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What’s That You Say? IL Ritorno to Open on Sundays in the New Year…

That’s right! IL Ritorno will now be open on Sunday at 5:00, for dinner only (except for private events), starting on January 7th, 2019. So to thwart the inevitable question in advance, they will not be serving a brunch.

They have had such a high demand for Sunday reservations and are constantly having to turn away customers and parties on … Continue Reading

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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.

Luna Loca will feature a … Continue Reading

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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 feel featuring outdoor seating … Continue Reading

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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 is 7am – 11 … Continue Reading

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Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi Grand Opening This Friday, October 5th

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi

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.

Plenty of parking is available … Continue Reading

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Saigon Blonde Partners With La V

Saigon Blonde La V

Saigon Blonde recently opened to great acclaim several months ago on Central Ave in the old LUX location. Currently it is a bar that transports you to an atmosphere that is most assuredly Asian and makes you feel like you are on vacation on a lush tropical Asian Isle. But they were missing one thing to bring their place to … Continue Reading

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BellaBrava’s Features Menu Delights With Unique & Delicious Dishes

BellaBrava

Arriving on the St Pete scene in 2005, BellaBrava has been a mainstay in downtown for many years. Well before the restaurant boom that has hit us now. Originally occupying the space on Central Avenue, where The Acropolis Greek Taverna is now, they moved to their iconic Beach Dr location in 2010.

After Chef Jeffrey Jew and the partners of … Continue Reading

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Grand Opening of Crafty Squirrel Tonight – Details and Sneak Peek Here

Crafty Squirrel

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!

Guests will have an opportunity to taste items on the menu like the Kitchen Sink, an artisan pizza made with tomato, … Continue Reading

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Get Your Boston Fix At Beantown Pub South

Beantown Pub South

PERMANENTLY CLOSED

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 the exact concept … Continue Reading

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Stillwaters Tavern – Tastes As Good As it Looks

Stillwaters Tavern

Stillwaters Tavern is, in their own words, “A Modern American Tavern, where classic American dishes blend harmoniously with old world flavors. The menu highlights items from both land and sea, with a focus on bringing unique flavors from our kitchen to your table.” They work with local artisans and farmers to serve the best available seasonal foods. The restaurant and … Continue Reading

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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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