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Sushi Rock Grill: Where Sushi Purists & Adventurous Eaters Alike Unite

Lollipop roll, Yummy roll and edamame

Across the pond (literally) from The Deck Bar & Grille (which I reviewed earlier this month – article here ) you’ll find Sushi Rock Grill which houses a completely different vibe and menu than the sports bar. Sushi Rock is located just off of the Pinellas Bayway in the plaza in front of the Isla Del […]

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No Need to be Salty about The Salty Nun

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From the creators of Salty’s and Stella’s in Gulfport comes The Salty Nun located in the Grand Central District. The Salty Nun took over the short-lived Swinger’s space, which I unfortunately never got a chance to try. From what I’ve seen through pictures, they kept the previous aesthetic and brought in a new menu. You’ll […]

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Stop in for the All-Day Happy Hour & Stay for the Fun at The Deck Bar and Grille

Mahi Tacos

The Deck Bar and Grille at Isla – it’s a spot that I’ve driven past hundreds of times on the way to St. Pete Beach yet never paid it any attention. That’s because it’s tucked away in the back of the Isla Del Sol Shoppers Village just off of the Pinellas Bayway. The restaurant sits […]

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Great Pizza and Good Grub at Slice of the Burg

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We don’t often find ourselves in the farthest northern parts of St. Pete, but if you are there, Slice of the Burg is a great choice for NY style pizza and other good eats. It is owned by Mary Weis. She formerly owned the franchise of Westshore Pizza Roosevelt, which she closed on May 31, […]

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Nicko’s: St. Pete’s Newest Pizza Joint May be the Best Yet

Nicko's Supreme

Talk around town was that Nicko’s Pizza and Subs was the real deal, so we decided we had to see what the buzz was all about. When we first visited in March, they had to discontinue delivery due to being too busy with take out and in the restaurant itself. Currently, you can now order […]

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The Helm has Taken The Helm of the St Pete Beach Restaurant Scene

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I’m sure by now you have heard about The Helm: Provisions & Coastal Fare in St Pete Beach. It’s one of the newest restaurants in town that everyone can’t stop talking about. Even with their limited open hours, they still manage to draw a crowd. After finally making it over there, I understood the draw. […]

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Happy Hour Wishes and Sushi Dreams at Eastern Kitchen & Sushi

Sushi appetizer with five pieces of Nigiri

Eastern Kitchen & Sushi, located in the northern portion of of St. Petersburg at 5226 4th St. N., describes itself as an establishment with a showcase of Pan-Asian dishes and flavors inspired from Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Thai cuisines with a heavy focus on sushi, rice and noodle dishes. The space is much larger inside […]

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Fall in Love with French Fare at the Marquise Café

Coq au Vin and Special Potatoes

Isn’t French cuisine and cooking the most marvelous thing? Every dish is always so elegantly composed with great care – no detail spared. Croissants, Confits, Cassoulets, Rilletts and Crêpes; the process to arrive at each takes lots of time, skill and love. To me, the process of it all is quite romantic. Unfortunately, there are […]

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Creative Grape Unites Wine with Cuisines of the World

Hidden in an inconspicuous shopping center just a few blocks north of Central Ave in Historic Kenwood is an artsy wine bar called Creative Grape. We drove in from the north and didn’t cross Central to get to the restaurant, so it truly gave off a great neighborhood vibe. I honestly didn’t even realize how […]

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Phila Deli-licious

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I arrived at Phila Deli just before 11am in Tierra Verde. I noticed the parking lot was sparse and once I was inside there weren’t many full tables either. I was weary at first, but that changed quickly. When I walked in I was cheerfully greeted by, Cameron, who I would later find out is […]

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Taste Your Way Through Italy at Italian Touch

The thoughtfully arranged antipasto salad

One of the most important lessons that I learned from the great Anthony Bourdain was that a restaurant does not have to mimic establishments like Alinea or Le Bernadin to be considered noteworthy. In fact, the less frill, the more Bourdain tended to enjoy a place. Extraordinary food, genuine service, idyllic ambiance and enjoyable company […]

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Mangosteen Rolls Into Town with an Eclectic New Menu

Mangosteen Volcano Roll

Mangosteen rolled onto the St Pete restaurant scene in early November 2021 with it’s trendy, hip vibe and eclectic asian inspired menu which features yakitori, tapas, tacos, sushi, stir-fry and very creative tropical cocktail concoctions. It is located in the space formerly occupied by The Brass Bowl. Unlike its predecessor, Mangosteen offers a full service […]

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Coconut Charlie’s Grill Delivers an Elevated Beach Dining Experience

Coconut Charlie's Grill Entrees

Coconut Charlie’s Grill is a coastal dining spot on St. Pete Beach with an approachable menu of amazing dishes and cocktails. It hits a magical sweet spot if you love a come as you are beach restaurant. If you know me, you know I’m big on recommendations and love sending my friends, family and even […]

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A Mano Italian Ristorante Brings the 315 to the 727

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Upstate NY Italian Food Arrives in St. Pete – Mangia! Mangia! There’s lots of Italian restaurants in St. Petersburg, Florida. LOTS. The last two restaurant reviews we’ve published here have been Italian restaurants. (Make that three now.) People that know me have heard me painfully bemoan, “Do we really need another Italian restaurant in St. […]

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Tuttorosso: A St. Pete Beach Treasure for Casual Italian Dishes and Pizzas

Tuttorosso Gamberoni Scampi

Once the aroma of hand tossed pizzas and pasta hits you, you’ll understand why Tuttorosso on St. Pete Beach is the go-to casual Italian restaurant and pizzeria that everyone raves about. Tuttorosso is family owned with a comforting menu packed with Italian classics like pizzas, calzones, pasta, salads, desserts and more, like a lot more, […]

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