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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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Embrace the Views, Cocktails and Tasty Food at Tiki Docks Bar and Grill at Maximo Marina

Tiki Docks Alafia Tacos

Tiki Docks at Maximo Marina has an impressive menu of tiki-inspired cocktails and seafood forward food offerings. The view of all of the beautiful yachts at the marina might make you start to wonder why you don’t own a boat, or maybe that’s just me, but either way, it’s a unique view that’s ideal for daydreaming (and day drinking).

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5 Best Places for Barbecue in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

Ribs, wings, sausage, brisket, pulled pork, beans, potato salad and roll at Smoking' J's

Barbecue, especially in the south, is a true art form that many spend years upon years tweaking, adjusting and perfecting. There are four essential classifications of barbecue: Texas, Carolina, Kansas City & Memphis. [Editor’s note: There can be a myriad of others, but these are the most well-known.] Each region’s style of barbecue varies notably, and there is always a … Continue Reading

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10 Best Romantic Restaurants in St. Petersburg, FL 2020

Best Romantic Restaurants St Petersburg FL 2020
Best Restaurants for Valentine’s Day & Other Romantic Jaunts

Whether you’re a guy or a gal, it never hurts to have a handy list of romantic restaurants at your fingertips. Valentine’s Day is one of the biggies, but there are also anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and other holidays.

In general, it’s obviously the overall ambiance. One of the important things … Continue Reading

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10 Best Places for Oysters in St. Petersburg FL

The Moscow and Sushi Oysters from The Island Grille and Raw Bar

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 oysters in St. Pete.… Continue Reading

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5 Best Frosé Cocktails in St. Petersburg, FL 2019

The Avenue Frosé

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 the BEST frosé cocktails in … Continue Reading

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

Half PriceHouse Margaritas from Red Mesa

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 full of incredible happy hours, … Continue Reading

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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 top bar stools and an … Continue Reading

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Red Mesa Restaurant – Still Rockin’ After All These Years

Brisket - Street Tacos

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 really good choices in St. … Continue Reading

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Five Must-Try Healthy Food Spots in St. Petersburg

Citrus Water and vegan snacks at the Pineapple Espresso Drive-thru

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, use of local and organic … Continue Reading

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Five Plus Five of the Best Dives in St. Petersburg FL 2019

The Texas Hash with a homemade biscut & Eggs with Bacon and Potatoes from Munch's Sundries

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 meal situation (especially after a … Continue Reading

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5 Best French Fries in St. Petersburg FL 2019

The Bier Boutique French Fries

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 on and on, as … Continue Reading

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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 time will always seem to … 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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