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Saigon Blonde Partners With 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…
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New Menu Items at Hawkers Asian Street Food

Hawkers Asian Street Fare Launches Fall Menu As of yesterday, October 2, fans of Hawkers Asian Street Fare can experience seven new menu items that will debut on the restaurant's fall/winter menu. "Our inspiration for the dishes come from our desire to curate a menu that closely reflects what one might find on the streets…
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BellaBrava’s Features Menu Delights With Unique & Delicious Dishes

Arriving on the St Pete scene in 2005, BellaBrava has been a mainstay in downtown for many years. Well before the restaurant boom that has hit us now. Originally occupying the space on Central Avenue, where The Acropolis Greek Taverna is now, they moved to their iconic Beach Dr location in 2010. After Chef Jeffrey…
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Saké 23 Takes Over Souzou Space – Grand Opening Fri Sept 21

Quietly, back in April 2018, 23 Restaurant Services, while in town for their buildout of Ford's Garage and Yeoman's Cask & Ale, stumbled upon Souzou Asian Kitchen and bought it. They've been running it as Souzou for months. The transformation is now complete, and Saké 23 debuts this weekend with their Grand Opening Events: Friday, 9/21…
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Grand Opening of Crafty Squirrel Tonight – Details and Sneak Peek Here

The Crafty Squirrel is hosting a grand opening event tonight, Thursday, September 13th from 5:30pm - 7:30pm. There will be a formal gathering with Mayor Rick Kriseman, a complimentary sampling of menu items, $250 in raffle prizes, and more! [caption id="attachment_12183" align="alignnone" width="4032"] Interior[/caption] Guests will have an opportunity to taste items on the menu…
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Get Your Boston Fix At Beantown Pub South

When we first learned about Beantown Pub opening we were very excited to have something different opening downtown. Here's our original write up about Beantown Pub opening. It's nice to have a pub with pub food that's true to its roots. Beantown has been an institution in Boston for over 20 years and they brought…
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Pacific Counter: Bringing West Coast Flavors to St Pete

Pacific Counter officially opened yesterday, Tuesday, Sept 4th. Kevin and I were invited for a sneak peek last Thursday, the day before their soft opening. We originally reported on them back in March. Pacific Counter is the culmination of a dream between partners, Tanner Loebel, Eric Bialek and Chef Chitt Tock. Tanner was the founder…
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The Hideaway Pizza Pub Breezes into the South Side of St Pete

About 14 months ago we published this piece on the opening of The Hideaway Pizza Pub. At the time, the projected opening date was in the Fall of 2017. Lots of red tape, blood, sweat and tears later, it finally, quietly opened about two weeks ago. It is an old house that was converted into…
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Stillwaters Tavern – Tastes As Good As it Looks

Stillwaters Tavern is, in their own words, "A Modern American Tavern, where classic American dishes blend harmoniously with old world flavors. The menu highlights items from both land and sea, with a focus on bringing unique flavors from our kitchen to your table." They work with local artisans and farmers to serve the best available…
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Grace Continues to Amaze with Exceptional Cuisine on St Pete Beach

Towards the end of May, Kevin and I had dinner at Grace Restaurant on Pass-A-Grille. This was our third time dining there. As we approached the restaurant, we saw all of these balloons on the ceiling and thought that they must be having some kind of event. It was definitely festive. Once inside, it did…
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New Menu Gist at Tryst

Tryst Releases Their New Summer Menu Eddie Cochran and Roger Daltrey lamented, "There ain't no cure for the summertime blues..." There was no cure for the summertime blues because there was no Tryst back then. (For the Millennials out there, that was a Baby Boomer song reference.)  ;-) There's never a dull moment when it…
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Hey, Hey You’ll Wanna Eat at Rawk Star…

Mike and Arielle Collins are a brother and sister team born and raised here in our beautiful city of St Petersburg. Now they are the proud proprietors of one of the newest restaurants downtown, Rawk Star Café. There is one other location in Oldsmar that has been around for eight years. Mike and Arielle fell…
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Mini Doughnuts Made With Love at Mini Doughnut Factory

Delicious, almost bite-sized, made-to-order cake doughnuts decked out with toppings. Small in size, but mighty in flavor. That’s what you’ll get at the Mini Doughnut Factory. Along with plenty more. If you haven’t heard, mini doughnuts are the new gourmet sweet of choice for the people of Tampa Bay. The addiction to the made-to-order gourmet…
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Loco for Local in St. Pete

What Does it Mean to Support Local and be a Foodie Publisher? [Note: This Op / Ed piece will also be a policy statement. We will define what "local" and "foodie" mean for this publication and how we decide on what to cover.] St. Petersburgers are surely passionate for supporting local businesses ... and just…
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