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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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Are You Ready To Rumble? “The Midnight Chef Fight” Series Begins This Saturday Night, May 4th

A take down in the ‘Burg…Spinning a take on the Esquire Network series, Knife Fight, IL Ritorno is bringing some Saturday night fun into our downtown culinary scene with their newest concept the “Midnight Chef Fight” series which will pit two Tampa Bay chefs against each other in an hour long, “after hours” cook-off to create the best dishes.

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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.

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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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5 Best Hot Dogs in St. Petersburg FL 2019

Coney Island Grill Chili Dog
The Best Hot Dogs to Eat in St. Pete

We recently published the 10 Best Burgers in St. Pete, and included a +1 with a vegan burger. For this one, we have five hot dogs, with kind of a plus one—two versions of the dog at one place, but no vegan hot dog. (Sorry vegans.)

The order is zip code, … Continue Reading

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Top 5 Places to Get Milkshakes in St. Pete

Think thick, creamy richness and bold flavors and what comes to mind? Milkshakes, of course! Whether your the adventurous or simplistic milkshake enthusiast, I’ve crafted a list of the best places to get a milkshake around the burg.

1. Mini Doughnut Factory 730 4th St N St. Petersburg, FL 33701 (727) 258-7531 http://www.minidoughnutfactory.com/

The best of both worlds is when … Continue Reading

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