Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

It’s a Waffle Fairytale at Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar

[caption id="attachment_6974" align="aligncenter" width="2666"] Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar[/caption] Story. What comes to mind when you hear that word? You may think of bedtime stories your parents used to read to you, or your favorite fairytale. When we read a story, we get immersed in it. Just thinking back on one of your favorites creates…
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Check Out Tryst’s New Summer Menu Twists…Delectable!

Tryst Summer Menu Offers Seasonal Twists & Creative Flare The last time we reviewed new menu items for Tryst was in November 2016 when their new chef, Jon Robben, debuted a spectacular new line-up. You can see that write up here. Chef Jon is still cooking up fantastic new items and continues to lift Tryst's cuisine…
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The Galley Grub, Far Above Your Average Pub!

Last Thursday Kevin and I decided to have dinner at The Galley. The Galley opened on December 30th of last year. You can read all about The Galley Grand Opening here. It certainly opened with a splash and continues to stay busy and receive great reviews. The one thing that has held us back from making…
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The Cider Press Cafe Has Some Hot New Menu Items

A couple of weeks ago we heard the news that Cider Press Cafe was going to be featuring some new hot, cooked menu items along with their favorite staples. Trying to incorporate a more comfort food feel that will appeal to a larger group of customers while staying true to their roots. We were invited…
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Nueva Cantina’s New Menu is Scrumpdillyicious

Nueva Cantina New Brunch & Dinner Menus March 2017 Nueva Cantina's new menus start today, March 27, 2017, and St. Petersburg Foodies were lucky enough to get a preview so we can tell you all about it. I have to tell you, we were blown away. I don't know how they can continue to keep…
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Feeling like Family at Sola Bistro & Wine Bar

Stephen and I recently dined at Sola with some friends on a Friday night. I was very excited to try it as I’ve heard great things from other people. I’m happy to say, it did not disappoint! When you walk in, it feels like you’ve entered someone’s home, and I’m not just talking about the coziness…
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Hawkers Offers a Tour of the Streets of Asia

Hawkers Asian Street Food Provides an Eclectic Mix of Asian Family Recipes of Old The Edge District of St. Petersburg just keeps getting better and better, and one of the hippest and tastiest places to eat and hangout is Hawkers Asian Street Fare. The St. Pete location has been open a little over a year…
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Carmelita’s Uses Family Recipes for Authentic Mexican

34-Years of Mexican Tradition & Growing the Family We have come to find that using the word "authentic" when it comes to Mexican food is the next worse thing to a political discussion these days. Suddenly, everybody and their chihuahua is an expert on what "real authentic" Mexican food is, and isn't, and gets all in…
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Authentic Mexican Food: Agave St. Pete Beach

Some people are going to be offended by this, but that's just the way it goes. It seems that most people have no clue whatsoever when it comes to knowing what authentic Mexican food is. I see so many places getting excellent reviews that are just average at best. Then I see awesome places getting…
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Fall in Love with The Reading Room…We did!

Kevin and I were given a tip in the fall of 2016 about a new restaurant set to open next to the freeFall Theatre called The Reading Room. We broke that story back then and since we learned what they were planning, we have been highly anticipating the opening. We have an annual subscription to…
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Party Time! Mexican Style!

Red Mesa Cantina is the Wild Child in the Family A couple of weeks ago, St. Petersburg Foodies, along with our photographer, Barry Lively, (and he lives up to his name, by the way) recently spent the day with Marketing Director Edgar Veytia, and Executive Chef Chris Fernandez exploring all three Red Mesa locations. Our…
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Red Mesa Mercado is Takin’ it to the Streets

Mexican Street Food: Tacos, Burritos, & Empanadas Oh My! Mexican Street food, some are fried and many are hand held items, is what most Americans think of as Mexican food. Street food in Mexico, called antojitos (literally "little cravings"), is prepared by street vendors and at small traditional markets in that country. Most of them…
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Red Mesa Restaurant Holding Their Own at 20-Years Old

Red Mesa Restaurant Pioneered Real Mexican Food in St. Pete "When we first got here, all that people knew about Mexican food was Taco Bell™." - Chris Fernandez, Executive Chef for all three Red Mesa locations. With the foodie scene exploding in St. Pete and all of the new restaurants popping up, you might think…
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