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A Tidal Wave of Flavors & Fun at Kahuna’s Bar and Grill

Grouper Sandwich with Zucchini Fries

Kahuna’s is a local’s gem located on Gandy Blvd. across from the infamous Greyhound Dog Track. From the average passerby’s eye, it may seem like a divey bar not worth popping in to, even despite the daily full parking lot. I live just around the corner from Kahuna’s and have been a few times. The […]

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Hookin’ Ain’t Easy Is Making Waves in the Seafood Scene in St. Pete

Hookin’ Ain’t Easy definitely deserves your attention while they’re making spectacular waves in the seafood scene in St. Pete. The cafe is the perfect spot for a laid back and delightful seafood meal while soaking up the sun and live music. Or, visit their market for an array of fresh seafood from grouper, shrimp, octopus, […]

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The Pearl Restaurant: Gulfport’s Destination for Distinctive & Sophisticated Mediterranean

The lobster bites were a delicious way to start our dinner

For many years, The Pearl Restaurant’s fine dining establishment operated out of Treasure Island. The restaurant earned a wonderful reputation and became a favorite to many local diners. In the fall of 2022, The Pearl moved into a cozy new home close to the heart, in quaint, but growing Gulfport, FL. The Pearl, which specializes […]

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Calida’s Recipe for Success has more than one Secret Ingredient

Calida Chow Noodles - long noodle, market vegetable, fresh ginger & garlic, tamari, sesame oil, chili flake

Secret Ingredients: The couple that runs it is not only adorable, but also extremely skilled Hole in the Wall Eccentricity Lustfully Eclectic Menu A few weeks ago we had a spectacular dinner at the new Calida Kitchen & Wine. I can’t say enough about it. I thought about the meal for several days after. So […]

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Breakfast, Brunch, and Lunch is Covered at Buttermilk Eatery

The Spread

Buttermilk Eatery is one of the latest restaurants to enter the North St. Pete scene. Living in North St. Pete, every time I notice a new restaurant coming to the neighborhood I get very excited. That was no different when I heard about Buttermilk Eatery. Being a breakfast lover, I was even more excited. Serving […]

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Bin 6 South, Wine Cellar and Intimate Eatery in St. Petersburg, FL

Bin 6 South Salmon Mi Cuit

If you’re looking for an astonishing experience, head to this quaint house cellar and restaurant, Bin 6 South. It’s a relaxing establishment in downtown St. Pete and just a few blocks off Central Avenue. Though the atmosphere is casual, the food menu and wine options are truly extraordinary. I was blown away by the attention […]

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Yummy Thai – North St. Pete’s Spot for Tasty & Tempting Thai Favorites

The Pad Thai with chicken

Tucked away in the midst of the bustling Gateway Plaza off of Roosevelt Blvd is Yummy Thai – a laid back eatery featuring none other than Thai cuisine. No fuss, no frills, just really delicious food. From Tom Yum soup and Panang curry, to Pad Thai and House Fried Rice and everything in between, Yummy […]

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Serbian Mediteran Restaurant: a Traditional Serbian and Balkan Style Food Experience

Raznjici and Karadordea Snicla (Karageorge's Schnitzel)

The dining on 4th St. N. is nothing to sleep on. Sure, there are plenty of hip new spots opening in other areas throughout St. Pete, but let’s not forget to shed light on the under the radar gems that have been under our nose, are ultra consistent and have been loved by people for […]

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Oaks on 4th Makes an Outstanding First Impression

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You may have blinked and missed the transition between the former Quickies BBQ and its replacement, Oaks on 4th. I feel like I remember one day hearing Oaks on 4th was coming and the next day it was open. Opening in early December by the owners of Bascom’s and former sous chef of Café Ponte, […]

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Williams Sub Shop: For All Your Sandwich Cravings Open Since 1958

Williams Sub Shop Order

On your lunch break? Need a quick bite to eat? The next time the craving strikes, plan a visit to Williams Sub Shop to indulge in some of the best sandwiches and salads in St. Petersburg. Williams Sub Shop has been serving iconic sandwiches since 1958 and if you’ve never been, you must go. Ask […]

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Pass-A-Grille’s Sea Critters Cafe Revamps to Red, White & Booze

Red White Booze Grouper Sandwich

For as long as I can remember, Sea Critters Cafe has been a dining destination for Pass-A-Grille vacationers and locals alike. This year they acquired new ownership and a new name but don’t worry Red, White & Booze still offers locally caught seafood, easy access for boaters, a fun bar to feel like a local, […]

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Shiver Me Timbers! Walk the Plank to Jolly Roger’s Grub & Pub

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Arrrgghhh ye thirsty or hungry?! Grab your hearties and head to Jolly Roger’s Grub & Pub, located in Tierra Verde, for a bounty of grub and grog’-tails. Jolly Roger’s is an unexpected and welcome addition to St. Pete’s food scene. This cheeky bar and restaurant brings all the pirate flare you could imagine. From the […]

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Rain Japanese Sushi Bar & Thai: Classic Cuisine With Twists on the Traditional

Incredible trio of sushi rolls - Hagover, Sassy Amiga & Snow Crab

We moved to St. Petersburg, FL almost 6 years ago. Sadly, it took us nearly that long to uncover all of the incredible gems sprinkled throughout town serving up Thai Cuisine. Thai was always a go-to of ours when we resided in Ohio and being introduced to some Thai hidden treasures as of late has […]

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Thai Am’s Dining Room Re-Open’s with a Bang

The impressive Chicken on Fire

On Saturday October 29th, Thai Am, which is located on 4th Street in north St. Petersburg, celebrated the grand re-opening of their dining room. Thai Am has been open for over 20 years, but they were forced to cease in-person dining back in 2020 in the midst of the pandemic. They continued their take-out and […]

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More Than Just Pizza at Local Pizza Co.

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Local Pizza Co. has caught my eye many times as I’ve driven past it on 62nd Ave N, less than a mile off 4th St N. Its exterior boasts a big, bright green sign with its name and window decals with pictures of some example food offerings. You may be confused when you look closely […]

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