The St Pete Culinary Center – What exactly is it and how can you help?

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In short, the mission statement for the The St. Pete Culinary Center is “a not-for-profit organization created to provide at-risk youth and young adults with top-notch culinary training, thereby empowering them to build successful careers and lead rewarding lives.”

The project, which has been months in the making, was spearheaded by Chef Ted Dorsey and Jason Griffin, owners of The … Continue Reading

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Wok’s Going On: Asian Cuisine Takes Center Stage

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Asian cuisine is all the rage, from the explosive popularity of sriracha to fascinating regional dishes of Thailand, Japan, The Philippines, Himalayas, Tibet and Malaysia catering to America’s growing appetite for authentic Asian dishes.

Chefs are paying attention to the new popularity, incorporating these dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner, even cocktail menus. According to Euromonitor International, Asian foods have … Continue Reading

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An Update on Proper Kitchen & Cocktails

Proper Kitchen and Cocktails
UPDATE: Proper Kitchen & Cocktails Opens December 2, 2016

Yesterday Kevin and I got a sneak peek into the making of Proper Kitchen & Cocktails. We met with the owner, Stephen Schrutt, who also owns The Avenue and King’s Street Food. He explained that he had hoped to be open by now but has encountered quite a few frustrations and … Continue Reading

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Chi-Town Beefs and Dogs Changes Hands

Joey "Meatballs" Passes the Dog Baton to New Owner Ricky "Ravioli" at Chi-Town Beefs and Dogs

Joey “Meatballs” Zugu announced on his Facebook timeline earlier this week that he has sold Chi-Town Beefs and Dogs to a new owner who he has nicknamed Ricky “Ravioli” Warwick.  This Saturday will be Joey’s last day serving up his now famous beefs and dogs before he hands over the dog baton to Ricky.  So you best get in there … Continue Reading

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