Top 12 Fast Casual Restaurants St Petersburg, FL by Locals

Everything Avocado Toast

The number of fast casual restaurants gracing the streets of St. Petersburg appears to be on the rise. These days, the term fast casual encompasses far more than what you may think. Oh no, we aren’t talking McDonald’s or Taco Bell folks – think organic, fresh, and locally sourced. In today’s world, fast-casual restaurants are producing high quality, health-focused, Instagram-worthy … 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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Interview with Jason Gordon from Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 36

Interview with Jason Gordon from Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 36. Our featured interview today is with Jason Gordon from Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery. We talk to Jason about his life-long passion for cooking since he was only 14-years old. His Denver roots, and how he came to St. Pete on … 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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Pacific Counter: Bringing West Coast Flavors to St Pete

Pacific Counter

Pacific Counter officially opened yesterday, Tuesday, Sept 4th. Kevin and I were invited for a sneak peek last Thursday, the day before their soft opening. We originally reported on them back in March.

Pacific Counter is the culmination of a dream between partners, Tanner Loebel, Eric Bialik and Chef Chitt Tock. Tanner was the founder of FoodNow, St Petersburg’s first … Continue Reading

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It’s Sooo Sweet on Maple Street … and Savory Too!

Maple Street Biscuit Co. – Act Local – Cook Fresh & Homemade

Here’s my one word review of Maple Street Biscuit Co.

DAMN!

This is the celebrity rock star of fried chicken and biscuits, plus other hug-your-belly-and-kiss-it comfort food.

As we reported earlier, Maple Street Biscuit Co. opened yesterday on the 600 block of Central Ave. in downtown St. Pete. … Continue Reading

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Pacific Counter Brings Poké Bowls & Sushi Burritos to the 600 Block of Central

The 600 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete is turning into “The Foodies Block”.

UPDATE: Go Here for a Review of Pacific Counter St. Pete.

There’s The Lure (that opened in January 2016) at 661 with sushi and tapas. Next week, Maple Street Biscuit Co. is opening across the street at 662. Coming in late summer, there will … Continue Reading

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Brass Bowl to Debut on 600 Block in Downtown St. Pete

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery to Open Summer 2018

UPDATE MARCH 25, 2019: Brass Bowl is now opening April 1st. Here’s a preview / review.

We recently told you about Maple Street Biscuit Co. opening on the 600 block of Central Ave.

Now, helping to round out the offering of edibles on the 600 block, we have Brass Bowl.

Residing … Continue Reading

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Maple Street Biscuit Co. Opening in DTSP April 4th

UPDATE: New Date: April 4th

The new Maple Street Biscuit Company location on the 600 block of Central Avenue is slated to open on April 4th at 7am.

Maple Street is known for comfort food with a modern twist and a heart for community. Dishes like The Five and Dime: Flaky biscuit, all natural fried chicken breast, pecan wood smoked … Continue Reading

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Casita Taqueria Has Earned Their Loyal Following

Barbacoa, Chorizo, and Camarones Tacos at Casita

We recently published the 10 Best Mexican Restaurants in St. Pete, for which Casita did not appear.

Ut oh.

Suddenly, the villagers were chasing us down with torches in hand, ready to hang us from the rafters.

We had been to Casita Taqueria on 4th Street North a few years ago in its current location. I thought it was pretty … Continue Reading

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The Wooden Rooster – Fantastic New Gem In Downtown St Pete

The Wooden Rooster Review

First published on 11/24/2016

I went to lunch today with some of my colleagues from Premier Sotheby’s at our new next door neighbor… The Wooden Rooster. Extremely friendly staff, familiar faces (Barbara Walsh) and unbelievably fresh food. Opened by Jeremy Duclut, of Cassis, only yesterday, I must say, you would never know they were that new. The first picture is … Continue Reading

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