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SAVOR ST PETE to Replace Clearwater Beach Uncorked as a Premier Downtown Event

SAVOR ST PETE

Previously promoted as Clearwater Beach Uncorked for the past seven years, this premier event enters its eighth year as SAVOR ST. PETE, bringing its signature two-day food, wine and craft beer festival to the idyllic waterfront setting of North Straub Park in downtown St. Petersburg.

The festival will run November 2nd and 3rd and tickets are now on sale. Some … Continue Reading

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Salty J’s Sprinkles Snark and Sass onto 4th St N – Let’s Get Salty St Pete!

Salty J's - Buffalo Chicken Salad

Yes, I understand that the name of Salty J’s refers more to sass than to my favorite cooking mineral. But I have to admit, I do love the name. The only thing better would be if the name was Salty L’s, however that wouldn’t coincide with owner, Josh Connell’s first initial, now wouldn’t it?

Salty J’s opened the first of … Continue Reading

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Find Your Happy Place at Grace
New Food and Drink Menus to Tantalize Your Tastebuds

Grace Restaurant

Ever since our first visit to Grace Restaurant, just after they opened in the summer of 2017, we have considered Grace to be an anomaly at the beach. Why? Because it has great food, great wine and great service in a beautiful, welcoming, non-pretentious atmosphere. Our first write up on Grace.

A locals favorite, Grace continues to impress with quality … Continue Reading

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Bacchus St Pete – An Experience Unlike Any Other – New Brunch and Traditional Raclette

In January 2019, Bacchus St Pete quietly opened its doors offering a European inspired market complete with wine, cheese and charcuterie. Bacchus is not just a market, but a lovely place to eat, drink and unwind. Read our original article on the inspiration of Bacchus before they opened here.

Upon first entering, the decor is bright and airy with a … Continue Reading

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Seltzer Fest at 3 Daughters Brewing Mixes Up Some Treats to Beat the Summer Heat

Are you aware that 3 Daughters Brewing offers their own Florida Hard Seltzers as an option? Well, if not, it is time you found out.

July 20th, 2019 from 4pm – 7pm will be an afternoon dedicated to their delicious Florida Hard Seltzer. Along with Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Visit St. Pete/Clearwater, St Petersburg Foodies and 15 favorite local bars and … Continue Reading

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“When the World Seems to Shine Like You’ve Had Too Much Wine”…That’s Sophia’s

Sophia's Italian Food Options

The highly anticipated opening of Sophia’s Cucina + Enoteca, brought to you by the owners of Lolita’s Wine Market, Chef Alex and Kelly Rodriguez, is Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00pm. Yes, that’s tomorrow.

I would say run don’t walk to Sophia’s! You can make your reservations on Opentable.

Read the original article we wrote about the planned opening here

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Are You Ready To Rumble? “The Midnight Chef Fight” Series Begins This Saturday Night, May 4th

A take down in the ‘Burg…Spinning a take on the Esquire Network series, Knife Fight, IL Ritorno is bringing some Saturday night fun into our downtown culinary scene with their newest concept the “Midnight Chef Fight” series which will pit two Tampa Bay chefs against each other in an hour long, “after hours” cook-off to create the best dishes.

Not … Continue Reading

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Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails to Host Third-Annual Derby Formal May 4th

Downtown St. Pete’s largest Kentucky Derby Party is returning to Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails on Saturday, May 4, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy a live projection of the race at Churchill Downs, a mint julep bar in addition to the full-service bar, and a raw bar featuring oysters from Modern Brine.

Attendees are encouraged to come … Continue Reading

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Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery Opening April 1, 2019 – Preview

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery
World Fusion Gourmet Meets Fast Casual

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery is set to open April 1st…finally. We have all watched and waited. Unfortunately, they encountered some of the same set backs most new restaurants do during build out, which pushed their hopeful opening date of August 2018 back to now. Beginning March 27th, Brass Bowl will start with a … Continue Reading

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Where’s the Best Fried Chicken in St Petersburg, FL 2019?

Munch's Fried Chicken

I don’t make fried chicken at home, but as a child my mother did, and from what I recall it was finger licking good. My mother is from Georgia so she knows southern cooking. Did she way over cook vegetables? Definitely, but I think most moms in her era did.

So when I see fried chicken on a menu, it … Continue Reading

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Sophia’s Cucina & Enoteca Brought to You by the Owners of Lolita’s

Kelly and Chef Alex Rodriguez, owners of the extremely popular Lolita’s Wine Bar, are dipping their talents into a new concept in the Grand Central District. Their new restaurant, Sophia’s Cucina & Enoteca, is located in the space formerly occupied by The Hive, which closed in May 2018. Following in the footsteps of Lolita’s named after their dog, Lola, Sophia’s … Continue Reading

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The Independent St Pete To Add An Outdoor Cafe

The Independent Bar, a downtown St Pete institution, will be adding an Outdoor Café to its location at the corner of Central and 11th St. in the EDGE District.

“We are very excited to bring our Café fare to The Edge District. We have been planning this expansion for two years, and now we have found a way to implement … Continue Reading

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The Galley Set To Expand Next Door with “The Ship’s Hold”

Demand is calling for an expansion of the The Galley. “I pop by often, for lunch, meetings, or a quick pilsners-and-policy chat with other patrons,” said Councilwoman Gina Driscoll. “It’s such a popular neighborhood spot sometimes I have trouble finding a seat!”

Co-owners, Ian Taylor & Pete Boland, will take on more space on 4th Street N two doors up … Continue Reading

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No Vacancy: Where You Can Eat, Drink, St Pete and Vacay Everyday

No Vacancy St Pete

On Thursday night, we were invited to a pre-opening party for No Vacancy. Quite honestly we weren’t sure what to expect. No Vacancy currently occupies the former King’s Street space and is the brainchild of Stephen Schrutt of The Hunger + Thirst Group which also includes The Avenue and Park & Rec.

Schrutt said that this concept has been brewing … Continue Reading

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New Rococo Style Fabulous Sunday Brunch

Rococo Steak Brunch

A couple of months ago Rococo Steak started opening at 11am for Sunday brunch. Kevin and I were invited in to photograph and taste a few of the brunch items. Brunch is done a lot downtown and we have covered quite a few of them, so I was really not quite sure what to expect. That thought should have never … Continue Reading

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