The Birch & Vine’s Menu is Ever Evolving and Always Creative

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First published on June 25th, 2016

We had dinner at the Birch & Vine on Thursday and I am happy to report that it was amazing! First, you can't go wrong with a bottle of Freemark Abbey Merlot.  Absolutely, sublime!

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Freemark Abbey Merlot

We started with the Fried Gulf Oysters as an appetizer and had not had them in a while and they were all changed up and awesome served over charred corn. Loved them!!

Fried Gulf Oysters

Fried Gulf Oysters

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Next we shared the Vertical Garden Mixed Green Salad:  Grape Tomato, Cucumber, Slivered Red Onion, Crispy Chic Peas, Burrata Cheese, Lemon & Black Garlic Vinaigrette.

Vertical Garden Mixed Green Salad

Vertical Garden Mixed Green Salad

Kevin ordered the Filet Mignon with Asparagus.  The Filet was cooked a perfect mid-rare and he said everything was just delicious.

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Filet with Asparagus

Filet with Asparagus

I can't say enough about the Cantaloupe Brined Fried Chicken that I had for dinner.  It is served over Pork Belly Cheddar Rice Grits with Braised Swiss Chard and Apple Creamed Corn.  It is then topped with fried, shaved Carrots for garnish.  The breading is standard fried chicken breading.  The chicken is brined in cantaloupe brine overnight and then they soak it in buttermilk and when it’s ordered they bread it and fry it up. I had for dinner.  It is absolutely one of the best dishes that I have ever had!

Cantaloupe Brined Fried Chicken

Cantaloupe Brined Fried Chicken

The Birch & Vine's chef, Jason Cline, is a magician with food.  I highly recommend this restaurant for terrific, consistent food every time.

The Birch & Vine
340 Beach Dr NE,
St Petersburg, FL 33701

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DISCLAIMER: Kevin, Lori, Abby, & Haley do not dine anonymously (this would be impossible) and we sometimes get free food (though never expected). However, we dine with the locals and we support our own. You will always get honesty in a respectful manner.

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