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Tropez St. Pete – New Lounge on the 400 Block of Central

Brought to You by the Founder of Tryst on Beach Drive About a year ago, Renaud Cowez sold the majority of his interest in the Beach Drive lounge, Tryst, and turned over operations to Wassim Nabulsi. Recently, an opportunity arose that he couldn't pass up. I have to admit that when I heard about the…
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Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery Opening April 1, 2019 – Preview

World Fusion Gourmet Meets Fast Casual Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery is set to open April 1st...finally. We have all watched and waited. Unfortunately, they encountered some of the same set backs most new restaurants do during build out, which pushed their hopeful opening date of August 2018 back to now. Beginning March 27th, Brass…
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¡Wepa Lives Up to Its’ Name!

Wepa Cocina de Puerto Rico Opens Today - Across From 3 Daughters (Wepa is an exclamation that can mean great, good job, what's up, wow, etc.) It takes a lot of balls to go from amateur food critic to professional restaurateur—especially when you've ruffled a few feathers along the way with some of your critiques.…
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Sophia’s Cucina & Enoteca Brought to You by the Owners of Lolita’s

Kelly and Chef Alex Rodriguez, owners of the extremely popular Lolita's Wine Bar, are dipping their talents into a new concept in the Grand Central District. Their new restaurant, Sophia's Cucina & Enoteca, is located in the space formerly occupied by The Hive, which closed in May 2018. Following in the footsteps of Lolita's named…
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The Independent St Pete To Add An Outdoor Cafe

The Independent Bar, a downtown St Pete institution, will be adding an Outdoor Café to its location at the corner of Central and 11th St. in the EDGE District. “We are very excited to bring our Café fare to The Edge District. We have been planning this expansion for two years, and now we have…
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The Galley Set To Expand Next Door with “The Ship’s Hold”

Demand is calling for an expansion of the The Galley. “I pop by often, for lunch, meetings, or a quick pilsners-and-policy chat with other patrons,” said Councilwoman Gina Driscoll. “It’s such a popular neighborhood spot sometimes I have trouble finding a seat!” Co-owners, Ian Taylor & Pete Boland, will take on more space on 4th…
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Capital Tacos to Open 2nd Location in St. Petersburg

Capital Tacos Tyrone Location to Open Spring 2019 After opening their first St. Petersburg location this past summer, Capital Tacos found out that St. Petersburgers are big fans of their unique Tex-Mex fare—big enough to open another St. Pete Location. The new location will open "within the next few months" at 6802 22nd Ave. N.—across…
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Asie To Become Luna Loca – Serving Up A Latin Asian Fusion Twist

We sat down with Jason Saal, GM, of La V Vietnamese Fusion, Asie and Nouvelle Beauty Bar, and were given some exciting news. Asie's last day will be Wednesday, November 21st. The restaurant will shut down for a week and then reopen as Luna Loca (which means Crazy Moon in Spanish) on Friday, November 30th.…
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Say Hello to My Little Friend!

Amigos Tortilla Bar Friends & Family So what's up with a square taco? "More filling and less spilling!"   "We developed a tortilla machine that cuts dough into our signature SQUARE shape. It’s not a gimmick – its functional. A folded square tortilla holds more filling with less spilling! Our tortillas are made with traditional…
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