Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

The Return of IL Ritorno – Downtown St. Pete 2018

IL Ritorno is back! Actually, they've been back since December 27th, but we finally got a chance to check out the new space on Valentine's Day. They closed during the last quarter of 2017 to expand, nearly doubling their size, adding two more dining areas, an open kitchen, chef's bar, and full liquor. More details…
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Tap Into Some Great Apps at The Hollander’s Tap Room

The Tap Room at The Hollander's Happy Hour is a Great Deal The Tap Room is a really cool, fun place to hangout in the heart of downtown St. Pete. It's in The Hollander Hotel, so you have an eclectic mix of locals and tourists, and you never know who you are going to meet,…
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Lolita’s Brunch Gives You One More Reason To Go

When Lolita’s Wine Market opened last year, it seemed like they relied mostly on “word of mouth” (i.e. social media shares) to get the word out about the make-your-own-charcuterie concept. Lucky for them, people couldn’t stop raving about the place. And truth be told, I still can’t. The food is undeniably good. In an effort…
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NuMex Chile Keeps Getting Better and Better

When we first told you about NuMex Chile in the Grand Central District of St. Pete, we talked about traditional New Mexican fare (as in the US state), and there were no tacos or burritos. There are still traditional New Mexican dishes using the famous Hatch Chiles, but there are also tacos, burritos and a few…
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Casita Taqueria Has Earned Their Loyal Following

We recently published the 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Pete, for which Casita did not appear. Ut oh. Suddenly, the villagers were chasing us down with torches in hand, ready to hang us from the rafters. We had been to Casita Taqueria on 4th Street North a few years ago in its current location. I…
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Sola – One of the Best Eateries on the Beach

Sola Bistro & Wine Bar is definitely not your typical beach spot. Many beach eateries cater to tourists with a turn and burn approach consisting of poor service with frozen deep fried foods. On the other hand, Sola is a foodies oasis at the beach with eclectic gourmet cuisine. There is also a unique wine…
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M-N-M BBQ: A Hidden Gem on the St Pete BBQ Restaurant Scene

Thursday, January 25th 2018, Kevin and I ventured out of the 33701 to find some good BBQ. We had ordered previously from M-N-M through Delivery Dudes and found it to be quite good, but visiting a restaurant and eating there is usually quite a different experience than delivery. M-N-M is located off of 16th St…
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The Hive at the Vintin Hotel Offers Up Old & New

I remember eating Prime Rib as a kid, and loving it. It's just so juicy and tender. I recently learned about Poké Bowls last year, so they are new to me, and even if they've actually been around for a long time, they are definitely at the top of the foodies Zeitgeist lately. [caption id="attachment_9237" align="alignnone"…
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MidiCi at Tyrone Mall is the Whole Package

At MidiCi Neopolitan Pizza Company, the focus isn't just on the food. It’s also about the experience. The quote "People are the best thing that can happen to anyone” is painted in large lettering on the wall of the visible kitchen. The folks behind the Neopolitian pizza concept set out to create an atmosphere where…
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Asie Pan-Asian Opens to Rave Reviews

The long anticipated opening of Asie Pan-Asian quietly happened just before Christmas, and now the word is out. We went in late December, and again the week after New Year's so we could try some more things. As of this writing, Asie has 4.5 - 5 star reviews on all of the major review platforms,…
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10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2018

Must Eat Mexican Treats in St. Pete If you search this site for "Mexican", you may notice that I do all of the Mexican restaurant reviews, rather than Lori. Why? It's because I love Mexican food so much that I could literally eat it every day for a week straight. (I actually have done that…
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A Secret Rendezvous with the New Menu at Tryst

Tryst Adds Over 25 New Menu Items for Dinner & Brunch We're not sure how many restaurants do this, but it sure is a great idea. When Tryst updates their menu, which happens 2-3 times a year, they have a two hour meeting with all of the employees where Chef Jon Robben cooks and explains…
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