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1200 Chophouse – Turf at the Surf

Angus Ribeye

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

Stuffed Gulf Grouper

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

Blue Fugu Sushi

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

Noble Crust Southern Fried Chicken

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

Chill Restaurant & Bar

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

Sams Sushi Tiger Roll

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.

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Casual Clam – Not So Casual on the Taste Buds

Lobster Roll and Crab Legs at Casual Clam

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.

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MadFish Restaurant – Going Mad for Land & Sea in St. Pete Beach

MadFish T-Bone and Angus Ribeye

When I first moved to St. Pete, I was convinced that I would frequent the beach for the sunshine and good food… but sometimes, life gets away from you and it doesn’t always work out the way you think. Last weekend, after nearly a year of living in St. Pete, I finally decided to try out one of the many … Continue Reading

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