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10 Best St. Petersburg Brunch Spots 2021

Brunch

It’s the weekend and time to treat yourself to a terrific brunch, but where should you go? We have compiled a list of the best downtown brunches to help with your decision.

THE LIST IS IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER <— LOOK Best Brunch Spots in St. Pete Chosen by Locals 2021

1. Cassis Brunch is served everyday from 8am – 3pm … Continue Reading

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Cassis American Brasserie New Menus 2017

Cassis Introduces New Entrées & First Time Bar Menu

Cassis American Brasserie arrived on the scene in Downtown St. Pete 7-years ago in their prestigious location below The Ovation on Beach Drive. They have really come a long way since then. In recent years, we would go on a regular basis for breakfast / brunch and for drinks at the … Continue Reading

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Hidden Gems for Food in St. Petersburg, FL 2016

Spicy Honey Mandarin Glazed Signature Chicken Wings at Del Mar

Last month our top 5 list was for the Best Shrimp & Grits in St. Petersburg, FL. This month, we bring you 5 Hidden Gems for Food. These are places in St. Petersburg that have great food, but aren’t always thought of as such, or they are just off the radar for incredible comestibles.

1. Cask & Ale

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St. Petersburg Foodies Brunch at Gratzzi Italian Grille

On Sunday November 13, 2016 St. Petersburg Foodies had their first official get-together with a brunch at Gratzzi Italian Grille. We had 30 people in attendance with just about every age bracket represented.

A few people had already left before we took the group photos.

We had a Buffet that included: Gratzzi Eggs Benedict, Berkshire Bacon & Sausage, Gratzzi Home … Continue Reading

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Tryst: It’s Not Just a Hip Nightclub … The Food is Amazing Too

Tryst: New Chef + New Menu = Deliciousness!

Last month, our restaurant spotlight was on Del Mar Gastro Lounge. This month, we have quite a pleasant surprise for you from Tryst.

Tryst on Beach Drive in St. Petersburg is well known by many, and not just in St. Petersburg. On some weekend nights the place is packed like sardines with … 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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10 Best Cheese & Charcuterie Boards in St. Petersburg, FL 2016

Charcuterie with Cheeses, Meats
Cheese & Charcuterie is Hot! (Actually, it’s cold or room temp.)

2019 Top 10 Cheese & Charcuterie – Click Here!

Last month our top 10 list was for the 10 Best Steaks in St. Petersburg, FL. This month, we bring you 10 Best Cheese & Charcuterie Boards.

Charcuterie has been around for a long time, and in the last few … Continue Reading

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Cider Press Cafe | Vegans & Meat-Lovers Can Be Friends Here

Cider Press Now Has Hot Cooked Items

Cider Press Cafe . . . now this is why I moved to St Pete! A gluten-free, non-GMO, fresh, made-in-house-fare restaurant. My kind of place! And for you regular folks (allergy-free), this vegan spot has a creative menu with lots of flavor that won’t disappoint. Vegans, take your meat-loving friends here. No, you … Continue Reading

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Parkshore Grill’s The Prisoner Wine Dinner was a Huge Success.

Serrano Cured Arctic Char

What an amazing dinner we attended on October 28th at Parkshore Grill prepared by Chef Tyson Grant and his staff. In September we wrote an article about the process that Chef Tyson calls the breakdown. This is the process of tasting the wines and then coming up with the food that will pair just right with each glass for each … Continue Reading

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Lured-In by The Lure

CC&T: Spicy tuna, cucumber, avocado and tempura chips rolled and topped with real snow crab meat and spicy mayo

When St. Petersburg Foodies co- creator Lori Brown suggested I review The Lure, that cool, brick-walled open great room concept place on Central with funky wall murals, birch art and pool tables, I said:

‘Great, love that place.’

So I went back to try some items besides sushi (which is always very good), started researching the menu, which is voluminous, … Continue Reading

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Nueva Cantina VIP Grand Opening November 1, 2016

Nueva Cantina - That Mexican Place

Nueva Cantina held their ribbon cutting and private VIP grand opening last night from 6:00 – 8:00. “That Mexican Place” took over the spot that used to be El Gallo Grande. The former restaurant had polarized reviews from inconsistencies caused by above average staff turnover. That’s a thing of the past now as General Manager / Co-Owner Louie Spetrini, and … Continue Reading

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Bowled Over By Bowled – A Review of Bowled Restaurant

Korean BBQ Pork at Bowled

A few blocks from my condo is a local garage/gas station called Bob Lee’s Tires.  For years it just had a little food counter that was really nothing special.  Then, Kahwa Coffee came in and opened in the space, but decided it was not right for them.  In October 2015, a restaurant favorite from the past, Bowled reopened in the … Continue Reading

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Sushi & Noodles at Souzou Fusion

Veggie Maki

Every time I’ve driven by Souzou Fusion, I’ve told myself I need to try it. Well, we finally did last Friday night. The restaurant is beautiful inside and out. I love the string lights they have coming down from the building across the parking lot. They also feature live music on the weekends, which would be fun to come back … Continue Reading

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This month’s Chef Spotlight: Executive Chef Jeffrey Hileman of FarmTable Kitchen

Chef Jeffrey Hileman is the Executive Chef at FarmTable Kitchen and LOCALE Market.  Arriving in St. Petersburg in 2014 to launch Locale Market, he has helped FarmTable Kitchen to evolve into what it is today by bringing his “rustic, yet refined recipes and his philosophy that great ingredients and flavors should always be at the heart of any recipe”.

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Bodega St. Pete in the Edge District is Excellent!

Ooops, they did it again.

They being George and Debbie Sayegh, owners of that rustic, groovy little cubbyhole at 1120 Central known as Bodega.

You know the Joint. Across the street from Green Bench Brewers. A three-wood over 1st Avenue South bouncing along the parking lot to the Trop from their back yard.

Jammed into a tiny space with little … Continue Reading

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