Category Archives: Restaurants

Red Mesa’s Cantinita & DeSanto Debut in Downtown St. Pete

The much anticipated opening of the new Red Mesa spaces is finally here! Red Mesa Cantina opened in the historic McNulty firehouse in early 2009 on the ground floor. The second and third floors were occupied by the Push Ultra Lounge night club until Red Mesa took over the rest of the building last March.…
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Finally!! Exclusive Pictures of Asie Set To Open Mid December 2017

Today we stopped by the much anticipated Asie (pronounced a-zee), a sushi/Pan-Asian fusion concept, which will be opening next door to La V under the same ownership as La V. It's been over a year since we first published about the opening of Asie and since then they have encountered numerous set backs with city…
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NuMex Serves Up Delicious Traditional New Mexican Fare

NuMex specializes in New Mexican cuisine where the chile peppers are the star of the show. Specifically, Hatch chiles from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico, which is like the "Napa Valley of Chiles". The soil and growing conditions in the Hatch Valley create a unique terroir which contributes to the flavor of chiles grown…
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Top Five Veggie Favorites in Downtown St Petersburg November 2017

As a vegetarian, I know that finding good veggie options while eating out can be challenging. Often the only available veggie items are the usual suspects such as a Portobello mushroom “burger”, which I personally detest, or boring and flavorless options such as an iceberg lettuce salad or a veggie wrap made-up of mostly lettuce…
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St Petersburg Foodies and Tryst Fall Event October 2017

October 10th, 2017, we held an event for St Petersburg Foodies at Tryst on Beach Dr featuring a tasting preview of some of the items that they are working on for their upcoming new Fall menu. Thanks to everyone who joined us. Fun was had by all! Scroll on down for some St Petersburg Foodies'…
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National Seafood Month at Maritana Grille

The Maritana Grille at The Don CeSar is serving, in honor of October’s National Seafood Month, a prix fix menu October 20-31. It will be a three-course, $62 National Seafood Month menu from the mind of new Executive Chef Michael Molloy to celebrate the special month. 1st Course Butternut Squash & Apple Espuma Jumbo Lump…
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Sea Salt Has Some Tasty New Menu Items – October 2017

Sea Salt St Pete is the baby of Chef Fabrizio Aielli and his wife, Ingrid Aielli. It is a fine-dining restaurant, featuring an 80-foot long raw bar, 20-foot-tall wine tower, some of Florida's freshest seafood and 130 different salts from around the world. The original Sea Salt is located in Naples, FL where the Aielli's reside. From Italy originally, Chef Aielli puts…
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Review: VIP Mexican Restaurant & Lounge

We finally went to VIP Mexican Restaurant & Lounge on Thursday, September 28. Months ago, we had crossed them off of our list when a chef friend of ours, whom we greatly respect, said some unflattering things about the place—I'll leave the details out—and we believed him. As the months went by, we kept seeing more…
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The Galley Downtown St. Pete Continues to Impress

As restaurant reviewers, there are definitely times when we just want to eat our food, and not have to do a review—actually, most of the time. Other times, we go to a place with the main intent of doing a review. Last week, when we went to The Galley, it was the former. We just…
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