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10 Best Places for Oysters in St. Petersburg FL

Oysters, my favorite of the bivalve family, are not exactly few and far between in St. Petersburg, especially those from the Gulf. Quality oysters, however, take some research to uncover. Lucky for you, we've done the leg work, and consumed dozens upon dozens of oysters in order to assemble a list with the best places for…
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5 Best Frosé Cocktails in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

Sure, summer is behind us but the warm temperatures that still remain make it socially acceptable to order a frozen drink in November, right? Frosé is a frozen rosé cocktail that everyone has been raving about this summer. These trendy, boozy adult slushies are great for cooling off and sippin' on something sweet. Here are…
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Best Salads in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

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…
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15 Best Happy Hours in St. Petersburg FL 2019 by Locals

Ah, happy hour, the time of day that most look forward to Monday through Friday. When the clock strikes 5:00PM, folks all over scramble to the nearest watering hole to belly-up to the bar with a libation, or two, after a long work day. If you weren't already aware, St. Pete's dining scene is chock…
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Modern Brine: A Flavor Journey

“Life is a journey of discovery and food should be no different.” – David Morris, owner and executive chef, Modern Brine Upon arriving to Baum Avenue Market, one’s eyes are immediately led to the lush plants and twinkling lights outlining Modern Brine. Hanging wooden light fixtures dangle above a small bar area with six high…
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Red Mesa Restaurant – Still Rockin’ After All These Years

It seems like there are new restaurants opening in St. Pete every five minutes, and the new places get all of the hoopla, and attention. We certainly participate in it here at St. Petersburg Foodies, but we also love to remind you of the places that were here when there were not a lot of…
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Five Must-Try Healthy Food Spots in St. Petersburg

With all of the decadent eateries that St. Petersburg foodies have to enjoy, it’s important to maintain balance and do your body some good when not indulging in Cuban sandwiches, cheese fries and chicken wings. St. Petersburg has become home to a plethora of health-conscious hotspots that continue to pop up around town, boasting sustainability,…
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Five Plus Five of the Best Dives in St. Petersburg FL 2019

There's a time and place for fine dining with white table cloths, ambient lighting, a beautiful bottle of red and some Foie Gras. But sometimes, only a big ol' beer, juicy burger and a laid-back environment will do. In fact, more often than not, that paramount lineup is a recipe for the best kind of…
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5 Best French Fries in St. Petersburg FL 2019

French fries,  fries, or "french-fried potatoes" as Jimmy Buffet likes to call them, are definitely one of the most popular foods in America, and likely the world. They can also be called frites, steak fries, potato wedges, curly fries, shoestring fries, and the list goes on and on. Well, this list is not going to go…
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Four St. Pete Spots Revitalizing the Tiki Movement

What’s not to love about a place that is steeped in nostalgia, fun vibes and eccentric décor? A motif that recalls childhood memories or joyous times is always beloved. This seems to be the reason why certain aspects of our cultural canon are cyclical – history inevitably repeats itself and those truly special moments in…
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5 Best Meatballs in St. Petersburg FL 2019

I'm just going to say this up front. I am a total bitch when it comes to Italian meatballs ... or at least some people are going to think that. Alternatively, please feel free to label me a "Meatball Snob". If the meatballs on this list didn't exist, I would sadly have to tell you…
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5 Best Fish Spreads in St. Petersburg FL for 2019

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…
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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…
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5 Best Grouper Sandwiches in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

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…
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