*Please note for purposes of this list we consider Downtown up to 22nd Ave N and to 22nd Ave S out to The Edge District at 9th St (MLK Jr. St). The Edge District is also included in this list but has its own … Continue ReadingRead more
I ate, I slurped and I napped all thanks to the new Italian restaurant on Central Avenue, Bonu Taverna. From pasta swirls, fresh housemade pizza, an exquisite wine and cocktail list, and a remarkable experience every time, they know how to check all the boxes. The menu is familiar and offers a lot of choices from Italian small plates to … Continue ReadingRead more
The Mill just celebrated their five year anniversary last week. Chef Ted Dorsey said that they originally had plans for a big celebration party before this pandemic hit. He woke up that morning and felt quite sad as it hit him that there would be no big party. We want you all to know that we certainly celebrate this milestone … Continue ReadingRead more
Wake up early and hungry for breakfast? It is the most important meal of the day, you know. Do you know what your options are in Downtown St Pete? St Petersburg Foodies compiled a list of downtown establishments that can get your day started off just right. They are ordered by opening … Continue ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
Whether you’re a guy or a gal, it never hurts to have a handy list of romantic restaurants at your fingertips. Valentine’s Day is one of the biggies, but there are also anniversaries, birthdays, Mother’s Day, and other holidays.
In general, it’s obviously the overall ambiance. One of the important things … Continue ReadingRead more
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 ReadingRead more
“I will leave it up to you” is the english translation of the Japanese phrase Omakase. Having never been to Japan, I had actually never heard this phrase until just the last couple of years. Boy have we all been missing out. You don’t know what you’re missing if you’ve never tried it.
Word around town last year was that … Continue ReadingRead more
“Life is a journey of discovery and food should be no different.” – David Morris, owner and executive chef, Modern Brine
Upon arriving to Baum Avenue Market, one’s eyes are immediately led to the lush plants and twinkling lights outlining Modern Brine. Hanging wooden light fixtures dangle above a small bar area with six high top bar stools and an … Continue ReadingRead more
About a year ago, Renaud Cowez sold the majority of his interest in the Beach Drive lounge, Tryst, and turned over operations to Wassim Nabulsi.
Recently, an opportunity arose that he couldn’t pass up.
I have to admit that when I heard about the location, I was concerned. It’s … Continue ReadingRead more
In January 2019, Bacchus St Pete quietly opened its doors offering a European inspired market complete with wine, cheese and charcuterie. Bacchus is not just a market, but a lovely place to eat, drink and unwind. Read our original article on the inspiration of Bacchus before they opened here.
Upon first entering, the decor is bright and airy with a … Continue ReadingRead more
A take down in the ‘Burg…Spinning a take on the Esquire Network series, Knife Fight, IL Ritorno is bringing some Saturday night fun into our downtown culinary scene with their newest concept the “Midnight Chef Fight” series which will pit two Tampa Bay chefs against each other in an hour long, “after hours” cook-off to create the best dishes.
Not … Continue ReadingRead more
Downtown St. Pete’s largest Kentucky Derby Party is returning to Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails on Saturday, May 4, from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. Guests will enjoy a live projection of the race at Churchill Downs, a mint julep bar in addition to the full-service bar, and a raw bar featuring oysters from Modern Brine.
Attendees are encouraged to come … Continue ReadingRead more
Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery is set to open April 1st…finally. We have all watched and waited. Unfortunately, they encountered some of the same set backs most new restaurants do during build out, which pushed their hopeful opening date of August 2018 back to now. Beginning March 27th, Brass Bowl will start with a … Continue ReadingRead more
I don’t make fried chicken at home, but as a child my mother did, and from what I recall it was finger licking good. My mother is from Georgia so she knows southern cooking. Did she way over cook vegetables? Definitely, but I think most moms in her era did.
So when I see fried chicken on a menu, it … Continue ReadingRead more