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Cryptocurrency-themed Clearwater Beach Restaurant Serves ‘DogeDog’ Hot Dogs and ‘Cuban Crypto’

CLEARWATER BEACH, Fla. (WFLA) — A cryptocurrency-themed restaurant that also accepts crypto as payment is now open in Clearwater Beach.

“Crypto Street Restaurant” opened in December and is located at 309 Coronado Drive.

Owner Ricardo Varona previously owned a restaurant and said he wanted to change things up and do something that was more of an independent idea.

Cryptocurrency was that idea, although he had to learn a little first.

“It’s something my eldest son introduced me to and I was on the other side. I was totally like, ‘You’re gonna waste your money, why are you doing [that], it’s worth nothing,” Varona said.

Over the course of a few years and a course, Varona said he did a “360.”

“I decided ‘let me do something that has to do crypto and people my age don’t know it can figure it out,'” Varona explained.

Crypto Street Restaurant serves a variety of delicacies, all named, or soon to be named, after cryptocurrencies and the like.

The menu includes pocket dishes like “Crypto Cuban”, “DogeDog”, and “Network” grilled cheese. They also offer salads, homemade chili, charcuterie, etc. Ice cream specialties are served for dessert.

“There’s a lot of seafood in Clearwater, so we have some, and we’re going to introduce more. But we started more with American classics with a Hispanic twist,” Varona said.

While customers can still pay the traditional way, diners using cryptocurrency are becoming more common in restaurants.

“It’s growing. So at the beginning, we had a little moment, then we had one here, there. Now it’s like we get [some] every week,” Varona said. “Mainly Bitcoin, but we also have Dogecoin, we have Shiba Inu, so like you are meme coins and stuff like that.”

It has barcode printouts of its crypto receiver accounts to make things quick and easy for customers.

Varona said he is getting a lot of help from the crypto community, visiting analysts and others. It is able to transmit this information to customers and even help people open accounts with the most popular cryptocurrency services. He recommends places where he’s had good experiences and will talk about any hidden fees he’s encountered.

He said the Crypto Street restaurant is mainly for people who are just starting out and want to learn, but also for people who are very interested in crypto and like the location because there aren’t many places like this. -this.

The Crypto Street Restaurant is open Wednesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. Varona said its goal is to be open seven days a week by the end of February.

You can visit the restaurant online by checking out their Facebook page and Twitter account.