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Saké 23 Takes Over Souzou Space – Grand Opening Fri Sept 21

Quietly, back in April 2018, 23 Restaurant Services, while in town for their buildout of Ford's Garage and Yeoman's Cask & Ale, stumbled upon Souzou Asian Kitchen and bought it. They've been running it as Souzou for months. The transformation is now complete, and Saké 23 debuts this weekend with their Grand Opening Events: Friday, 9/21…
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IceBurg Rolled Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt Review September 2018

What started as a frozen yogurt shop, manifested into a rolled ice cream spot, perfect at fulfilling your ice cream cravings in a variety of unique ways. [caption id="attachment_12268" align="alignnone" width="2048"] IceBurg Interior: Menu[/caption] Roll on into IceBurg Rolled Ice Cream and Frozen Yogurt located in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg where they serve…
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St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 3

Dan Bavaro from Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria Interview Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast. In this episode, Kevin & Lori will discuss local chains, and why the word "chain" isn't always a bad word for a foodie. We will have an interview with Dan Bavaro, the owner of Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria. Geri…
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Anju Korean Gastrotruck: Temptation, Spice and All Things Nice

Fried Chicken. In the last couple of years, it has practically become a religion. In nearly every corner of the world, a different rendition has been carefully crafted. From Nashville Hot, to a classic bucket from the Colonel- we, as a society, love our Fried Chicken. Here in St Pete, Anju Korean Gastrotruck is serving…
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September 2018 Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group Welcome to the September 2018 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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Grand Opening of Crafty Squirrel Tonight – Details and Sneak Peek Here

The Crafty Squirrel is hosting a grand opening event tonight, Thursday, September 13th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. There will be a formal gathering with Mayor Rick Kriseman, a complimentary sampling of menu items, $250 in raffle prizes, and more! [caption id="attachment_12183" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Interior[/caption] Guests will have an opportunity to taste items on the menu…
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St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 2

Chef Marlin Kaplan of Grace Restaurant Interview Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast. In this episode, Kevin & Lori will discuss childhood foods, and how they influence your eating habits as an adult. We will have an interview with Chef Marlin Kaplan and Sommelier Ashley Troyli of Grace Restaurant. Gloria West & The Gents…
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Get Your Boston Fix At Beantown Pub South

When we first learned about Beantown Pub opening we were very excited to have something different opening downtown. Here's our original write up about Beantown Pub opening. It's nice to have a pub with pub food that's true to its roots. Beantown has been an institution in Boston for over 20 years and they brought…
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Pacific Counter: Bringing West Coast Flavors to St Pete

Pacific Counter officially opened yesterday, Tuesday, Sept 4th. Kevin and I were invited for a sneak peek last Thursday, the day before their soft opening. We originally reported on them back in March. Pacific Counter is the culmination of a dream between partners, Tanner Loebel, Eric Bialek and Chef Chitt Tock. Tanner was the founder…
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St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 1

Ray Smith from NuMex Chile Interview Welcome to the premiere episode of our podcast. In this episode, Kevin & Lori will discuss the issue of banning plastic straws. We will have an interview with Ray Smith, the owner of NuMex Chile. Justino and the Difference will be our featured local music artist. Justino and bandmate…
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Pedal Your Way Over to Cycle Brewing for Your Next Beer Fix

No Matter what corner of the world you reside in, if you know and appreciate craft beers, there is a substantial chance that Cycle Brewing has crossed your radar. In less than a decades's time, Cycle has become a brewery that some would argue is among the best on the planet. In fact, in 2017…
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The Hideaway Pizza Pub Breezes into the South Side of St Pete

About 14 months ago we published this piece on the opening of The Hideaway Pizza Pub. At the time, the projected opening date was in the Fall of 2017. Lots of red tape, blood, sweat and tears later, it finally, quietly opened about two weeks ago. It is an old house that was converted into…
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