Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

Red Mesa’s Cantinita & DeSanto Debut in Downtown St. Pete

The much anticipated opening of the new Red Mesa spaces is finally here! Red Mesa Cantina opened in the historic McNulty firehouse in early 2009 on the ground floor. The second and third floors were occupied by the Push Ultra Lounge night club until Red Mesa took over the rest of the building last March.…
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NuMex Serves Up Delicious Traditional New Mexican Fare

NuMex specializes in New Mexican cuisine where the chile peppers are the star of the show. Specifically, Hatch chiles from the Hatch Valley in New Mexico, which is like the "Napa Valley of Chiles". The soil and growing conditions in the Hatch Valley create a unique terroir which contributes to the flavor of chiles grown…
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Review: VIP Mexican Restaurant & Lounge

We finally went to VIP Mexican Restaurant & Lounge on Thursday, September 28. Months ago, we had crossed them off of our list when a chef friend of ours, whom we greatly respect, said some unflattering things about the place—I'll leave the details out—and we believed him. As the months went by, we kept seeing more…
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The Galley Downtown St. Pete Continues to Impress

As restaurant reviewers, there are definitely times when we just want to eat our food, and not have to do a review—actually, most of the time. Other times, we go to a place with the main intent of doing a review. Last week, when we went to The Galley, it was the former. We just…
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Souzou is Back on the Foodies List

When Souzou first opened in June 2015, it was named Souzou Asian Fusion, Sushi Chef Viet Vo was there, and we loved it. Soon, Viet left to run his own restaurant. We still enjoyed Souzou into 2016, but at some point things changed, and we stopped going. We are now pleased to have the new…
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“Just Baked” – Donut Freak Opens With Unique Gourmet Options.

Our Visit Last Saturday morning, August 5th 2017, Kevin and I had the distinct pleasure of meeting with Lou Albano who just opened and launched his brain child of ten years, Donut Freak, located at Genaro's Cafe on Central Avenue in St Petersburg's burgeoning Edge District. Kevin and I tried several of their many options.…
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St Pete Beach’s Sola Bistro & Wine Bar Revisited July 2017

On Friday, July 21st 2017, Kevin and I made the short trek from Downtown St Petersburg to St Pete Beach to visit one of our favorite restaurants - Sola Bistro & Wine Bar. We don't usually like to leave downtown but Sola has proven to be worth it and Uber makes it easy. Read our…
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QT Crawfish – A Creole and Cajun Hidden Gem!

A staple in Downtown St Petersburg as the manager of Ruby's Elixir and Central Cigars for the past 5 years, Christopher Gorby and his wife Britney, surprised us all and bought their own restaurant, QT Crawfish, a month ago. Located just a short 15 minute drive from downtown, this hidden gem is worth the ride.…
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Amazing “Grace”, How Sweet to Have Found …

Grace Restaurant Offers Fine Dining at the Beach With extremely few exceptions up and down St. Pete Beach, 95% of your food choices are frozen fried stuff that won't kill you ... hopefully. Lots of us like to go to the beach, and it gets to the point that you just accept that this is…
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Beau n Mo’s Delmonico Steak Ranks Amongst the Best!

Back in October 2016 we posted the ten best steaks in St Petersburg, FL based on a poll we took in our Facebook Group, St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews. At the time, we had not been to Beau n Mo's, but we had to listen to the people and include them in the list at…
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