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Interview with Lee Aquino from The Birch & Vine – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 51

Interview with Lee Aquino from The Birch & Vine

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 51! Our featured interview today is with Lee Aquino, the Executive Chef from The Birch & Vine in downtown St. Pete. When The Birch & Vine opened in 2013, they were my #1 personal favorite St. Pete restaurant. Things have changed and evolved … Continue Reading

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Interview with Juya Ebrahimi from Copper Shaker – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 50

Interview with Juya Ebrahimi from Copper Shaker

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 50! Our featured interview today is with Juya Ebrahimi, the Chef from Copper Shaker in downtown St. Pete. Copper Shaker is well-known for their craft cocktails, and jovial staff, but they are a hidden gem when it comes to food, and Juya puts out some … Continue Reading

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Interview with Roger Curlin from Club Savor – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 49

Interview with Roger Curlin from Club Savor

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 49! Our featured interview today is with Roger Curlin from Club Savor, THE Exclusive Membership Dining Club for Pinellas County. Working with different restaurants all over St. Pete and Pinellas, Roger has some great insight into what’s happening in the local restaurant world, and we … Continue Reading

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Interview with Jeff Philbin from MasterChef – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 48

Interview with Jeff Philbin from MasterChef

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 48! Our featured interview today is with Jeff Philbin from MasterChef. Jeff was on Season 8 of Master Chef, he’s the MC for The Midnight Chef Fight series at IL Ritorno in DTSP, and he does restaurant consulting with the PPK Agency. Our musical guest is … Continue Reading

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Interview with Troy & Jessica Bledsoe from Overflow Brewing – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 47

Interview with Troy & Jessica Bledsoe from Overflow Brewing

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 47! Our featured interview today is with Troy & Jessica Bledsoe from Overflow Brewing in downtown St. Pete. Overflow specializes in sour beers, and makes them in all styles – everything from pilsners to IPAs, and everything in between. Our musical guest is … Continue Reading

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Interview with Jean Totti from Wepa Cocina de Puerto Rico – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 46

Interview with Jean Totti from Wepa Cocina de Puerto Rico

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 46! Our featured interview today is with Jean Totti from Wepa Cocina de Puerto Rico located in the Deuces area. Jean went from architect and amateur food critic to the co-owner of the best Puerto Rican restaurant in St. Pete. There’s a … Continue Reading

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Interview with Christophe Guillot & Chad Dropik from Bacchus St. Pete – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 45

Interview with Christophe Guillot & Chad Dropik from Bacchus St. Pete

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 45! Our featured interview today is with Christophe Guillot & Chad Dropik from Bacchus St. Pete in downtown St. Petersburg. Both of these guys have traveled the world, been in the military, and worked at several restaurants before opening their new … Continue Reading

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Interview with Ruthie Hill & Corey Albright from Chill Restaurant & Bar – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 44

Interview with Ruthie Hill & Corey Albright from Chill Restaurant & Bar

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 44! Our featured interview today is with Ruthie Hill and Corey Albright from Chill Restaurant & Bar on St. Pete Beach. We learn how Ruthie became an accidental restaurateur, and how an injury and Food Network steered Corey from football … Continue Reading

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Interview with Tyson Grant from Parkshore Grill – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 43

Interview with Tyson Grant from Parkshore Grill

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 43! Our featured interview today is with Tyson Grant from Parkshore Grill. Tyson is a St. Pete native that’s been cheffing before it was cool. Parkshore Grill has been killin’ it for 12 years. They were cooking up a storm when other restaurants were closing, … Continue Reading

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Interview with Story Stuart from Beans & Barlour – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 42

Interview with Story Stuart from Beans & Barlour

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 42! Our featured interview today is with Story Stuart from Beans & Barlour. We’ll talk to Story about Beans & Barlour’s 100% homemade alcohol-infused ice cream, and her past experience with Disney. Abby came over and fed us her great new summertime recipe for … Continue Reading

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Interview with Mario Farias from Callaloo and The Big Catch at Salt Creek – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 41

Interview with Mario Farias from Callaloo and The Big Catch at Salt Creek

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 41! Our featured interview today is with Mario Farias from Callaloo and The Big Catch at Salt Creek. We find out that Mario’s family was in the local St. Pete restaurant business when he was a kid, which he … Continue Reading

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Interview with Bill Georgiou from The Burg Bar & Grill, and The Burg Diner – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 40

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Interview with Bill Georgiou from The Burg Bar & Grill, and The Burg Diner

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 40! Our featured interview today is with Bill Georgiou from The Burg Bar & Grill, and The Burg Diner. We find out that Bill has been in the restaurant business his entire life. Starting in high school he … Continue Reading

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Interview with David Benstock & Ronald Randall from IL Ritorno – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 39

Interview with David Benstock & Ronald Randall from IL Ritorno

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 39! Our featured interview today is with David Benstock & Ronald Randall from IL Ritorno. We talk to David & Ronald about their extensive experience in the business, all over the country, and the world, how they both worked at The Modern … Continue Reading

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Interview with Tom Woodard from Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 38

Interview with Tom Woodard from Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 38. Our featured interview today is with Tom Woodard from Pom Pom’s Teahouse & Sandwicheria. We talk to Tom about the craziest arrest he made when he was a Deputy Sheriff, and how he came to own the only other Pom Pom’s … Continue Reading

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Interview with Tanner Loebel and Eric Bialik from Pacific Counter – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 37

Interview with Tanner Loebel & Eric Bialik from Pacific Counter

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 37. We have a new monthly recipe from Abby Allen for Chorizo Tacos with a couple of unique twists. Our featured interview today is with Tanner Loebel and Eric Bialik from Pacific Counter. Eric’s been in the restaurant business for many years, … Continue Reading

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