Category Archives: Restaurants


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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Gratzzi Italian Grille Review of My 3 Favorite Dishes

Veal Marsala at Gratzzi Italian Grille

One of my all time favorites at Gratzzi Italian Grille is the Veal Marsala. I get this 50% of the time. It has mushrooms and prosciutto. It is served with chef’s market vegetables, and what I like to call a “Baby Lasagna” which you can see on the top left of the plate. It is […]

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Gratzzi Italian Grille Review of My Favorite Pasta Dishes

Goat Cheese Baked Ziti at Gratzzi Grille

My two favorite Italian restaurants are Gratzzi Italian Grille, which is southern Italian, and Il Ritorno, which is Northern Italian. Gratzzi was the first restaurant I ate at in St. Pete when I moved here in early 2009. I loved it the first time, and every time thereafter. Since I’ve eaten a lot of great […]

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