Category Archives: Restaurant Spotlight

Check Out Tryst’s New Summer Menu Twists…Delectable!

Tryst Summer Menu Offers Seasonal Twists & Creative Flare The last time we reviewed new menu items for Tryst was in November 2016 when their new chef, Jon Robben, debuted a spectacular new line-up. You can see that write up here. Chef Jon is still cooking up fantastic new items and continues to lift Tryst's cuisine…
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IL Ritorno Ramps Up Their Spring Menu

It's no secret that since the first time we went to IL Ritorno in the summer of 2014 that I fell in love and that has never changed. Here is the first review I ever wrote about IL Ritorno. The quality of the ingredients and Chef David Benstock's ingenuity with those ingredients keeps the ever…
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The Cider Press Cafe Has Some Hot New Menu Items

A couple of weeks ago we heard the news that Cider Press Cafe was going to be featuring some new hot, cooked menu items along with their favorite staples. Trying to incorporate a more comfort food feel that will appeal to a larger group of customers while staying true to their roots. We were invited…
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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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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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Red Mesa Restaurant Holding Their Own at 20-Years Old

Red Mesa Restaurant Pioneered Real Mexican Food in St. Pete "When we first got here, all that people knew about Mexican food was Taco Bell™." - Chris Fernandez, Executive Chef for all three Red Mesa locations. With the foodie scene exploding in St. Pete and all of the new restaurants popping up, you might think…
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Urban Assault Part 4 – It all comes together at Deli and Drafts

On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, Kevin and I had the pleasure of a tour through the Urban Group family which we are calling Urban Assault - St Petersburg Foodies style. We met the founder and owner, Andy Salyards, who gave us extensive background on himself and the concepts and we were accompanied to all locations…
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Urban Assault Part 3 – The Story of Urban Creamery

Urban Assault:  Urban Creamery On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, Kevin and I had the pleasure of a tour through the Urban Group family which we are calling Urban Assault - St Petersburg Foodies style. We met the founder and owner, Andy Salyards, who gave us extensive background on himself and the concepts and we were…
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Urban Assault Part 2 – The Story of Urban Comfort

Urban Assault:  Urban Comfort On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, Kevin and I had the pleasure of a tour through the Urban Group family which we are calling Urban Assault - St Petersburg Foodies style. We met the founder and owner, Andy Salyards, who gave us extensive background on himself and the concepts and we were…
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Cassis American Brasserie New Menus 2017

Cassis Introduces New Entrées & First Time Bar Menu Cassis American Brasserie arrived on the scene in Downtown St. Pete 7-years ago in their prestigious location below The Ovation on Beach Drive. They have really come a long way since then. In recent years, we would go on a regular basis for breakfast / brunch…
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Urban Assault Part 1 – The Story of Urban Brew and BBQ

Urban Assault:  Urban Brew and BBQ On Thursday, January 5th, 2017, Kevin and I had the pleasure of a tour through the Urban Group family which we are calling Urban Assault - St Petersburg Foodies style. We met the founder and owner, Andy Salyards, who gave us extensive background on himself and the concepts and…
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Tryst: It’s Not Just a Hip Nightclub … The Food is Amazing Too

Tryst: New Chef + New Menu = Deliciousness! Last month, our restaurant spotlight was on Del Mar Gastro Lounge. This month, we have quite a pleasant surprise for you from Tryst. Tryst on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg is well known by many, and not just in St. Petersburg. On some weekend nights the place…
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