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

CP Front Doors

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 huge blow to many of … Continue Reading

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Top Downtown St Pete Breakfast or Brunch Restaurants 2020

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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. They are ordered by opening … Continue Reading

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Intermezzo Composes Inspired Flights of Fancy into New Cocktail List

Intermezzo Little Lion

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 new and some old favorites … Continue Reading

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Mano’s Italian Grill – An Unassuming, Welcome Surprise to the Gulfport Foodie Scene

Mano's Spaghetti Con Polpette Di Carne Di Salsiccia

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On our quest to update our 10 Best Italian list for 2020, we ate at a lot of Italian restaurants this past December and January. Many beloved restaurants didn’t pass the test at all. Mano’s opened in Gulfport last year and we had heard great things but we had not yet made it in. Wow am I … Continue Reading

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10 Best Romantic Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

Best Romantic Restaurants 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. One of the important things … Continue Reading

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Mio’s Grill & Cafe – A Taste of the Mediterranean in Downtown St Pete

Mio's Grill & Cafe Grilled Meatball Sandwich

This summer Mio’s Grill & Cafe quietly opened on 2nd St N and 1st Ave N, where Meze 119 was previously. Mio’s is a Turkish/Greek mediterranean inspired restaurant named after the owner’s dog aptly named, Mio. To be quite honest, I really wasn’t all that excited about it when we first heard about it. And then Kevin pushed me to … Continue Reading

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Grand Central Brewhouse & Restaurant Brings European Beer Tank Technology to St Pete

Grand Central Brewhouse, St. Petersburg FL

While the original plans for Grand Central Brewhouse & Restaurant were reported back in April 2019 for the former Taco Bus site, permitting has finally got it moving and they are breaking ground today. We have a complete update on the forthcoming plans and the new projected opening for this summer.

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IL Ritorno’s Chef David Benstock to Co-Host Exclusive Italian Food & Wine Cruise Experience

Local restaurateur and chef, David Benstock, announced Monday, November 18th, that he will join Eric Asimov, chief wine critic of The New York Times, and Arthur Schwartz, award-winning cookbook author, food editor, and restaurant critic, as a host on an immersive food and wine cruise in Southern Italy next fall.

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Loco for Local: Lost Coast Oysters Bringing Lost Coast Locos to St Pete

I have been Facebook friends of Brian and Lindsay Rosegger for sometime now. They have also been active members of our Facebook group, St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews. I initially saw Lindsay’s post about finally receiving approval for their two acre lease from the state in the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve on February 26th, 2019. After five applications and two … Continue Reading

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Sushi Sho Rexley: More Than Just a “Sho”, It’s a Culinary Tasting Extravaganza!

Sushi Sho Rexley - Salmon Roe

“I will leave it up to you” is the english translation of the Japanese phrase Omakase. Having never been to Japan, I had actually never heard this phrase until just the last couple of years. Boy have we all been missing out. You don’t know what you’re missing if you’ve never tried it.

Word around town last year was that … Continue Reading

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Shopapalooza Moves To Vinoy Park and is Bigger and Better Than Ever

All photos courtesy of Localshops1.com unless otherwise specified.

Too soon to be thinking of holiday shopping? Never! Shopapalooza Festival (www.shopapaloozafestival.com), the biggest shopping event in St. Pete is coming back, and bigger than ever. In fact, the festival this year is expected to be the biggest Small Business Saturday (and Sunday!) event in the nation. Shopapalooza Festival takes place Nov … Continue Reading

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And the bier boutique Bursts Onto the Historic Uptown St Pete Food Scene

the bier boutique - Turkey BLT (TBLT)

On an unassuming street in the historic uptown neighborhood of St Pete, across from Round Lake, a new restaurant burst onto the restaurant scene this past May. The bier boutique hit the ground running and has been an overnight success with many great reviews in our Facebook group and online. I live just four blocks from them and we finally … Continue Reading

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