Category Archives: Restaurants


Tryst Summer Specials

Yak Sliders

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 […]

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Annata Wine Bar’s Cheese & Charcuterie is Outstanding!

Annata Wine's Cheese & Charcuterie Platter

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 […]

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The Lure Sunday Brunch

Sweet Melissa on the left, and Bacon-8-Her on the right

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 […]

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FarmTable Kitchen’s Incredible, Edible Happy Hour…

FarmTable Kitchen

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 […]

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ZGrille Seafood Salad

Seafood Salad at ZGrille

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 […]

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The Oyster Bar St. Pete Review

Lobster Tails At Oyster Bar St. Pete

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 […]

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Review of Leafy Greens Café

Tuscan Pizza

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 […]

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Chicken Fried Calamari at the Birch & Vine is a MUST!! Flavor Explosion!

Birch & Vine

If you haven’t tried the Chicken Fried Calamari at the Birch and Vine, you are missing out on the best calamari I have ever had! Wow! Chef Jason Cline always comes up with amazing combinations of food, but this one blew me away! It is a nice size portion too. It sits over a Carrot […]

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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 […]

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FarmTable Kitchen St. Pete Review

FarmTable Litchen Experience

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 […]

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Brick & Mortar St. Pete Review

Brick & Mortar Downtown St. Pete

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 […]

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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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