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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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Stepping up the Game in Neighborhood Pizza Joints – Circo Italian Kitchen

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Circo Italian Kitchen is a hidden gem in Tierra Verde, serving robust pasta dishes and delicious pizza. The restaurant is unassuming from the outside, located in a strip mall. But don’t let that fool you, Circo is not your standard neighborhood pizza joint.

When you walk inside, it is quaint and homey with colorful umbrellas hanging from the ceiling. Adam, … Continue Reading

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Spice up your Life at JinJu Korean Grill & Sushi

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Korean food has a special place in my heart. While I do not claim to be an expert, I did grow up eating homemade Korean food that my aunt would cook for the family. When I decided to check out JinJu Korean Grill & Sushi, I knew I had to bring my aunt (and uncle) along for the meal.

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Cheesesteak Company in Brewer’s Tasting Room – A Lucky Find in North St. Pete

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Brewer’s Tasting Room has always been on my list of places to visit. Especially since I heard they served cheesesteaks from the Cheesesteak Company. Somehow, even though I’ve lived within two miles of the place for nearly four years, I never made it in…until now. As soon as I walked in, sat at the bar and was greeted with a … Continue Reading

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Original Flavor 1889 Packs a Flavorful Punch

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There is certainly not a shortage of great new restaurants opening in St. Pete and Original Flavor 1889 is no exception. Situated on Central Ave, just west of 4th Street Original Flavor is in the perfect location to draw a crowd. While there is also no lack of Italian restaurants in St. Pete, what sets Original Flavor apart is their … Continue Reading

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Bite in to Fresh Seafood at I.C. Sharks Bar & Cafe

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I.C. Sharks Seafood Market has been a staple in St. Pete for many years. Previously located just west of its current location on Gandy, they closed up shop and moved in 2018. It took a few years before they reopened the restaurant portion, but that day has finally come. I.C. Sharks Bar & Café offers a small, but high quality, … 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.

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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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