The Pearl Restaurant: Gulfport’s Destination for Distinctive & Sophisticated Mediterranean

The lobster bites were a delicious way to start our dinner

For many years, The Pearl Restaurant’s fine dining establishment operated out of Treasure Island. The restaurant earned a wonderful reputation and became a favorite to many local diners. In the fall of 2022, The Pearl moved into a cozy new home close to the heart, in quaint, but growing Gulfport, FL.

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Mio’s Grill & Cafe – A Taste of the Mediterranean in Downtown St Pete

Mio's Grill & Cafe Grilled Meatball Sandwich

This summer Mio’s Grill & Cafe quietly opened on 2nd St N and 1st Ave N, where Meze 119 was previously. Mio’s is a Turkish/Greek mediterranean inspired restaurant named after the owner’s dog aptly named, Mio. To be quite honest, I really wasn’t all that excited about it when we first heard about it. And then Kevin pushed me to … Continue Reading

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Baba on Central Brings Mediterranean Flair to the Grand Central District

Baba is a Greek-Lebanese inspired restaurant and bakery in the Grand Central District brought to us by the owners of local favorite, Bodega on Central, Debbie and George Sayegh. They set out to honor their family through the food and recipes of their childhood. Debbie grew up in Greece and George in Lebanon. Baba which literally translates to father is … Continue Reading

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