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Taste the Mediterranean in St. Pete Beach at Branzini

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Opened in December 2023, Branzini is a charming new addition to the St. Pete Beach dining scene, perfectly located near public beach access. Beachgoers can enjoy a delightful brunch before hitting the sand or unwind with dinner and drinks after a long day in the sun. The restaurant boasts an inviting atmosphere, with a large, full service bar enhanced by … Continue Reading

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It’s Always Sunny in St. Pete and at Little Philly

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Recently Kevin, Lori and I had a St. Pete Foodies night out, eager to explore one of the newest additions to our city – Little Philly. Located at the corner of Central Ave and 21st St N in the Grand Central District, it’s a great spot for various occasions, whether it’s a pre-game meal before a Rays game, a casual … Continue Reading

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Savoring Sea Grapes: Exploring the Flavorful Transformation

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PERMANENTLY CLOSED MAY 2024

Sea Grapes Eatery, nestled in the heart of St. Pete Beach, has undergone a culinary evolution since my last visit in 2022. Initially known for its wine-forward bar and array of small bites and Cheese & Charcuterie offerings, Sea Grapes has now transformed their menu to Latin-inspired Florida cuisine with the creative help of Chef Alex … Continue Reading

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4th Street Pizza – The Quintessential Neighborhood Pizza Joint

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Located at 4th Street North and 32nd Ave North, 4th Street Pizza stands out as a reliable spot for a convenient and satisfying meal. Its unassuming exterior belies the delicious offerings that await inside, where convenience and flavor seamlessly come together.

Operating on a takeout and delivery model only, 4th Street Pizza offers the flexibility of ordering pizza by the … Continue Reading

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Spend Your Next Game Day at Localz Sports Bar and Grill

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Directly across the street from the Rowdies Stadium, in the former Courigans location, is Localz Sports Bar and Grill. Serving up elevated bar food, cocktails, and ice-cold beer in the perfect spot to watch your favorite team play or pregame for the Rowdies.

My friends and I decided to visit Localz for a football Sunday. Luckily, I did my research … Continue Reading

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Don’t Hide from Tommy’s Hideaway

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I’ll admit, I’ve lived in St. Pete for nearly six years and the last time I was in Gulfport was seven years ago… it was for a wedding, and I didn’t leave the venue. There are several restaurants and bars in Gulfport that I always say to my friends “we need to try that”, “we need to go there”, “let’s … Continue Reading

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More Than Just Brews at Bayboro Brewing

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From the outside Bayboro Brewing is quite unassuming. It almost feels like you’re discovering a secret watering hole when you find the entrance. Instead of being located on the front side of the building you enter through the back alley. The first time I visited Bayboro was about a year ago. My friends and I had gone to a couple … Continue Reading

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Rumba Island Grill & Bar Will Have Your Tastes Buds Dancin’

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Rumba Island Grill & Bar has been a staple in Clearwater and Pinellas County for decades. A few years ago, rumors started swirling that Baystar Restaurant Group was opening another Rumba location on 4th Street in the former Wing House location. It was uncertain if the restaurant would ever open, as it took three years for the location to finally … Continue Reading

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A Tidal Wave of Flavors & Fun at Kahuna’s Bar and Grill

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Kahuna’s is a local’s gem located on Gandy Blvd. across from the infamous Greyhound Dog Track. From the average passerby’s eye, it may seem like a divey bar not worth popping in to, even despite the daily full parking lot. I live just around the corner from Kahuna’s and have been a few times. The crowd is always interesting and … Continue Reading

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Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch is Covered at Buttermilk Eatery

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Buttermilk Eatery is one of the latest restaurants to enter the North St. Pete scene. Living in North St. Pete, every time I notice a new restaurant coming to the neighborhood I get very excited. That was no different when I heard about Buttermilk Eatery. Being a breakfast lover, I was even more excited. Serving breakfast, brunch, and lunch, Buttermilk … Continue Reading

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Oaks on 4th Makes an Outstanding First Impression

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You may have blinked and missed the transition between the former Quickies BBQ and its replacement, Oaks on 4th. I feel like I remember one day hearing Oaks on 4th was coming and the next day it was open. Opening in early December by the owners of Bascom’s and former sous chef of Café Ponte, they have quickly made a … Continue Reading

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Shiver Me Timbers! Walk the Plank to Jolly Roger’s Grub & Pub

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Arrrgghhh ye thirsty or hungry?! Grab your hearties and head to Jolly Roger’s Grub & Pub, located in Tierra Verde, for a bounty of grub and grog’-tails.

Jolly Roger’s is an unexpected and welcome addition to St. Pete’s food scene. This cheeky bar and restaurant brings all the pirate flare you could imagine. From the moment you pull up to … Continue Reading

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More Than Just Pizza at Local Pizza Co.

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Local Pizza Co. has caught my eye many times as I’ve driven past it on 62nd Ave N, less than a mile off 4th St N. Its exterior boasts a big, bright green sign with its name and window decals with pictures of some example food offerings. You may be confused when you look closely at the pictures on the … Continue Reading

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Make Sure You Eat When You Drink at Mastry’s Brewing Co & Kitchen

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Mastry’s Brewing Co & Kitchen, a local hot spot in St. Pete Beach, is a family owned and operated business since 2014. Located on Blind Pass Road, you can’t miss Mastry’s as you drive by. With it’s lush landscaping and inviting atmosphere you will want to pull over and stop in for a beer. But, what you might not know … Continue Reading

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Cap’s Steamer Bar & Grill – The Best New Al Fresco Dining in Downtown St. Pete

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Update September 12, 2023: PERMANENTLY CLOSED

It was a sad day for many when the St. Pete MacDinton’s announced it was closing. But that quickly turned around, at least for me, when it was revealed that Cap’s Steamer Bar & Grill would be taking over the outdoor bar and sidewalk space of the former MacDinton’s. A new cocktail bar with … Continue Reading

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