Restaurant Reviews

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    Italy Bottega Turns Up the Heat With a New Executive Chef and Menu

    On June 3, 2020 Federico Fanelli bravely opened Italy Bottega in the midst of the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Nobody really knew anything back then about this virus causing the pandemic, how long it would last, and how bad it would be. But he persevered. Born in Venice and raised in Rome, Federico believes […]

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    More Than Just Brews at Bayboro Brewing

    From the outside Bayboro Brewing is quite unassuming. It almost feels like you’re discovering a secret watering hole when you find the entrance. Instead of being located on the front side of the building you enter through the back alley. The first time I visited Bayboro was about a year ago. My friends and I […]

  • A Culinary Journey at Sandra’s German Restaurant on St. Pete Beach

    Whether you’re craving bratwursts or golasch, Sandra’s German Restaurant on St. Pete Beach is the place to get your comfort food cravings satisfied. Germans have been guzzling beer for long enough to know what soaks it up best: Wiener Schnitzel, pretzels, bratwursts and other comfort foods, all of which are divine at Sandra’s. Everything is […]

Foodies News

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    The Foodie Labs Making Its Debut Connecting Food, Art and Science

    Ghost Kitchens, Commissary, and Test Kitchens Coming to St. Pete + Event Space The Foodie Labs, a brand new culinary center, connects the world of food with art while providing a creative showcase for chefs, virtual restaurants, caterers and foodies. The lab, located in the Warehouse Arts District on the ArtsXChange campus, contains eight commercial […]

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    St. Petersburg Wins 2023 Tampa Bay Food Fight

    Social Roost’s Chef Susan Burdian Captains St. Pete for the Win Via Press Release from Social Roost – This past Tuesday, Jan 31, 2023, Social Roost participated in the Tampa Bay Food Fight (TBFF), a charity benefiting Metropolitan Ministries. TBFF is an annual event hosted at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino, Tampa; with Battle […]

  • Dr BBQ Mural on the North Facing Wall Easily Visible from the Roundabout on Central Ave at 11th St.
    Smoke Fades & Embers Cool as Dr. BBQ the Restaurant Serves It’s Last Meal

    Dr. BBQ The Restaurant (and Burnt Ends Tiki Bar) has closed ending a four year run. Owned by The Datz Restaurant Group, the restaurant’s 7,935-square-foot building at 1101 Central Ave., was sold to PTM Partners back in August 2022 for $4.5 million. Co-owners Roger and Suzanne Perry of the Datz Restaurant Group leased the building […]

Best of Lists

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    Best Taco Places in St. Petersburg FL 2023

    As I sat down to write this, the first thoughts that popped into my head were 1) Everybody loves tacos, 2) There sure are a lot of different types of tacos these days, and 3) what is the actual origin of the taco—is it really Mexican, and how close to the original are they to […]

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    10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2023

    Must Eat Mexican Treats in St. Pete If you search this site for “Mexican”, you may notice that I do all of the Mexican restaurant reviews. Why? It’s because I love Mexican food so much that I could literally eat it every day for a week straight. (I actually have done that before.) Two and […]

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    10 Best St. Petersburg Brunch Spots 2023

    It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go? We have compiled a list of the best brunches in St. Pete to help with your decision. The difference in this year’s list is that The Mill came off as they closed, and Good Fortune has been added […]

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