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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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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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Beer, Wine, Biggie and Vibes at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe

The Coachella

One step over the threshold at Hawthorne Bottle Shoppe is all it takes for you to realize that you’re in a spot with plenty of cool factor. Walls adorned with shelves of fascinating beers and captivating wines, displays topped with witty merchandise and of course, the notable nods to Biggie Smalls throughout the entire space […]

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Sammy + Paco’s Brings a Vibrant Cafe with a Zingy Menu to Historic Kenwood

Sammy + Paco's Bagel + Lox

This bright and quaint cafe, Sammy + Paco’s Community Cafe, has proven to be quite popular since its opening in May. The owners of Lolita’s are the masterminds behind this gem and if you know and love Lolita’s as much as I do, then you’ll quickly adore Sammy + Paco’s. Just as you’d expect, the food […]

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Matteo – The New “Must Go To” in the Grand Central District

Lasagne

If You Don’t Go To Matteo Trattoria & Pizzeria, It Will Be the Biggest Mistake of Your Life   Matteo Trattoria & Pizzeria just brought the level of Italian cuisine in St. Pete to a whole new level. So did Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria. If you love Italian food, and especially if you […]

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Poppin’ Corks and Slingin’ Bubbles – Sauvignon Wine Locker is Now Open!

Pappardelle - oyster mushrooms, caramelized Tropia onion, lamb sugo, mint.

Great Wine Program & Outstanding Cuisine from Chris Ciarcia UPDATED: July 21, 2021. (Originally published May 3, 2021.) Sauvignon Wine Locker & American Trattoria has taken over the upstairs space above Five Bucks Drinkery on the 200 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete. Sauvignon’s new home for many years housed A Taste for […]

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10 Best Grouper Sandwiches in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Sea Dog Brew Pub Grouper Sandwich

The Grouper Sandwich is one of the most popular food items in St. Petersburg, FL, for both locals and tourists alike. There are a myriad of different types of grouper, but the most commonly found type in our area are Red, Black, and Gag. You can’t really tell the difference once they’re cooked and served […]

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St. Pete Beach Gets a New Cuban Spot: Kuba Cocina En La Playa

Kuba Cocina Lobster & Shrimp Salchipapa bite

Your visit to St. Pete Beach just got a whole lot better. Stop by the new and iconic Kuba Cocina En La Playa for tasty, made to order, Cuban food. We heard the buzz on their Cuban sandwich and had to try it for ourselves. The result? Astounding flavors that’ll have us dreaming of the […]

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In 2021, St. Petersburg Florida’s Brooklyn South is Thriving

Chef's choice cheese and charcuterie board

Brooklyn South has been slinging cheese and charcuterie and their ever-popular sandwiches (which are a favorite of the lunch crowd) in the heart of the Edge District for nearly seven years now. While ownership did change hands last year, the vast majority of the way things are done at Brooklyn South have remained the same […]

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