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DON’T WAIT for the Official Name Change – El Gallo Grande’s Food is Already Nueva Cantina!!

Cuban Chimichanga at Nueva Cantina

On October 4th, I published breaking Foodies news regarding the changing of hands at El Gallo Grande to Louie Spetrini and his partners Erin & Rocco Rinaldi.  Officially the new name, happy hour and menu won’t change until November 1st, however, I am EXTREMELY happy to report that all of the new staff are currently in place including Chef Paul…and … Continue Reading

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Nueva Cantina Debuts on November 1st – Replacing El Gallo Grande

Nueva Cantina

El Gallo Grande is to change its name to Nueva Cantina and open with a new menu as of November 1st. Louie Spetrini along with his partners, Erin and Rocco Rinaldi and Executive Chef Paul Daubert took over the restaurant yesterday, October 3rd, 2016.  They will be open for business as usual until the new menu and name change take … Continue Reading

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An Update on Proper Kitchen & Cocktails

Proper Kitchen and Cocktails
UPDATE: Proper Kitchen & Cocktails Opens December 2, 2016

Yesterday Kevin and I got a sneak peek into the making of Proper Kitchen & Cocktails. We met with the owner, Stephen Schrutt, who also owns The Avenue and King’s Street Food. He explained that he had hoped to be open by now but has encountered quite a few frustrations and … Continue Reading

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New Restaurant: The Reading Room Opening Late 2016

The owner of freeFall Theatre’s property space, who rents it out to them as a non-profit, Kevin Lane, will be opening a new restaurant right next door to the playhouse. Lori and I happen to be season subscribers to freeFall, so I’m sure we will be frequenting the new place, which is named “The Reading Room”.

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The Sugar Shack – A Piece of Key West Heaven in St Petersburg

Ricky "Ravioli" Warwick Sugar Shack Owner

The Sugar Shack has been open for three weeks in the up and coming 100 Block of MLK Jr St N.  It is quickly gaining traction and notoriety by lovers of Key West and Kermitt’s famous Chocolate Dipped Key Lime Pie on a Stick.  The Sugar Shack is one of the few places throughout the southeast where you can get … Continue Reading

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Copa Havana Cafe opening next to Chi-Town Beefs and Dogs

Sidewalk Salsa Dancing

In the latest breaking St Petersburg Foodies restaurant news, in the strip mall that is starting to explode with great businesses and restaurants located in the 100 North block of MLK, we now have Copa Havana Cafe opening in October/November.  Carlos and Sam Garcia will be opening the Cuban Cafe which besides great food will feature, in the evenings, Salsa … Continue Reading

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