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Bavaro’s Napoletana & Pastaria – Be Open to Trying Something New

Tre-Carne Pizza at Bavaro's

August 24th, 2016

Kevin and I sat and had dinner with Dan Bavaro last Thursday night.  We wanted to truly understand the nature of Napoletana style pizza.  We have seen a few reviews where people complained about the wetness of the pizza.  Well guess what folks?…that is how it is supposed to be.  Do not walk into Bavaro’s expecting a … Continue Reading

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Review of IL Ritorno’s Event with Green Bench Brewery – Collide

Written and Published on Facebook in the St Petersburg Foodies Restaurant Reviews Group by Josh Biskup on May 24th, 2016

I had wanted to check out IL Ritorno for some time, and once they announced their first beer pairing dinner with Green Bench Brewing, I had to go.

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IL Ritorno does Lunch…A review

IL Ritorno Lunch Smoked Shrimp

So when Chef Dave announced that they were going to open for lunch this week, August 15th – 19th, Kevin and I were thrilled!  Chef sounded invigorated and excited as he was telling us about some of the menu items.  They told us that they were going to see how lunch would go as they have never been open for … Continue Reading

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A Review of Pia’s Trattoria – A Gulfport Gem of a Restaurant

Pia's Lasagna

On May 18th, 2016 I was at a wine tasting in Pasadena with some friends. We were hungry after and I realized that we were very close to Pia’s Trattoria, which I had never been to but had heard great things about. I did not get to meet Pia because she had already left for the evening, but I am … Continue Reading

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Annata Wine Bar’s Cheese & Charcuterie is Outstanding!

Annata Wine's Cheese & Charcuterie Platter

There are a lot of restaurants in Downtown St Petersburg that offer Cheese & Charcuterie platters but I must say, in my humble opinion, that Annata offers up one the of very best that I personally have ever had.  The meats and cheeses are incredibly fresh but the accoutrements that come with them really make their platter stand out! We … Continue Reading

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FarmTable Kitchen’s Incredible, Edible Happy Hour…

FarmTable Kitchen

My newest obsession…the Clams at FarmTable Kitchen.  I literally crave them and the sauce with Hot Italian Sausage added Their Happy Hour is my definite favorite!  From 5 – 7 they offer around 10 menu items for $7/each and two flatbreads for $9/each.  Plus they have a $7 specialty cocktail of the day or you can choose the wine or … Continue Reading

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Chicken Fried Calamari at the Birch & Vine is a MUST!! Flavor Explosion!

Birch & Vine

If you haven’t tried the Chicken Fried Calamari at the Birch and Vine, you are missing out on the best calamari I have ever had! Wow! Chef Jason Cline always comes up with amazing combinations of food, but this one blew me away! It is a nice size portion too. It sits over a Carrot puree, pickled okra, thyme scented … Continue Reading

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The Birch & Vine’s Menu is Ever Evolving and Always Creative

Birch & Vine Review

First published on June 25th, 2016

We had dinner at the Birch & Vine on Thursday and I am happy to report that it was amazing! First, you can’t go wrong with a bottle of Freemark Abbey Merlot.  Absolutely, sublime!

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The Renaissance of Rococo Steak

Rococo Steak Review

First published on 10/15/2015

Kevin and I had not been to Rococo in quite a few months. We decided to go last Thursday night before our play. We were pleasantly surprised by the changes not only to the menu but to the kitchen staff and the ambiance as well. We had complained several times in the past about the obnoxious … Continue Reading

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The Wooden Rooster – Fantastic New Gem In Downtown St Pete

The Wooden Rooster Review

First published on 11/24/2016

I went to lunch today with some of my colleagues from Premier Sotheby’s at our new next door neighbor… The Wooden Rooster. Extremely friendly staff, familiar faces (Barbara Walsh) and unbelievably fresh food. Opened by Jeremy Duclut, of Cassis, only yesterday, I must say, you would never know they were that new. The first picture is … Continue Reading

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Tryst – Amazing Jambalaya!!

Tryst Review

First published on 4/29/2016

Dinner last night at Tryst was delicious! I had the Jambalaya: chicken, gulf shrimp and andouille sausage over creole rice. It was some of the best I have ever had and… spicy!

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Parkshore Grill consistently GREAT!

Parkshore Grill Review

First published on 3/6/2016

We had an amazing dinner at Parkshore Grill on Thursday night.

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Brick & Mortar – Truly Amazing!!

Brick & Mortar Review

First published on 5/22/2015

Last night we made our first visit to Brick & Mortar. First we were delighted to be greeted and seated by April Seelbach, formally of The Canopy. All I can say is amazing!

 

Kevin LOVED it! I am not a fennel/anise fan and several of the dishes had fennel/anise and it was not in the … Continue Reading

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