St. Petersburg Restaurant Reviews, Restaurant News, Recipes

The Return of IL Ritorno – Downtown St. Pete 2018

IL Ritorno is back! Actually, they've been back since December 27th, but we finally got a chance to check out the new space on Valentine's Day. They closed during the last quarter of 2017 to expand, nearly doubling their size, adding two more dining areas, an open kitchen, chef's bar, and full liquor. More details…
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Tap Into Some Great Apps at The Hollander’s Tap Room

The Tap Room at The Hollander's Happy Hour is a Great Deal The Tap Room is a really cool, fun place to hangout in the heart of downtown St. Pete. It's in The Hollander Hotel, so you have an eclectic mix of locals and tourists, and you never know who you are going to meet,…
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Lolita’s Brunch Gives You One More Reason To Go

When Lolita’s Wine Market opened last year, it seemed like they relied mostly on “word of mouth” (i.e. social media shares) to get the word out about the make-your-own-charcuterie concept. Lucky for them, people couldn’t stop raving about the place. And truth be told, I still can’t. The food is undeniably good. In an effort…
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Oak & Stone Partners with Tampa Bay Rowdies

Recognizing Loyal Fan Base, New DTSP Tavern-Style Self Serve Brew Restaurant Joins the Team Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, is pleased to announce their official partnership with the Tampa Bay Rowdies for the 2018 season. This marks Oak & Stone’s first major announcement in conjunction…
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NuMex Chile Keeps Getting Better and Better

When we first told you about NuMex Chile in the Grand Central District of St. Pete, we talked about traditional New Mexican fare (as in the US state), and there were no tacos or burritos. There are still traditional New Mexican dishes using the famous Hatch Chiles, but there are also tacos, burritos and a few…
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Casita Taqueria Has Earned Their Loyal Following

We recently published the 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Pete, for which Casita did not appear. Ut oh. Suddenly, the villagers were chasing us down with torches in hand, ready to hang us from the rafters. We had been to Casita Taqueria on 4th Street North a few years ago in its current location. I…
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10 Best Downtown St Petersburg Brunch Spots 2018

It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go? We have compiled a list of the best downtown brunches to help with your decision. These are listed in alphabetical order. 1. 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House Saturday & Sunday 10am – 3pm (727) 896-2400 400 Beach…
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Sola – One of the Best Eateries on the Beach

Sola Bistro & Wine Bar is definitely not your typical beach spot. Many beach eateries cater to tourists with a turn and burn approach consisting of poor service with frozen deep fried foods. On the other hand, Sola is a foodies oasis at the beach with eclectic gourmet cuisine. There is also a unique wine…
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IL Ritorno Launches Spirit Pairing Series Starting with Tequila

IL Ritorno will host a dinner once a month with a five-course tasting menu created to pair with the designated spirit. (The series runs from February to May.) February's dinner pairs with Lunazul Tequila. Lunazul means "Blue Moon", and this tequila has a 250-year history. Joining Chef David is Lunazul's master distiller, Francisco Quijano. He'll…
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Nueva Cantina’s New Menu Items are Superb

Nueva Cantina does it again with some really tasty, unique and fun items. The new menu came out yesterday, February 7th, and I made sure to stop by to try a couple of things. Don't worry about your favorites. Much of the menu stayed and there are seven new items. There are two that really…
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February 2018 Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group Welcome to the February 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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January 2018 Caption Winners Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

We are pleased to announce the January 2018 winners for the StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group, which includes these locations: The Avenue Eat + Drink, King's Street Food Counter, Proper Kitchen & Cocktails, and Park & Rec DTSP. 1st Place - Adrienne Denaro, St. Petersburg FL $75 Gift Card that…
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