Recent Posts by Kevin Godbee

There’s a NuMex Brunch in Town

St. Pete is definitely a brunch kind of town, and there's lots of brunch competition. To compete, a restaurant can either go the bigger, better route—biggest buffet that you'll never be able to eat all of the items you're charged for, and the biggest, cheapest bottomless mimosas that have way too much orange juice, and…
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Flûte & Dram Opens to Packed Crowds on Beach Drive

It's been a year and two months since the original announcement of Flûte & Dram opening on Beach Drive. Now they are finally open with packed crowds spilling out onto the sidewalk. There's no other place in St. Pete that has a selection of caviar like Flûte & Dram. The only place in the Tampa Bay area…
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Nueva Cantina Tampa Location Announced

Nueva Cantina's 2nd Location Coming in June Nueva Cantina, "That Mexican Place" in downtown St. Pete, just announced that they will be opening their second location in the Ballast Point area of South Tampa, in the spot that used to be Love's Artifacts Bar and Grille. [caption id="attachment_10435" align="alignnone" width="2048"] Nueva Cantina will open their Tampa…
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Selene Restaurant is on the Foodies Must-Go-To List

We had been hearing how amazing Selene is for around a year now, and we finally got to go a couple of weeks ago. They definitely lived up to their reputation. The space used to be a Village Inn, and what a far cry from that since owner Nick Skiadiotis transformed it in January 2016.…
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It’s Sooo Sweet on Maple Street … and Savory Too!

Maple Street Biscuit Co. - Act Local - Cook Fresh & Homemade Here's my one word review of Maple Street Biscuit Co. DAMN! This is the celebrity rock star of fried chicken and biscuits, plus other hug-your-belly-and-kiss-it comfort food. As we reported earlier, Maple Street Biscuit Co. opened yesterday on the 600 block of Central…
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BellaBrava Has a Winner for Their 2018 Italian Recipe Contest

BellaBrava's Cooking Competition Finale à la Master Chef Raise your hand if you like to watch cooking shows. Me too. Actually, Master Chef is my favorite. It was quite exciting and fun that BellaBrava conducted the finale of their Numero Uno recipe contest in the fashion of a cooking show. Bravo to Debbie Reid for winning with her…
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April 2018 Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

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

We are pleased to announce the March 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 - Jennifer Ferris, St Petersburg FL $75 Gift Card that…
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Brass Bowl to Debut on 600 Block in Downtown St. Pete

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery to Open Summer 2018 We recently told you about Maple Street Biscuit Co. opening on the 600 block of Central Ave. Now, helping to round out the offering of edibles on the 600 block, we have Brass Bowl. Residing at 654 Central Avenue, St. Petersburg, FL 33701—The Brass Bowl Kitchen…
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Ford’s Garage St. Pete & Yeoman’s Cask & Lion Sneak Peek

Start Your Engines! Ford's Garage is Opening Soon! As a McNulty Lofts resident, it's been a long wait to get the food space filled below the condos. Now we're going to have two in one spot! They might even offer delivery upstairs to the condos. It's not definite yet, but McNulty residents will love it…
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IL Ritorno Does it Again: Tequila Pairing Dinner

There's nothing wrong with doing tequila shots and munching on tacos, chips and guacamole ... but that's not what this tequila dinner was about. Unfortunately, that's how too many people solely think of tequila, but there's more to it than that. [caption id="attachment_9958" align="alignnone" width="2048"] IL Ritorno's Famous Focaccia Bread[/caption] This spirit is strictly from…
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