After a recent ‘Bar Rescue’, Ybor City’s Cerealholic is now ‘The Loft Elevated Bar + Food’ | Openings & Closings | Tampa

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Jon Taffer, the ‘Bar Rescue’ host who likes to fix bars by shouting ‘shut it up’ and adding ‘not one, but two two-touch POS systems’, apparently did just that at a restaurant of Ybor City, which is set to become the latest Florida property featured on the show.

The Loft Elevated Bar + Food reopened earlier this month after first opening as a nostalgic, milk-guzzling Cerealholic Cafe and Bar in December 2020.

Axios says The Loft — still at 1909 N 15th St., former home of Ybor’s LGBTQ+ bar The Social — has been the subject of an upcoming episode of “Bar Rescue,” though the airdate of the issue is unknown.

Gone is Cerealholic’s cereal bar, signature burgers with apple jack infused meat, replaced instead by a Loft weekend brunch menu that aims to “elevate” your breakfast with dishes like a pancake platter, steak and eggs, biscuits and gravy – all served Saturday- Sunday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Its non-breakfast menu includes hot chicken and waffles, an anytime breakfast sandwich, barbecue pork nachos, cheese dips, and a Cuban panini.

This Jon Taffer sure has the best ideas — and don’t worry, it looks like the drag shows are still going.

Hours of operation for the Loft Elevated Bar + Food in Ybor City are Thursday 4:30pm-10:30pm, Friday 4:30pm-1:00am, Saturday 10:00am-1:00am and Sunday 10:00am-7:00pm.

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