Recent Posts by Kevin Godbee

The Return of IL Ritorno – Downtown St. Pete 2018

IL Ritorno is back! Actually, they've been back since December 27th, but we finally got a chance to check out the new space on Valentine's Day. They closed during the last quarter of 2017 to expand, nearly doubling their size, adding two more dining areas, an open kitchen, chef's bar, and full liquor. More details…
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Tap Into Some Great Apps at The Hollander’s Tap Room

The Tap Room at The Hollander's Happy Hour is a Great Deal The Tap Room is a really cool, fun place to hangout in the heart of downtown St. Pete. It's in The Hollander Hotel, so you have an eclectic mix of locals and tourists, and you never know who you are going to meet,…
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Oak & Stone Partners with Tampa Bay Rowdies

Recognizing Loyal Fan Base, New DTSP Tavern-Style Self Serve Brew Restaurant Joins the Team Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, is pleased to announce their official partnership with the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2018 season. This marks Oak & Stone’s first major announcement in conjunction…
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NuMex Chile Keeps Getting Better and Better

When we first told you about NuMex Chile in the Grand Central District of St. Pete, we talked about traditional New Mexican fare (as in the US state), and there were no tacos or burritos. There are still traditional New Mexican dishes using the famous Hatch Chiles, but there are also tacos, burritos and a few…
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Casita Taqueria Has Earned Their Loyal Following

We recently published the 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Pete, for which Casita did not appear. Ut oh. Suddenly, the villagers were chasing us down with torches in hand, ready to hang us from the rafters. We had been to Casita Taqueria on 4th Street North a few years ago in its current location. I…
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Sola – One of the Best Eateries on the Beach

Sola Bistro & Wine Bar is definitely not your typical beach spot. Many beach eateries cater to tourists with a turn and burn approach consisting of poor service with frozen deep fried foods. On the other hand, Sola is a foodies oasis at the beach with eclectic gourmet cuisine. There is also a unique wine…
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IL Ritorno Launches Spirit Pairing Series Starting with Tequila

IL Ritorno will host a dinner once a month with a five-course tasting menu created to pair with the designated spirit. (The series runs from February to May.) February's dinner pairs with Lunazul Tequila. Lunazul means "Blue Moon", and this tequila has a 250-year history. Joining Chef David is Lunazul's master distiller, Francisco Quijano. He'll…
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Nueva Cantina’s New Menu Items are Superb

Nueva Cantina does it again with some really tasty, unique and fun items. The new menu came out yesterday, February 7th, and I made sure to stop by to try a couple of things. Don't worry about your favorites. Much of the menu stayed and there are seven new items. There are two that really…
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February 2018 Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group Welcome to the February 2018 Cartoon Caption Contest. Cartoonist Jerry King creates foodies cartoons exclusively for StPetersburgFoodies.com every month. Each month, one of the cartoons will be published without a caption so contest entrants can submit their own entries. Hunger + Thirst Group co-sponsors the…
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January 2018 Caption Winners Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

We are pleased to announce the January 2018 winners for the StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group, which includes these locations: The Avenue Eat + Drink, King's Street Food Counter, Proper Kitchen & Cocktails, and Park & Rec DTSP. 1st Place - Adrienne Denaro, St. Petersburg FL $75 Gift Card that…
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Jan 25-27, 2018 The Galley’s “Shipwrecked” One-Year Anniversary

From Civic Leaders To Scallywags, Locals Celebrate "New Life" In Pivotal Downtown Sector The Galley is donating a portion of proceeds from weekend events to Trinity Cafe Many doubted, said it couldn't be done, said it's not time. There were several concepts in the former Howard Johnson hotel, on busy Fourth Street, across from a…
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The Hive at the Vintin Hotel Offers Up Old & New

I remember eating Prime Rib as a kid, and loving it. It's just so juicy and tender. I recently learned about Poké Bowls last year, so they are new to me, and even if they've actually been around for a long time, they are definitely at the top of the foodies Zeitgeist lately. [caption id="attachment_9237" align="alignnone"…
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BellaBrava’s Italian Recipe Contest

Calling all Tampa Bay Area Italian home cooks! Do you have your own amazing Italian recipe that can't be beat? Well, here's your chance to prove it by going up against some of the best. BellaBrava, one of the longest-established downtown St. Pete Italian eateries, is holding a recipe contest with a fun twist. Not…
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