This is a special edition one-time show where we talk to Ray Lampe on the closing of Dr. BBQ the Restaurant, what the future may hold for him in the restaurant business and other projects he is working on. You’ll get the real story on why the restaurant closed, and find out that Ray is quite the unstoppable entrepreneur with … Continue ReadingRead more
Dr. BBQ The Restaurant (and Burnt Ends Tiki Bar) has closed ending a four year run.
Owned by The Datz Restaurant Group, the restaurant’s 7,935-square-foot building at 1101 Central Ave., was sold to PTM Partners back in August 2022 for $4.5 million. Co-owners Roger and Suzanne Perry of the Datz Restaurant Group leased the building back and continued to operate … Continue ReadingRead more
There’s many times in our Facebook Restaurant Reviews Group when I see people requesting “Just regular Mexican food, and none of that darn fancy stuff!”
Martha’s is your ticket.
There’s nothing elegant, no fusion, or frilly plating. (We’ll talk about the décor later.) It’s just darn good Mexican food made and served by Mexicans. There’s Tex-Mex too as most diners … Continue ReadingRead more
I’ve been bingeing on food history, and gorging myself on culinary education for the past couple of years, and the more I learn and experience, the more I find out about disagreements and controversy everywhere. Should you use the water pan or not in your Weber Smoking Mountain Cooker? Chili with or without beans? What’s the … Continue ReadingRead more
Beach Drive has a new restaurant to delight locals and tourists alike. Allelo is serving up dishes inspired by the regions near the Mediterranean and Aegean Sea, which leaves open a multitude of cuisines. Their name “comes from the word allelomimesis which is the phenomenon of a group, such as birds, coming together to form a flock. The idea of … Continue ReadingRead more
Via Press Release:
The St. Petersburg-based Red Mesa Group (RMG) is expanding with two new foodie destinations. In September 2022, RMG will unveil Quatro, its new Americana cuisine food truck situated in front of Green Bench Brewing Company, located next to the original Red Mesa Mercado in St. Petersburg, Florida. In winter 2022-2023, RMG will open a second Red Mesa … Continue ReadingRead more
Salami or No Salami?
The Cuban Sandwich was invented in Ybor City in the late 1800s by Cuban immigrants with some influence from Italian immigrants. The original included a Spanish dried sausage that was later replaced with salami.
Later, when Miami picked up on the Cuban Sandwich, they left the salami off. … Continue ReadingRead more
I moved to St. Petersburg a little over 13 years ago, and it seems like we’ve had an average of two Italian restaurants open each year since then, if not more. Lately, it seems like two every few months. There’s definitely no shortage of Italian eateries to choose from here. We’re always interested in checking out the newest places, and … Continue ReadingRead more
It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go? We have compiled a list of the best brunches in St. Pete to help with your decision.
Before we get into the list, an important thing you should be aware of is that there are other publishers of “best of lists” that do … Continue ReadingRead more
Steak. Who doesn’t love a steak? It’s really quite simple. First, get the highest quality beef. Then decide if you’re going to flip it once, or flip it often. (Milk Street Cooking School says that a very thick steak cooks more evenly when flipped often.)
Are you going to marinate it? BuzzFeed’s Tasty says to marinate cuts with a loose … Continue ReadingRead more
Hamburgers! Who doesn’t get excited by hamburgers? I used to wonder why they were named this when there was no ham involved. It’s because they get they their name from Hamburg, Germany, home of a dish called the Hamburg steak that eventually evolved into what we now consider hamburgers.
“the Hamburg … Continue ReadingRead more
NOTE: The featured photo shown at the top and bottom of the page is the Pep Cup from The Ohio Pizza Parlor.Best Pizza Joints St. Pete
For the past few years we’ve been able to make a top ten pizza list, but this year we had to expand the list to thirteen. One came off the list and four … Continue ReadingRead more
Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria started their Sunday Brunch service a couple of months ago. We finally got in last week, and had a spectacular experience. Sauvignon should be on everybody’s list for everything. They really have superior food, service, and staff.
We like sitting at the bar when it’s just the two of us as it’s fun to … Continue ReadingRead more
There’s a new Mexican joint in town, and it’s definitely worth checking out. Pedro Rosales opened made-from-scratch eatery Tacos My Love with Chef Jonathan Alberto in early May in the spot that formerly housed Mid Peninsula Seafood at 400 49th St. South in St. Petersburg.
The ambience is festive, the menu features traditional dishes and they have live music four … Continue ReadingRead more
The restaurant traditionally known for its relaxed coastal cuisine, has introduced a new menu to bring Nouveau American Cuisine to Beach Drive in downtown St. Petersburg. Director of Culinary, Chef Nick Ocando says, “The new summer menu items are thoughtful and welcoming with a strong focus on high quality ingredients treated with respect.”
The new menu items feature a wide … Continue ReadingRead more