Recent Posts by Abby Allen

Get yourself a “Pizza” 28 Grams Food Truck

Pizza is practically a universal love language. One mention of it causes eyes to light up and mouths to water. What is it about pizza that activates a sense of euphoria in us? Perhaps, it's because of the total sensory experience involved. The aromatic smell that fills the air while it's baking, the site of…
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Irish Bacon and Cabbage Pizza

It goes without saying that you can put most anything onto a pizza and you can almost guarantee that it's going to turn out a winner. Well, Irish Style Bacon and Cabbage are no exception. For those of you who don't know, Irish Bacon differs than the usual Bacon that we know and love here…
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If I Brewed the World: The Mixtape of Breweries

"Beer is really easy to make, it's the easiest thing in the world to make. But making good beer is actually quite hard." Those are words spoken by Kevin Shaw, owner of the newest brewery in town, If I Brewed the World. All great things take time- lots of time...as well as patience and some…
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Scallops with Grapefruit, Bacon and Chimichurri

This year for Valentine's Day, instead of fighting for a reservation and investing hundreds of dollars into an elaborate dinner and drinks, a showy outfit and overpriced Uber trips, whip up a romantic (and easy!) dinner for two at home. I know what you're thinking, cooking for someone can be nerve-racking, especially in the early…
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Williamsburg Cucina: Show-Stopping, Farm to Table-Fresh Rustic Italian

Do what you love, and you'll never work a day in your life...do what you love, with the one you love, and you're living the dream. That's precisely what the life of Niky and Sophia, the owners of Williamsburg Cucina, looks like. Williamsburg Cucina has been in operation for approximately seven months and came to…
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Avid Brew Co: St. Pete’s Unique Speakeasy Brewery

Tucked away on 1st Ave South, you'll find what appears to be a standard storefront, which specializes in home-brew and hydroponic products (which is unique, in and of itself). As you make your way through the store and towards the back, you'll find a hidden oasis where the beer is both flowing and brewing. Enter,…
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Pour Taproom: Now Offering Bites with their 85 Beverage Taps

What's better than sampling a variety of 85 different kinds of beer and wine on tap? Sampling a variety of 85 different kinds of beer and wine on tap whilst indulging in eats from the on-site food truck. That's right folks, the experience at Pour Taproom in downtown St. Pete just got even better with…
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Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Horseradish Cream Sauce

Forget the Turkey and Ham this holiday season, and take your Christmas up a notch with this mouth-watering (and easy to prepare) Prime Rib recipe! For most, Prime Rib can seem a bit intimidating and overwhelming; however, I'm here to change your mind. Minimal prep and two hours of set it and forget it cook…
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Grab a Dose of Vibrant Puerto Rican Fare from the Latin Lunchbox

When I think of Latin food, my brain wanders to distinctive flavor marriages, the freshest ingredients and a wide array of unique dishes that appease the stomachs and taste buds of folks all over the planet. Empanadas, Asado and Ceviche are popular creations that stem from Latin cuisine, just to name a few. When you…
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Drink AND Eat Your Way Through 3 Daughters Brewing

3 Daughters Brewing Adds New Food Truck Approximately how many beers does it take to provide 3 daughters with a college education? I'm willing to bet that Mike and Leigh Harting, the owners of 3 Daughters Brewing, could give you a rough guesstimate. Who are the 3 Daughters? Well, they're Mike and Leigh's children. About…
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Shakshuka Recipe

To date, I have made Shakshuka more times than I can count. Each time, I make additions that feel right and tweak the recipe, in hopes of reaching the status of can't get enough, lick the plate-good. Recently, I added a can of Chipotle Peppers in Adobo Sauce (a pantry staple in our household) and…
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Anju Korean Gastrotruck: Temptation, Spice and All Things Nice

Fried Chicken. In the last couple of years, it has practically become a religion. In nearly every corner of the world, a different rendition has been carefully crafted. From Nashville Hot, to a classic bucket from the Colonel- we, as a society, love our Fried Chicken. Here in St Pete, Anju Korean Gastrotruck is serving…
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