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5 Best Fish Spreads in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

Pauls Landing Smoked Fish Spread

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

Tryst Bloody Mary

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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Top 10 New Restaurants St Petersburg, FL Rated by Locals

Raclette Offerings at Bacchus St Pete

The St. Petersburg food scene is constantly blossoming with new concepts and restaurants that are eager to feed the hungry masses. To achieve success, new restaurants have to possess an “it factor” in order to separate themselves from the competition: like a fresh concept, signature dish, killer happy hour, prime location, etc. Many, many fabulous […]

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Best Fresh Margaritas in St. Pete for 2019

Nueva Cantina Margaritas

Margaritaaaahs! I’ve gone around town drinking all of the margaritas for this list. Some are fruity, some are spicy, but most of all, they are all FRESH! So, what makes a good margarita? The typical answer is tequila, something sweet or spicy, and lime, but these St. Pete restaurants and bars have gone above and […]

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Top 12 Fast Casual Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

Everything Avocado Toast

The number of fast casual restaurants gracing the streets of St. Petersburg appears to be on the rise. These days, the term fast casual encompasses far more than what you may think. Oh no, we aren’t talking McDonald’s or Taco Bell folks – think organic, fresh, and locally sourced. In today’s world, fast-casual restaurants are […]

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5 Best Asian Soups in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

Bun Bo Hue

I love ALL kinds of soup in general, and I really LOVE all kinds of Asian Noodle Soups, especially Pho and Ramen. We may have a best pho, best ramen, and so on for future lists, but I wanted to give my favorite Asian soups in general that I eat all of the time over […]

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10 Best Mac n Cheese in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

3 Daughters Brewing White Mac and Cheese with Beach Blonde Ale

Best Mac & Cheese in St. Pete The origins of mac & cheese go back to 1769, supposedly from a recipe that Thomas Jefferson brought back from Italy. Kraft first packaged Mac n Cheese it in 1937.  It became a big hit during WWII. If you were a kid growing up in America (or Canada […]

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Top 20 2019 Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

F.G.B.L.T. Fried Green Tomatoes, Tabasco-honey glazed Pork Belly, Pimento Cheese from Noble Crust

From Ramen and Charcuterie, to elevated pub fare and BBQ, in our city, noteworthy casual restaurants are quite abundant. What deems an eating establishment as casual? In my humble opinion, casual restaurants possess a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe, and are suitable for most any occasion. The restaurants on this particular list have the above qualities, and then […]

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Best 2019 Upscale Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

Jerked Veggies. Wood roasted, cool Yogurt, crispy fried Peas

It’s no secret that our city is crawling with fabulous upscale dining options (and dining options, in general!). From the edge of downtown, to the shorelines of the beaches, most every inch of St Petersburg has a culinary treat in store. We’ve rounded up 12 of the top upscale-casual restaurants within St Pete as a […]

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Where’s the Best Fried Chicken in St Petersburg, FL 2019?

Munch's Fried Chicken

I don’t make fried chicken at home, but as a child my mother did, and from what I recall it was finger licking good. My mother is from Georgia so she knows southern cooking. Did she way over cook vegetables? Definitely, but I think most moms in her era did. So when I see fried […]

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Best Pasta in St. Petersburg FL 2019

Spaghetti Bolognese

Mangia! Mangia! I remember my Sicilian grandmother always saying this to me as a kid – Eat! Eat! I ate so much pasta as a kid, that by the time I was a young adult, I swore off the stuff for several years. Now I am back in love with pasta, and I eat it […]

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5 Best Cupcakes in St. Petersburg FL 2019

Cupcakes are a unique dessert! They’re smaller, more delicious versions of cake! And who doesn’t love cake? There are a lot of local bakeries in and around the burg to get gourmet cupcakes with all different cake and frosting flavors, sizes and toppings. I’ve put together a list of the 5 best cupcakes in St. […]

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5 Best Hot Dogs in St. Petersburg FL 2019

Coney Island Grill Chili Dog

The Best Hot Dogs to Eat in St. Pete We recently published the 10 Best Burgers in St. Pete, and included a +1 with a vegan burger. For this one, we have five hot dogs, with kind of a plus one—two versions of the dog at one place, but no vegan hot dog. (Sorry vegans.) […]

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Top 5 Places to Get Milkshakes in St. Pete

Think thick, creamy richness and bold flavors and what comes to mind? Milkshakes, of course! Whether your the adventurous or simplistic milkshake enthusiast, I’ve crafted a list of the best places to get a milkshake around the burg. 1. Mini Doughnut Factory 730 4th St N St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 258-7531 http://www.minidoughnutfactory.com/ The best of […]

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Top Five Veggie Favorites in Downtown St Petersburg November 2017

Vegetarian Platos from Bodega

As a vegetarian, I know that finding good veggie options while eating out can be challenging. Often the only available veggie items are the usual suspects such as a Portobello mushroom “burger”, which I personally detest, or boring and flavorless options such as an iceberg lettuce salad or a veggie wrap made-up of mostly lettuce […]

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