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Grilled Cheddar Cheese, Apple & Onion Sandwich with Butternut Squash Soup Recipe

Grilled Cheese and Butternut Squash Soup

Cooler Fall evenings in Florida are right around the corner (or at least I hope) and it’s during this time of year that I really ramp up soup production in the kitchen. I know that everyone is still losing their minds over all things pumpkin spice right now, but it’s really never been my thing. I, on the other hand, … Continue Reading

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Bask in Irish Culture Without Leaving St. Pete at Mary Margaret’s Olde Irish Tavern

Grouper Fish and Chips

When a lively atmosphere rich in Irish culture, food and drink sounds appealing, look no further than Mary Margaret’s Olde Irish Tavern. It’s exactly the kind of place where you’re encouraged to belly up to the bar for a game and/or as soon as the clock strikes 5:00PM. The atmosphere is quaint and welcoming. Dim overhead lights and the delicious … Continue Reading

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Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Chicken Pizza Recipe

Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Chicken Pizza

Football season is back and let’s face it, we’re all excited. Chalk up a win during game day with a Cast Iron Skillet Buffalo Chicken Pizza that’ll keep you wanting more.

Why use a cast iron skillet, you ask? Well, why not. We all know that a well-seasoned cast iron skillet makes most everything that much better, so why not … Continue Reading

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Al Fresco Dining in the Heart of Downtown St. Pete at Novu Bistro Bar

The Pork Chop

On the corner of Central Avenue and 1st Street next door to the Historic Ponce de Leon Hotel stands a small, yet charming bistro with al fresco dining. Novu Bistro Bar offers a relaxed dining experience in booming downtown St. Petersburg for most any occasion – from a casual date night or birthday celebration, to pre dinner drinks and happy … Continue Reading

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Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi Recipe

Peach, Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Seared Halloumi

After eating Halloumi for the first time, I thought to myself, “how have I ever lived without this?’ For those who haven’t heard of Halloumi, it’s a semi-hard unripe cheese with a high melting point, which makes it idyllic for searing, grilling, etc. In my opinion, seared/grilled Halloumi is best when enjoyed soon after it leaves the skillet when it’s … Continue Reading

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Beer, Wine, Biggie and Vibes at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe

The Coachella

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 – it’s a place you’ll … Continue Reading

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Curry Chicken Salad and Avocado Hummus Recipe

Curry Chicken Salad Sandwich

Hey party people, it’s picnic season! And unlike in 2020, get togethers with friends and family are a thing again. This summer wow guests at any celebration with not one, but two sides that will keep them coming back for more.

Chicken Salad is often a summer party staple. Now, take it to the next level with the addition of … Continue Reading

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In 2021, St. Petersburg Florida’s Brooklyn South is Thriving

Chef's choice cheese and charcuterie board

Brooklyn South has been slinging cheese and charcuterie and their ever-popular sandwiches (which are a favorite of the lunch crowd) in the heart of the Edge District for nearly seven years now. While ownership did change hands last year, the vast majority of the way things are done at Brooklyn South have remained the same according to the shop’s cheese … Continue Reading

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St. Louis-Style Ribs and Hasselback Cantaloupe Recipe

Plated ribs and hasselback cantaloupe

Okay folks, it’s June…and that means summer, picnics and the start of grilling season. I don’t know about you, but when I think about grilling, a juicy rack of ribs often comes to mind. However, being that we live in a small downtown St. Petersburg apartment with very minimal outdoor space, grilling is not something that we are able to … Continue Reading

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Cori’s Seafood Grill: More than just a Meal

The incredible Lobster Roll and fries on the side

There are definitely certain things that drive me to specifically make my way to Gulfport. Like the lasagna at Pia’s, for example. Now, with Cori’s Seafood Grill situated comfortably on 49th St. and 15th Ave S, I can add seafood to that list too. Cori’s Seafood Grill isn’t just any restaurant – oh no, Cori’s is far more special.

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Short Rib Quesabirria Tacos Recipe

Quesabirria tacos ready to serve

If you tend to keep up with all of the latest food trends, and/or don’t live under a rock, odds are, you have heard of Birria or Quesabirria Tacos. However, for those who haven’t, Birria tacos are usually comprised of meat, such as beef or goat, that has been slowly braised and is then loaded into a tortilla and pan … Continue Reading

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Shiso Crispy is Making Big Waves in St. Pete

Truffle and Firecracker Gyoza, Tuna and Vegan Crab Cake Dirty Rice

Ronicca Whaley – if you remember anything at all after reading this review, remember that name. Who is Ronicca Whaley? Well, she’s the owner of Shiso Crispy, which was recently named the number one food truck in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times. Oh, and did I mention that she earned that title prior to Shiso even turning one … Continue Reading

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Lobster Thermidor Recipe

Lobster Thermidor

It isn’t hard to make a lobster dish fabulous, because, well, lobster is already plenty fabulous on its own. Over time, Lobster was tossed into that category of “occasion-only” meals, along with the likes of Beef Wellington, Prime Rib and Cassoulet – you know, those “never enough time on a weeknight” type-of-meals. Well, I’m here to debunk all of that … Continue Reading

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Pin On Cafe Brings Spot On Asian Fusion to the Edge District

One of the always-popular Sushi Stacks

Even though we’re still in the midst of unusual and often bizarre times, the restaurant scene here in St. Petersburg, FL appears to be budding and flourishing. Spring vibrations are in the air and new restaurants are popping up around town like wildflowers.

Pin On Cafe is one of the most recent restaurant newbies to open their doors in the … Continue Reading

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Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken with Crispy Rice & Watercress Recipe

Strawberry-Balsamic Chicken with Watercress & Crispy Rice

Don’t let this semi-intimidating name fool you, this chicken-rice-salad situation may sound intricate, but the truth is, it’s anything but. It all starts with some leftover rice, chicken, strawberries, whatever greens you have on hand and a few simple pantry staples items – that’s it.

What is crispy rice you ask? This was something I discovered in the early stages … Continue Reading

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