Category Archives: Restaurant Reviews


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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Special Pho: Un-pho-gettable…That’s What You are!

Special Pho Wonton Soup

The main attraction at this Vietnamese hole in the wall is, as the name would suggest, special bowls of steaming pho. Special Pho in St. Petersburg has incredible pho creations that you must try very soon if you haven’t already. Pho is a Vietnamese beef noodle soup that is the perfect elixir to warm the […]

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Driftwood Kava & Coffee Roastery – A Rustic, Delightful Experience

Driftwood Kava & Coffee Roastery - Acai Bowl

Driftwood Kava and Coffee Roastery opened quietly in downtown St. Pete in January of this year, in the space of the former Rawk Star Cafe. The owners of Rawk Star Cafe, Mike and Arielle Collins, are still behind Driftwood so you will still see the same smiling faces when you visit. Arielle is involved as […]

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St. Pete’s Downtown Diner 2nd & Second Revisited

BLT Omelet

A Restaurant Review from a Native of the Diner Capital of the World Bon Appétit Magazine declared New Jersey “The Diner Capital of the World“. Well, that’s where I’m from. Exit 9 on the Turnpike, or exit 129 on the Parkway. (Yeah, I lived where the two opposite direction tollways intersected.) Step aside. I’ll handle […]

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Feast on Texas Style BBQ at LaSalle’s Barbecue Food Truck

Lasalle's Barbecue The Smoking Cuban Sandwich

UPDATE: JULY 2021 – LaSalle’s Barbecue is not currently open, or in St. Pete. It seems they may be moving to Sarasota. Ever crave a saucy plate of barbecue with those southern sides that we all know and love? Me too. Barbecue has its roots all across the southern states, and lucky for meat lovers […]

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Enjoy Craft Beer and Local Eats at Gulfport Brewery and Eatery

Gulfport Brewery and Eatery Bad and Bougie Gourmet Dogs

Next time you’re getting an itch for that Sunday Funday buzz, trust a local’s approach and head to Gulfport Brewery and Eatery. If you’re thinking, hmmm why Gulfport? Take a close look at the location, vibe, and overall friendliness here. Gulfport is a beautiful gem of a town that I’ve been lucky to explore lately […]

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E.B.I Sushi: Your New Neighborhood Sushi Restaurant

Whether you’re a sushi fanatic or just starting to explore dishes beyond California rolls, E.B.I Sushi offers familiar items and interesting Asian plates. Before we get too far ahead of ourselves, I know what you’re thinking. What does E.B.I stand for? Simply put: exquisite, bold, inspiring. E.B.I Sushi brings fresh flavors and a warm environment […]

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Sea Salt St Pete Revisited – New Menu, New Tastings…A Must

Sea Salt Seared Scallops with truffled corn, pancetta

It had been a long while since we had been to Sea Salt, when they invited us in for a special dinner tasting. The last time I was in for dinner, I was less than impressed, so honestly, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. They said we could bring up to five people total, […]

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A New Luxe Speakeasy Pops Up in Downtown St. Pete: Bar Chica at Bodega

Bar Chica La Dona and Lovebird Cocktails

St. Pete has a plethora of hidden gems in and around the city, and now there’s a new speakeasy bar waiting to be discovered called Bar Chica. Once you push past the back door inside of Bodega, you’ll find an intimate room that’s outfitted with gold tabletops, dark blue walls and a lovely cocktail bar. […]

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The Ultimate Lunch Spot: Salty’s Sandwich Bar in Gulfport, Florida

UPDATE: November 4, 2021 – Salty’s Sandwich Bar is permanently closed. So the artsy, beach town aesthetic and a menu of fresh sandwiches walk into a bar. Only it’s a bar that focuses only on sandwiches and good vibes. This is pretty much the setup of Salty’s Sandwich Bar, a new concept from the folks behind […]

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Social Roost Brings Lavish Cocktails and Exceptional Chicken Dishes to DTSP

Social Roost Chicken and Waffles

New year, new trendy restaurant to add to your St. Pete restaurant bucket list. Social Roost focuses on spectacular flavors, wow-worthy dishes and so much more. Located in the heart of downtown St. Pete, Social Roost is the new go-to spot with a gorgeous interior, passionate owners and a friendly staff, and of course, wonderful food. […]

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