Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

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1200 Chophouse – Turf at the Surf

Walking up to 1200 Chophouse you instantly feel at home. The restaurant is in, what appears to be, a former house with a large front porch. Inside, you are instantly taken aback by the beautiful cowhide covered wall across the room. It compliments the cozy nature of the small restaurant. Like its sister restaurant, Snappers,…
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La V – Vietnamese Fusion That Keeps You Wanting More

For the most part, comfort food is a rather ambiguous term that refers to food that makes us feel good. To some, that means a glutenous helping of sinfully delicious Thanksgiving staples, while others may attribute "feeling good" and "feel good" food to health-conscious meals that nourish and fuel the body. Comfort food, to me,…
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Take a Dive into a Supreme Meal at Snapper’s Sea Grill

Owned by a local fisherman, Snapper’s Sea Grill on St. Pete beach is a local hotspot. As you walk up to Snapper’s there are lit tiki torches and mature palm trees lining the walkway bringing you to the front doors, which are made of beautiful stained glass in the shape of fish swimming in the…
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Nueva Cantina Reboots the Menu with Hileman Collab

Remember Chef Jeffery Hileman? He ran the kitchen at FarmTable Cucina for most of their time open. Put him together with Nueva Cantina co-owner, Louie Spetrini, and you have the Mexican restaurant dream team. This "new" menu has actually been out for two months now, but we just got to it last week. Nueva Cantina…
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Blue Fugu Japanese Steakhouse Won’t Leave You Feeling Blue

From elementary school to college I celebrated many birthdays of mine and friends at Japanese Steakhouses. It was such a novelty, to watch someone gleefully and impressively cook an entire meal right in front of your eyes, all the while creating onion volcanos and smiley faces out of rice. It’s been many years since I…
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Poppo’s Taqueria: A Poppin’ Spot for Northern Cali Inspired Mexican Street Food

Poppo's Taqueria is a popular fast-casual restaurant on Central Ave serving delicious tacos, burritos, bowls and quesadillas with fresh and organic ingredients. There are multiple locations around Florida and aren't we glad they popped up here?! An eye-catcher are their wholesome and delicious menu items from protein to toppings and their homemade tortillas. Poppo's is…
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Get the Good Stuff at Gratzzi Italian Grille

Walking into Gratzzi Italian Grille feels like you’ve entered home. Albeit a very upscale and beautifully decorated home, but a location with a familiar sense of place nonetheless, even if one has never visited before. The first aspect of the spacious yet cozy eatery that catches the eye are the high-ceilings, upscale decorations and artwork…
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The Grumpy Gringo Makes Downtown St. Pete Happy

New Additional Location for Grumpy Gringo (Originally published in News on December 3, 2019, we've now updated with a food review.) The good news is that one of our favorite Mexican joints will now be just two blocks away! The bad news is that one of our favorite Mexican joints will now be just two…
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