Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews


Shrimpys Blues Bistro – A Hidden Treasure on St Pete Beach

Shrimpys NOLA BBQ Shrimp - Langostino Shrimp sauteed in butter, roasted garlic, white and black pepper

We had heard rave reviews for years about Shrimpys Blues Bistro but just never made it out there. I wish we hadn’t waited so long because the raves are definitely warranted. Owner, Richard Briggs, invited us in to taste some food off their menu a few weeks back. We were so impressed with the food […]

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The Highly Anticipated 22 South Food Hall Opens This Friday. What a Treat!

Shokkan Surf and Turf and Rainbow Rolls

Much has already been written about the new highly anticipated 22 South Food Hall which opens this Friday, April 3oth at 7am in the Old Historic Mahattan Casino space. We got a sneak peek a few weeks back but waited to write this until we got to try some food and report back to you. […]

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IL Ritorno’s New Spring 2021 Menu: You Won’t Believe Your Mouth

Spring Spaghetti

The first time I ever went to IL Ritorno back in 2014, I said that it reminds me of dining in New York City. I meant that from the overall experience. Initially it was the ambience of an old, historic building with exposed brick, but then it followed through with the superior service, and the […]

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Buoy’s Waterfront Bar & Grille Offers Relaxed Beach Dining

Buoys Waterfront Bar and Grill Seafood Fra Diavalo

Everything about Buoy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill feels tropical down to the food, cocktails, interior and views. Offering brunch, lunch and dinner daily, it’s all about the fresh ingredients and made from scratch sauces and strong drinks here. It’s super casual, in a good way, meaning you can roll up after a long day at […]

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Shiso Crispy is Making Big Waves in St. Pete

Truffle and Firecracker Gyoza, Tuna and Vegan Crab Cake Dirty Rice

Ronicca Whaley – if you remember anything at all after reading this review, remember that name. Who is Ronicca Whaley? Well, she’s the owner of Shiso Crispy, which was recently named the number one food truck in Tampa Bay by the Tampa Bay Times. Oh, and did I mention that she earned that title prior […]

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On The Fly Food Hall Offers Delicious Choices For Everyone

On The Fly

Ciccio Restaurant Group is sprawling all over Tampa Bay and I’m totally here for it, especially at On The Fly food hall. Tucked away on 4th St N, On The Fly brings together four concepts under one roof: Fresh Kitchen, Taco Dirty, Better Byrd and Sweet Soul. Though these restaurants are all very different, they’re […]

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Orange Belt Cafe Offers Great Local Options for Breakfast & Lunch

Tommy's Famous Cuban Sandwich

Jenny Gray and Chef Tommy Mussara are serving up tasty, juicy, delectable comfort food breakfast and lunch sandwiches in the cafe at Bob Lee’s Tire Co. We know Chef Tommy from the amazing food he made at Mano’s Italian Grill in Gulfport, which is now sadly closed. They opened up in February, and we finally […]

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Go on Vacation to the New Burnt Ends Tiki Bar

Tiki Drinks at Burnt Ends Tiki Bar

Burnt Ends Tiki Bar is a new concept that has taken over the upstairs outside bar at Dr. BBQ the Restaurant. We much enjoyed a recent visit, and were pleasantly surprised by the tiki drinks. Tiki Drinks may have a maligned reputation with some people (like us) for being too sweet and cloying. The Burnt […]

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Trophy Fish St. Pete Exudes Beachy Fun and Fresh Caught Seafood Fare

Trophy Fish

Trophy Fish in the Grand Central District is serving up some of the best seafood in St. Pete. This trendy spot tucked away on Central Avenue serves freshly caught, local seafood in a variety of preparations from fish tacos, oysters, shrimp skewers and more.  Go for an excellent seafood fish dish and wash it down […]

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Welcome Home to Chef Art Smith’s Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen

Fried Chicken

We don’t usually review restaurants in Orlando, but we also don’t usually interview celebrity chefs on our podcast. Part of our research in preparing for the interview with Celebrity Chef Art Smith was to go to his Homecomin’ Florida Kitchen restaurant. Chef Smith is known worldwide for being a two-time James Beard Foundation award winner. […]

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Pin On Cafe Brings Spot On Asian Fusion to the Edge District

One of the always-popular Sushi Stacks

Even though we’re still in the midst of unusual and often bizarre times, the restaurant scene here in St. Petersburg, FL appears to be budding and flourishing. Spring vibrations are in the air and new restaurants are popping up around town like wildflowers. Pin On Cafe is one of the most recent restaurant newbies to […]

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Alsace in St. Petersburg: A French Bistro To Ooh là là About!

Alsace Cordon Bleu Mushroom Cream Sauce Pour

Alsace French Bistro in Tierra Verde is charming especially if you’re fond of French and German culture. The history behind Alsace is quite unique. Here’s the rundown: David and Sebastian, the chefs and owners of Alsace, are both Alsacian which is a special region of France that has a slight German twist to it. They immigrated […]

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Get Twisted at Twisted Tiki in St. Pete Beach

Twisted Tiki Twisted Tuna Nachos Close Up

Sometimes you just want to escape to an island paradise away from the crowded beach bars and lucky for us, Twisted Tiki on Corey Avenue has phenomenal tiki drinks and Hawaiian inspired foods that’ll transport you to that private island you’ve been dreaming about. There’s not a bad vibe in sight, just very boozy tiki […]

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Copper Shaker – One of the Best Kept Secret “Restaurants” in St. Pete

Prime Rib All Sliced Up

Let me tell you a little story about Copper Shaker. Spoiler alert: It’s a foodies hidden gem… but back to my story—we feel like family here, and it’s not just because WE feel that way. It’s because THEY make us feel that way, and because they are like a family themselves too. We recently returned […]

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Buya Ramen is Still Killin’ It Five Years In

Pork Gyoza

We are still just as excited about Buya Ramen now as we were when they opened in July 2016. It’s just THAT. DARN. GOOD. (Technically, they will turn five this coming July.) We have a review for you, and we’re going to sneak in a little news at the end. Buya Ramen is a traditional […]

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