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Rain Japanese Sushi Bar & Thai: Classic Cuisine With Twists on the Traditional

Incredible trio of sushi rolls - Hagover, Sassy Amiga & Snow Crab

We moved to St. Petersburg, FL almost 6 years ago. Sadly, it took us nearly that long to uncover all of the incredible gems sprinkled throughout town serving up Thai Cuisine. Thai was always a go-to of ours when we resided in Ohio and being introduced to some Thai hidden treasures as of late has been quite exciting. Our most … Continue Reading

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Happy Hour Wishes and Sushi Dreams at Eastern Kitchen & Sushi

Sushi appetizer with five pieces of Nigiri

Eastern Kitchen & Sushi, located in the northern portion of of St. Petersburg at 5226 4th St. N., describes itself as an establishment with a showcase of Pan-Asian dishes and flavors inspired from Japanese, Korean, Chinese and Thai cuisines with a heavy focus on sushi, rice and noodle dishes.

The space is much larger inside than I originally assumed. The … Continue Reading

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Ride the Teppanyaki Wave at Tsunami Japanese Steakhouse

Teppanyaki Entrees

Teppanyaki Grilling, often confused with “hibachi-style,” involves utilizing a flat iron griddle with a solid surface to prepare food in front of guests at a restaurant. Here in America, we have wrongly dubbed what is actually teppanyaki as hibachi. Well, what the hell is “hibachi-style” then, you ask? While hibachi is similar, it involves a grill called a shichirin which … Continue Reading

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The Highly Anticipated 22 South Food Hall Opens This Friday. What a Treat!

Shokkan Surf and Turf and Rainbow Rolls

Much has already been written about the new highly anticipated 22 South Food Hall which opens this Friday, April 3oth at 7am in the Old Historic Mahattan Casino space. We got a sneak peek a few weeks back but waited to write this until we got to try some food and report back to you.

Here’s what I Love The … Continue Reading

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5 Best Places for Poké Bowls in St Petersburg, FL 2019

Spicy Lava Flow Poke Bowl from Pin Wok & Bowl

Poké (pronounced as poh-kay), which is said to have been originated in Hawaii, has gained a copious amount of popularity all across the world in recent years. Poké is a traditional dish that is typically comprised of, in its most basic state, raw tuna and shoyu, where the tuna is cut crosswise, and then cubed. However, there are many, many … Continue Reading

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Pacific Counter: Bringing West Coast Flavors to St Pete

Pacific Counter

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 Bialik and Chef Chitt Tock. Tanner was the founder of FoodNow, St Petersburg’s first … Continue Reading

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