Category Archives: Restaurants

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Shiso Crispy is Making Big Waves in St. Pete

Ronicca Whaley - if you remember anything at all after reading this review, remember that name. Who is Ronicca Whaley? Well, she's the owner of Shiso Crispy, which was recently named the number one food truck in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times. Oh, and did I mention that she earned that title prior…
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On The Fly Food Hall Offers Delicious Choices For Everyone

Ciccio Restaurant Group is sprawling all over Tampa Bay and I'm totally here for it, especially at On The Fly food hall. Tucked away on 4th St N, On The Fly brings together four concepts under one roof: Fresh Kitchen, Taco Dirty, Better Byrd and Sweet Soul. Though these restaurants are all very different, they're…
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Orange Belt Cafe Offers Great Local Options for Breakfast & Lunch

Jenny Gray and Chef Tommy Mussara are serving up tasty, juicy, delectable comfort food breakfast and lunch sandwiches in the cafe at Bob Lee's Tire Co. We know Chef Tommy from the amazing food he made at Mano’s Italian Grill in Gulfport, which is now sadly closed. They opened up in February, and we finally…
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Go on Vacation to the New Burnt Ends Tiki Bar

Burnt Ends Tiki Bar is a new concept that has taken over the upstairs outside bar at Dr. BBQ the Restaurant. We much enjoyed a recent visit, and were pleasantly surprised by the tiki drinks. Tiki Drinks may have a maligned reputation with some people (like us) for being too sweet and cloying. The Burnt…
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Trophy Fish St. Pete Exudes Beachy Fun and Fresh Caught Seafood Fare

Trophy Fish in the Grand Central District is serving up some of the best seafood in St. Pete. This trendy spot tucked away on Central Avenue serves freshly caught, local seafood in a variety of preparations from fish tacos, oysters, shrimp skewers and more.  Go for an excellent seafood fish dish and wash it down…
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Welcome Home to Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen

We don't usually review restaurants in Orlando, but we also don't usually interview celebrity chefs on our podcast. Part of our research in preparing for the interview with Celebrity Chef Art Smith was to go to his Homecomin' Florida Kitchen restaurant. Chef Smith is known worldwide for being a two-time James Beard Foundation award winner.…
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Pin On Cafe Brings Spot On Asian Fusion to the Edge District

Even though we're still in the midst of unusual and often bizarre times, the restaurant scene here in St. Petersburg, FL appears to be budding and flourishing. Spring vibrations are in the air and new restaurants are popping up around town like wildflowers. Pin On Cafe is one of the most recent restaurant newbies to…
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Alsace in St. Petersburg: A French Bistro To Ooh là là About!

Alsace French Bistro in Tierra Verde is charming especially if you're fond of French and German culture. The history behind Alsace is quite unique. Here's the rundown: David and Sebastian, the chefs and owners of Alsace, are both Alsacian which is a special region of France that has a slight German twist to it. They immigrated…
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Get Twisted at Twisted Tiki in St. Pete Beach

Sometimes you just want to escape to an island paradise away from the crowded beach bars and lucky for us, Twisted Tiki on Corey Avenue has phenomenal tiki drinks and Hawaiian inspired foods that'll transport you to that private island you've been dreaming about. There's not a bad vibe in sight, just very boozy tiki…
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Buya Ramen is Still Killin’ It Five Years In

We are still just as excited about Buya Ramen now as we were when they opened in July 2016. It's just THAT. DARN. GOOD. (Technically, they will turn five this coming July.) We have a review for you, and we're going to sneak in a little news at the end. Buya Ramen is a traditional…
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Special Pho: Un-pho-gettable…That’s What You are!

The main attraction at this Vietnamese hole in the wall is, as the name would suggest, special bowls of steaming pho. Special Pho in St. Petersburg has incredible pho creations that you must try very soon if you haven't already. Pho is a Vietnamese beef noodle soup that is the perfect elixir to warm the…
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Driftwood Kava & Coffee Roastery – A Rustic, Delightful Experience

Driftwood Kava and Coffee Roastery opened quietly in downtown St. Pete in January of this year, in the space of the former Rawk Star Cafe. The owners of Rawk Star Cafe, Mike and Arielle Collins, are still behind Driftwood so you will still see the same smiling faces when you visit. Arielle is involved as…
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St. Pete’s Downtown Diner 2nd & Second Revisited

A Restaurant Review from a Native of the Diner Capital of the World Bon Appétit Magazine declared New Jersey "The Diner Capital of the World". Well, that's where I'm from. Exit 9 on the Turnpike, or exit 129 on the Parkway. (Yeah, I lived where the two opposite direction tollways intersected.) Step aside. I'll handle…
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Feast on Texas Style BBQ at LaSalle’s Barbecue Food Truck

Ever crave a saucy plate of barbecue with those southern sides that we all know and love? Me too. Barbecue has its roots all across the southern states, and lucky for meat lovers here in St. Pete, Texas style BBQ can be found and enjoyed at LaSalle's Barbecue. Parked right on Dr. M.L.K. Jr St…
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