Category Archives: News

Sea Dog Brew Pub Coming to Treasure Island

Sea Dog Brewing in St. Pete Area About to Open a Year Later It was originally announced almost a year ago, in August 2016 in a Tampa Bay Times article that a Sea Dog Brewery would be opening on Treasure Island. Now, with the help of Chris DiNeno, Broker/Owner of the EnterDine Group @ Main…
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The Hideaway Pizza Pub Coming to St. Pete’s Southside

Huge Tiki-Beach-Boat-Themed Pizza Hangout Coming Fall 2017 St. Petersburg's Southside is coming to life. There's no doubt about it. This is where there is the most room for growth in St. Pete. Late last year, Nueva Cantina opened and has been thriving. Old rundown buildings are being torn down. There is a new Dunkin Donuts…
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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 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 in…
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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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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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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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What Better Day For a Chili Cook-Off Than a Rainy One?

The 12th Annual Grand Central District's Chili Cook-Off Kevin and I were honored to be asked to be judges of this year's Chili Cook-Off. The event took place in the 2400/2500 blocks of Central Ave on February 18th, 2017 from 12:00-4:00, with check-in in front of The Old Key West Bar & Grill. We were…
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Did Someone Say Free Pizza? Pizza@ Does for National Pizza Day February 9th

PIZZA@ OPENS IN TYRONE SQUARE WITH BIG PLANS FOR NATIONAL PIZZA DAY - FEBRUARY 9th, 2017 We don't normally talk about franchises in our local online magazine, but this one was founded by a St Petersburg resident and our own Chef Jeffrey Jew of Stillwaters Tavern consulted on the menu. Keep reading...PLUS IT'S FREE PIZZA! The Florida-based…
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“Diner 24 DTSP” Opening in Fuego Location late-March 2017

Downtown St. Pete Gets Its' First 24-Hour Diner UPDATE MAY 16, 2017: BUSINESS IS CLOSED. Ken Collazo, the owner of Fuego Lounge, just shut down the restaurant on Saturday, February 4th to start renovations to open his 24-hour diner in the same space. Diner 24 DTSP is expected to open in late-March. They will serve…
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