Category Archives: Restaurants

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Modern Brine: A Flavor Journey

“Life is a journey of discovery and food should be no different.” – David Morris, owner and executive chef, Modern Brine Upon arriving to Baum Avenue Market, one’s eyes are immediately led to the lush plants and twinkling lights outlining Modern Brine. Hanging wooden light fixtures dangle above a small bar area with six high…
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Top 10 Charcuterie Boards St Petersburg, FL Rated by Locals

What's not to love about a meticulously arranged board loaded with fine cheeses, gourmet charcuterie and luxurious accoutrements? Personally, it's one of my favorite meal genres (to eat and create), best enjoyed slowly with the best of company and a divine bottle of wine. It's the type of culinary dining experience that brings folks together,…
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Red Mesa Restaurant – Still Rockin’ After All These Years

It seems like there are new restaurants opening in St. Pete every five minutes, and the new places get all of the hoopla, and attention. We certainly participate in it here at St. Petersburg Foodies, but we also love to remind you of the places that were here when there were not a lot of…
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The Birch & Vine Revisited – Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

The Birch & Vine, and The Canopy rooftop bar, used to be one of my frequent hangouts when they opened in May 2013. In the summer of 2013, I was at The Canopy nearly every weekend (when I was footloose and fancy free), and ate dinner at The Birch & Vine on a regular basis.…
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Five Must-Try Healthy Food Spots in St. Petersburg

With all of the decadent eateries that St. Petersburg foodies have to enjoy, it’s important to maintain balance and do your body some good when not indulging in Cuban sandwiches, cheese fries and chicken wings. St. Petersburg has become home to a plethora of health-conscious hotspots that continue to pop up around town, boasting sustainability,…
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Five Plus Five of the Best Dives in St. Petersburg FL 2019

There's a time and place for fine dining with white table cloths, ambient lighting, a beautiful bottle of red and some Foie Gras. But sometimes, only a big ol' beer, juicy burger and a laid-back environment will do. In fact, more often than not, that paramount lineup is a recipe for the best kind of…
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5 Best French Fries in St. Petersburg FL 2019

French fries,  fries, or "french-fried potatoes" as Jimmy Buffet likes to call them, are definitely one of the most popular foods in America, and likely the world. They can also be called frites, steak fries, potato wedges, curly fries, shoestring fries, and the list goes on and on. Well, this list is not going to go…
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Top 10 Sandwiches / Sandwich Shops in St. Petersburg FL 2019

Biting into a flavorful sandwich is often overlooked with the number of unique restaurants and offerings St. Pete has, but sometimes you just want a dang sandwich! Luckily, the food scene here is exceptional even when it comes to perfecting that lunch craving for a simple yet delicious sandwich. There are endless combinations to create…
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5 Best Meatballs in St. Petersburg FL 2019

I'm just going to say this up front. I am a total bitch when it comes to Italian meatballs ... or at least some people are going to think that. Alternatively, please feel free to label me a "Meatball Snob". If the meatballs on this list didn't exist, I would sadly have to tell you…
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5 Best Fish Spreads in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

Along with Cuban Sandwiches, and Grouper Sandwiches, Smoked Fish Spread is the epitome of local Florida eating, and definitely embedded in local St. Pete food culture. Where & When Did Fish Spread Start? The popular history of smoke fish spread starts with Ted Peters. While it's unclear whether Ted Peters was the first local to…
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Top 10 Bloody Marys in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

It's time to booze up your weekend brunch plans with the top 10 Bloody Marys in St. Pete! Bloody Marys that are done right are so good. Spicy, mild, with a hint of citrus, the toppings and more; they are all different and can be customized to your liking by adding hot sauce, pepper or…
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