Shrimpys Blues Bistro – A Hidden Treasure on St Pete Beach

Shrimpys NOLA BBQ Shrimp - Langostino Shrimp sauteed in butter, roasted garlic, white and black pepper

We had heard rave reviews for years about Shrimpys Blues Bistro but just never made it out there. I wish we hadn’t waited so long because the raves are definitely warranted. Owner, Richard Briggs, invited us in to taste some food off their menu a few weeks back. We were so impressed with the food that we changed our minds … Continue Reading

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Flûte & Dram Announces Exclusive “Fool’s Gold” Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Buffalo Trace Fool's Gold Bourbon

St. Petersburg’s rich food and beverage culture just gained a new bourbon courtesy of Buffalo Trace Distillery. Buffalo Trace Bourbon is aged and bottled at the most award-winning distillery in the world and is only made with the finest corn, rye and barley malt. Buffalo Trace was also named Whisky Magazine’s 2020 Distiller Of The Year. The bourbon was chosen … Continue Reading

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Interview with Tony Mangiafico from Flûte & Dram – St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 72

Tony Mangiafico with daughter Giuliana
Interview with Tony Mangiafico from Flûte & Dram

Welcome to the St. Petersburg Foodies Podcast Episode 72! Our featured interview today is with Tony Mangiafico from Flûte & Dram. Flûte & Dram is St. Pete’s first and only Caviar, Champagne, and Whiskey Bar. We talk with Tony about the recent expansion of where they tripled their size, and also now … Continue Reading

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Flûte & Dram: Where Champagne Wishes & Whiskey Dreams Come True

Sasanian Russian Osetra

The moment that the famous Dom Pérignon first discovered champagne, he exclaimed, “come quickly, I am tasting the stars!” And Mark Twain bellowed that “too much of anything is bad, but too much good whiskey is barely enough.” If Dom and Mark were still around today, I’d bet my bottom dollar that they’d both be spending a great deal of … Continue Reading

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The Hideaway Pizza Pub Breezes into the South Side of St Pete


About 14 months ago we published this piece on the opening of The Hideaway Pizza Pub. At the time, the projected opening date was in the Fall of 2017. Lots of red tape, blood, sweat and tears later, it finally, quietly opened about two weeks ago. It is an old house that was converted into a tiki, beach, … Continue Reading

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