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Alésia Restaurant Showcases French and Vietnamese Fare in St. Pete FL

Alesia Restaurant Bánh Mì Sandwich

Alésia Restaurant is a quaint hidden gem on Central Avenue serving strikingly good French-Vietnamese fare, wondrous wines and let’s not forget about the dessert. From the moment you arrive, your eyes will be drawn to the twinkling and shining lights in the outdoor patio. If you’re anything like me, you love a quaint atmosphere, especially […]

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10 Best Cuban Sandwiches in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Tommy's Famous Cuban Sandwich

Best Authentic Cuban Sandwiches in St. Pete The last time I did this list was in 2019, and I could only come up with a top five. It was also actually my first ever best Cuban sandwich list. I ate A LOT of Cuban sandwiches this year, and for 2021, we do have a top 10. […]

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The Floribbean Offers Craveable Caribbean Food In St. Pete

The Floribbean Chili Bowl

Located in the bustling Grand Central District on Central Ave, The Floribbean is a remarkable lunch and dinner spot if you’re on the hunt for something quick, casual, and straight up amazing. Lately, the buzz about the bowls at The Floribbean have been getting louder in our St. Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews Facebook Group, so […]

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22 South Food Hall & Jordan Dance Hall Brought Back to Life by Urban Collective

Back in 2013, The Historic Manhattan Casino’s first floor was home to Sylvia’s Soul Food Restaurant. That ended in 2016. In 2018 Vincent Jackson, Ramon Hernandez and Mario Farias opened Callaloo. It was later transformed into 22 South Food Hall in April 2021. Unfortunately, the hall’s majority owner, former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Vincent Jackson, […]

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Calling All Pizza Foodies! Have You Ever Had Ohio-Style Pizza?

Pep Cup Ohio Pizza

New York, being the largest city in the US, tends to dominate in parts of the culinary world, especially pizza. Many dyed-in-the-wool New York Pizza lovers consider it to be the only “real pizza”. However, there’s Neapolitan Pizza, Chicago Pizza, Sicilian Pizza, Greek Pizza, California Pizza, Detroit Pizza, St. Louis Pizza and Ohio-style Pizza. Even […]

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Bask in Irish Culture Without Leaving St. Pete at Mary Margaret’s Olde Irish Tavern

Grouper Fish and Chips

When a lively atmosphere rich in Irish culture, food and drink sounds appealing, look no further than Mary Margaret’s Olde Irish Tavern. It’s exactly the kind of place where you’re encouraged to belly up to the bar for a game and/or as soon as the clock strikes 5:00PM. The atmosphere is quaint and welcoming. Dim […]

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Be Transported to Portugal Without the Flight at Fado Portuguese Cuisine

Fado Portuguese Cuisine Polvo A Lagareiro

It’s time to enjoy the traditional dishes and famed seafood of Portugal right here in St. Pete at Fado Portuguese Cuisine. Situated on the cusp of downtown, on 4th Street N, Fado is a wonderful restaurant for a date night, celebrations or just about anytime. The ambiance is simple and classy and you get the […]

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Prepare to Have Your Taste Buds Blown Away at Mullet’s Fish Camp & Market

Mullet's Peel N Eat Shrimp Mullet's Style Close Up

The extensive seafood-focused menu at Mullet’s Fish Camp & Market is just the start. Situated on an old fish camp from 150 years ago, the seafood theme is reflected as much on the plate as in the interior and exterior. A visit to Mullet’s will give you that nautical vibe with unique decor, vibrant picnic […]

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Central Ave’s 600 Block Just Got Better as The Lure Ono Pivots to Mexican Street Fare

Quesabirria Tacos (Photo by Haley Haman)

When The Lure Ono originally launched in December 2020 they paid homage to the location’s former tenant, Central Melt. They concentrated on creative versions of grilled cheese. The word ono means delicious in Hawaiian. The interior vibe and the original menu took inspiration from Hawaii as well with items like grab & go sushi, and […]

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Nosh on New York Classics at this Jewish Inspired Deli, The Nosh Pit in St. Pete

The Nosh Pit Sandwiches

I noshed on a handful of scrumptious bites at The Nosh Pit and I seriously can’t wait to go back. Along with deli classics, you’ll also find fresh soups and salads, tasty sides, New York deli meat, and so much more. It’s the perfect lunch spot and although you have to travel outside of DTSP […]

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St Petersburg Foodies’ Downtown Happy Hour List September 2021 UPDATED

Happy Hour Food & Drink List for Downtown, The Edge District and The Grand Central District *Please note for purposes of this list we consider Downtown up to 22nd Ave N and to 22nd Ave S out to The Edge District at 9th St (MLK Jr. St). The Edge District is also included in this […]

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Mi Carreta Restaurant and Bakery: A Colombian Taste Sensation

Mi Carreta Restaurant and Bakery Items

The popular buzz drew us in and the empanadas will keep us coming back. Mi Carreta Restaurant and Bakery has been a popular go-to recommendation for Colombian food in our St. Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews Facebook group. With all the hype, we decided to check it out for ourselves. Spoiler alert: It’s definitely worth the […]

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Al Fresco Dining in the Heart of Downtown St. Pete at Novu Bistro Bar

The Pork Chop

On the corner of Central Avenue and 1st Street next door to the Historic Ponce de Leon Hotel stands a small, yet charming bistro with al fresco dining. Novu Bistro Bar offers a relaxed dining experience in booming downtown St. Petersburg for most any occasion – from a casual date night or birthday celebration, to […]

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Eat, Sip and Splash at 82 Degrees in St. Pete Beach, FL

82Degrees Salad 82 Close up

Forget laid back beach bars, 82 Degrees in St. Pete Beach is the new flashy restaurant and bar that you need to visit as soon as you can. Period. Located at The Saint Hotel, this is a fully renovated, boutique hotel with a trendy and vibrant atmosphere. Plus, it’s only a brief walk to the […]

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The Dream is Real at Chef Jeffrey Jew’s Lingr Restaurant

Spicy Chili Garlic Shrimp Dumpling

Put a chef in his own restaurant and watch him shine. Chef Jeffrey Jew was in charge of the kitchens at 2B Hospitality’s Bella Brava, and Stillwaters Tavern, and we always liked his food. Now, we love his food at his new eatery, Lingr, in the Downtown South University Park area of St. Petersburg. Not […]

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