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10 Best Cuban Sandwiches in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Tommy's Famous Cuban Sandwich
Best Authentic Cuban Sandwiches in St. Pete

The last time I did this list was in 2019, and I could only come up with a top five. It was also actually my first ever best Cuban sandwich list. I ate A LOT of Cuban sandwiches this year, and for 2021, we do have a top 10.

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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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10 Best St. Petersburg Brunch Spots 2021

Brunch

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 downtown brunches to help with your decision.

THE LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER <— LOOK Best Brunch Spots in St. Pete Chosen by Locals 2021

1. Cassis Brunch is served everyday from 8am – 3pm … Continue Reading

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10 Best Octopus Dishes in St Petersburg & St. Pete Beach FL 2021

Brick and Mortar Octopus

I’ve always been an adventurous eater ever since I was a kid. If I saw something on a menu that I never had—that’s what I would order. Oddly, I never came across any octopus until IL Ritorno opened in early 2014.

According to Gordon Food Service Corporate Consulting Chef Gerry Ludwig, 2014 was about the time their research showed that … Continue Reading

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10 Best Taco Places in St. Petersburg FL 2021

A Closer look at the Nueva Cantina Picadillo Tacos

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?

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10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Petersburg FL 2021

Tacos al Carbon
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 Wings in St. Petersburg FL 2021

The Galley Buffalo Wings
10 Best Buffalo Wings–Chicken Wings and Duck Wings too!

Wings remain one of the hottest food items, literally and figuratively—proper use of the word, ‘literally’ (you’re welcome)—and St. Pete’s eateries are happy to oblige.

The list order is alphabetical. I refuse to say that these wings are better than those, and so on. In my opinion, that is wrong. There … Continue Reading

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15 Best Burgers in St. Petersburg FL 2021

American Standard Burger at Ford's Garage
15 Best Hamburgers / Cheeseburgers in St. Petersburg FL 2021

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 cut of beef called the Hamburg steak that eventually evolved into what we now consider … Continue Reading

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10 Best Pizza Places in St. Petersburg, FL 2021

Cappy's Pizza
10 Best Pizza Joints St. Pete

Sometimes we get criticized for being biased to downtown locations since that’s where we live. That might be true, and it might be because that’s where many of the best restaurants are. Well, it’s not true for pizza. There is only one place that made the list that is in the 33701 zip code. … Continue Reading

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