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boca Restaurant Review: Chef/partner Ted Dorsey chose Hyde Park in Tampa to open Boca because there is a sense of community in this neighborhood, and he wanted his restaurant to reflect it. As you enter, you feel comfortable right away, and want to share a good time with whoever came with you, or whoever you meet there, whether you sit at the bar and sip a great craft cocktail(s) or eat in the dining rooms. Because so much grows in the region, Dorsey has created a menu around the fresh and seasonal products he can source locally. We got to try many items from the lunch, dinner and brunch menus; they are all good and really showcase Dorsey’s goal. After blistered shishito peppers, we were surprised to see a plate of breads and jams. But it turns out to be fun with homemade jams and baked homemade peanut butter on homemade flatbread. Dorsey wants you to share, but that dish you’ll want to keep for yourself. It was followed by crostini tastings, orzo salad with grilled prawns, tempura soft shell crab, braised pork belly, and the special of the day, which was Wagyu strip. Don’t pass on the desserts as they are equally tasty. You will be happy with the pecan pie or the Chambord sabayon with fresh berries. Almost half of the drinks list is occupied by beers. We are pretty sure that you will like the food as much as we do, so please know that you can go home with some of the ingredients prepared by Dorsey as there is a small market section. The décor is as rustic as the origin of the building, a 1928 garage and gas station.