Established in The Heights Public Market at Armature Works, Graze 1910 is refined American fare serving breakfast all day. We caught up with Lauren and Raymond Menendez, owners and operators of the Graze brand. Check out 10 Questions with Graze 1910!
1. Where are you from originally?
Graze 1910: Tampa, Florida! I am born and raised – and LOVE my
2. Why did you decide to pursue a career in the restaurant business?
Graze 1910: I am passionate about hospitality – meeting new people every day and connecting with our community. Every day is unique and never the same.
3. Can you tell us more about your concept?
Graze 1910: The Graze brand was established in The Heights Public Market/Armature Works as Graze 1910, a refined American fare eatery, serving breakfast all day. Serving house made waffles to classic egg dishes and artisan cheese burgers, the brand offers “comfort food” reminiscent of the classics we all love in an unexpected atmosphere of casual elegance. Seasonal gourmet toasts flank the menu along with some healthier options. The newest location, called Graze, is now open in South Tampa.
4. What three words would you use to describe your brand?
Graze 1910: Breakfast, Brunch, Bar
5. What are your three favorite menu items?
Graze 1910: 1910 Burger (Onion, Pickle, American Cheese, 1910 Sauce)
Ray Ray’s BLT Sandwich ADD Seared Tuna (Maple Pepper Bacon, Roasted Tomato, Avocado, Mixed Greens, Poblano Avocado Aioli)
Braised Chicken (Greens & Grains) Bowl (Brown Basmati Rice, Pepper & Onion, Black Beans, Corn Relish, 1910 Slaw, Cilantro Lime Crème)
6. What is your favorite menu item that no one knows about?
Graze 1910: Our Crispy Chicken Sandwich ADD Cheese Sauce! (1910 Sauce & Pickles)
7. How do you see your business growing?
Graze 1910: We hope to introduce our Graze brand to more communities!
8. Why do you like having your restaurant at Armature Works?
Graze 1910: We love being in the heart of Tampa and a destination for locals and visitors.
9. What advice would you give someone who would like to open their own restaurant?
Graze 1910: The restaurant business is no cushy career path. It’s labor-intensive. Long hours and slim margins. Put in the hard work in order for it to succeed!
10. Anything you would like to say to the community?
Graze 1910: Have you visited our new location in South Tampa? Simply called Graze and serving American fare cuisine, breakfast all day with a lunch and dinner menu and brunch on the weekends.
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