"It was a natural choice for us to grow into this area and serve the health-conscious community," Naked Farmer founder Jordan Johnson said in a press release. The restaurant will offer a vegetable-forward menu in a fine-casual environment.
The concept has built a direct-to-farm supply chain with farms along the Southwest coast, with a menu built for optimum seasonality. The restaurant's mission is to become 100 percent local with its food sourcing by working with small and medium farms in the area.
"We look forward to connecting local farmers to the community and providing our new neighbors on the Suncoast with increased access to farm-fresh food," said Johnson.
Meanwhile, over at Fat Point Brewing—named after Punta Gorda, which means "fat point" in Spanish—guests will have the opportunity to sample award-winning beers inspired by the Florida sunshine. The brewers have received accolades for their Belgian Tripel, Bru Man Chu, and their rye IPA, Ryeght Angle. In addition to quality brews, Fat Point Brewing will showcase coastal-inspired bar fare.
"The location will feature a significant number of taps for brewed-on-site exclusives and an inviting outdoor beer garden for socializing while sipping on great beers best enjoyed in the sun," Fat Point Brewing president L.J. Govoni said in a press release.
Naked Farmer and Fat Point Brewing will each be located along Cattleman Road at UTC. For more information about Naked Farmer, visit its website. For more information about Fat Point Brewing, visit its website.