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Original Flavor 1889 Packs a Flavorful Punch

Original_Margherita

There is certainly not a shortage of great new restaurants opening in St. Pete and Original Flavor 1889 is no exception. Situated on Central Ave, just west of 4th Street Original Flavor is in the perfect location to draw a crowd. While there is also no lack of Italian restaurants in St. Pete, what sets Original Flavor apart is their … Continue Reading

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Bonu Taverna: Fresh Italian Cuisine in the Heart of Central Avenue

I ate, I slurped and I napped all thanks to the new Italian restaurant on Central Avenue, Bonu Taverna. From pasta swirls, fresh housemade pizza, an exquisite wine and cocktail list, and a remarkable experience every time, they know how to check all the boxes. The menu is familiar and offers a lot of choices from Italian small plates to … Continue Reading

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Filling the Gap Between Downtown & North St. Pete – Noble Crust is a Must

Noble Crust Southern Fried Chicken

When someone asks me for recommendations on where to eat in St. Pete the list is a mile long with restaurants located Downtown, but there is always one restaurant beyond the Downtown St Pete barriers that makes the list, and that is Noble Crust. Located at the corner of 4th St. North and 83rd Ave N. Noble Crust fills the … Continue Reading

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Cafe Cibo Takes Me Back in Time to My Sicilian Grandmother

Cafe Cibo Dishes

I grew up in New Jersey in the 1970s-early 80s. It seems like, back then, that all of my friends were either Jewish, or Italian. Maybe some Irish too. It was old school northeast—New York / New Jersey area. (Cue “The Soparanos” theme music.)  I also grew up with an Italian grandmother. It sounds like a cliché, but my maternal … Continue Reading

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