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10 Best Cuban Sandwiches in St. Petersburg FL 2024

Boulevard Burgers Cuban Sandwich
Best Authentic Cuban Sandwiches in St. Pete

 

Salami or No Salami?

The Cuban Sandwich, as we know it today, was invented in Ybor City in the late 1800s by Cuban immigrants with some influence from Italian immigrants (salami), as well as German newcomers (mustard). Prior to this, in Cuba the medianoche and the mixto were two sandwiches that influenced … Continue Reading

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Best Pizza Places in St. Petersburg, FL 2024

The-Diablo-Pizza-Featured
Best Pizza Joints in St. Pete

In the past three years, I’ve learned more about pizza than ever, and I continue to study and make about 100 pizzas a year myself. Lori and I are also Certified Pizza Judges with the Pizza Cook-off Association, and we took a pizza making course in Naples, Italy.

We’ve also eaten at the top … Continue Reading

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Best Taco Places in St. Petersburg FL 2023

Taquitos Tacos - Chorizo, Carnitas, Barbacoa

As I sat down to write this, the first thoughts that popped into my head were 1) Everybody loves tacos, 2) There sure are a lot of different types of tacos these days, and 3) what is the actual origin of the taco—is it really Mexican, and how close to the original are they to what we eat today?

So, … Continue Reading

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10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2023

Chicken Taquitos
Must Eat Mexican Treats in St. Pete

If you search this site for “Mexican”, you may notice that I do all of the Mexican restaurant reviews. Why? It’s because I love Mexican food so much that I could literally eat it every day for a week straight. (I actually have done that before.) Two and a half decades ago when … Continue Reading

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10 Best St. Petersburg Brunch Spots 2023

Noble Crust Fried Green Tomatoes

It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go? We have compiled a list of the best brunches in St. Pete to help with your decision. The difference in this year’s list is that The Mill came off as they closed, and Good Fortune has been added as we absolutely love their … Continue Reading

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Best Wings in St. Petersburg FL 2023

Wheelhouse Ma Brown's Extra Hot

There area a TON of places offering chicken wings in St. Pete, and this year our list has expanded from 10 to 18. They are not ranked, but are listed in random order.

First, A Little “Wingstory”

I’ve been bingeing on food history, and gorging myself on culinary education for the past few years, and the more I learn and … Continue Reading

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Best Burgers in St. Petersburg, FL 2023

V9 Eats Double Smashburger
Best Hamburgers / Cheeseburgers in St. Petersburg FL 2023

Hamburgers! Who doesn’t get excited by hamburgers? I used to wonder why they were named this when there was no ham involved. It’s because they get they their name from Hamburg, Germany, home of a dish called the Hamburg steak that eventually evolved into what we now consider hamburgers.

“The Hamburg … Continue Reading

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10 Best Mac n Cheese in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Sauvignon Black Truffle Mac & Cheese
Best Mac & Cheese in St. Pete

The origins of mac & cheese go back to 1769, supposedly from a recipe that Thomas Jefferson brought back from Italy. Kraft first packaged Mac n Cheese in 1937.  It became a big hit during WWII. If you were a kid growing up in America (or Canada or Australia), you’ve probably had Kraft … Continue Reading

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10 Best Grouper Sandwiches in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Sea Dog Brew Pub Grouper Sandwich

The Grouper Sandwich is one of the most popular food items in St. Petersburg, FL, for both locals and tourists alike. There are a myriad of different types of grouper, but the most commonly found type in our area are Red, Black, and Gag. You can’t really tell the difference once they’re cooked and served up. They are available year-round.… Continue Reading

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10 Best Fish n Chips in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Best Fish & Chips in St. Pete

Fish and Chips is thought to have come about in the early-to-mid 1800s in the U.K. It is theorized that Jewish immigrants may have originally brought the idea of frying fish in batter to the U.K. (There go those immigrants in another food origin story, again.)

In 2003, new regulations in the U.K. … Continue Reading

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Best Shrimp & Grits in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Smoked tomato Shrimp and Grits

I LOVE grits! I’ve been eating them since I was a kid, and it was always for breakfast, and always cooked, not the instant crap. With a ton of butter and salt, sometimes with cheese, and sometimes with an over easy egg on top.

Shrimp & Grits is also one of the most popular ways to enjoy this ground corn … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Best Fish Tacos in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2021

Sea Salt Blackened Mahi Mahi Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are definitely a thing in the St. Pete area. It seems like almost every restaurant has them. Without doing an actual survey, I’d guess that 40%-50% of restaurants around here have fish tacos.

We already have a Top 10 Taco Places list, and I tried to not duplicate any here with two exceptions, which are Red Mesa Cantina, … Continue Reading

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10 Best Salads in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Noble Crust Closeup

I LOVE salad! My mom made a salad every single night to start off dinner, and dinner was always at six. Those were the two constants. Now, the best salads I have at home are made by Lori. She just has a knack. I could make the same salad as her, and it won’t taste as good. It’s not because … Continue Reading

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10 Best Chilis in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Ferg's Chili
The Best Chili to Eat in St. Pete

Chili’s geographic origins go back to what is the currently most talked about border … unfortunately for no reasons having to do with this quite popular food. Chili was born in both Northern Mexico and Southern Texas – on the border and over the border. Its more official name is Chili con … Continue Reading

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Best Meatballs in St. Petersburg FL 2021

The Urban Stillhouse Veal Meatballs
Best Italian Meatballs in St. Pete for 2021

There are all kinds of meatballs in different cuisines, and regions, but the Italian meatball is what we’re talking about here. There’s tons of places to get good meatballs in St. Pete, but these seven really standout above the rest.

Before we get into the list, an important thing you should be … Continue Reading

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