*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 ReadingRead more
We had been hearing some pretty darn good things about Renzo’s as of late. We tried them three times back before Covid (BC) and were not super happy with our experiences, so we essentially wrote them off. Well, we decided to give them another shot and boy are we glad we did. We don’t know anyone there, so we thought … Continue ReadingRead more
Talk around town was that Nicko’s Pizza and Subs was the real deal, so we decided we had to see what the buzz was all about. When we first visited in March, they had to discontinue delivery due to being too busy with take out and in the restaurant itself. Currently, you can now order delivery on their website or … Continue ReadingRead more
Noble Crust owners Jeff Strouse, Tj Theilbar, Tim Curci and Chris Sweeney in a joint venture with Anthony Menna, president and owner of Menna Development & Management, will be opening their new concept Noble Tavern Off The Farm. This will bring the Off The Cuff Concepts restaurant portfolio to three concepts which also include Noble Crust and Fat Beet Farm … Continue ReadingRead more
Mangosteen rolled onto the St Pete restaurant scene in early November 2021 with it’s trendy, hip vibe and eclectic asian inspired menu which features yakitori, tapas, tacos, sushi, stir-fry and very creative tropical cocktail concoctions.
It is located in the space formerly occupied by The Brass Bowl. Unlike its predecessor, Mangosteen offers a full service restaurant and a full liquor … Continue ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
UPDATE: JULY 6, 2022 – PERMANENTLY CLOSED – Some items now available at The Lure, 661 Central Ave
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 … Continue ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more