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Take a Break from the Sea and Relax at Sea Grapes Wine Lounge

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In the heart of St. Pete Beach, right next to the Post Card Inn, sits Sea Grapes Wine Lounge & Light Fare. Sea Grapes is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the beach. It has an inviting feel with a couple of comfortable lounge seating areas, a large community table and a bar to sit at with … Continue Reading

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Green Pagoda Rolls its way in to North St. Pete

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In the former EBI Sushi, which was in the former Hooks on 4th St N, the visionaries behind Mangosteen in downtown St. Pete bring you Green Pagoda.

If you’re not familiar with the location, Green Pagoda serves north St. Pete along 4th Street at 80th Avenue. If you know the area, you are likely aware of the void of quality … Continue Reading

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Sing and Eat Your Heart out at LALA St. Pete

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Over the last several years the Grand Central District in St. Pete has brought us so many gems. From craft cocktail lounges, breweries, arcade bars, top notch restaurants, coffee shops, and even a mini golf bar… and the list goes on and on. A few months ago, LALA St. Pete opened adding another unique concept to the area.

LALA has … Continue Reading

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No Need to be Salty about The Salty Nun

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From the creators of Salty’s and Stella’s in Gulfport comes The Salty Nun located in the Grand Central District. The Salty Nun took over the short-lived Swinger’s space, which I unfortunately never got a chance to try. From what I’ve seen through pictures, they kept the previous aesthetic and brought in a new menu.

You’ll notice as you arrive the … Continue Reading

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The Helm has Taken The Helm of the St Pete Beach Restaurant Scene

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I’m sure by now you have heard about The Helm: Provisions & Coastal Fare in St Pete Beach. It’s one of the newest restaurants in town that everyone can’t stop talking about. Even with their limited open hours, they still manage to draw a crowd. After finally making it over there, I understood the draw. The Helm is thoughtful and … Continue Reading

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Creative Grape Unites Wine with Cuisines of the World

Hidden in an inconspicuous shopping center just a few blocks north of Central Ave in Historic Kenwood is an artsy wine bar called Creative Grape. We drove in from the north and didn’t cross Central to get to the restaurant, so it truly gave off a great neighborhood vibe. I honestly didn’t even realize how close Creative Grape was to … Continue Reading

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Phila Deli-licious

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I arrived at Phila Deli just before 11am in Tierra Verde. I noticed the parking lot was sparse and once I was inside there weren’t many full tables either. I was weary at first, but that changed quickly.

When I walked in I was cheerfully greeted by, Cameron, who I would later find out is the owners’ daughter. I chose … Continue Reading

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At Jay Luigi “We Trust the Crust”

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If you know me, which most of you likely don’t, you know I am a huge fan of Ciccio Restaurant Group (CRG). I’m a regular at Fresh Kitchen, Taco Dirty and Better Byrd (if you ever need to know the perfect meal to order from any of them, just ask me). And this is only a handful in their restaurant … Continue Reading

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1200 Chophouse – Turf at the Surf

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Walking up to 1200 Chophouse you instantly feel at home. The restaurant is in, what appears to be, a former house with a large front porch. Inside, you are instantly taken aback by the beautiful cowhide covered wall across the room. It compliments the cozy nature of the small restaurant.

Like its sister restaurant, Snappers, 1200 Chophouse does not take … Continue Reading

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Take a Dive into a Supreme Meal at Snapper’s Sea Grill

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Owned by a local fisherman, Snapper’s Sea Grill on St. Pete beach is a local hotspot. As you walk up to Snapper’s there are lit tiki torches and mature palm trees lining the walkway bringing you to the front doors, which are made of beautiful stained glass in the shape of fish swimming in the ocean. When you walk inside … Continue Reading

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Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse Won’t Leave You Feeling Blue

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From elementary school to college I celebrated many birthdays of mine and friends at Japanese Steakhouses. It was such a novelty, to watch someone gleefully and impressively cook an entire meal right in front of your eyes, all the while creating onion volcanos and smiley faces out of rice. It’s been many years since I have been to a Japanese … Continue Reading

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Filling the Gap Between Downtown & North St. Pete – Noble Crust is a Must

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When someone asks me for recommendations on where to eat in St. Pete the list is a mile long with restaurants located Downtown, but there is always one restaurant beyond the Downtown St Pete barriers that makes the list, and that is Noble Crust. Located at the corner of 4th St. North and 83rd Ave N. Noble Crust fills the … Continue Reading

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Chill Out at Chill Restaurant & Bar in St. Pete Beach

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Without knowing about Chill Restaurant & Bar prior to visiting St. Pete Beach, you would miss it on your typical drive in or out. Tucked away, on what feels like a sleepy downtown street, sits Chill Restaurant & Bar. Once on the street, you can’t miss it. The restaurant is faced with deep red paint and has beautiful tropical plants … Continue Reading

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Sam’s Sushi – Splendid Sushi in the St. Pete Area

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Sam hasn’t owned a restaurant in nearly 15 years, and the only restaurant he’s previously owned was a small Chinese restaurant in Minnesota. With a dream and his wife, Sam headed to the Sunshine City of St. Petersburg, snagged one of the best sushi chefs in the area and opened Sam’s Sushi.

Sam’s Sushi is located within the bustling Shoppes … Continue Reading

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Casual Clam – Not So Casual on the Taste Buds

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On a quiet Tuesday evening, I strolled in to Casual Clam for a solo meal. Casual Clam has been on my list since the first time I heard the restaurant’s name. I have to admit my expectations were not high, but it’s hard to not want to see what a restaurant is all about with a name like that.

Well, … Continue Reading

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