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Restaurant Reviews

  • Spicy Chili Garlic Shrimp Dumpling
    The Dream is Real at Chef Jeffrey Jew’s Lingr Restaurant

    Put a chef in his own restaurant and watch him shine. Chef Jeffrey Jew was in charge of the kitchens at 2B Hospitality’s Bella Brava, and Stillwaters Tavern, and we always liked his food. Now, we love his food at his new eatery, Lingr, in the Downtown South University Park area of St. Petersburg. Not […]

  • The Coachella
    Beer, Wine, Biggie and Vibes at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe

    One step over the threshold at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe is all it takes for you to realize that you’re in a spot with plenty of cool factor. Walls adorned with shelves of fascinating beers and captivating wines, displays topped with witty merchandise and of course, the notable nods to Biggie Smalls throughout the entire space […]

  • Sammy + Paco's Bagel + Lox
    Sammy + Paco’s Brings a Vibrant Cafe with a Zingy Menu to Historic Kenwood

    This bright and quaint cafe, Sammy + Paco’s Community Cafe, has proven to be quite popular since its opening in May. The owners of Lolita’s are the masterminds behind this gem and if you know and love Lolita’s as much as I do, then you’ll quickly adore Sammy + Paco’s. Just as you’d expect, the food […]

Foodies News

  • Gigis St. Pete Location
    Gigi’s 4th Street St. Pete Location Sold

    Unstoppable Restaurateur Josh Cameron Strikes Again A funny thing happened on Josh Cameron’s search for a commissary kitchen. He bought St. Pete icon, Gigi’s Italian Restaurant’s 4th St. location. We’re starting to think that Josh never sleeps. I arranged a phone call with him the other day, and he told me he would be coming […]

  • Where's Jubes Logo
    “Where’s Jubes” Australian Brewpub Opening in DTSP

    Former Lucky Dill Deli Spot Transformed by Restaurateur Josh Cameron One of the things you don’t often notice or think about when strolling on the 200 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete is that some of the buildings have a second floor. This includes the building on the corner of Central Ave & 3rd […]

  • New Beans & Barlour Location Opens in Snell Arcade

    Beans & Barlour’s New Location Opens Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – Early Sneak Peek Beans & Barlour is now located at 407 Central Avenue in Snell Arcade. (The space housed Salad Chop for a short while, and before that, it was The Cupcake Spot and 28 Grams Pizza.) Here at St. Petersburg Foodies, we feel […]

Best of Lists

  • Sea Dog Brew Pub Grouper Sandwich
    10 Best Grouper Sandwiches in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

    The Grouper Sandwich is one of the most popular food items in St. Petersburg, FL, for both locals and tourists alike. There are a myriad of different types of grouper, but the most commonly found type in our area are Red, Black, and Gag. You can’t really tell the difference once they’re cooked and served […]

  • 10 Best Fish n Chips in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

    Best Fish & Chips in St. Pete Fish and Chips is thought to have come about in the early-to-mid 1800s in the U.K. It is theorized that Jewish immigrants may have originally brought the idea of frying fish in batter to the U.K. (There go those immigrants in another food origin story, again.) In 2003, […]

  • Smoked tomato Shrimp and Grits
    Best Shrimp & Grits in St. Petersburg FL 2021

    I LOVE grits! I’ve been eating them since I was a kid, and it was always for breakfast, and always cooked, not the instant crap. With a ton of butter and salt, sometimes with cheese, and sometimes with an over easy egg on top. Shrimp & Grits is also one of the most popular ways […]

Happy Hours

  • St Petersburg Foodies’ Downtown Happy Hour List March 2020 UPDATED

    Happy Hour Food & Drink List for Downtown, The Edge District and The Grand Central District *Please note for purposes of this list we consider Downtown up to 22nd Ave N and to 22nd Ave S out to The Edge District at 9th St (MLK Jr. St). The Edge District is also included in this […]

  • St Petersburg Foodies Happy Hour List St Pete Beach and Pass-a-Grille Updated 2019

    Happy Hour List for St Pete & Pass-a-Grille Beach  **Please note that while we try to keep this alphabetical list up to date, some items may have changed. You can help us keep this list correct by letting us know of any changes to by contacting us here. Thank you so much in advance!** Click here to see […]

  • Updated September 2019 Gulfport, Pasadena and Tyrone Happy Hour List

    Happy Hour List for Gulfport, Pasadena and Tyrone  **Please note that while we try to keep this list up to date, some items may have changed. You can help us keep this list correct by letting us know of any changes by contacting us here. Thank you so much in advance!** Click here for our 2019 Downtown St […]

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