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Spice up your Life at JinJu Korean Grill & Sushi

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Korean food has a special place in my heart. While I do not claim to be an expert, I did grow up eating homemade Korean food that my aunt would cook for the family. When I decided to check out JinJu Korean Grill & Sushi, I knew I had to bring my aunt (and uncle) […]

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Superstitious or Not, Everybody Needs Good Fortune in Their Life

Good Fortune Cash Money Signature Sushi Roll

Superstitious or not, everybody needs good fortune in their life and now you can get it with a side of dumplings, boozy cocktails, and a major vibe in downtown St. Pete. Good Fortune is situated where Ichicoro Ane used to be, right under Station House. The menu is Asian fusion with small plates, bowls, sushi […]

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The Island Grille & Raw Bar: Tierra Verde’s Ultimate Waterside Restaurant

1/2 order of the Ahi Tuna

The Island Grille & Raw Bar is to Tierra Verde what salt is to pepper, meatballs to spaghetti, and so on. It’s a staple restaurant for many island residents and locals and I’m certain that it gets its fair share of beach traffic, especially from those who have spent the day at Fort De Soto. […]

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Cheesesteak Company in Brewer’s Tasting Room – A Lucky Find in North St. Pete

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Brewer’s Tasting Room has always been on my list of places to visit. Especially since I heard they served cheesesteaks from the Cheesesteak Company. Somehow, even though I’ve lived within two miles of the place for nearly four years, I never made it in…until now. As soon as I walked in, sat at the bar […]

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Buona Ristorante: A True Locals Hidden Gem

The Rigatoni and the Gnocchi

Buona Ristorante has been serving up their Italian classics in St. Pete Beach for the past 14 years. The restaurant, that is ultra popular with locals and visitors alike, is tucked in the back corner of the Dolphin Village plaza on the busy main strip of Gulf Blvd. Because of its location in the plaza, […]

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Embark on an Enthralling Edible Journey at Roam Restaurant & Bar

Dinner and drinks at the bar at Roam on 34th St. in St. Pete

Situated on 34th St. N, in the Lealman vicinity of St. Pete, sits a new steakhouse concept which was opened by brothers Joshua and Christian Jackson. If those names sound familiar, that’s because the two gained popularity in the area with their food truck, Red’s BBQ. Presently, the restaurant is the main focus as this […]

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Renzo’s – Truly a Great Argentinian Delight

Renzo's Carpaccio of Octopus - Nikkei tiradito of octopus, dressed with evoo and fresh lemon

We had been hearing some pretty darn good things about Renzo’s as of late. We tried them three times back before Covid (BC) and were not super happy with our experiences, so we essentially wrote them off. Well, we decided to give them another shot and boy are we glad we did. We don’t know […]

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Original Flavor 1889 Packs a Flavorful Punch

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There is certainly not a shortage of great new restaurants opening in St. Pete and Original Flavor 1889 is no exception. Situated on Central Ave, just west of 4th Street Original Flavor is in the perfect location to draw a crowd. While there is also no lack of Italian restaurants in St. Pete, what sets […]

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Bonu Taverna: Fresh Italian Cuisine in the Heart of Central Avenue

I ate, I slurped and I napped all thanks to the new Italian restaurant on Central Avenue, Bonu Taverna. From pasta swirls, fresh housemade pizza, an exquisite wine and cocktail list, and a remarkable experience every time, they know how to check all the boxes. The menu is familiar and offers a lot of choices […]

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Bite in to Fresh Seafood at I.C. Sharks Bar & Cafe

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I.C. Sharks Seafood Market has been a staple in St. Pete for many years. Previously located just west of its current location on Gandy, they closed up shop and moved in 2018. It took a few years before they reopened the restaurant portion, but that day has finally come. I.C. Sharks Bar & Café offers […]

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The Twisted Indian is Spicing Up the Food Scene in the Grand Central District

Tofu Tikka Masala Bollywood Bowl

Back in May of 2018 (just over four years ago) I was reviewing food trucks and The Twisted Indian was my assignment at the time (my 2018 review here). I met Lokesh Vale, chef and owner of The Twisted Indian. Up until that point, we hadn’t had much luck with Indian food in St. Petersburg […]

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Take a Break from the Sea and Relax at Sea Grapes Wine Lounge

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In the heart of St. Pete Beach, right next to the Post Card Inn, sits Sea Grapes Wine Lounge & Light Fare. Sea Grapes is a welcome escape from the hustle and bustle of the beach. It has an inviting feel with a couple of comfortable lounge seating areas, a large community table and a […]

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La Casa Del Pane is St. Pete’s Bustling Bakeshop by the Beach

Casa Special Sandwich

I have a thing for Italian bakeshops. On a Saturday morning, there’s just nothing better than the aroma of hot coffee and fresh baked bread wafting through the air. Beautiful pastries lining the refrigerated cases, cappuccinos brewing one-by-one, and everything from eggs to sandwiches being enjoyed by content patrons –  that’s precisely what you can […]

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Green Pagoda Rolls its way in to North St. Pete

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In the former EBI Sushi, which was in the former Hooks on 4th St N, the visionaries behind Mangosteen in downtown St. Pete bring you Green Pagoda. If you’re not familiar with the location, Green Pagoda serves north St. Pete along 4th Street at 80th Avenue. If you know the area, you are likely aware of […]

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Siam Garden Thai Serves Tantalizing Family Recipes Since 1988

Siam Garden Thai Bai Ka Pao

This way for spicy and delicious Thai food to excite your palette. Siam Garden Thai is an oldie but goodie, family-run Thai restaurant in St. Pete that’s been serving delicious curries, noodles and Thai entrees since 1988. They were one of the first, if not the actual first, Thai restaurant in St. Pete. You can […]

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