Recent Posts by Kevin Godbee

Toss Salads & Wraps Coming to Downtown St. Petersburg November 2019

Toss Salads and Wraps is a fast-serve eatery with fresh ingredients right in the heart of Downtown St. Pete at 600 1st Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Co-owner Christina Battafarano says the mission behind Toss is, "We’re providing a casual, healthy dining experience for the average person always on the go with fresh ingredients,…
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Red Mesa Restaurant – Still Rockin’ After All These Years

It seems like there are new restaurants opening in St. Pete every five minutes, and the new places get all of the hoopla, and attention. We certainly participate in it here at St. Petersburg Foodies, but we also love to remind you of the places that were here when there were not a lot of…
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The Birch & Vine Revisited – Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

The Birch & Vine, and The Canopy rooftop bar, used to be one of my frequent hangouts when they opened in May 2013. In the summer of 2013, I was at The Canopy nearly every weekend (when I was footloose and fancy free), and ate dinner at The Birch & Vine on a regular basis.…
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5 Best French Fries in St. Petersburg FL 2019

French fries,  fries, or "french-fried potatoes" as Jimmy Buffet likes to call them, are definitely one of the most popular foods in America, and likely the world. They can also be called frites, steak fries, potato wedges, curly fries, shoestring fries, and the list goes on and on. Well, this list is not going to go…
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5 Best Meatballs in St. Petersburg FL 2019

I'm just going to say this up front. I am a total bitch when it comes to Italian meatballs ... or at least some people are going to think that. Alternatively, please feel free to label me a "Meatball Snob". If the meatballs on this list didn't exist, I would sadly have to tell you…
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5 Best Fish Spreads in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

Along with Cuban Sandwiches, and Grouper Sandwiches, Smoked Fish Spread is the epitome of local Florida eating, and definitely embedded in local St. Pete food culture. Where & When Did Fish Spread Start? The popular history of smoke fish spread starts with Ted Peters. While it's unclear whether Ted Peters was the first local to…
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