Illustrations courtesy of HAYWORTH PUBLIC RELATIONS
The new RumFish Grill and Bar is targeted to open May 16 at the Guy Harvey Outpost at 6000 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach.
ST. PETE BEACH – Guy Harvey Outpost guests will soon have the opportunity to snorkel in a 33,500-gallon tank among snook, trout, tarpon, grouper and small sharks when the new RumFish Grill and Bar opens in mid-May.
The aquarium is being built by Wayde King and Brett Raymer of the Animal Planet series “Tanked.” The entire complex will open to the public shortly after the episode of “Tanked” airs nationally on Friday, May 16.
RumFish guests also can participate in a “behind the scenes” tour highlighting eco-initiatives and tank management, and includes the chance to feed the fish. A number of other tanks will be placed around the saltwater-themed restaurant, giving diners a “fully immersive” dining experience.
“RumFish will not only be a unique experience for our guests, it also will be a destination restaurant offering day travelers an all-encompassing Guy Harvey experience,” said Keith Overton, president, TradeWinds Island Resorts. “Not only will visitors be able to dine, but they also can explore the tanks, enjoy extensive entertainment options and browse the large 2,200-square-foot retail shop.”
According to a press release, the restaurant’s store will carry the largest selection of Guy Harvey merchandise in the area. Items that can be found include Guy’s signature T-shirts, fishing gear, various clothing lines, beach gear, artwork and a variety of unique gift items, videos and much more.
RumFish will seat about 150 in the main dining room and 160 in the indoor and outdoor bar areas. The décor will feature ocean blues and greens, as well as rich dark wood and Guy Harvey designs and original artwork throughout. Works from local marine artists also will be featured.
The menu will include a wide variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches and entrees. Starters include peppered Ahi tacos, Caribbean Ceviche and duck confit flat bread. Larger entrees range from pan seared local Grouper picatta and clam capellini to a dry rubbed rib eye and chicken tortellini.
Plans call for a number of indoor and outdoor televisions including one large screen HDTV that can show up to nine sporting events or programs on one large screen. Live entertainment will be provided nightly with two stages for bands.
As always, guests of Guy Harvey Outpost share privileges with its nearby sister property, the TradeWinds Island Grand.
The Guy Harvey Outpost is at 6000 Gulf Blvd. in St. Pete Beach.