Category Archives: Best Places in St. Petersburg

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10 Best Taco Places in St. Petersburg FL 2020

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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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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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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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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10 Best Italian Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

***PLEASE NOTE THIS LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER AND IS NOT A RANKING.*** Of our top 10 best Italian restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL, some have been around for many years, some for just a few, and a couple are somewhat new. Another interesting note is that 9 out of 10 provide Southern Italian cuisine,…
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10 Best Romantic Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

Best Restaurants for Valentine's Day & Other Romantic Jaunts Whether you're a guy or a gal, it never hurts to have a handy list of romantic restaurants at your fingertips. Valentine's Day is one of the biggies, but there are also anniversaries, birthdays, Mother's Day, and other holidays. In general, it's obviously the overall ambiance.…
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Top 10 Best Fish Tacos in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2019

Fish tacos are definitely a thing in the St. Pete area. It seems like almost every restaurant has them. Without doing an actual survey, I'd guess that 40%-50% of restaurants around here have fish tacos. We already have a Top 10 Taco Places list, and I tried to not duplicate any here with one exception,…
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5 Best Places for Poké Bowls in St Petersburg, FL 2019

Poké (pronounced as poh-kay), which is said to have been originated in Hawaii, has gained a copious amount of popularity all across the world in recent years. Poké is a traditional dish that is typically comprised of, in its most basic state, raw tuna and shoyu, where the tuna is cut crosswise, and then cubed.…
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10 Best Places for Oysters in St. Petersburg FL

Oysters, my favorite of the bivalve family, are not exactly few and far between in St. Petersburg, especially those from the Gulf. Quality oysters, however, take some research to uncover. Lucky for you, we've done the leg work, and consumed dozens upon dozens of oysters in order to assemble a list with the best places for…
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8 Delicious St. Petersburg Restaurants Open for Holiday Dining

St Petersburg Foodies Holiday Dining Guide There’s much to love above the most wonderful time of the year – spending cherished moments with loved ones, celebrating traditions, unwrapping gifts and indulging in some of the year’s most anticipated dishes and recipes. With this overabundance of merriment, planning and preparation can become exhausting and redundant, to…
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5 Best Frosé Cocktails in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

Sure, summer is behind us but the warm temperatures that still remain make it socially acceptable to order a frozen drink in November, right? Frosé is a frozen rosé cocktail that everyone has been raving about this summer. These trendy, boozy adult slushies are great for cooling off and sippin' on something sweet. Here are…
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Best Salads in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

I LOVE salad! My mom made a salad every single night to start off dinner, and dinner was always at six. Those were the two constants. Now, the best salads I have at home are made by Lori. She just has a knack. I could make the same salad as her, and it won't taste…
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15 Best Happy Hours in St. Petersburg FL 2019 by Locals

Ah, happy hour, the time of day that most look forward to Monday through Friday. When the clock strikes 5:00PM, folks all over scramble to the nearest watering hole to belly-up to the bar with a libation, or two, after a long work day. If you weren't already aware, St. Pete's dining scene is chock…
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Top 10 Cheese & 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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