like to give a shout out to Poppa’s to congratulate them!

Green Iguana announced on its Facebook page that it has sold its Anderson Road location. The restaurant had been in business for eight years. The new owners will be operating the restaurant under a new name.

Like steak? Ruth’s Chris Steak House will be opening a location in St. Pete. The Tampa Bay Business Journal is reporting that the restaurant is expected to open by March of 2015. No word yet on the specific location.

The Westfield Brandon Mall GrillSmith will be closing on Monday, May 12. The company made the announcement on its Facebook page. The restaurant had been open for 4 ½ years. GrillSmith has locations in South Tampa, Clearwater, Lakeland and New Tampa.

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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