Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews


Waiting for the Weekend for Z Grille’s Weekend Brunch

Shrimp & Grits at Z Grille

Z Grille does brunch on Saturdays and Sundays from 11-3. Last weekend, Lori and I did Saturday Faturday, instead of Sunday Funday and that’s where we went. I am a Shrimp & Grits aficionado and Z Grille’s Shrimp & Grits were the best I ever had in my life! There were so many different amazing […]

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The Birch & Vine is Just Divine!

Sous Vide Butter Poached Lobster at The Birch & Vine

At The Birchwood’s Birch & Vine Restaurant, two of my favorites are the Niman Ranch Lamb Meatballs – Greek cheese stuffed lamb meatballs, roasted red pepper-raspberry sauce, pecorino, scallion – spicy & sweet at the same time!

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La V – Vietnamese Fusion: Great Food. Great Service

Beef Pho at La V - Vietnamese Fusion

I love La V – Vietnamese Fusion! My favorite item that I get most of the time is the Beef Pho. (Everybody here probably already knows that it is pronounced “Fuh”.) The Beef Pho is a delicious soup that is simmered for 12 hours. It consists of clear beef broth, rice noodles, white onion, cilantro, […]

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Gratzzi Italian Grille Review of My 3 Favorite Dishes

Veal Marsala at Gratzzi Italian Grille

One of my all time favorites at Gratzzi Italian Grille is the Veal Marsala. I get this 50% of the time. It has mushrooms and prosciutto. It is served with chef’s market vegetables, and what I like to call a “Baby Lasagna” which you can see on the top left of the plate. It is […]

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Gratzzi Italian Grille Review of My Favorite Pasta Dishes

Goat Cheese Baked Ziti at Gratzzi Grille

My two favorite Italian restaurants are Gratzzi Italian Grille, which is southern Italian, and Il Ritorno, which is Northern Italian. Gratzzi was the first restaurant I ate at in St. Pete when I moved here in early 2009. I loved it the first time, and every time thereafter. Since I’ve eaten a lot of great […]

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