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Serbian Mediteran Restaurant: a Traditional Serbian and Balkan Style Food Experience

Raznjici and Karadordea Snicla (Karageorge's Schnitzel)

The dining on 4th St. N. is nothing to sleep on. Sure, there are plenty of hip new spots opening in other areas throughout St. Pete, but let’s not forget to shed light on the under the radar gems that have been under our nose, are ultra consistent and have been loved by people for years. Enter, Serbian Mediteran Restaurant.… Continue Reading

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Chicken Khao Soi Recipe

Chicken Khao Soi - a coconut curry noodle soup

This dish is a consistent go-to of mine for so many reasons. Because of the ingredient list it may sound involved, but I assure you, the most difficult part of the process is prepping your mise en place.

From start to finish, prep included, you can have this meal on the table in one hour flat. Utilizing your food processor … Continue Reading

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Eggplant Parmesan Recipe

Eggplant Parmesan with fresh parmesan and basil

If a dish has the word parmesan in the title, it’s almost guaranteed to be wonderful. Eggplant parmesan is certainly no exception. Though it is quite the labor of love, the result is more than worth the effort.

To make this process easier, break the recipe down into steps and begin to prepare a day or so before you plan … Continue Reading

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Rain Japanese Sushi Bar & Thai: Classic Cuisine With Twists on the Traditional

Incredible trio of sushi rolls - Hagover, Sassy Amiga & Snow Crab

We moved to St. Petersburg, FL almost 6 years ago. Sadly, it took us nearly that long to uncover all of the incredible gems sprinkled throughout town serving up Thai Cuisine. Thai was always a go-to of ours when we resided in Ohio and being introduced to some Thai hidden treasures as of late has been quite exciting. Our most … Continue Reading

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Thai Am’s Dining Room Re-Open’s with a Bang

The impressive Chicken on Fire

On Saturday October 29th, Thai Am, which is located on 4th Street in north St. Petersburg, celebrated the grand re-opening of their dining room. Thai Am has been open for over 20 years, but they were forced to cease in-person dining back in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. They continued their take-out and delivery services over the course … Continue Reading

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Cacio e Pepe Corn Ribs Recipe

Cacio e Pepe Corn Ribs

Creamed corn, corn casserole, and even frozen corn are some of the standard players there to represent corn at the Thanksgiving table. Add in a dose of nontraditional fun with this vegetable this holiday season by making these air fryer corn ribs.

Sweet corn season just started in Florida as it runs from October through June. Perhaps the most difficult … Continue Reading

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Pumpkin Basque Cheesecake Recipe

Pumpkin Basque Cheesecake - the perfect Thanksgiving dessert

Thanksgiving is on the horizon and I have the perfect Fall-inspired basque cheesecake recipe to serve your guests for dessert. Some of you may not be all too familiar with what exactly a basque cheesecake is. In short, it’s a a form of cheesecake cooked at a high temperature which in turn makes for a “burnt,” caramelized top with an … Continue Reading

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Old Northeast Pizza: Jersey Style Slices in the Heart of One of St. Pete’s Quaintest Neighborhoods

14 inch pepperoni pizza

The Old Northeast is perhaps one of the most quaint and desirable neighborhoods within St. Petersburg and perhaps all of Tampa Bay. The brick streets are lined with pristine pads with some only steps away from the water downtown. Most parts of the neighborhood are very quiet, as it is a mostly residential area. However, if you make your way … Continue Reading

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Sweet Potato Tian with Maple-Tahini Drizzle Recipe

Another shot of the Tian

Sweet potatoes are one of those fantastic ingredients that can show up whenever you’re in need of a sweet OR savory dish. Because of that reason, they’re a staple in our household. Yams and sweet potatoes of all kinds are always on deck in our kitchen: Jewel, Garnet and Japanese Sweet Potatoes, specifically.

The end result of this side is … Continue Reading

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Thai Wok: North St. Pete’s Destination for Classic Thai Cuisine

All three entrees

Curry, stir fry, bbq, spicy salads, steamed dishes and flavor-packed soups – what’s not to love about classic Thai cuisine? Thai dishes are undoubtedly at the top of my list when it comes to different food genres from around the world. The delightful essence and aroma that Thai food releases is sublime – it engages all of the senses. Where … Continue Reading

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La Segunda Bakery and Café: Sharing a Slice of Ybor City Flavor in St. Petersburg

Another shot of the toast and sandwich

There aren’t many places around town where you can grab a drip coffee, Cuban bread and a fresh-baked pastry every day at 6:30AM. In fact, La Segunda Bakery and Café may be one of the only places making those kinds of dreams come true, in general. The St. Pete bakery, which opened in March, is La Segunda’s third location in … Continue Reading

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Chicken Piccata with Grapefruit Recipe

Easy Chicken Piccata with Grapefruit

Traditionally, lemon is the citrus utilized when making chicken piccata. However, we’re shaking things up with this recipe where grapefruit is implemented instead.

In September in Florida, a great deal of citrus is in season and that includes grapefruit. I don’t find grapefruit frequently used in savory recipes, but do see it quite a bit in desserts and salads. So … Continue Reading

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The Island Grille & Raw Bar: Tierra Verde’s Ultimate Waterside Restaurant

1/2 order of the Ahi Tuna

The Island Grille & Raw Bar is to Tierra Verde what salt is to pepper, meatballs to spaghetti, and so on. It’s a staple restaurant for many island residents and locals and I’m certain that it gets its fair share of beach traffic, especially from those who have spent the day at Fort De Soto. It’s actually the perfect spot … Continue Reading

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Buona Ristorante: A True Locals Hidden Gem

The Rigatoni and the Gnocchi

Buona Ristorante has been serving up their Italian classics in St. Pete Beach for the past 14 years. The restaurant, that is ultra popular with locals and visitors alike, is tucked in the back corner of the Dolphin Village plaza on the busy main strip of Gulf Blvd. Because of its location in the plaza, Buona is not exactly visible … Continue Reading

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Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa Recipe

Beer-Battered Fish Tacos with Mango-Avocado Salsa

Tacos are a love language for a lot of folks. I can’t quite put my finger on exactly why the handheld treat appeals to the masses, but I have a few guesses. There are so many taco renditions out there that you’re bound to fall in love with at least one.

One of my personal favorites is Baja style which … Continue Reading

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