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Annata Wine Bar St. Pete Review

Pan Seared Scallops

I had an enjoyable trip to Annata Wine Bar at 300 Beach Drive in Downtown St. Pete. I went last Monday because Gloria West was performing, and she is just a dream to listen to. I ate a big lunch that day, so Annata’s small plates were perfect for me. They are also a nice […]

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King’s Street Food Keeps It Fun, Friendly, Affordable & Tasty

Kings Harry Caray Chicago Style Hot Dog

King’s Street Food is a unique, fun place with good food that is affordable, tasty and different. King’s says it right in their name that they are “Street Food”. Well, if this is street food, then it is gourmet street food. This is grilled cheese and hot dogs … but it is definitely not your […]

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The Avenue’s Firecracker Burger is Fresh & Fiery

The Avenue St. Pete Restaurant Review

The Avenue is famous for their great hamburgers, and that is what was in order for lunch today. Since I love spicy food, I couldn’t resist the Firecracker Burger. The menu description is: Thick cut peppered bacon, spicy habanero sauce, jalapeños, pepper jack cheese. It doesn’t say it, but I love that it also has […]

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Pizza Box St. Pete is a Euphoric Foodies Delight

Pizza Box St. Pete Review

I’ve never said “WOW!” so many times in one sitting. I had a small personal pizza that had four slices. Each slice is about 8-9 bites, and I said ‘wow!’ with every bite. If you’re doing the math, that’s 36 ‘wows!’. Usually, your sensory adaptation gets you acclimated to new tastes and aromas, but not […]

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The Birch & Vine’s Menu is Ever Evolving and Always Creative

Birch & Vine Review

First published on June 25th, 2016 We had dinner at the Birch & Vine on Thursday and I am happy to report that it was amazing! First, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Freemark Abbey Merlot.  Absolutely, sublime!

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The Renaissance of Rococo Steak

Rococo Steak Review

First published on 10/15/2015 Kevin and I had not been to Rococo in quite a few months. We decided to go last Thursday night before our play. We were pleasantly surprised by the changes not only to the menu but to the kitchen staff and the ambiance as well. We had complained several times in […]

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The Wooden Rooster – Fantastic New Gem In Downtown St Pete

The Wooden Rooster Review

First published on 11/24/2016 I went to lunch today with some of my colleagues from Premier Sotheby’s at our new next door neighbor… The Wooden Rooster. Extremely friendly staff, familiar faces (Barbara Walsh) and unbelievably fresh food. Opened by Jeremy Duclut, of Cassis, only yesterday, I must say, you would never know they were that […]

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Tryst – Amazing Jambalaya!!

Tryst Review

First published on 4/29/2016 Dinner last night at Tryst was delicious! I had the Jambalaya: chicken, gulf shrimp and andouille sausage over creole rice. It was some of the best I have ever had and… spicy!

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Parkshore Grill consistently GREAT!

Parkshore Grill Review

First published on 3/6/2016 We had an amazing dinner at Parkshore Grill on Thursday night.

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Brick & Mortar – Truly Amazing!!

Brick & Mortar Review

First published on 5/22/2015 Last night we made our first visit to Brick & Mortar. First we were delighted to be greeted and seated by April Seelbach, formally of The Canopy. All I can say is amazing!   Kevin LOVED it! I am not a fennel/anise fan and several of the dishes had fennel/anise and […]

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Cassis American Brasserie’s Parisian Hot Dog is Magnifique!

Cassis Parisian Hot Dog

Back in April, Cassis updated their menus, and there are several new items that look delicious. However, I have been dying to try the Parisian Hot Dog. I love having breakfast at Cassis, and I normally end up there early in the morning before the hot dog is available at 11 am on the lunch […]

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Noble Crust is Outstanding!

Noble Crust Review

See the updated review from January 2020 here. Noble Crust – The Review: So, I heard great things yesterday when I posted that I was headed to Noble Crust last night. And I must say that it totally lived up to its billing. My parents were very thrown by the eclectic menu and I was […]

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Waiting for the Weekend for Z Grille’s Weekend Brunch

Shrimp & Grits at Z Grille

Z Grille does brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-3. Last weekend, Lori and I did Saturday Faturday, instead of Sunday Funday and that’s where we went. I am a Shrimp & Grits aficionado and Z Grille’s Shrimp & Grits were the best I ever had in my life! There were so many different amazing […]

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The Birch & Vine is Just Divine!

Sous Vide Butter Poached Lobster at The Birch & Vine

At The Birchwood’s Birch & Vine Restaurant, two of my favorites are the Niman Ranch Lamb Meatballs – Greek cheese stuffed lamb meatballs, roasted red pepper-raspberry sauce, pecorino, scallion – spicy & sweet at the same time!

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La V – Vietnamese Fusion: Great Food. Great Service

Beef Pho at La V - Vietnamese Fusion

I love La V – Vietnamese Fusion! My favorite item that I get most of the time is the Beef Pho. (Everybody here probably already knows that it is pronounced “Fuh”.) The Beef Pho is a delicious soup that is simmered for 12 hours. It consists of clear beef broth, rice noodles, white onion, cilantro, […]

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