St. Petersburg Restaurant Reviews, Restaurant News, Recipes

It’s a Waffle Fairytale at Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar

[caption id="attachment_6974" align="aligncenter" width="2666"] Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar[/caption] Story. What comes to mind when you hear that word? You may think of bedtime stories your parents used to read to you, or your favorite fairytale. When we read a story, we get immersed in it. Just thinking back on one of your favorites creates…
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The Mill St. Pete to Become a Chain

New Fast Casual Concept, "Scratch", Will be Launched as Well Chain restaurants get a bad rap ... a lot of times because they deserve it ...and there's that old cliché, "you get what you pay for". The all-you-can-eat buffet at Golden Corral for $12 may or may not be as good as a frozen microwave…
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Ichicoro Ramen Opening in St. Pete

Ichicoro's Future St. Pete Location Rumored to Be Old Station House Space With all of the "fake news" these days, we have been struggling with publishing this for months. Since I live next to Station House, it's hard to miss that the former restaurant space in the basement has been completely gutted. We made inquiries…
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May 2017 Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group Welcome to the May 2017 Cartoon Caption Contest. Cartoonist Jerry King creates foodies cartoons exclusively for StPetersburgFoodies.com every month. Each month, one of the cartoons will be published without a caption so contest entrants can submit their own entries. Hunger + Thirst Group co-sponsors the…
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April 2017 Caption Winners Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

We are pleased to announce the April 2017 winners for the StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group, which includes these restaurants: The Avenue Eat + Drink, King's Street Food Counter, and Proper Kitchen & Cocktails. 1st Place - Boriana Pollard, St. Petersburg FL $75 Gift Card that can be used at…
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Check Out Tryst’s New Summer Menu Twists…Delectable!

Tryst Summer Menu Offers Seasonal Twists & Creative Flare The last time we reviewed new menu items for Tryst was in November 2016 when their new chef, Jon Robben, debuted a spectacular new line-up. You can see that write up here. Chef Jon is still cooking up fantastic new items and continues to lift Tryst's cuisine…
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Cinco de Mayo in St. Petersburg 2017

What to do for Cinco de Mayo in St. Petersburg, FL Cinco de Mayo is fast approaching and so are the accompanying parties and celebrations. I like to think of Cinco de Mayo as the "Mexican St. Patrick's Day"—most people have no clue what it is really about except a good excuse to day drink.…
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St Petersburg Foodies’ Happy Hour List 2017 UPDATED

Happy Hour 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). **Please note that while we try to keep this list up to…
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IL Ritorno Ramps Up Their Spring Menu

It's no secret that since the first time we went to IL Ritorno in the summer of 2014 that I fell in love and that has never changed. Here is the first review I ever wrote about IL Ritorno. The quality of the ingredients and Chef David Benstock's ingenuity with those ingredients keeps the ever…
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Celebrate National Foodies Day on May 9th

For a Federal holiday to be declared, we need an Act of Congress to be signed by the President. For National Foodies Day to be declared, we need an Act of Foodies to be eaten up by chefs, restaurants, home cooks, barbecue aficionados, and food bloggers nationwide. National Foodies Day has its own website at…
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Chef David Benstock of IL Ritorno to Cook at James Beard House

Co-owner and executive chef of IL Ritorno, David Benstock, revealed today that he has been invited to cook at the James Beard House in New York City. The Beard House is an extension of the James Beard Foundation (JBF), and only a handful of chefs from the Tampa Bay region have been invited to cook…
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