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Louie’s Italian Eatery – Virtual Restaurant Launch

In the wake of COVID-19, Louie Spetrini, Managing Partner, and Rocco Rinaldi, Partner of Nueva Cantina have launched Louie's Italian Eatery. It is a virtual restaurant, which is a restaurant inside of another restaurant exclusively for delivery with online ordering only. (There are also "ghost kitchens”, which have no retail presence and essentially serve as…
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Flûte & Dram Announces Exclusive “Fool’s Gold” Buffalo Trace Bourbon

St. Petersburg’s rich food and beverage culture just gained a new bourbon courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Buffalo Trace Bourbon is aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world and is only made with the finest corn, rye and barley malt. Buffalo Trace was also named Whisky Magazine’s 2020 Distiller Of The…
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Grace Restaurant Expands to Grace Pasta & Provisions

Speaking with Chef and Co-Owner of Grace Restaurant, Marlin Kaplin, by phone yesterday, we learned of their new endeavor, Grace Pasta & Provisions. Right next to their current location, coming in April, they will have an Italian market where they make fresh pasta every day. There will be pasta-making classes as well. You will be…
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Win Free Dole Whip For a Year!

This is Pacific Counter's way of saying Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas in Hawaiian) to one lucky winner. Fill out the form below for a chance to win free Dole Whip for a year. ONE ENTRY PER PERSON. DUPLICATE NAMES OR EMAILS WILL HAVE ALL ENTRIES FROM THAT PERSON REMOVED FROM QUALIFYING. Contest is closed. The…
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Chowder Challenge 2019 Winners

This past Sunday, November 10, 2019 was the 6th Annual Chowder Challenge, presented by The Pass-A-Grille Woman's Club. It's a fundraising event for and by the Pass-a-Grille Woman’s Club and other local charities. The event was held at Horan Park right on the St. Pete Beach Intracoastal. Not only is Horan Park a beautiful location,…
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Loco for Local: Lost Coast Oysters Bringing Lost Coast Locos to St Pete

I have been Facebook friends of Brian and Lindsay Rosegger for sometime now. They have also been active members of our Facebook group, St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews. I initially saw Lindsay's post about finally receiving approval for their two acre lease from the state in the Terra Ceia Aquatic Preserve on February 26th, 2019.…
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Toss Salads & Wraps Coming to Downtown St. Petersburg November 2019

Toss Salads and Wraps is a fast-serve eatery with fresh ingredients right in the heart of Downtown St. Pete at 600 1st Ave N. St. Petersburg, FL 33701. Co-owner Christina Battafarano says the mission behind Toss is, "We’re providing a casual, healthy dining experience for the average person always on the go with fresh ingredients,…
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Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria Coming Soon to St. Pete

Attention all wine enthusiasts: Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria is coming soon to Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. Think, 200 bottles of the most delightful wines, temperature-controlled wine lockers, a full-service kitchen with homemade pasta, mac & cheese, charcuterie boards, desserts and more, themed parties & events, and much more. [caption id="attachment_17470" align="alignnone"…
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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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