Everything about Buoy’s Waterfront Bar & Grill feels tropical down to the food, cocktails, interior and views. Offering brunch, lunch and dinner daily, it’s all about the fresh ingredients and made from scratch sauces and strong drinks here. It’s super casual, in a good way, meaning you can roll up after a long day at the beach and it’ll be … Continue ReadingRead more
Walking up to 1200 Chophouse you instantly feel at home. The restaurant is in, what appears to be, a former house with a large front porch. Inside, you are instantly taken aback by the beautiful cowhide covered wall across the room. It compliments the cozy nature of the small restaurant.
Like its sister restaurant, Snappers, 1200 Chophouse does not take … Continue ReadingRead more
Upon cruising down Gulf Blvd, the main drag of St. Pete Beach, You’ll notice a great deal of usual suspects: standard oceanside restaurants, unpretentious dive bars, a plethora of souvenir shops, beachgoers, and so on. One spot that most would not expect to stumble into is a cozy bistro and wine bar – cue Sola.
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Owned by a local fisherman, Snapper’s Sea Grill on St. Pete beach is a local hotspot. As you walk up to Snapper’s there are lit tiki torches and mature palm trees lining the walkway bringing you to the front doors, which are made of beautiful stained glass in the shape of fish swimming in the ocean. When you walk inside … Continue ReadingRead more
From elementary school to college I celebrated many birthdays of mine and friends at Japanese Steakhouses. It was such a novelty, to watch someone gleefully and impressively cook an entire meal right in front of your eyes, all the while creating onion volcanos and smiley faces out of rice. It’s been many years since I have been to a Japanese … Continue ReadingRead more
When you think of beach dining, a few things probably come to mind: ordinary fried bar bites, cheap beers by the bucket-full, and gaudy Floridian decor. While there is nothing wrong with any of that, as it is often what beach goers are in search of. Therefore, there is certainly something to be said for elevated seaside cuisine that provides … Continue ReadingRead more
Without knowing about Chill Restaurant & Bar prior to visiting St. Pete Beach, you would miss it on your typical drive in or out. Tucked away, on what feels like a sleepy downtown street, sits Chill Restaurant & Bar. Once on the street, you can’t miss it. The restaurant is faced with deep red paint and has beautiful tropical plants … Continue ReadingRead more
When I first moved to St. Pete, I was convinced that I would frequent the beach for the sunshine and good food… but sometimes, life gets away from you and it doesn’t always work out the way you think. Last weekend, after nearly a year of living in St. Pete, I finally decided to try out one of the many … Continue ReadingRead more
Ever since our first visit to Grace Restaurant, just after they opened in the summer of 2017, we have considered Grace to be an anomaly at the beach. Why? Because it has great food, great wine and great service in a beautiful, welcoming, non-pretentious atmosphere. Our first write up on Grace.
A locals favorite, Grace continues to impress with quality … Continue ReadingRead more
Having lived on St Pete Beach many moons ago, I never would have thought of Rick’s Reef for food. I remember it as a friendly watering hole. We were contacted by the GM, Tyler Hipsley, who invited us in on Friday, April 13th for a meeting, so we decided to order lunch too. Hipsley took over managing Rick’s Reef in … Continue ReadingRead more
See the latest Sola Review from February 2020 here.
Sola Bistro & Wine Bar is definitely not your typical beach spot. Many beach eateries cater to tourists with a turn and burn approach consisting of poor service with frozen deep fried foods. On the other hand, Sola is a foodies oasis at the beach with eclectic gourmet cuisine. There is … Continue ReadingRead more
So I’m at The Shave Cave last Wednesday and like you would normally expect at a barbershop, there’s banter back and forth. When I mentioned that my next stop was going to be Boulevard Burgers on St. Pete Beach, one of the guys said; “That’s a tourist trap. It’s not that great.” (I won’t mention any names as I don’t … Continue ReadingRead more