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Top 20 2019 Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

From Ramen and Charcuterie, to elevated pub fare and BBQ, in our city, noteworthy casual restaurants are quite abundant. What deems an eating establishment as casual? In my humble opinion, casual restaurants possess a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe, and are suitable for most any occasion. The restaurants on this particular list have the above qualities, and then…
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Chorizo Tacos

Tacos are, in essence, a way of life for most. Whether for Breakfast, Lunch, or Dinner, Tacos are always acceptable. These days, Taco combinations are practically endless, and people are topping them with everything from Jackfruit, to Camel meat. Not only are Tacos extremely versatile, but, they also make whipping up a weeknight dinner a…
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Lamb Meatballs with Mint Pesto

In my opinion, Lamb and Spring go hand-in-hand. Most of the time when you think of lamb, you probably associate it with a beautiful rack served medium rare for Easter Dinner that took most of the day to prep. While there's nothing wrong with a rack of lamb, it just isn't the most conducive meal…
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Best 2019 Upscale Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

It's no secret that our city is crawling with fabulous upscale dining options (and dining options, in general!). From the edge of downtown, to the shorelines of the beaches, most every inch of St Petersburg has a culinary treat in store. We've rounded up 12 of the top upscale-casual restaurants within St Pete as a…
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Mastry’s Brewing on St Pete Beach: Elevating the Beach Beer Experience

It's no secret that the craft beer scene is booming exponentially throughout downtown St Petersburg and the surrounding areas. But, did you know that there's a hidden brewing gem with a booming presence on the beach? That's right, Mastry's brewing has been crafting beers on St. Pete Beach since 2016. While, yes, Mastry's opened their…
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PAWS-itively Delicious Lands a Full-Time spot at Pinellas Ale Works

Pinellas Ale Works (PAW) and the PAWS-itively Delish food truck have joined forces in the name of great brews, delicious food, and best of all, dogs! This ultimately means, the PAWS-itively Delish food truck now has a spot at Pinellas Ale Works every Wednesday-Sunday evening! While yes, the names of the two businesses sound as…
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Pinellas Ale Works PAWsitively Has a Brew for You

In today's world, it's nothing out of the ordinary to see dogs most places where you usually find humans: shopping malls, restaurants, patios, etc. Actually, our society has even gone as far as creating spaces that cater to dogs and humans. For example, dog bars, dog beaches and dog parks. Dogs are marking their territory…
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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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