Recent Posts by Lori Brown

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

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

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…
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Teak at The New St Pete Pier Sets Sail For Greatness

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

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…
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Breaking News: Cafe Ponte to Shutter its Doors For Good…

The iconic Cafe Ponte, opened by Chef Chris Ponte in 2002, has closed its doors for good. When they shut down "for the foreseeable future" on March 17, 2020 due to COVID-19, they did not know they would never reopen, however Chef Chris has since made that very tough decision. This news will be a…
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Top Downtown St Pete Breakfast or Brunch Restaurants 2020

Breakfast or Brunch - Where Should You Go? Wake up early and hungry for breakfast? It is the most important meal of the day, you know. Do you know what your options are in Downtown St Pete? St Petersburg Foodies compiled a list of downtown establishments that can get your day started off just right.…
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Intermezzo Composes Inspired Flights of Fancy into New Cocktail List

A few weeks back I was chatting with Jarrett Sabatini, owner and operator of Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails, and he excitedly informed me that they had just introduced a brand new cocktail menu consisting of 30 craft cocktails. He and Jessica Lum, head bartender and bar manager, worked together on the menu which includes some…
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10 Best Italian Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

***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,…
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10 Best Romantic Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

Best Restaurants for Valentine's Day & Other Romantic Jaunts Whether you're a guy or a gal, it never hurts to have a handy list of romantic restaurants at your fingertips. Valentine's Day is one of the biggies, but there are also anniversaries, birthdays, Mother's Day, and other holidays. In general, it's obviously the overall ambiance.…
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