Restaurant Reviews

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    Don’t Hide from Tommy’s Hideaway

    I’ll admit, I’ve lived in St. Pete for nearly six years and the last time I was in Gulfport was seven years ago… it was for a wedding, and I didn’t leave the venue. There are several restaurants and bars in Gulfport that I always say to my friends “we need to try that”, “we […]

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    BarBouni at Baba is A Modern Ouzerie Oasis in St. Petersburg

    BarBouni at Baba is a charming Ouzerie that is redefining the local dining experience in St. Petersburg one seafood delight at a time. Baba, the Greek restaurant here, has held a special place in my heart for a while and now BarBouni brings something new and exciting to the table: conservas (canned fish) and an […]

  • Mushroom Gyoza
    Sake, Oysters and Sophisticated Vibes at St. Pete’s In Between Days

    It’s no secret that the food and beverage scene in St. Petersburg is getting more hip and expansive with each passing day. The Tampa Bay area as a whole has finally landed on the radar of diners, experts and critics all around the country. From natural wine bars and carefully curated tasting menus to Michelin-level […]

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 […]

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    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 Upscale-Casual Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2023

    Being in Florida, the land of vacations, fun and casualness, the term “Fine Dining” is not a favorite of some restaurateurs here as they are concerned it might make their establishment unapproachable to some potential customers. There was one restaurant where I described the food as “gourmet”, and was asked by the owner to not […]

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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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