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Get the Good Stuff at Gratzzi Italian Grille

Gratzzi Richie's Fried Burrata

Walking into Gratzzi Italian Grille feels like you’ve entered home. Albeit a very upscale and beautifully decorated home, but a location with a familiar sense of place nonetheless, even if one has never visited before. The first aspect of the spacious yet cozy eatery that catches the eye are the high-ceilings, upscale decorations and artwork (I was instantly drawn to … Continue Reading

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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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Fill Your “Copa” at St. Pete’s Newest Wine Bar!

Set in downtown St. Petersburg’s vibrant Edge District, Copa – translating to “cup” in Spanish – is the neighborhood’s latest wine, beer and cocktail bar, offering up an International list of libations and an eclectic array of globally-inspired tapas and light bites.

Copa boasts a tropical ambiance, inspired by the hip Coastal-European cafés and lounges typically frequented by trendy patrons … Continue Reading

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The Birch & Vine Revisited – Brunch, Lunch & Dinner

Scallops and Grits Close-Up

The Birch & Vine, and The Canopy rooftop bar, used to be one of my frequent hangouts when they opened in May 2013. In the summer of 2013, I was at The Canopy nearly every weekend (when I was footloose and fancy free), and ate dinner at The Birch & Vine on a regular basis. It actually became my favorite … Continue Reading

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