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And the bier boutique Bursts Onto the Historic Uptown St Pete Food Scene

the bier boutique - Turkey BLT (TBLT)

On an unassuming street in the historic uptown neighborhood of St Pete, across from Round Lake, a new restaurant burst onto the restaurant scene this past May. The bier boutique hit the ground running and has been an overnight success with many great reviews in our Facebook group and online. I live just four blocks from them and we finally … Continue Reading

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5 Best Fish Spreads in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

Pauls Landing Smoked Fish Spread

Along with Cuban Sandwiches, and Grouper Sandwiches, Smoked Fish Spread is the epitome of local Florida eating, and definitely embedded in local St. Pete food culture.

Where & When Did Fish Spread Start? The popular history of smoke fish spread starts with Ted Peters. While it’s unclear whether Ted Peters was the first local to turn smoked fish into a … Continue Reading

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Find Your Happy Place at Grace
New Food and Drink Menus to Tantalize Your Tastebuds

Grace Restaurant

Ever since our first visit to Grace Restaurant, just after they opened in the summer of 2017, we have considered Grace to be an anomaly at the beach. Why? Because it has great food, great wine and great service in a beautiful, welcoming, non-pretentious atmosphere. Our first write up on Grace.

A locals favorite, Grace continues to impress with quality … Continue Reading

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Tropez St. Pete – New Lounge on the 400 Block of Central

Brought to You by the Founder of Tryst on Beach Drive

About a year ago, Renaud Cowez sold the majority of his interest in the Beach Drive lounge, Tryst, and turned over operations to Wassim Nabulsi.

Recently, an opportunity arose that he couldn’t pass up.

I have to admit that when I heard about the location, I was concerned. It’s … Continue Reading

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Bacchus St Pete – An Experience Unlike Any Other – New Brunch and Traditional Raclette

In January 2019, Bacchus St Pete quietly opened its doors offering a European inspired market complete with wine, cheese and charcuterie. Bacchus is not just a market, but a lovely place to eat, drink and unwind. Read our original article on the inspiration of Bacchus before they opened here.

Upon first entering, the decor is bright and airy with a … Continue Reading

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Greenstock – Chef-Inspired, Fast-Casual Salads from the Owners of IL Ritorno

Chef-Inspired “Build Your Own” Salad Concept Coming To Downtown St. Pete in Fall 2019

UPDATE: December 11, 2019 – Greenstock is now open for business. Scroll down for new photos.

When well-known rockstars from different successful bands get together and form a new group, they call it a “Supergroup”.

We have a new Restaurant Supergroup on the 400 block of … Continue Reading

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5 Best Asian Soups in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

Bun Bo Hue

I love ALL kinds of soup in general, and I really LOVE all kinds of Asian Noodle Soups, especially Pho and Ramen. We may have a best pho, best ramen, and so on for future lists, but I wanted to give my favorite Asian soups in general that I eat all of the time over and over, with one exception … Continue Reading

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“When the World Seems to Shine Like You’ve Had Too Much Wine”…That’s Sophia’s

Sophia's Italian Food Options

The highly anticipated opening of Sophia’s Cucina + Enoteca, brought to you by the owners of Lolita’s Wine Market, Chef Alex and Kelly Rodriguez, is Thursday, May 23rd at 5:00pm. Yes, that’s tomorrow.

I would say run don’t walk to Sophia’s! You can make your reservations on Opentable.

Read the original article we wrote about the planned opening here

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10 Best Mac n Cheese in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

3 Daughters Brewing White Mac and Cheese with Beach Blonde Ale
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 it 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 … Continue Reading

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Top 20 2019 Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

F.G.B.L.T. Fried Green Tomatoes, Tabasco-honey glazed Pork Belly, Pimento Cheese from Noble Crust

From Ramen and Charcuterie, to elevated pub fare and BBQ, in our city, noteworthy casual restaurants are quite abundant. What deems an eating establishment as casual? In my humble opinion, casual restaurants possess a welcoming, non-intimidating vibe, and are suitable for most any occasion. The restaurants on this particular list have the above qualities, and then some. These establishments also … Continue Reading

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Best 2019 Upscale Casual Dining Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

Jerked Veggies. Wood roasted, cool Yogurt, crispy fried Peas

It’s no secret that our city is crawling with fabulous upscale dining options (and dining options, in general!). From the edge of downtown, to the shorelines of the beaches, most every inch of St Petersburg has a culinary treat in store.

We’ve rounded up 12 of the top upscale-casual restaurants within St Pete as a guide for locals and visitors, … Continue Reading

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Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery Opening April 1, 2019 – Preview

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery
World Fusion Gourmet Meets Fast Casual

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery is set to open April 1st…finally. We have all watched and waited. Unfortunately, they encountered some of the same set backs most new restaurants do during build out, which pushed their hopeful opening date of August 2018 back to now. Beginning March 27th, Brass Bowl will start with a … Continue Reading

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Where’s the Best Fried Chicken in St Petersburg, FL 2019?

Munch's Fried Chicken

I don’t make fried chicken at home, but as a child my mother did, and from what I recall it was finger licking good. My mother is from Georgia so she knows southern cooking. Did she way over cook vegetables? Definitely, but I think most moms in her era did.

So when I see fried chicken on a menu, it … Continue Reading

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Best Pasta in St. Petersburg FL 2019

Spaghetti Bolognese

Mangia! Mangia! I remember my Sicilian grandmother always saying this to me as a kid – Eat! Eat!

I ate so much pasta as a kid, that by the time I was a young adult, I swore off the stuff for several years.

Now I am back in love with pasta, and I eat it about once a week.

The … Continue Reading

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5 Best Cupcakes in St. Petersburg FL 2019

Cupcakes are a unique dessert! They’re smaller, more delicious versions of cake! And who doesn’t love cake? There are a lot of local bakeries in and around the burg to get gourmet cupcakes with all different cake and frosting flavors, sizes and toppings. I’ve put together a list of the 5 best cupcakes in St. Pete just for you. Here … Continue Reading

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