Ichicoro Ane Opens This Sunday (12/10) on World Ramen Day

Niku Udon

Ichicoro Ane in downtown St. Pete is permanently closed. They are still open in Seminole Heights.

This Sunday, December 10th is World Ramen Day, and the perfect day for the long anticipated grand opening of Ichicoro ANE at Station House in Downtown St. Pete. We were lucky, and oh-so-willing participants in last night’s friends and family event, and Wednesday’s cocktail … Continue Reading

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Jimmy Hula’s St. Pete Friends & Family Pre-Opening December 2017

Jimmy Hula's St Pete 4th St N

Note: October 2018 – this location is now closed.

The new Jimmy Hula’s in St. Pete is set to open on Monday, December 11. The first 50 people in the door win free tacos for a year, which we reported on here. Their soft opening starts today, Sun Dec 3rd, and runs through the week. Hours all week will be … Continue Reading

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Jimmy Hula’s Dec 11th Grand Opening – $19,700+ Free Tacos in Giveaways!

Jimmy Hulas Baja Fish Taco
UPDATE: This is now on December 11th. Over $19,700 in Free Tacos to the First 50 taco lovers on Nov 13th

Jimmy Hula’s “surf-shack” themed restaurant will open its doors to their first St. Petersburg, FL location on Monday, December 11th, 2017.  In celebration, the award-winning burger and taco joint will honor their first 50 guests with Free Tacos for … Continue Reading

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Sea Dog Brewing Treasure Island Finally Opens!

Sea Dog Treasure Island FL
Sea Dog Treasure Island – It Was Worth the Wait

After years in the making, and 9-months of construction, today at noon, Sea Dog opened to the public. Last night, St. Petersburg Foodies attended the private ribbon cutting, and we were quite impressed in several ways. Back in June we published a piece showing the place under construction, here. It … Continue Reading

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Former Owner of Bowled Opening Slō Restaurant in the Old China City Location

Slo Logo

Former owner of Bowled restaurant, Michael Cecere, just signed a lease today to take over the former China City space at 1221 4th St N where he plans to open his new concept, Slō restaurant. As the name implies, the menu will feature slow cooked meats and dishes.  A totally different concept than anything we have in St Petersburg currently. … Continue Reading

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“Just Baked” – Donut Freak Opens With Unique Gourmet Options.

Donut Freak St Pete
Our Visit

Last Saturday morning, August 5th 2017, Kevin and I had the distinct pleasure of meeting with Lou Albano who just opened and launched his brain child of ten years, Donut Freak, located at Genaro’s Cafe on Central Avenue in St Petersburg’s burgeoning Edge District.

Kevin and I tried several of their many options. All of them absolutely delicious … Continue Reading

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Amazing “Grace”, How Sweet to Have Found …

Most Up-to-Date Grace Review from 2019 – Click Here

Grace Restaurant Offers Fine Dining at the Beach

With extremely few exceptions up and down St. Pete Beach, 95% of your food choices are frozen fried stuff that won’t kill you … hopefully. Lots of us like to go to the beach, and it gets to the point that you just … Continue Reading

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Pin Wok & Bowl New Restaurant on Central Ave in DTSP

Two New Asian Eateries Makes Three in a Row on Central

According to the American Community Survey (ACS) from the Census Bureau, St. Petersburg only has an Asian population of 3.1%. Luckily for us DTSPers, the Asian restaurant population is about to triple on the 400 block of Central Avenue.

La V Vietnamese Fusion has been thriving there since 2012. … Continue Reading

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Copper Shaker Downtown St. Pete Grand Opening Tonight

Here’s What’s Shakin’ at the Copper Shaker

The greatly anticipated opening of the Copper Shaker by the former crew that ran The Cask & Ale is finally here! St. Petersburg Foodies were honored to be invited to the “Friends & Family” private opening last night, and we were certainly impressed, but not surprised. The Grand Opening to the public is … Continue Reading

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Sea Dog Brew Pub Coming to Treasure Island-UPDATED Aug 2017

Sea Dog Treasure Island FL
Sea Dog Brewing in St. Pete Area About to Open a Year Later Sea Dog Brewing Treasure Island Finally Opens! (Click above for our review after they opened.)

It was originally announced almost a year ago, in August 2016 in a Tampa Bay Times article that a Sea Dog Brewery would be opening on Treasure Island.

Now, with the help … Continue Reading

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The Hideaway Pizza Pub Coming to St. Pete’s Southside

This House Built in 1928 is being renovated into the new Hideaway Pizza Pub
Huge Tiki-Beach-Boat-Themed Pizza Hangout Coming Fall 2017

St. Petersburg’s Southside is coming to life. There’s no doubt about it. This is where there is the most room for growth in St. Pete. Late last year, Nueva Cantina opened and has been thriving. Old rundown buildings are being torn down. There is a new Dunkin Donuts in the works.

Next is … Continue Reading

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It’s a Waffle Fairytale at Story Brooke Craft Coffee Bar

Me and the chef!


What comes to mind when you hear that word? You may think of bedtime stories your parents used to read to you, or your favorite fairytale. When we read a story, we get immersed in it. Just thinking back on one of your favorites creates a sense of warmth inside . . . it almost feels like home, right? … Continue Reading

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Ichicoro Ane Opening in St. Pete

Ichicoro’s Future St. Pete Location to Be Old Station House Space

With all of the “fake news” these days, we have been struggling with publishing this for months. Since I live next to Station House, it’s hard to miss that the former restaurant space in the basement has been completely gutted.

We made inquiries in February 2017 with both Station … Continue Reading

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Fall in Love with The Reading Room…We did!

The Reading Room: Queen Snapper

Kevin and I were given a tip in the fall of 2016 about a new restaurant set to open next to the freeFall Theatre called The Reading Room. We broke that story back then and since we learned what they were planning, we have been highly anticipating the opening. We have an annual subscription to freeFall Theatre and when we … Continue Reading

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