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Alto Mare Fish Bar To Open With a Splash On Beach Drive

Mazzaro's owners, Kurt and Mary Cuccaro, are set to open a new restaurant named Alto Mare Fish Bar, mid-November/early December right next door to Annata. (Alto Mare means deep sea in Italian.) It will be located where the Hooker Tea Co. used to be. The restaurant is a seafood concept with a Hamptons seaside coastal airy…
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Bacchus – A European Wine & Cheese Specialty Market Set to Open Mid December

There are many restaurants downtown in which you can order fantastic wine, cheese and charcuterie to eat in-house, but where downtown can you go buy specialty wines, cheese and charcuterie to make and serve at home? Nowhere, until now. Come mid-December Bacchus (named after the Roman god of wine), a European inspired specialty market, will…
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The Left Bank Bistro Opens in St. Pete

The Left Bank Bistro is a new St. Pete restaurant in the Historic Uptown / Crescent Heights area of town. It's located on MLK a couple of blocks north of Hook's. It's best described as "accessible French cuisine, coffee & cocktails in an intimate, inviting setting." They are now open for business in phase 1, which…
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Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi Grand Opening This Friday, October 5th

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi is a fast-casual Pan-Asian restaurant that is opening its first Tampa Bay area location in downtown St. Petersburg. The 2,700 sq. ft. location is located at 320 Third Street South – in the base of the Camden Pier District apartment building, formerly AER. The grand opening is tomorrow, October 5th.…
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Saigon Blonde Partners With La V

Saigon Blonde recently opened to great acclaim several months ago on Central Ave in the old LUX location. Currently it is a bar that transports you to an atmosphere that is most assuredly Asian and makes you feel like you are on vacation on a lush tropical Asian Isle. But they were missing one thing…
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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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Vintage Small Bites & Wine Lounge Opens in Gulfport

Gulfport, Florida - this sleepy little town on Boca Ciega Bay isn't so sleepy anymore, although it is definitely laid-back, easy going, and quite welcoming—now gives us another reason to go there. Wendy Ohlendorf, fashion designer and artist among other creative endeavors, just opened Vintage Small Bites & Wine Lounge. Backed by successful restaurateurs, Tom…
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Beans & Barlour Sneak Peek

There's more than meets the eye when you first walk into Beans & Barlour, the new alcohol-infused ice cream and gourmet coffee joint, opening next week in downtown St. Pete. The small bar, stools, and quite impressive large brass and copper espresso machine imported from Italy, immediately steal the show. You may notice the nice…
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Beantown Pub Comes to St. Petersburg

From One Foodie Town to Another In case you didn't know it, Boston is a foodie town just like St. Pete. Beantown Pub has been a cornerstone of the pub scene in Boston for over 20 years, and now they are opening their second location right here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Remember where Rattle &…
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Green Springs Bistro in Safety Harbor Changes Hands to St Pete Locals

Green Springs Bistro in Safety Harbor is changing hands to St Pete Locals Tom Golden, Richard Alday and Michael Stewart who are the owners of The Lure. They will keep much the same but will be changing some menu items and will rename the restaurant The Kitchen & Bar at Green Springs. The original owners,…
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Capital Tacos Brings Their Tacos Extraordinarios to St. Pete

What happens when you grow up in a Mexican restaurant, then go to Austin, Texas to learn Tex-Mex cooking, come back and try to take over the kitchen? Your parents kick you out and you open Capital Tacos. Bobby and Kristel Heskett founded Capital Tacos in Land O' Lakes, FL in 2013. Josh Luger and James…
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Oak & Stone Opens July 9th in Downtown St. Pete

To Donate a Portion of Sales to The Academy Prep Center Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, will open its second location in St. Petersburg on Monday, July 9, 2018. The new restaurant is located at 199 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, next to the…
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Inoculum Ale Works Taps into the DTSP Taproom Scene

First Ave N. in DTSP to be Renamed "Beer Alley"¹ Just kidding on that sub-headline, but some people might start to think, "Gee, we sure have a lot of craft beer—breweries, taprooms, and brew pubs (they’re not all the same thing) in St. Petersburg!" Actually, compared to several other cities in the U.S., we don't…
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