Recent Posts by Kevin Godbee

10 Best Octopus Dishes in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2020

I've always been an adventurous eater ever since I was a kid. If I saw something on a menu that I never had—that's what I would order. Oddly, I never came across any octopus until IL Ritorno opened in early 2014. According to Gordon Food Service Corporate Consulting Chef Gerry Ludwig, 2014 was about the…
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The Grumpy Gringo Makes Downtown St. Pete Happy

New Additional Location for Grumpy Gringo (Originally published in News on December 3, 2019, we've now updated with a food review.) The good news is that one of our favorite Mexican joints will now be just two blocks away! The bad news is that one of our favorite Mexican joints will now be just two…
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Cafe Cibo Takes Me Back in Time to My Sicilian Grandmother

I grew up in New Jersey in the 1970s-early 80s. It seems like, back then, that all of my friends were either Jewish, or Italian. Maybe some Irish too. It was old school northeast—New York / New Jersey area. (Cue "The Soparanos" theme music.)  I also grew up with an Italian grandmother. It sounds like…
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Top 10 Best Fish Tacos in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2019

Fish tacos are definitely a thing in the St. Pete area. It seems like almost every restaurant has them. Without doing an actual survey, I'd guess that 40%-50% of restaurants around here have fish tacos. We already have a Top 10 Taco Places list, and I tried to not duplicate any here with one exception,…
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Win Free Dole Whip For a Year!

This is Pacific Counter's way of saying Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian) to one lucky winner. Fill out the form below for a chance to win free Dole Whip for a year. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. DUPLICATE NAMES OR EMAILS WILL HAVE ALL ENTRIES FROM THAT PERSON REMOVED FROM QUALIFYING. Contest is closed. The…
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