Archive for March, 2010

Obie’s Things to do in St. Petersburg – Tampa, Florida

Monday, March 22nd, 2010

Saint Petersburg

–Maazzaro’s Coffee & Italian Market – amazing selection of great gourmet Italian food, eat in or take out, catering. 2909 22nd Ave N, St Pete, Beyond Lowes/Home Depot, 727-321-2400

–Melting Pot – 4th Street and 23rd Ave North, St Pete, FL

–Moon Under Water – Beach St. between 3rd and 4th Ave N. St Pete, British Bar with Indian flare.

Old North East Tavern – Fun bar with good food for the locals. 201 7th Ave North, St Pete

Parkshore Grill – 300 Beach Dr NE # 104, St Pete, FL‎ – (727) 896-9463‎ Expensive but good downtown St Pete, water view dining.

–Red Mesa Mexican Restaurant – on 4th Street and about 50th Ave North, St Pete, GREAT authentic Mexican food.

–Taste for Wine – 241 Central Ave, St Pete, (727) 895-1623. – Second floor of building overlooks central Ave. Wine by the glass, nice place to unwind.

–Ted Peter’s Famous Smoked Fish – 1350 Pasadena Ave S. Pasadens, St Pete Beach 727-381-7931, 100,000 pounds of smoked fish per year, try the mullet


Aquaknox, The Weston Tampa Bay Airport, 7627 Courtney Canpbell Causeway, Tampa. 813-675-8700 Glitzy waterfront, water encased walk-in wine tower, open kitchen

–Big John’s Alabama BBQ, 5707 N. 40th St., Tampa. 813-620-0603 area has a half dozen good spots

–Bern’s Steak House, Tampa. One of the largest wine cellars in the world, tour the kitchen and wine cellar. Have desert and a port in the barrel rooms upstairs.

SideBerns, 2208 W. Morrison Ave, Tampa. 813-258-2233 Next door companion to Burns,

–Channelside – Chain restaurants and bars. Howl at the Moon Piano bar. Nice place by the water with a movie theater (In Downtown Tampa).

–Dubliner, The Outdoor Irish bar in Hyde Park, corner of Azeele St and Howard Ave

Las Palmas Café: 19651 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., Tampa. 813-907-1333. Traditional Cuban food

–Ybor City, Tampa: Many places restaurants, bars clubs. Great Sushi at Samari Blue – Neat “warehouse” type restaurant atmosphere. Don’t stay out past 11PM because it can get rough here.

Surrounding Cities

Caddy’s – Beach bar -  9000 W Gulf Blvd, Sunset Beach, FL 33706

Frenchy’s – Causal Fish Dining – Clearwater FL,  various locations

–Gator’s – St John’s pass, St Pete Beach, boasts the largest “Water front Dock bar” anywhere… pull up in the boat and eat there…Also a “boardwalk” with a number of restaurants on the other side of the pass from Gators.

Hula Bay Club, 5210 W. Tyson Ave, 813-837-4852, Waterfront Bar and Grill at Marina

–Informal fish rest/bar on the bay side in Pass the Grill, St. Pete Beach ???

Salt Rock Grill – water front Dining- 19325 Gulf Blvd Indian Shores, St Pete Beach, FL