Category Archives: Restaurants

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10 Best Pizza Places in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

10 Best Pizza Joints St. Pete Sometimes we get criticized for being biased to downtown locations since that's where we live. That might be true, and it might be because that's where many of the best restaurants are. Well, it's not true for pizza. There is only one place that made the list that is…
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10 Best Mac n Cheese in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

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

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

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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8 Best Fish n Chips in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

Best Fish & Chips in St. Pete Fish and Chips is thought to have come about in the early-to-mid 1800s in the U.K. It is theorized that Jewish immigrants may have originally brought the idea of frying fish in batter to the U.K. (There go those immigrants in another food origin story, again.) In 2003,…
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Sloppy Joe’s Bar & Grill – Good Food at The Beach

We recently paid a visit to Sloppy Joe's Bar & Grill at the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island. We heard they had some new items on the menu, and thought we would check it out. They are the main restaurant, and souvenir shop in the resort. (We made sure to get t-shirts while we…
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Top 5 Best Cuban Sandwiches in St. Petersburg FL 2019

I like to end all things on a good note, so this one will start with the somewhat negative. Everyone is going to hate me because Bodega didn't make the top 5 list of Cuban Sandwiches. People are going to go insane. I will probably have to go into the witness protection program, but Bodega's…
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Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery Opening April 1, 2019 – Preview

World Fusion Gourmet Meets Fast Casual Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery is set to open April 1st...finally. We have all watched and waited. Unfortunately, they encountered some of the same set backs most new restaurants do during build out, which pushed their hopeful opening date of August 2018 back to now. Beginning March 27th, Brass…
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5 Best Chilis in St. Petersburg FL 2019

The Best Chili to Eat in St. Pete Chili's geographic origins go back to what is the currently most talked about border ... unfortunately for no reasons having to do with this quite popular food. Chili was born in both Northern Mexico and Southern Texas - on the border and over the border. Its more…
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Where’s the Best Fried Chicken in St Petersburg, FL 2019?

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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¡Wepa Lives Up to Its’ Name!

Wepa Cocina de Puerto Rico Opens Today - Across From 3 Daughters (Wepa is an exclamation that can mean great, good job, what's up, wow, etc.) It takes a lot of balls to go from amateur food critic to professional restaurateur—especially when you've ruffled a few feathers along the way with some of your critiques.…
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10 Best Wings in St. Petersburg FL 2019

10 Best Buffalo Wings–Chicken Wings and Duck Wings too! Chicken wings are not only one of the most popular restaurant and bar staples, but their popularity keeps increasing so much that there were shortages and price peaks in 2017 lasting into 2018. I read about it back then in The Wall Street Journal, but things…
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