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If I Brewed the World: The Mixtape of Breweries

If I Brewed the World

“Beer is really easy to make, it’s the easiest thing in the world to make. But making good beer is actually quite hard.” Those are words spoken by Kevin Shaw, owner of the newest brewery in town, If I Brewed the World.

All great things take time- lots of time…as well as patience and some hard work. Kevin is living … Continue Reading

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The Independent St Pete To Add An Outdoor Cafe

The Independent Bar, a downtown St Pete institution, will be adding an Outdoor Café to its location at the corner of Central and 11th St. in the EDGE District.

“We are very excited to bring our Café fare to The Edge District. We have been planning this expansion for two years, and now we have found a way to implement … Continue Reading

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The Galley Set To Expand Next Door with “The Ship’s Hold”

Demand is calling for an expansion of the The Galley. “I pop by often, for lunch, meetings, or a quick pilsners-and-policy chat with other patrons,” said Councilwoman Gina Driscoll. “It’s such a popular neighborhood spot sometimes I have trouble finding a seat!”

Co-owners, Ian Taylor & Pete Boland, will take on more space on 4th Street N two doors up … Continue Reading

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Scallops with Grapefruit, Bacon and Chimichurri Recipe

Close up of the finished product

This year for Valentine’s Day, instead of fighting for a reservation and investing hundreds of dollars into an elaborate dinner and drinks, a showy outfit and overpriced Uber trips, whip up a romantic (and easy!) dinner for two at home.

I know what you’re thinking, cooking for someone can be nerve-racking, especially in the early stages of a new relationship. … Continue Reading

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Williamsburg Cucina: Show-Stopping, Farm to Table-Fresh Rustic Italian

Crostinis and Charcuterie

Do what you love, and you’ll never work a day in your life…do what you love, with the one you love, and you’re living the dream. That’s precisely what the life of Niky and Sophia, the owners of Williamsburg Cucina, looks like.

Williamsburg Cucina has been in operation for approximately seven months and came to fruition after friends and family … Continue Reading

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No Vacancy: Where You Can Eat, Drink, St Pete and Vacay Everyday

No Vacancy St Pete

On Thursday night, we were invited to a pre-opening party for No Vacancy. Quite honestly we weren’t sure what to expect. No Vacancy currently occupies the former King’s Street space and is the brainchild of Stephen Schrutt of The Hunger + Thirst Group which also includes The Avenue and Park & Rec.

Schrutt said that this concept has been brewing … Continue Reading

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New Rococo Style Fabulous Sunday Brunch

Rococo Steak Brunch

A couple of months ago Rococo Steak started opening at 11am for Sunday brunch. Kevin and I were invited in to photograph and taste a few of the brunch items. Brunch is done a lot downtown and we have covered quite a few of them, so I was really not quite sure what to expect. That thought should have never … Continue Reading

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Capital Tacos to Open 2nd Location in St. Petersburg

THIS LOCATION IS PERMANENTLY CLOSED

Capital Tacos Tyrone Location to Open Spring 2019

After opening their first St. Petersburg location this past summer, Capital Tacos found out that St. Petersburgers are big fans of their unique Tex-Mex fare—big enough to open another St. Pete Location.

The new location will open “within the next few months” at 6802 22nd Ave. N.—across … Continue Reading

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Avid Brew Co: St. Pete’s Unique Speakeasy Brewery

Beer tanks in the taproom

Tucked away on 1st Ave South, you’ll find what appears to be a standard storefront, which specializes in home-brew and hydroponic products (which is unique, in and of itself). As you make your way through the store and towards the back, you’ll find a hidden oasis where the beer is both flowing and brewing. Enter, Avid Brew Co’s speakeasy style … Continue Reading

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The Library (formerly The Peabody) – A Splendid Addition to St Pete’s Restaurant Scene

The Peabody

PLEASE NOTE: THIS PIECE WAS WRITTEN WHEN THE NAME OF THE RESTAURANT WAS THE PEABODY, IT IS NOW THE LIBRARY.

From the minute you walk thru the doors of The Peabody, you feel transported back in time. A serene setting of tables within an old fashioned library surrounding a bar. All of this located in the research and education building … Continue Reading

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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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Pour Taproom: Now Offering Bites with their 85 Beverage Taps

Overhead shot of our food

What’s better than sampling a variety of 85 different kinds of beer and wine on tap? Sampling a variety of 85 different kinds of beer and wine on tap whilst indulging in eats from the on-site food truck. That’s right folks, the experience at Pour Taproom in downtown St. Pete just got even better with the recent launch of their … Continue Reading

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Prime Rib with Roasted Garlic Horseradish Cream Sauce Recipe

Forget the Turkey and Ham this holiday season, and take your Christmas up a notch with this mouth-watering (and easy to prepare) Prime Rib recipe! For most, Prime Rib can seem a bit intimidating and overwhelming; however, I’m here to change your mind. Minimal prep and two hours of set it and forget it cook time- what’s not to love? … Continue Reading

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St. Pete Brewing Company: the Local Watering Hole with Something for Everyone

Milo's IPA

The first few steps into an establishment set the tone for the overall experience ahead. Everything from the lighting and music, to the decor and aroma in the air make the initial impression. In the case of St. Pete Brewing Co, the lighting was natural, thanks to the open-air garage door, the music was Fleetwood Mac, the décor was simple, … 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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