New Bistro Brings Authentic German Food to Largo
The new eatery German Bistro 2 offers hearty servings and complete home-cooked meals.
Have a craving for heaping helpings of potato salad, cabbage, dumplings, schnitzel and apple strudel with ice cream?
Everything is made from scratch at Largo's new German restaurant on East Bay Drive. German Bistro 2 co-owner Irena Seidl does the cooking herself and runs the restaurant with her business partner Lee Hoxie.
"I hope to make people here happy with my cooking ... we wanted to keep it small and cozy. It's like visiting us over at our house," Seidl said.
The new venture for Seidl though is not a lifelong dream, but rather making the best out of going through a divorce, getting laid off, and losing her housing, she said.
After an unsuccessful job search, Seidl decided to look to her German roots and go with what she knew. Seidl had helped her ex-husband open the German Bistro in South Tampa, and so she decided to start another restaurant.
"I like the business, we are outgoing people. We wanted to do something with people," she said.
The restaurant is located at 1300 East Bay Dr., at the former location of Del's Cheesesteaks. Currently, the restaurant serves lunch and supper, but may be expanding its hours to add breakfast, Seidl said.
If you go:
- 1300 East Bay Drive
- (727) 216-6519