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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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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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New Menu Items at Hawkers Asian Street Food

Hawkers Asian Street Fare Launches Fall Menu As of yesterday, October 2, fans of Hawkers Asian Street Fare can experience seven new menu items that will debut on the restaurant's fall/winter menu. "Our inspiration for the dishes come from our desire to curate a menu that closely reflects what one might find on the streets…
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BellaBrava’s Features Menu Delights With Unique & Delicious Dishes

Arriving on the St Pete scene in 2005, BellaBrava has been a mainstay in downtown for many years. Well before the restaurant boom that has hit us now. Originally occupying the space on Central Avenue, where The Acropolis Greek Taverna is now, they moved to their iconic Beach Dr location in 2010. After Chef Jeffrey…
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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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Grand Opening of Crafty Squirrel Tonight – Details and Sneak Peek Here

The Crafty Squirrel is hosting a grand opening event tonight, Thursday, September 13th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. There will be a formal gathering with Mayor Rick Kriseman, a complimentary sampling of menu items, $250 in raffle prizes, and more! [caption id="attachment_12183" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Interior[/caption] Guests will have an opportunity to taste items on the menu…
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Get Your Boston Fix At Beantown Pub South

When we first learned about Beantown Pub opening we were very excited to have something different opening downtown. Here's our original write up about Beantown Pub opening. It's nice to have a pub with pub food that's true to its roots. Beantown has been an institution in Boston for over 20 years and they brought…
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Pacific Counter: Bringing West Coast Flavors to St Pete

Pacific Counter officially opened yesterday, Tuesday, Sept 4th. Kevin and I were invited for a sneak peek last Thursday, the day before their soft opening. We originally reported on them back in March. Pacific Counter is the culmination of a dream between partners, Tanner Loebel, Eric Bialek and Chef Chitt Tock. Tanner was the founder…
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The Hideaway Pizza Pub Breezes into the South Side of St Pete

About 14 months ago we published this piece on the opening of The Hideaway Pizza Pub. At the time, the projected opening date was in the Fall of 2017. Lots of red tape, blood, sweat and tears later, it finally, quietly opened about two weeks ago. It is an old house that was converted into…
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Top 5 Places to Get Milkshakes in St. Pete

Think thick, creamy richness and bold flavors and what comes to mind? Milkshakes, of course! Whether your the adventurous or simplistic milkshake enthusiast, I've crafted a list of the best places to get a milkshake around the burg. 1. Mini Doughnut Factory 730 4th St N St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 258-7531 http://www.minidoughnutfactory.com/ The best of…
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Stillwaters Tavern – Tastes As Good As it Looks

Stillwaters Tavern is, in their own words, "A Modern American Tavern, where classic American dishes blend harmoniously with old world flavors. The menu highlights items from both land and sea, with a focus on bringing unique flavors from our kitchen to your table." They work with local artisans and farmers to serve the best available…
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10 Best Taco Places in St. Petersburg FL 2018

As I sat down to write this, the first thoughts that popped into my head were, 1) Everybody loves tacos, 2) There sure are a lot of different types of tacos these days, and 3) what is the actual origin of the taco—is it really Mexican, and how close to the original are they to…
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