Recent Posts by Kevin Godbee

Louie’s Italian Eatery – Virtual Restaurant Launch

In the wake of COVID-19, Louie Spetrini, Managing Partner, and Rocco Rinaldi, Partner of Nueva Cantina have launched Louie's Italian Eatery. It is a virtual restaurant, which is a restaurant inside of another restaurant exclusively for delivery with online ordering only. (There are also "ghost kitchens”, which have no retail presence and essentially serve as…
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Flûte & Dram Announces Exclusive “Fool’s Gold” Buffalo Trace Bourbon

St. Petersburg’s rich food and beverage culture just gained a new bourbon courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Buffalo Trace Bourbon is aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world and is only made with the finest corn, rye and barley malt. Buffalo Trace was also named Whisky Magazine’s 2020 Distiller Of The…
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Grace Restaurant Expands to Grace Pasta & Provisions

Speaking with Chef and Co-Owner of Grace Restaurant, Marlin Kaplin, by phone yesterday, we learned of their new endeavor, Grace Pasta & Provisions. Right next to their current location, coming in April, they will have an Italian market where they make fresh pasta every day. There will be pasta-making classes as well. You will be…
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Sauce Lab Hot Sauce Making Kit Review

We recently received a DM on Instagram from Erica, the founder of Sauce Lab, offering to send out "a free sauce kit to try out and it comes with no obligation for reviewing or sharing". Sure! Why not? I love hot sauce, and this sounds like fun! And it was. Sauce Lab is a new…
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10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2020

Must Eat Mexican Treats in St. Pete If you search this site for "Mexican", you may notice that I do all of the Mexican restaurant reviews. Why? It's because I love Mexican food so much that I could literally eat it every day for a week straight. (I actually have done that before.) Two and…
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Interview with Marlin Kaplan and Jedd Yudelson from Grace Restaurant – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 77

Interview with Marlin Kaplan and Jedd Yudelson from Grace Restaurant Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 77! Our featured interview today is with Marlin Kaplan and Jedd Yudelson from Grace Restaurant in Pass-a-Grille Beach. Grace turns out spectacular tasting, simple, but unique dishes at their fun and friendly place at the beach. After the interview,…
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Nueva Cantina Reboots the Menu with Hileman Collab

Remember Chef Jeffery Hileman? He ran the kitchen at FarmTable Cucina for most of their time open. Put him together with Nueva Cantina co-owner, Louie Spetrini, and you have the Mexican restaurant dream team. This "new" menu has actually been out for two months now, but we just got to it last week. Nueva Cantina…
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