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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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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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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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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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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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Drink AND Eat Your Way Through 3 Daughters Brewing

Barrels with the 3D logo in the brewery
3 Daughters Brewing Adds New Food Truck

Approximately how many beers does it take to provide 3 daughters with a college education? I’m willing to bet that Mike and Leigh Harting, the owners of 3 Daughters Brewing, could give you a rough guesstimate.

Who are the 3 Daughters? Well, they’re Mike and Leigh’s children. About 6 years ago, Mike was … 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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Bacchus – A European Wine & Cheese Specialty Market Set to Open Mid December

CHECK OUT THE HUGE FOOD REVIEW AT BACCHUS HERE!

There are many restaurants downtown in which you can order fantastic wine, cheese and charcuterie to eat in-house, but where downtown can you go buy specialty wines, cheese and charcuterie to make and serve at home? Nowhere, until now. Come mid-December Bacchus (named after the Roman god of wine), a European … 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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Flying Boat Brewing: Paying Homage to St. Pete History and Pouring Craft with Purpose

Take a look up at the sky- at any given time, approximately 5,000 airplanes are navigating through the airways above the United States. It should come as no surprise that commercial planes account for a considerable percentage of this traffic up above. January 1st, 2019 will mark 105 years since the first commercial flight took to the clouds. Would you … Continue Reading

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Pedal Your Way Over to Cycle Brewing for Your Next Beer Fix

Fixie and Hazelnut Cream and Sugar, Please

No Matter what corner of the world you reside in, if you know and appreciate craft beers, there is a substantial chance that Cycle Brewing has crossed your radar. In less than a decades’s time, Cycle has become a brewery that some would argue is among the best on the planet. In fact, in 2017 RateBeer ranked Cycle as #5 … Continue Reading

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Inoculum Ale Works: One Sour Step Above the Rest

Parthenocarpic, Inoculataed OBP and Kuebiko

NOTE: This location is now closed.

Matcha Man, Parthenocarpic, Mother Ursa, Kuebiko, Cyclotron, Zingiber. What might all of those titles have in relation to one another? If your guess was names of different beers from Florida’s first 100% sour brewery, Inoculum Ale Works, you would be correct. In the world of craft beers, sours are positively trending. They have a … Continue Reading

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