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Pacific Counter: Bringing West Coast Flavors to St Pete

Pacific Counter

Pacific Counter officially opened yesterday, Tuesday, Sept 4th. Kevin and I were invited for a sneak peek last Thursday, the day before their soft opening. We originally reported on them back in March.

Pacific Counter is the culmination of a dream between partners, Tanner Loebel, Eric Bialik and Chef Chitt Tock. Tanner was the founder of FoodNow, St Petersburg’s first … Continue Reading

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Vintage Small Bites & Wine Lounge Opens in Gulfport

Gulfport, Florida – this sleepy little town on Boca Ciega Bay isn’t so sleepy anymore, although it is definitely laid-back, easy going, and quite welcoming—now gives us another reason to go there.

Wendy Ohlendorf, fashion designer and artist among other creative endeavors, just opened Vintage Small Bites & Wine Lounge.

Backed by successful restaurateurs, Tom Golden and Richard Alday of … Continue Reading

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Beans & Barlour Sneak Peek

Beans & Barlour Storefront

There’s more than meets the eye when you first walk into Beans & Barlour, the new alcohol-infused ice cream and gourmet coffee joint, opening next week in downtown St. Pete.

The small bar, stools, and quite impressive large brass and copper espresso machine imported from Italy, immediately steal the show. You may notice the nice little couch and chairs near … Continue Reading

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Oak and Stone Desserts and Beer Pairings

Key Lime Pie & Beer Pairing

With 58 beers on tap and delicious food options, it may be challenging to save room for dessert at Oak and Stone, but with these three beer and sweets pairings, you won’t want to pass on the opportunity. The craft beers on tap are local from all around the Tampa Bay area. Are you a beer enthusiast? Or, a wanna … Continue Reading

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Beantown Pub Comes to St. Petersburg

From One Foodie Town to Another

In case you didn’t know it, Boston is a foodie town just like St. Pete.

Beantown Pub has been a cornerstone of the pub scene in Boston for over 20 years, and now they are opening their second location right here in St. Petersburg, Florida. Remember where Rattle & Hum used to be, and … Continue Reading

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Capital Tacos Brings Their Tacos Extraordinarios to St. Pete

THIS LOCATION IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED

What happens when you grow up in a Mexican restaurant, then go to Austin, Texas to learn Tex-Mex cooking, come back and try to take over the kitchen?

Your parents kick you out and you open Capital Tacos.

Bobby and Kristel Heskett founded Capital Tacos in Land O’ Lakes, FL in 2013. Josh Luger and … Continue Reading

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Oak & Stone Opens July 9th in Downtown St. Pete

To Donate a Portion of Sales to The Academy Prep Center

Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, will open its second location in St. Petersburg on Monday, July 9, 2018. The new restaurant is located at 199 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, next to the Hyatt Place on 2nd Street … Continue Reading

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Beans & Barlour Brings Craft Coffee & Alcohol Infused Ice Cream to St. Pete

Story Stuart of Story Brooke Café Kicks Off New Venture Next to St. Pete Brewing Co.

We spoke to Story on the phone last night as she took a break from painting the walls of her new venture.

Coming in July, the heart of the Central Arts District will soon have a brand new craft coffee bar and dessert lounge—Beans … Continue Reading

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Mini Doughnuts Made With Love at Mini Doughnut Factory

St. Pete Doughnut Factory 16 Pack of Minis

Delicious, almost bite-sized, made-to-order cake doughnuts decked out with toppings. Small in size, but mighty in flavor. That’s what you’ll get at the Mini Doughnut Factory. Along with plenty more.

If you haven’t heard, mini doughnuts are the new gourmet sweet of choice for the people of Tampa Bay. The addiction to the made-to-order gourmet minis is real. This is … Continue Reading

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Fill Up Your Tank at Ford’s Garage

Ford's Garage Downtown St. Petersburg
Ford’s Garage Opens in Downtown St. Pete Today

Yesterday, we told you about Yeoman’s Cask & Lion opening in a portion of the space that was formerly Rowdies Den. In the other part of the same space, we also have the newest Ford’s Garage location. Sharing the same kitchen, but with completely different menus and themes, both restaurants are connected … Continue Reading

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Yeoman’s Cask & Lion Opens in Downtown St. Pete May 23, 2018

Outside Bar at Yeoman's

Who doesn’t love a British Pub?

Yeoman’s Cask & Lion opens tomorrow in downtown St. Petersburg on one side of the space that was formerly Rowdies Den, and before that, Midtown Sundries. (The other side is Ford’s Garage, both owned by Tampa-based Twenty Three Restaurant Services, and connected together.)

Some locals cringe at restaurant theme concepts, and think of them … Continue Reading

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Flûte & Dram Opens to Packed Crowds on Beach Drive

Check out our new Updated Flûte & Dram Review from January 2020.

It’s been a year and two months since the original announcement of Flûte & Dram opening on Beach Drive. Now they are finally open with packed crowds spilling out onto the sidewalk. There’s no other place in St. Pete that has a selection of caviar like Flûte & … Continue Reading

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Pacific Counter Brings Poké Bowls & Sushi Burritos to the 600 Block of Central

The 600 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete is turning into “The Foodies Block”.

UPDATE: Go Here for a Review of Pacific Counter St. Pete.

There’s The Lure (that opened in January 2016) at 661 with sushi and tapas. Next week, Maple Street Biscuit Co. is opening across the street at 662. Coming in late summer, there will … Continue Reading

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Callaloo Tantalizes with Down-home Cooking on the South Side of The Grand Central District

Callaloo St Petersburg

Do you miss great southern comfort food? I know I sure DID…we shall be deprived no more with the latest addition to our growing St Petersburg restaurant scene. Callaloo, located in the historic Manhattan Casino building at 22nd St and 6th Ave S, just on the south side of the Grand Central district of St Pete, officially opened its doors … Continue Reading

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Brass Bowl to Debut on 600 Block in Downtown St. Pete

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery to Open Summer 2018

UPDATE MARCH 25, 2019: Brass Bowl is now opening April 1st. Here’s a preview / review.

We recently told you about Maple Street Biscuit Co. opening on the 600 block of Central Ave.

Now, helping to round out the offering of edibles on the 600 block, we have Brass Bowl.

Residing … Continue Reading

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