Category: Restaurants

Check out the latest new restaurants and cultural happenings

Here are some of the things we’re excited about trying or doing (when the weather cools off, of course!). If you haven’t tried Trophy Fish on Central Avenue, you should. Great atmosphere, and the fish is really fresh. Here’s a recent review. Speaking of fresh fish, local restaurant legend Frank Chivas (of Salt Rock Grill fame) has […]

Lots of new ideas coming to downtown St. Pete

We haven’t posted in a while, so it’s time to catch you up on some intriguing things that are happening all around the Vela site. Here we go: The old Station House restaurant is getting a makeover into one of the bay area’s hottest concepts: Ichicoro Ramen is opening up a new sister restaurant now […]

If you’re a foodie, you’re in luck this summer

We’ve been monitoring local news and entertainment sites for restaurant openings and closings, and we’re happy to say that we have some fun news to share about new places opening in the near future or a little later this year. Here’s a short roundup: Here’s a list of six new restaurant concepts opening in the […]

‘New York Magazine’ discovers much to like about the ‘Burg

We admit it: We always love it when pretty widely known publications write about the diversity of things to do, see and experience in St. Pete. Late last month, New York Magazine offered its own guide to the area, including some places to stay on the beach. But they went even one step further and […]

A New Mexican restaurant for the Grand Central District

Okay, all of you chili pepper fans. Get ready to experience New Mexican street food at NuMex, a new place opening soon in the 2700 block of Central Avenue. Owner Raymond Smith spent time in New Mexico researching the different types of cuisine available there. Working with a culinary school, he has developed about 70 […]

A popup restaurant for oysters? Yes, and it’s fabulous!

An oyster purveyor who’s been in charge of New York Oyster Week for the past six years has set up a temporary eatery in the EDGE District, according to the Tampa Bay Times. Kevin Joseph operates his Empire Oyster raw bar out of the Intermezzo Cafe on Central Avenue four days a week for limited […]