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Tapas bar and farm-to-table restaurant will open in SouthPark this spring

SouthPark is about to get two new restaurants this spring.

Bulla Gastrobar

The Madrid-inspired tapas spot Bulla Gastrobar is scheduled to open this spring in the Village at SouthPark, next to Cowfish. Bulla (pronounced “boo-ya”) is advertised at its six other locations, including Tampa and Atlanta, as a source of weekly house specialties, hand-crafted cocktails, and a solid wine list. The restaurant first opened in Coral Gables, Fla.

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The Atlanta menu boasts lunch, brunch and dinner. On the dinner menu, customers can find a variety of cheeses, cured meats, small plates like grilled octopus and patatas bravas, large plates like paella and braised short ribs, plus Galician soup and stuffed shishito peppers.

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“Bulla” means “the ability to create a stir; what everyone is talking about; buzzing with excitement,” according to the website.

Is SouthPark about to be stirred?

Gusto Farm to Street

Meanwhile, the farm-to-table concept Gusto Farm to Street is set to open at SouthPark Mall sometime during the spring season with healthy grains and greens, hormone and antibiotic free meats and fresh, plus locally sourced produce. A representative could not be reached to confirm whether this location is in the food court.

Gusto, based in Maryland, specializes in farm-fresh salads with names like Rooster’s Revenge with “hot hot” chicken and the Bleu Ribbon with bleu cheese, as well as fast-fired pizzas like the Plain Jane with house pizza sauce, mozzarella and fontina cheese, and the Wild Shroom, with balsamic mushroom truffle sauce, fresh cremini mushrooms, mozzarella and smoked gouda.

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Craft-your-own salads and pizza are available as well. Prices for the main dishes are $8.95 and up.

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Featured Photo: Courtesy of The Miami Herald/Observer Files