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Annata – Not Just Cheese & Charcuterie, Entrees That Are Out of This World!

Annata Restaurant & Wine Bar

When Annata came onto the scene of downtown St Petersburg’s Beach Drive four years ago, it was highly anticipated. The owners of the St Pete beloved staple Mazzaro’s Italian Market, Kurt and Mary Cuccaro, were opening Annata, which made its arrival even more exciting for foodies. It was touted as a wine bar which would offer cheese, charcuterie and tapas. … Continue Reading

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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 Golden and Richard Alday of … Continue Reading

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Beans & Barlour Sneak Peek

Beans & Barlour Storefront

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 little couch and chairs near … Continue Reading

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Oak and Stone Desserts and Beer Pairings

Key Lime Pie & Beer Pairing

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 beer enthusiast? Or, a wanna … Continue Reading

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Oak & Stone Opens July 9th in Downtown St. Pete

To Donate a Portion of Sales to The Academy Prep Center

Oak & Stone, a New American tavern featuring craft beer, artisanal pizza and gourmet fare, will open its second location in St. Petersburg on Monday, July 9, 2018. The new restaurant is located at 199 Central Avenue in downtown St. Petersburg, next to the Hyatt Place on 2nd Street … Continue Reading

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Hey, Hey You’ll Wanna Eat at Rawk Star…

Rawk Star Cafe

Mike and Arielle Collins are a brother and sister team born and raised here in our beautiful city of St Petersburg. Now they are the proud proprietors of one of the newest restaurants downtown, Rawk Star Café. There is one other location in Oldsmar that has been around for eight years.

Mike and Arielle fell in love with the plant-based, … Continue Reading

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Beans & Barlour Brings Craft Coffee & Alcohol Infused Ice Cream to St. Pete

Story Stuart of Story Brooke Café Kicks Off New Venture Next to St. Pete Brewing Co.

We spoke to Story on the phone last night as she took a break from painting the walls of her new venture.

Coming in July, the heart of the Central Arts District will soon have a brand new craft coffee bar and dessert lounge—Beans … Continue Reading

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Mini Doughnuts Made With Love at Mini Doughnut Factory

St. Pete Doughnut Factory 16 Pack of Minis

Delicious, almost bite-sized, made-to-order cake doughnuts decked out with toppings. Small in size, but mighty in flavor. That’s what you’ll get at the Mini Doughnut Factory. Along with plenty more.

If you haven’t heard, mini doughnuts are the new gourmet sweet of choice for the people of Tampa Bay. The addiction to the made-to-order gourmet minis is real. This is … Continue Reading

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Fill Up Your Tank at Ford’s Garage

Ford's Garage Downtown St. Petersburg
Ford’s Garage Opens in Downtown St. Pete Today

Yesterday, we told you about Yeoman’s Cask & Lion opening in a portion of the space that was formerly Rowdies Den. In the other part of the same space, we also have the newest Ford’s Garage location. Sharing the same kitchen, but with completely different menus and themes, both restaurants are connected … Continue Reading

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Yeoman’s Cask & Lion Opens in Downtown St. Pete May 23, 2018

Outside Bar at Yeoman's

Who doesn’t love a British Pub?

Yeoman’s Cask & Lion opens tomorrow in downtown St. Petersburg on one side of the space that was formerly Rowdies Den, and before that, Midtown Sundries. (The other side is Ford’s Garage, both owned by Tampa-based Twenty Three Restaurant Services, and connected together.)

Some locals cringe at restaurant theme concepts, and think of them … Continue Reading

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Flûte & Dram Opens to Packed Crowds on Beach Drive

Check out our new Updated Flûte & Dram Review from January 2020.

It’s been a year and two months since the original announcement of Flûte & Dram opening on Beach Drive. Now they are finally open with packed crowds spilling out onto the sidewalk. There’s no other place in St. Pete that has a selection of caviar like Flûte & … Continue Reading

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Bravo to Bavaro’s on Brunch Italiano!

Bavaro’s Begins Weekend Brunch (Sat & Sun 11am – 2pm) this Saturday, April 7th

When we heard that Bavaro’s was going to begin serving brunch I thought how will a pizza and pastaria restaurant create a brunch menu?  Will it be creative and innovative or will it just have the same offerings we can find elsewhere? Dan Bavaro asked us … Continue Reading

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Pacific Counter Brings Poké Bowls & Sushi Burritos to the 600 Block of Central

The 600 block of Central Avenue in downtown St. Pete is turning into “The Foodies Block”.

UPDATE: Go Here for a Review of Pacific Counter St. Pete.

There’s The Lure (that opened in January 2016) at 661 with sushi and tapas. Next week, Maple Street Biscuit Co. is opening across the street at 662. Coming in late summer, there will … Continue Reading

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Brass Bowl to Debut on 600 Block in Downtown St. Pete

Brass Bowl Kitchen & Juicery to Open Summer 2018

UPDATE MARCH 25, 2019: Brass Bowl is now opening April 1st. Here’s a preview / review.

We recently told you about Maple Street Biscuit Co. opening on the 600 block of Central Ave.

Now, helping to round out the offering of edibles on the 600 block, we have Brass Bowl.

Residing … Continue Reading

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Ford’s Garage St. Pete & Yeoman’s Cask & Lion Sneak Peek

Start Your Engines! Ford’s Garage is Opening Soon!

As a McNulty Lofts resident, it’s been a long wait to get the food space filled below the condos. Now we’re going to have two in one spot! They might even offer delivery upstairs to the condos. It’s not definite yet, but McNulty residents will love it if they do. I never … Continue Reading

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