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In 2021, St. Petersburg Florida’s Brooklyn South is Thriving

Chef's choice cheese and charcuterie board

Brooklyn South has been slinging cheese and charcuterie and their ever-popular sandwiches (which are a favorite of the lunch crowd) in the heart of the Edge District for nearly seven years now. While ownership did change hands last year, the vast majority of the way things are done at Brooklyn South have remained the same […]

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Enjoy Scrumptious Burgers and More American Favorites at Burger-Ish

Burger-Ish Geez Louise Sliders and Sweet Potato Fries

From specialty burgers to traditional appetizers, Burger-Ish in St. Pete Beach is here to wow you. Looking for a juicy burger with a 2 for 1 beer pairing? Burger-Ish has you covered. This casual spot is perfect for fueling up post-beach trip or to cheer on your favorite sports team with their 12 flatscreen TVs […]

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Cori’s Seafood Grill: More than just a Meal

The incredible Lobster Roll and fries on the side

There are definitely certain things that drive me to specifically make my way to Gulfport. Like the lasagna at Pia’s, for example. Now, with Cori’s Seafood Grill situated comfortably on 49th St. and 15th Ave S, I can add seafood to that list too. Cori’s Seafood Grill isn’t just any restaurant – oh no, Cori’s is […]

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Satisfy your Sweet Tooth at Sorrento Sweets

Sorrento Sweets Variety of Cookies

Satisfy your sweet tooth with sugary, Italian confections at Sorrento Sweets in downtown St. Pete. Whether you’re looking for a melt in your mouth butter cookie or a crunchy biscotti, the Salvatore family has recipes that are decades old and totally trustable. This humble storefront on Central avenue serves fresh cakes and pastries, cookies and […]

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Tutto Bene Offers Traditional and Comforting Italian Dishes in Gulfport

Tutto Bene Meatball Ricottara

Tutto Bene serves nonna’s specialties and cheesy comfort fare in the heart of Gulfport. If you’re looking for a casual Italian restaurant, Tutto Bene is it. They have lovely outdoor seating and relaxing live music if you time it right. The popular pizzas and robust pasta dishes make it worth baking in the sun for. […]

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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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