Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 152! On today’s episode, we interview Max Blowers. Max is the General Manager & Beverage Director at Social Roost. He is a St. Pete native, but spent 15 years living in NYC, and has worked for celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and David Burke. We talk … Continue ReadingRead more
One of the things you don’t often notice or think about when strolling on the 200 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete is that some of the buildings have a second floor. This includes the building on the corner of Central Ave & 3rd St. N., which used … Continue ReadingRead more
Matteo Trattoria & Pizzeria just brought the level of Italian cuisine in St. Pete to a whole new level. So did Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria. If you love Italian food, and especially if you want to be transported to … Continue ReadingRead more
UPDATED: July 21, 2021. (Originally published May 3, 2021.)
Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria has taken over the upstairs space above Five Bucks Drinkery on the 200 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. Sauvignon’s new home for many years housed A Taste for Wine at 241 Central Ave.… Continue ReadingRead more
Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 151! On today’s episode, we interview Brian Levine. Brian is a life-long Disney aficionado, having worked at Disneyland in college, and is now working at a Disney Store 34-years later. He’s been to Disney World innumerous times, and will … Continue ReadingRead more
The Grouper Sandwich is one of the most popular food items in St. Petersburg, FL, for both locals and tourists alike. There are a myriad of different types of grouper, but the most commonly found type in our area are Red, Black, and Gag. You can’t really tell the difference once they’re cooked and served up. They are available year-round.… Continue ReadingRead more
Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 150! On today’s episode, we interview Allan Bishop and Cristian Uguzzoni from Tutto Bene, which is a quaint Italian eatery in Gulfport that has quickly become quite popular. Allan is the co-owner with his wife Michelle, and Cristian is the GM hailing … Continue ReadingRead more
Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 149! On today’s episode, we interview Liz Senyak. Liz is the Director of Operations for Feed and Seed Hospitality, which owns Trophy Fish, Mandarin Hide, and Mandarin Heights. Liz got her start in the business bartending at Datz in Tampa. Her leadership skills got her … Continue ReadingRead more
Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 148! On today’s episode, we interview Bill Brown from William Dean Chocolates. You’ll learn which celebrity endorsed his chocolates on her TV show, which upscale chain of grocery stores, and which Las Vegas casino put William Dean Chocolates on the map by placing orders … Continue ReadingRead more
Beans & Barlour is now located at 407 Central Avenue in Snell Arcade.
(The space housed Salad Chop for a short while, and before that, it was The Cupcake Spot and 28 Grams Pizza.)
Here at St. Petersburg Foodies, we feel that Beans & Barlour couldn’t … Continue ReadingRead more
Fish and Chips is thought to have come about in the early-to-mid 1800s in the U.K. It is theorized that Jewish immigrants may have originally brought the idea of frying fish in batter to the U.K. (There go those immigrants in another food origin story, again.)
In 2003, new regulations in the U.K. … Continue ReadingRead more
Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 147! On today’s episode, we interview Matt Bonano. Matt is the former owner of Brooklyn South, which he sold right before covid shutdown. He is now one of two butchers at our favorite butcher shop, St. Pete Meat & Provisions. He is … Continue ReadingRead more
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 to enjoy this ground corn … Continue ReadingRead more
Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 146! On today’s episode, we interview Robin Sussingham. She is the Publisher & Editor of the newly re-launched Edible Tampa Bay Magazine. She is a long-time award-winning journalist in several areas, and especially in food. Robin is also the former host, and creator … Continue ReadingRead more
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 two exceptions, which are Red Mesa Cantina, … Continue ReadingRead more