St. Petersburg Restaurant Reviews, Restaurant News, Recipes

Feeling like Family at Sola Bistro & Wine Bar

Stephen and I recently dined at Sola with some friends on a Friday night. I was very excited to try it as I’ve heard great things from other people. I’m happy to say, it did not disappoint! When you walk in, it feels like you’ve entered someone’s home, and I’m not just talking about the coziness…
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Hawkers Offers a Tour of the Streets of Asia

Hawkers Asian Street Food Provides an Eclectic Mix of Asian Family Recipes of Old The Edge District of St. Petersburg just keeps getting better and better, and one of the hippest and tastiest places to eat and hangout is Hawkers Asian Street Fare. The St. Pete location has been open a little over a year…
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IL Ritorno to Double Its Space: New Layout, New Services

There is no other restaurant in all of St. Petersburg, let alone Downtown, that can be compared to IL Ritorno. The closest we have ever come was to go to Rome and Venice Italy. Needless to say, IL Ritorno is one of St. Petersburg Foodies most favorite restaurants. They do their own modern twists on…
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Carmelita’s Uses Family Recipes for Authentic Mexican

34-Years of Mexican Tradition & Growing the Family We have come to find that using the word "authentic" when it comes to Mexican food is the next worse thing to a political discussion these days. Suddenly, everybody and their chihuahua is an expert on what "real authentic" Mexican food is, and isn't, and gets all in…
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Cold Beet Borscht Recipe From My Mother’s Kitchen book by Mimi Sheraton

Borscht is a sour soup popular in several Eastern European cuisines, including Ukrainian, Russian, Polish, Belarusian, Lithuanian, Romanian, and Ashkenazi Jewish cuisines. - Wikipedia. Beets for this refreshing cold soup were sometimes finely diced, other times coarsely grated. We liked best whichever we were being served, and I still alternate, indiscriminately. Canned beets can also…
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Eat These Words

To me, spring break means curling up with a great book on the beach with a boat drink in hand, virgin style, from the local juice bar. Here are some of my delicious recommendations, a savory selection of food writing from authors new and old. Some of my favorite authors include everything by M.F.K. Fisher,…
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St. Paddy’s Day Soup…

My first St. Patrick's Day as a vegetarian had me longing for corned beef and cabbage something awful. I missed simmering that aromatic cured meat and pickling spices all day long. I missed the distinct funk of cabbage that wafted through the air. I missed having sandwiches for days. For nostalgia's sake, I cooked up…
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Authentic Mexican Food: Agave St. Pete Beach

Some people are going to be offended by this, but that's just the way it goes. It seems that most people have no clue whatsoever when it comes to knowing what authentic Mexican food is. I see so many places getting excellent reviews that are just average at best. Then I see awesome places getting…
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Fall in Love with The Reading Room…We did!

Kevin and I were given a tip in the fall of 2016 about a new restaurant set to open next to the freeFall Theatre called The Reading Room. We broke that story back then and since we learned what they were planning, we have been highly anticipating the opening. We have an annual subscription to…
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March 2017 Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

StPetersburgFoodies.com Cartoon Caption Contest Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group Welcome to the March 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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February 2017 Caption Winners Sponsored by Hunger + Thirst Group

We are pleased to announce the February 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 - Gary Smith, St. Petersburg, FL $75 Gift Card that can be used at…
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Cask & Ale Founders to Open Two New Venues in Downtown St. Pete

"The Copper Shaker" and "The Estate" to Open Spring 2017 Jeremy Wallace and Jeff Catherell have been bitten by the entrepreneurial bug again, and this time they are opening two places right next to each other in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg. The pair opened Cask & Ale at 29 3rd St N. in…
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Red Mesa Cantina to Take Over Push Ultra Lounge Space

Push Ultra Lounge, one of Downtown St. Petersburg’s premiere upscale night club is ending its 10-year party at the end of this month. Red Mesa Cantina, Push's ground floor neighbor in the same building, will take over the two floor 12,000 square foot space at the end of March. Located on the corner of 3rd…
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Party Time! Mexican Style!

Red Mesa Cantina is the Wild Child in the Family A couple of weeks ago, St. Petersburg Foodies, along with our photographer, Barry Lively, (and he lives up to his name, by the way) recently spent the day with Marketing Director Edgar Veytia, and Executive Chef Chris Fernandez exploring all three Red Mesa locations. Our…
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Red Mesa Mercado is Takin’ it to the Streets

Mexican Street Food: Tacos, Burritos, & Empanadas Oh My! Mexican Street food, some are fried and many are hand held items, is what most Americans think of as Mexican food. Street food in Mexico, called antojitos (literally "little cravings"), is prepared by street vendors and at small traditional markets in that country. Most of them…
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