Tag Archives: New Restaurants St. Petersburg 2018

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Asie To Become Luna Loca – Serving Up A Latin Asian Fusion Twist

We sat down with Jason Saal, GM, of La V Vietnamese Fusion, Asie and Nouvelle Beauty Bar, and were given some exciting news. Asie's last day will be Wednesday, November 21st. The restaurant will shut down for a week and then reopen as Luna Loca (which means Crazy Moon in Spanish) on Friday, November 30th.…
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Alto Mare Fish Bar To Open With a Splash On Beach Drive

Mazzaro's owners, Kurt and Mary Cuccaro, are set to open a new restaurant named Alto Mare Fish Bar, mid-November/early December right next door to Annata. (Alto Mare means deep sea in Italian.) It will be located where the Hooker Tea Co. used to be. The restaurant is a seafood concept with a Hamptons seaside coastal airy…
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The Left Bank Bistro Opens in St. Pete

The Left Bank Bistro is a new St. Pete restaurant in the Historic Uptown / Crescent Heights area of town. It's located on MLK a couple of blocks north of Hook's. It's best described as "accessible French cuisine, coffee & cocktails in an intimate, inviting setting." They are now open for business in phase 1, which…
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Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi Grand Opening This Friday, October 5th

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi is a fast-casual Pan-Asian restaurant that is opening its first Tampa Bay area location in downtown St. Petersburg. The 2,700 sq. ft. location is located at 320 Third Street South – in the base of the Camden Pier District apartment building, formerly AER. The grand opening is tomorrow, October 5th.…
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Saké 23 Takes Over Souzou Space – Grand Opening Fri Sept 21

Quietly, back in April 2018, 23 Restaurant Services, while in town for their buildout of Ford's Garage and Yeoman's Cask & Ale, stumbled upon Souzou Asian Kitchen and bought it. They've been running it as Souzou for months. The transformation is now complete, and Saké 23 debuts this weekend with their Grand Opening Events: Friday, 9/21…
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Grand Opening of Crafty Squirrel Tonight – Details and Sneak Peek Here

The Crafty Squirrel is hosting a grand opening event tonight, Thursday, September 13th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. There will be a formal gathering with Mayor Rick Kriseman, a complimentary sampling of menu items, $250 in raffle prizes, and more! [caption id="attachment_12183" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Interior[/caption] Guests will have an opportunity to taste items on the menu…
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Get Your Boston Fix At Beantown Pub South

When we first learned about Beantown Pub opening we were very excited to have something different opening downtown. Here's our original write up about Beantown Pub opening. It's nice to have a pub with pub food that's true to its roots. Beantown has been an institution in Boston for over 20 years and they brought…
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Pacific Counter: Bringing West Coast Flavors to St Pete

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…
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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…
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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…
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Beans & Barlour Sneak Peek

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…
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Oak and Stone Desserts and Beer Pairings

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…
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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 &…
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Capital Tacos Brings Their Tacos Extraordinarios to St. Pete

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 James…
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