Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

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Baba on Central Brings Mediterranean Flair to the Grand Central District

Baba is a Greek-Lebanese inspired restaurant and bakery in the Grand Central District brought to us by the owners of local favorite, Bodega on Central, Debbie and George Sayegh. They set out to honor their family through the food and recipes of their childhood. Debbie grew up in Greece and George in Lebanon. Baba which…
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German Knödel – The Best Wurst in St. Pete!

First things first. Knödel is pronounced "Ka-noodle", and it is a dumpling, not a noodle. They can be sweet or savory. At German Knödel, they have three choices, all of which are sweet dessert options. We'll come back to them when it's time for dessert. German Knödel is a special place with special people, and…
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Sam’s Sushi – Splendid Sushi in the St. Pete Area

Sam hasn't owned a restaurant in nearly 15 years, and the only restaurant he's previously owned was a small Chinese restaurant in Minnesota. With a dream and his wife, Sam headed to the Sunshine City of St. Petersburg, snagged one of the best sushi chefs in the area and opened Sam's Sushi. Sam’s Sushi is…
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Casual Clam – Not So Casual on the Taste Buds

On a quiet Tuesday evening, I strolled in to Casual Clam for a solo meal. Casual Clam has been on my list since the first time I heard the restaurant’s name. I have to admit my expectations were not high, but it’s hard to not want to see what a restaurant is all about with…
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Modern Brine: A Flavor Journey

“Life is a journey of discovery and food should be no different.” – David Morris, owner and executive chef, Modern Brine Upon arriving to Baum Avenue Market, one’s eyes are immediately led to the lush plants and twinkling lights outlining Modern Brine. Hanging wooden light fixtures dangle above a small bar area with six high…
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Red Mesa Restaurant – Still Rockin’ After All These Years

It seems like there are new restaurants opening in St. Pete every five minutes, and the new places get all of the hoopla, and attention. We certainly participate in it here at St. Petersburg Foodies, but we also love to remind you of the places that were here when there were not a lot of…
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The Birch & Vine Revisited – Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

The Birch & Vine, and The Canopy rooftop bar, used to be one of my frequent hangouts when they opened in May 2013. In the summer of 2013, I was at The Canopy nearly every weekend (when I was footloose and fancy free), and ate dinner at The Birch & Vine on a regular basis.…
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Beau n Mo Two Point Oh! (2.0)

We've loved Beau n Mo's from the start when they opened in 2015, but apparently, they were just getting warmed up. They started as Beau n Mo's Italian Eating House, but then things evolved where they became most popular for their steaks, and changed to Beau n Mo’s Chicago Style Steakhouse. We thought the Italian…
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