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1200 Chophouse – Turf at the Surf

Angus Ribeye

Walking up to 1200 Chophouse you instantly feel at home. The restaurant is in, what appears to be, a former house with a large front porch. Inside, you are instantly taken aback by the beautiful cowhide covered wall across the room. It compliments the cozy nature of the small restaurant.

Like its sister restaurant, Snappers, 1200 Chophouse does not take … Continue Reading

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Sola Bistro: St. Pete Beach’s Charming Wine Bar with Thrilling Cuisine

The Carbonara, Ribeye and Amberjack special

Upon cruising down Gulf Blvd, the main drag of St. Pete Beach, You’ll notice a great deal of usual suspects: standard oceanside restaurants, unpretentious dive bars, a plethora of souvenir shops, beachgoers, and so on. One spot that most would not expect to stumble into is a cozy bistro and wine bar – cue Sola.

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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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Grace Continues to Amaze with Exceptional Cuisine on St Pete Beach

Grace Restaurant

Most Up-to-Date Grace Review from 2019 – Click Here

Towards the end of May, Kevin and I had dinner at Grace Restaurant on Pass-A-Grille. This was our third time dining there. As we approached the restaurant, we saw all of these balloons on the ceiling and thought that they must be having some kind of event. It was definitely festive. … Continue Reading

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Rick’s Reef: Turning Over a New Leaf on St Pete Beach

Having lived on St Pete Beach many moons ago, I never would have thought of Rick’s Reef for food. I remember it as a friendly watering hole. We were contacted by the GM, Tyler Hipsley, who invited us in on Friday, April 13th for a meeting, so we decided to order lunch too. Hipsley took over managing Rick’s Reef in … Continue Reading

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Sola – One of the Best Eateries on the Beach

Pancetta-wrapped Pork Pâté

See the latest Sola Review from February 2020 here.

Sola Bistro & Wine Bar is definitely not your typical beach spot. Many beach eateries cater to tourists with a turn and burn approach consisting of poor service with frozen deep fried foods. On the other hand, Sola is a foodies oasis at the beach with eclectic gourmet cuisine. There is … Continue Reading

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St Pete Beach’s Sola Bistro & Wine Bar Revisited July 2017

Sola Bistro & Wine Bar - Grilled Lamb Tongue Special

See the latest Sola Review from February 2020 here.

On Friday, July 21st 2017, Kevin and I made the short trek from Downtown St Petersburg to St Pete Beach to visit one of our favorite restaurants – Sola Bistro & Wine Bar. We don’t usually like to leave downtown but Sola has proven to be worth it and Uber makes … Continue Reading

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Amazing “Grace”, How Sweet to Have Found …

Most Up-to-Date Grace Review from 2019 – Click Here

Grace Restaurant Offers Fine Dining at the Beach

With extremely few exceptions up and down St. Pete Beach, 95% of your food choices are frozen fried stuff that won’t kill you … hopefully. Lots of us like to go to the beach, and it gets to the point that you just … Continue Reading

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