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Flavors of Tampa Bay: Nola Cafe in St. Pete

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Nola Cafe in St. Pete

St. Petersburg, Florida - Red Beans and Rice, Chicory Coffee and Shrimp Po Boys are just a few of the items that you might enjoy at the Nola Cafe and News Stand.

The original in Tampa is still around, but the Big Easy flavors have now come over the bay to downtown St. Petersburg. Owner Rumen Gavrilov fell in love with New Orleans style cooking a long time ago, so when he saw an opportunity to open up a new location serving up some bayou favorites, he couldn't pass it up.

Located on Beach Drive, the Nola Cafe is tucked in around some other establishments, but the time it will take to find them is well worth it.

www.nolacafe.com

St. Pete location:
300 Beach Drive N. St. Petersburg
727-498-8978

Tampa location:
301 W. Platt St. #C
813-258-8778

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Cassis American Brasserie

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Cassis American Brasserie

St. Petersburg - Cassis American Brasserie is a true gem in downtown St. Petersburg, nestled across the street from South Straub park. You can enjoy everything from a freshly made latte with a croissant to a freshly made French meal.

The street cafe resembles something that you would find on a Parisian street, while inside you can enjoy the true Brasserie feel.

Chef Jeremy Duclut has created a wonderful menu, filled with most of your favorite french classics as well as a few twist on some american dishes.

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Mama's Greek Cuisine

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Mama's Greek Cuisine

Tarpon Springs, Florida - Walking through the doors of Mama's Greek Cuisine will immediately make you feel like part of the family. Friendly service and making sure that you enjoy yourself is all on the menu. Mama's is located inside the Sponge Exchange in Tarpon Springs.

Mama's prides itself on taking care of the customer and making you feel like one of the family. Great tasting Greek cuisine awaits, from stuffed grape leaves to Mousaka, you are sure to find something that will satisfy your hunger.

On Sundays, Mama's has live Greek music as well as belly dancing.

www.mamasgreekcuisine.net

Mama's Greek Cuisine
735 Dodecanese Blvd #40
Tarpon Springs, Florida
727-944-2888

Here are some of Mama's entrees:

Spanakopita - Spinach pie - Layers of Phyllo dough, spinach, feta cheese, onions, & dill.

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Sea Sea Riders

Flavors of Tampa Bay: Sea Sea Riders

Dunedin, Florida - Sea Sea Riders has been around for over 20 years. Situated close to the water on Main Street in Dunedin, Sea Sea Riders serves up Florida cuisine loaded with great flavors. You can choose from fresh seafood, steaks, past dishes, salads and some great tasting homemade deserts.

Happy hour is every day from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Sea Sea Riders
221 Main Street (Alt. 19)
Dunedin, Florida
727.734.14455 

Web Site: www.seaseariders.net 

 

Tarpon culinary treasure re-opens under new management

Tarpon culinary treasure re-opens under new management

Tarpon Springs, FL - If you remember the beloved Greek eatery Pappas Riverside welcoming guests at the entrance to the Tarpon Springs' sponge docks for 80 years, until it was sold in 2005, you'll be happy to hear the previously empty building is back up and running, open for lunch and dinner. The new Riverside Grille House is taking over the desirable waterfront location and high standards inherited from Louis Pappas himself.

Some of the Greek food and hard-working staff has carried over from the previous brand, but expect a unique new personality at the restaurant, which opened its doors on Nov. 19. While finding a happy compromise between a rich legacy and an exciting future, the new owners, Michael Lowe and Victor Holcomb, are excited to hear feedback from the Tarpon Springs community about the million dollar renovation and new menu.