Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews

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ZGrille Seafood Salad

One of my favorite items at ZGrille is the Seafood Salad with grilled calamari, gulf shrimp, scallops, kale, tomatoes, cucumbers, radish, and meyer lemon vinaigrette. It is quite filling, extremely tasty, and ... drum roll please ... no starch. (Starch goes right to my waistline, so I try to only have it once or twice…
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The Oyster Bar St. Pete Review

Did you know that it’s already been 3-years (in August 2016) since The Oyster Bar St Pete on Central Avenue was taken over by current owner, Josh Cameron? It used to be named Central Avenue Oyster Bar, and it was pretty good. But since Josh took over, it’s gotten better and better in all ways…
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Review of Leafy Greens Café

First off, let me start by saying, Thank God for St Pete, and all the fabulous local food to eat! Okay, sorry for the rhyme, but it’s true. See I moved here from Mobile, Alabama, and although there are some truly great local spots in my Southern hometown, it’s no St Pete. And to top…
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Hawkers St. Pete Review

Hawkers is excellent Asian Street Fare. Really good Asian food is few and far between in St. Pete. and Hawkers is a welcome addition. They have a nice variety of cuisines, including; Malaysian, Chinese, Korean, Singaporean, and Vietnamese. Their food is made from scratch using the founder's own family recipes. We recently had lunch at…
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FarmTable Kitchen St. Pete Review

Last Saturday, Lori and I decided to try the FarmTable Kitchen Experience. First, a little background in case you are unaware. Sundial St. Pete, in the heart of Downtown St. Petersburg, is a collection of boutique retail shops, services, and restaurants. One of the renowned anchors of Sundial is Locale Market. Locale has several options…
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Brick & Mortar St. Pete Review

Lori and I finally made it back to Brick & Mortar, and WOW! It's obvious that just about anybody enjoys food that tastes amazing. What really makes the party-in-your-mouth experience over the top is when unique combinations of rare, fresh ingredients are creatively matched to create new inventions in gourmet cuisine. That's what Chef Jason…
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Annata Wine Bar St. Pete Review

I had an enjoyable trip to Annata Wine Bar at 300 Beach Drive in Downtown St. Pete. I went last Monday because Gloria West was performing, and she is just a dream to listen to. I ate a big lunch that day, so Annata's small plates were perfect for me. They are also a nice…
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King’s Street Food Keeps It Fun, Friendly, Affordable & Tasty

King's Street Food is a unique, fun place with good food that is affordable, tasty and different. King's says it right in their name that they are "Street Food". Well, if this is street food, then it is gourmet street food. This is grilled cheese and hot dogs ... but it is definitely not your…
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The Avenue’s Firecracker Burger is Fresh & Fiery

The Avenue is famous for their great hamburgers, and that is what was in order for lunch today. Since I love spicy food, I couldn't resist the Firecracker Burger. The menu description is: Thick cut peppered bacon, spicy habanero sauce, jalapeños, pepper jack cheese. It doesn't say it, but I love that it also has…
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Pizza Box St. Pete is a Euphoric Foodies Delight

I've never said "WOW!" so many times in one sitting. I had a small personal pizza that had four slices. Each slice is about 8-9 bites, and I said 'wow!' with every bite. If you're doing the math, that's 36 'wows!'. Usually, your sensory adaptation gets you acclimated to new tastes and aromas, but not…
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The Renaissance of Rococo Steak

First published on 10/15/2015 Kevin and I had not been to Rococo in quite a few months. We decided to go last Thursday night before our play. We were pleasantly surprised by the changes not only to the menu but to the kitchen staff and the ambiance as well. We had complained several times in…
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The Wooden Rooster – Fantastic New Gem In Downtown St Pete

First published on 11/24/2016 I went to lunch today with some of my colleagues from Premier Sotheby's at our new next door neighbor... The Wooden Rooster. Extremely friendly staff, familiar faces (Barbara Walsh) and unbelievably fresh food. Opened by Jeremy Duclut, of Cassis, only yesterday, I must say, you would never know they were that…
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Tryst – Amazing Jambalaya!!

First published on 4/29/2016 Dinner last night at Tryst was delicious! I had the Jambalaya: chicken, gulf shrimp and andouille sausage over creole rice. It was some of the best I have ever had and... spicy! (more…)
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