Category Archives: Restaurants

ST. PETE FOODIES APPROVED SPONSOR:
The Avenue Banner

Gratzzi Italian Grille Gets Exotic

Gratzzi Italian Grille is certainly known and loved for their classic, rustic Italian staples, but we also love it when Chef Tony gets creative with the exotic ingredients. These were all extremely delicious, hearty and satisfying. Alligator Sausage with spicy black bean tart. (more…)
Read more

Alesia Restaurant Review

Last night Lori and I had dinner at Alesia and it was delicious! Everything tasted great, and the prices are quite reasonable. One bottle of wine ($29) with two appetizers and two entrees = $56 before tip. For apps, we had - Summer Rolls ($3.70) - fresh rolls in rice paper with shrimp, rice vermicelli,…
Read more

Souzou Asian Fusion “Family & Friends” Grand Opening

This was from the June 2015 soft opening. I am extremely enthused to report that DTSP finally has a superfine high-quality Sushi / Asian-fusion place! It seems like we've been waiting forever! One of the few missing pieces in the awesomeness of Downtown St. Petersburg has certainly been filled in by the opening of Souzou.…
Read more

Tryst Summer Specials

These were a couple of the summer specials that were off the menu at Tryst. As some of you may know, Lori and I go to Tryst Gastro Lounge ... A LOT. A real lot. Although the rumor that we have our own cot in the back is not true, their Executive Chef, Sean Ford…
Read more

Annata Wine Bar’s Cheese & Charcuterie is Outstanding!

There are a lot of restaurants in Downtown St Petersburg that offer Cheese & Charcuterie platters but I must say, in my humble opinion, that Annata offers up one the of very best that I personally have ever had.  The meats and cheeses are incredibly fresh but the accoutrements that come with them really make…
Read more

The Lure Sunday Brunch

We made our 2nd visit to The Lure, this time for Sunday Brunch. I decided that I needed sushi and grits for brunch. The grits were excellent, real, fresh, cooked grits. You may have heard me previously assert that I think it should be illegal to serve instant grits at a restaurant, and I will…
Read more

FarmTable Kitchen’s Incredible, Edible Happy Hour…

My newest obsession...the Clams at FarmTable Kitchen.  I literally crave them and the sauce with Hot Italian Sausage added Their Happy Hour is my definite favorite!  From 5 - 7 they offer around 10 menu items for $7/each and two flatbreads for $9/each.  Plus they have a $7 specialty cocktail of the day or you can…
Read more

ZGrille Seafood Salad

One of my favorite items at ZGrille is the Seafood Salad with grilled calamari, gulf shrimp, scallops, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, and meyer lemon vinaigrette. It is quite filling, extremely tasty, and ... drum roll please ... no starch. (Starch goes right to my waistline, so I try to only have it once or twice…
Read more

The Oyster Bar St. Pete Review

Did you know that it’s already been 3-years (in August 2016) since The Oyster Bar St Pete on Central Avenue was taken over by current owner, Josh Cameron? It used to be named Central Avenue Oyster Bar, and it was pretty good. But since Josh took over, it’s gotten better and better in all ways…
Read more

Review of Leafy Greens Café

First off, let me start by saying, Thank God for St Pete, and all the fabulous local food to eat! Okay, sorry for the rhyme, but it’s true. See I moved here from Mobile, Alabama, and although there are some truly great local spots in my Southern hometown, it’s no St Pete. And to top…
Read more

Hawkers St. Pete Review

Hawkers is excellent Asian Street Fare. Really good Asian food is few and far between in St. Pete. and Hawkers is a welcome addition. They have a nice variety of cuisines, including; Malaysian, Chinese, Korean, Singaporean, and Vietnamese. Their food is made from scratch using the founder's own family recipes. We recently had lunch at…
Read more

FarmTable Kitchen St. Pete Review

Last Saturday, Lori and I decided to try the FarmTable Kitchen Experience. First, a little background in case you are unaware. Sundial St. Pete, in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, is a collection of boutique retail shops, services, and restaurants. One of the renowned anchors of Sundial is Locale Market. Locale has several options…
Read more

Brick & Mortar St. Pete Review

Lori and I finally made it back to Brick & Mortar, and WOW! It's obvious that just about anybody enjoys food that tastes amazing. What really makes the party-in-your-mouth experience over the top is when unique combinations of rare, fresh ingredients are creatively matched to create new inventions in gourmet cuisine. That's what Chef Jason…
Read more