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St Petersburg Foodies’ Downtown Happy Hour List September 2021 UPDATED

Happy Hour Food & Drink List for Downtown, The Edge District and The Grand Central District

*Please note for purposes of this list we consider Downtown up to 22nd Ave N and to 22nd Ave S out to The Edge District at 9th St (MLK Jr. St). The Edge District is also included in this list but has its own … Continue Reading

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10 Best Italian Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Eggplant Parmesan

***PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER AND IS NOT A RANKING.***

Of our top 10 best Italian restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL, some have been around for many years, some for just a few, and a couple are somewhat new. Another interesting note is that 9 out of 10 provide Southern Italian cuisine, and one—IL Ritorno provides their … Continue Reading

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Shrimpys Blues Bistro – A Hidden Treasure on St Pete Beach

Shrimpys NOLA BBQ Shrimp - Langostino Shrimp sauteed in butter, roasted garlic, white and black pepper

We had heard rave reviews for years about Shrimpys Blues Bistro but just never made it out there. I wish we hadn’t waited so long because the raves are definitely warranted. Owner, Richard Briggs, invited us in to taste some food off their menu a few weeks back. We were so impressed with the food that we changed our minds … Continue Reading

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The Highly Anticipated 22 South Food Hall Opens This Friday. What a Treat!

Shokkan Surf and Turf and Rainbow Rolls

Much has already been written about the new highly anticipated 22 South Food Hall which opens this Friday, April 3oth at 7am in the Old Historic Mahattan Casino space. We got a sneak peek a few weeks back but waited to write this until we got to try some food and report back to you.

Here’s what I Love The … Continue Reading

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Driftwood Kava & Coffee Roastery – A Rustic, Delightful Experience

Driftwood Kava & Coffee Roastery - Acai Bowl

Driftwood Kava and Coffee Roastery opened quietly in downtown St. Pete in January of this year, in the space of the former Rawk Star Cafe. The owners of Rawk Star Cafe, Mike and Arielle Collins, are still behind Driftwood so you will still see the same smiling faces when you visit. Arielle is involved as manager and sister, Savanna, is … Continue Reading

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Breaking News: Kosher New York Bagels in Downtown St Pete

Beans & Barlour Airstream: Assorted NY Bagels

UPDATE: MARCH 8, 2021: Bagels will be available at the Beans & Barlour brick & mortar location at 538 1st Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Previously, they planned to have them at the new airstream location. They are now opening at 9 am instead of 10:30.

Beginning this Saturday, March 6th a brand new kosher New York Bagel popup … Continue Reading

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Sea Salt St Pete Revisited – New Menu, New Tastings…A Must

Sea Salt Seared Scallops with truffled corn, pancetta

It had been a long while since we had been to Sea Salt, when they invited us in for a special dinner tasting. The last time I was in for dinner, I was less than impressed, so honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. They said we could bring up to five people total, so we invited our dear … Continue Reading

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The Lure Ono – Your One Stop For Grab and Go Sammies, Smoothies and More

Lure Ono The Ed

Located on Central Avenue, just a few doors west of The Lure, sits the new The Lure Ono. The word ono means delicious in Hawaiian. The interior vibe and the menu take inspiration from Hawaii as well. The spot, formally the beloved Central Melt, is small and unassuming but delivers big on flavor with it’s sandwiches, smoothies and grab and … Continue Reading

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Noble Crust Serves Up a Bounty of Fall Flavors with Some New Menu Items

Noble Crust - Crispy Brussel Sprouts

It’s that time of year. Cool, crisp air. The glory of leaves changing to a kaleidoscope of colors. The smell of smoke billowing from your neighbor’s chimney. Oh but wait, we live in Florida…well, at least, we do have football this year. When it started we weren’t quite sure that would happen.

Well, we may not have that crisp change … Continue Reading

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A Tale of “Two Graces” Set To Open by Year’s End in St Petersburg

Two Graces - Heirloom Tomato Panzanella with fried pistachios and orange blossom water

Every ounce of good news is certainly welcome this year, wouldn’t you say? We caught wind of the possible opening of a second Grace Restaurant possibly near downtown St Pete, so we caught up with the dynamic husband and wife team, Chef Marlin Kaplan and Lisa Masterson, co-owners of Grace, for some answers.

And the answer is they are opening … Continue Reading

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Restaurants Open For Dine-In, Takeout & Delivery in St. Pete August 2020

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Restaurants Open for Dine-In, Takeout & Delivery August 2020

In these times of COVID-19, it’s not easy keeping up with which restaurants are open or closed, and who is offering dine-in, takeout, or delivery. St. Petersburg Foodies is here to help.

*Please note for purposes of this list we consider Downtown up to 22nd Ave N and to 22nd Ave … Continue Reading

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The Sirata Beach Resort Hits High Marks with Harry’s, Rum Runners and Compass Grille

Rum Runners - Smoked Brisket Bowl - red peppers, blue cheese, bbq mayo, red onion, jalapeno bacon jam and arugula with quinoa

Since the pandemic, we have been very cautious about going out to eat and really only go for reasons of writing articles. When we were contacted by one of our staff writers, Alexia, about visiting the Sirata to spend an afternoon, tasting food at each of their three onsite restaurants, to say I was less than enthused would be an … Continue Reading

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The Mill’s 5 Year Anniversary Celebrated With A Totally Inspired New Mini Menu

Seafood Nachos - yellowfin tuna, crispy calamari, lobster, crab queso, peppadews, tomatillo lychee salsa, avocado crema & potato crisps

The Mill just celebrated their five year anniversary last week. Chef Ted Dorsey said that they originally had plans for a big celebration party before this pandemic hit. He woke up that morning and felt quite sad as it hit him that there would be no big party. We want you all to know that we certainly celebrate this milestone … Continue Reading

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Teak at The New St Pete Pier Sets Sail For Greatness

Crab Cake - potato crusted lump crab, Big Easy style corn, seaweed tuile and celery salad

Today, Monday July 6th, Teak restaurant at the new St Pete Pier will open its doors to the public when the pier officially opens at 5pm. You need a ticket to go to the pier itself, but a reservation at one of the new restaurants also counts as a ticket in.

We were excited to be invited to one of … Continue Reading

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The Big Catch Shines With a Fresh New Menu on the Line

Grilled Octopus

The Big Catch at Salt Creek has been working on an exciting new menu since bringing on new Executive Chef and GM, Jason Gordon, formerly of Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery, in mid-February. Chef Jason is known for fresh, colorful, very creative and, of course, delicious food.

The pandemic brought a lot of things to a screeching halt just after … Continue Reading

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