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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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Rick’s Reef: Turning Over a New Leaf on St Pete Beach

Having lived on St Pete Beach many moons ago, I never would have thought of Rick's Reef for food. I remember it as a friendly watering hole. We were contacted by the GM, Tyler Hipsley, who invited us in on Friday, April 13th for a meeting, so we decided to order lunch too. Hipsley took…
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Fresh Pastries at Café Soleil French Bakery and Deli

Beach towns are often associated with tourist traps, kitschy souvenir stores, and overpriced seafood restaurants. St. Pete Beach has its fair share of all that but there are several gems that exist among the more stereotypical establishments; you just have to find them. In particular, Café Solei, the French bakery and cafe is quite literally…
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Bravo to Bavaro’s on Brunch Italiano!

Bavaro's Begins Weekend Brunch (Sat & Sun 11am - 2pm) this Saturday, April 7th When we heard that Bavaro's was going to begin serving brunch I thought how will a pizza and pastaria restaurant create a brunch menu?  Will it be creative and innovative or will it just have the same offerings we can find elsewhere?…
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Get “Hooked Up” at Swah-rey Dessert Bar

Right away, the name Swah-rey sparks curiosity because it’s quite obviously the spelled out pronunciation of the word “soiree”, a word associated with a fancy social gathering. That’s exactly what you get at Swah-rey except no need to dress up (unless you want to) - the desserts and accompanying beverages will make you feel plenty…
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Gettin’ Our Brunch On at The Galley in Downtown St. Pete

To celebrate the combined birthdays of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln on President's Day, February 19, 2018 we decided to brunch it up at The Galley with four friends. Thank you presidents #1 & #16 for giving us a reason to drink on Monday morning - instead of #45 for a change. (Sorry, I couldn't…
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We Ate a Whole Bunch of Brunch at The Lure

We love The Lure in downtown St. Pete. It's set up to be a fun space with whimsical murals, pool tables, (that you can play for free), and an eclectic menu of sushi and tapas that defy a single categorization as a restaurant. The service is cheerful and friendly. If you know the owners, Tom Golden…
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Three Birds Tavern Soars: Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing…

Recently Kevin and I went to Three Birds Tavern on 4th St at lunchtime and met with owner, Robin King. Besides the food, it is always intriguing to get the story of how restaurateurs end up in this business. The Kings moved to St Petersburg from Ohio after raising their family and Jack’s decision to…
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