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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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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New Rococo Style Fabulous Sunday Brunch

Rococo Steak Brunch

A couple of months ago Rococo Steak started opening at 11am for Sunday brunch. Kevin and I were invited in to photograph and taste a few of the brunch items. Brunch is done a lot downtown and we have covered quite a few of them, so I was really not quite sure what to expect. That thought should have never … Continue Reading

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Annata – Not Just Cheese & Charcuterie, Entrees That Are Out of This World!

Annata Restaurant & Wine Bar

When Annata came onto the scene of downtown St Petersburg’s Beach Drive four years ago, it was highly anticipated. The owners of the St Pete beloved staple Mazzaro’s Italian Market, Kurt and Mary Cuccaro, were opening Annata, which made its arrival even more exciting for foodies. It was touted as a wine bar which would offer cheese, charcuterie and tapas. … Continue Reading

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An Exclusive Inside Look at the Exciting IL Ritorno Expansion and Renovations

IL Ritorno Expansion

IL Ritorno announced earlier this summer plans to expand their existing space to double the size. Originally they planned to close for just a few weeks with hopes to be done by the end of September. Hurricane Irma, however, had her own agenda. The restaurant had to close for the hurricane and then decided to just stay closed until the … Continue Reading

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Seafood Brodetto at IL Ritorno Downtown St. Pete

IL Ritorno - Seafood Brodetto

Everyday the type of seafood incorporated into this dish changes according to what is fresh. On this evening, the seafood was Clams, Mussels and charred Octopus accompanied by Preserved Tangerine, Celery Hearts and a dash of Chili. Poured table side over the dish was the sauce which Chef Dave describes as, “almost like a creamless, flourless chowder, but we’ve thickened … Continue Reading

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Brick & Mortar – A Shining Star on the St Petersburg, FL Restaurant Scene 2017

Brick & Mortar Ahi Tuna Tartare

Kevin and I visited Brick & Mortar last Saturday evening, September 30th. We arrived around 6:00 pm and the ever bustling restaurant was already on a wait for a table inside. One of the reasons we don’t go there more often is because they don’t take reservations. However, I was thrilled to learn they do now accept call aheads to … Continue Reading

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Top 10 Best Happy Hours in St Petersburg, FL Updated October 2017

Top 10 Best Happy Hours St Petersburg, FL

Recently we created a full list of as many happy hours as we could compile for Downtown St Pete, The Edge District and the Grand Central District. You can view the full Happy Hour list here.

So we decided to conduct a survey in our Facebook group for local St Petersburg Foodies asking which places, based on food and drink, … Continue Reading

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Beau n Mo’s Delmonico Steak Ranks Amongst the Best!

Beau n' Mo's Italian Eating House Delmonico Steak

Back in October 2016 we posted the ten best steaks in St Petersburg, FL based on a poll we took in our Facebook Group, St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews. At the time, we had not been to Beau n Mo’s, but we had to listen to the people and include them in the list at number eight. We have read … Continue Reading

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IL Ritorno Ramps Up Their Spring Menu

IL Ritorno - Cappelini Nero

It’s no secret that since the first time we went to IL Ritorno in the summer of 2014 that I fell in love and that has never changed. Here is the first review I ever wrote about IL Ritorno. The quality of the ingredients and Chef David Benstock’s ingenuity with those ingredients keeps the ever evolving menu fresh and exciting.… Continue Reading

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More Breaking Foodies News: The Birch & Vine – New Menu, New Chef

Birch & Vine Heirloom Tomato and Burrata Salad
Chef de Cuisine, Luke Decker, Promoted to Executive Chef

Kevin and I were invited to meet the new Executive Chef of the Birch & Vine, Luke Decker, and to taste a few items from the new menu. Chef Luke has been with the Birch & Vine since June 1, 2013 which is just a week or so after they officially … Continue Reading

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Stillwaters Tavern Revisited…

Stillwaters Tavern - The Med Salad
Stillwaters Tavern

Stillwaters Tavern opened in June of 2015 to much anticipation and hype. We all watched with excited anticipation as the old Bruce Watters Jewelers space was transformed into the hip, chic space it is today. 2BHospitality Group, who also owns Bella Brava on Beach Drive, hired Chef Jeffrey Jew, who was a contestant on Top Chef Season 10, … Continue Reading

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The Best Chef Who Never Wanted to Be a Chef: Part 2

Chef Ted and Chef Lauren Dorsey's Wedding The Mill
Part 2: Chef Ted Dorsey talks about his staff that is like his family, his actual family and the formation of The Mill.

We sat down with Chef Ted Dorsey of the award winning The Mill Restaurant to ask him some standard interview questions. What we got was so much more and it is all so interesting that I am … Continue Reading

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The Best Chef Who Never Wanted to be a Chef

Part 1: The Early Years with Chef Ted Dorsey

We sat down with Chef Ted Dorsey of the award winning The Mill Restaurant to ask him some standard interview questions. What we got was so much more and it is all so interesting that I am going to divide this into two sections: The early years and Up to now.  … Continue Reading

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An Exclusive Sneak Peek of The Back Room at The Mill

A Work of Torok Art

The Mill Restaurant became an instant phenomenon in Downtown St Pete since its opening in July 2015. They are so popular that on some nights they have wait times that can run hours long and the food is so good that people are willing to wait. They also have had to turn away large parties because the current space cannot … Continue Reading

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