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Top Downtown St Pete Breakfast or Brunch Restaurants 2020

Breakfast or Brunch - Where Should You Go? Wake up early and hungry for breakfast? It is the most important meal of the day, you know. Do you know what your options are in Downtown St Pete? St Petersburg Foodies compiled a list of downtown establishments that can get your day started off just right.…
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1200 Chophouse – Turf at the Surf

Walking up to 1200 Chophouse you instantly feel at home. The restaurant is in, what appears to be, a former house with a large front porch. Inside, you are instantly taken aback by the beautiful cowhide covered wall across the room. It compliments the cozy nature of the small restaurant. Like its sister restaurant, Snappers,…
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La V – Vietnamese Fusion That Keeps You Wanting More

For the most part, comfort food is a rather ambiguous term that refers to food that makes us feel good. To some, that means a glutenous helping of sinfully delicious Thanksgiving staples, while others may attribute "feeling good" and "feel good" food to health-conscious meals that nourish and fuel the body. Comfort food, to me,…
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The St. Petersburg Foodies Birthday Food and Bar Crawl

Birthdays have always been a major moment for me – a celebration of another year of life in the books, a blank page ready for illustration, the ability to begin a brand-new chapter in life and an almost metaphoric fresh start. Looking at the celebration from this lens, it’s no wonder that I treat the…
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10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2020

Must Eat Mexican Treats in St. Pete If you search this site for "Mexican", you may notice that I do all of the Mexican restaurant reviews. Why? It's because I love Mexican food so much that I could literally eat it every day for a week straight. (I actually have done that before.) Two and…
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Take a Dive into a Supreme Meal at Snapper’s Sea Grill

Owned by a local fisherman, Snapper’s Sea Grill on St. Pete beach is a local hotspot. As you walk up to Snapper’s there are lit tiki torches and mature palm trees lining the walkway bringing you to the front doors, which are made of beautiful stained glass in the shape of fish swimming in the…
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Nueva Cantina Reboots the Menu with Hileman Collab

Remember Chef Jeffery Hileman? He ran the kitchen at FarmTable Cucina for most of their time open. Put him together with Nueva Cantina co-owner, Louie Spetrini, and you have the Mexican restaurant dream team. This "new" menu has actually been out for two months now, but we just got to it last week. Nueva Cantina…
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5 Best Places for Barbecue in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

Barbecue, especially in the south, is a true art form that many spend years upon years tweaking, adjusting and perfecting. There are four essential classifications of barbecue: Texas, Carolina, Kansas City & Memphis. [Editor's note: There can be a myriad of others, but these are the most well-known.] Each region's style of barbecue varies notably,…
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Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse Won’t Leave You Feeling Blue

From elementary school to college I celebrated many birthdays of mine and friends at Japanese Steakhouses. It was such a novelty, to watch someone gleefully and impressively cook an entire meal right in front of your eyes, all the while creating onion volcanos and smiley faces out of rice. It’s been many years since I…
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Poppo’s Taqueria: A Poppin’ Spot for Northern Cali Inspired Mexican Street Food

Poppo's Taqueria is a popular fast-casual restaurant on Central Ave serving delicious tacos, burritos, bowls and quesadillas with fresh and organic ingredients. There are multiple locations around Florida and aren't we glad they popped up here?! An eye-catcher are their wholesome and delicious menu items from protein to toppings and their homemade tortillas. Poppo's is…
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10 Best Octopus Dishes in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2020

I've always been an adventurous eater ever since I was a kid. If I saw something on a menu that I never had—that's what I would order. Oddly, I never came across any octopus until IL Ritorno opened in early 2014. According to Gordon Food Service Corporate Consulting Chef Gerry Ludwig, 2014 was about the…
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