Tampa-based Cuban restaurant and sangria bar Hemingway’s opens to the left of Richards’ Southern Fried inside Krog Street Market next spring. The original restaurant, owned by chef Felicia “Phe” Lacalle, opened in 2017 at Tampa’s Heights Public Market in the Armature Works.
Hemingway’s serves snacks like chicharrones (fried pork rinds), tostones, yucca fries topped with shredded pork, chicharrones, melted cheese, and crispy onions, as well as build-your-own Cuban bowls, the restaurant’s popular Cuban sandwich, and a Cuban hamburger called the la frita cubana. The latter is typically a mix of ground beef and sometimes pork topped with shoestring fries served on Cuban bread. For dessert, there’s tres leche cake and guava and cream cheese empanadas that come with a dulce de leche dipping sauce.
“I have wanted to expand Hemingway’s for some time, and I couldn’t be more excited to bring our food to Atlanta,” Lacalle says in the press release. “Atlanta knows soul food; Tampa knows Cuban food -- and our cuisine combines them both.”
Hemingway’s will open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at Krog Street.
Update, 10:15 a.m., November 22: This story has been updated with the exact location of the Hemingway’s food stall inside Krog Street Market.