Recent Posts by Kevin Godbee

10 Best Taco Places in St. Petersburg FL 2018

As I sat down to write this, the first thoughts that popped into my head were, 1) Everybody loves tacos, 2) There sure are a lot of different types of tacos these days, and 3) what is the actual origin of the taco—is it really Mexican, and how close to the original are they to…
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Vintage Small Bites & Wine Lounge Opens in Gulfport

Gulfport, Florida - this sleepy little town on Boca Ciega Bay isn't so sleepy anymore, although it is definitely laid-back, easy going, and quite welcoming—now gives us another reason to go there. Wendy Ohlendorf, fashion designer and artist among other creative endeavors, just opened Vintage Small Bites & Wine Lounge. Backed by successful restaurateurs, Tom…
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Beans & Barlour Sneak Peek

There's more than meets the eye when you first walk into Beans & Barlour, the new alcohol-infused ice cream and gourmet coffee joint, opening next week in downtown St. Pete. The small bar, stools, and quite impressive large brass and copper espresso machine imported from Italy, immediately steal the show. You may notice the nice…
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10 Best Shrimp & Grits in St. Petersburg FL 2018

I LOVE grits! I've been eating them since I was a kid, and it was always for breakfast, and always cooked, not the instant crap. With a ton of butter and salt, sometimes with cheese, and sometimes with an over easy egg on top. Shrimp & Grits is also one of the most popular ways…
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Beantown Pub Comes to St. Petersburg

From One Foodie Town to Another In case you didn't know it, Boston is a foodie town just like St. Pete. Beantown Pub has been a cornerstone of the pub scene in Boston for over 20 years, and now they are opening their second location right here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Remember where Rattle &…
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July 2018 Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group Welcome to the July 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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June 2018 Caption Winners Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

We are pleased to announce the June 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, and Park & Rec DTSP. 1st Place - Shannon Wolkiewicz, Sebring FL $75 Gift Card that can be used at The…
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Capital Tacos Brings Their Tacos Extraordinarios to St. Pete

What happens when you grow up in a Mexican restaurant, then go to Austin, Texas to learn Tex-Mex cooking, come back and try to take over the kitchen? Your parents kick you out and you open Capital Tacos. Bobby and Kristel Heskett founded Capital Tacos in Land O' Lakes, FL in 2013. Josh Luger and James…
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Oak & Stone Opens July 9th in Downtown St. Pete

To Donate a Portion of Sales to The Academy Prep Center Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, will open its second location in St. Petersburg on Monday, July 9, 2018. The new restaurant is located at 199 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, next to the…
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New Menu Gist at Tryst

Tryst Releases Their New Summer Menu Eddie Cochran and Roger Daltrey lamented, "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues..." There was no cure for the summertime blues because there was no Tryst back then. (For the Millennials out there, that was a Baby Boomer song reference.)  ;-) There's never a dull moment when it…
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5 Best St. Petersburg Brunch Spots June 2018

St. Petersburg sure is a brunch kind of town. One of the most asked questions we get is "where's the best brunch?" That's like asking, "what's your favorite cat video?". There's a ton of places to have brunch in St. Pete that do a fantastic job. You can't say that this one is better than…
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Fun Cooking Parties Sizzle in Downtown St. Pete

Laugh & Learn While Cooking & Imbibing There's a new fun foodie activity in St. Pete, and it's called The Chef's Hat. Is it a cooking class, or is it a party? Yes. Both. Hailing from Chicago, The Chef's Hat is now open for business in downtown St. Petersburg. Lori and I went to the…
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Our Glass Overfloweth at Overflow Brewing Co.

Overflow Brewing Co. is the newest craft beer brewery and taproom in St. Petersburg, right downtown, at the end of the 700 block of 1st Ave North, behind the Morean Arts Center. Started by the trio of Brewer, Troy Bledsoe, his fiancé and Tasting Room Manager, Jessica Holder along with Head of Business Operations, Ryan Sarno—Overflow Brewing will concentrate on sour…
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