Tag Archives: Fresh ingredients


The Galley Grub, Far Above Your Average Pub!

Last Thursday Kevin and I decided to have dinner at The Galley. The Galley opened on December 30th of last year. You can read all about The Galley Grand Opening here. It certainly opened with a splash and continues to stay busy and receive great reviews. The one thing that has held us back from making…
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The Cider Press Cafe Has Some Hot New Menu Items

A couple of weeks ago we heard the news that Cider Press Cafe was going to be featuring some new hot, cooked menu items along with their favorite staples. Trying to incorporate a more comfort food feel that will appeal to a larger group of customers while staying true to their roots. We were invited…
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Brooklyn South – A Review – What Amazing Flavors!!

Why it took Kevin and I two years to get to Brooklyn South, I will never understand!  Wow!  We had heard great things, but it was just never on our radar.  We definitely waited two years too long.  Yesterday it was mentioned just before we were deciding on where to go for lunch and that…
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IL Ritorno does Lunch…A review

So when Chef Dave announced that they were going to open for lunch this week, August 15th - 19th, Kevin and I were thrilled!  Chef sounded invigorated and excited as he was telling us about some of the menu items.  They told us that they were going to see how lunch would go as they…
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The Renaissance of Rococo Steak

First published on 10/15/2015 Kevin and I had not been to Rococo in quite a few months. We decided to go last Thursday night before our play. We were pleasantly surprised by the changes not only to the menu but to the kitchen staff and the ambiance as well. We had complained several times in…
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The Wooden Rooster – Fantastic New Gem In Downtown St Pete

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…
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Tryst – Amazing Jambalaya!!

First published on 4/29/2016 Dinner last night at Tryst was delicious! I had the Jambalaya: chicken, gulf shrimp and andouille sausage over creole rice. It was some of the best I have ever had and... spicy! (more…)
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Brick & Mortar – Truly Amazing!!

First published on 5/22/2015 Last night we made our first visit to Brick & Mortar. First we were delighted to be greeted and seated by April Seelbach, formally of The Canopy. All I can say is amazing!   Kevin LOVED it! I am not a fennel/anise fan and several of the dishes had fennel/anise and…
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Run, Don’t Walk to Il Ritorno!! Absolutely the Best!

First published in August 2014. Here is a review I posted on FB, Yelp, Urban Spoon and Trip Advisor back in August 2014 about Il Ritorno, 449 Central avenue, which is in Kevin and my opinion, the best restaurant in St Pete, if not all of Florida! We go there all the time and it…
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