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Hawkers Asian Street Fare to open in Edge District

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Come this March St. Pete residents won’t have to travel all the way to Asia to experience authentic street fare popular in areas like China and Singapore. The growing chain Hawkers is opening its third location in the Edge District near downtown St. Pete. Named after street vendors in Asia who sell local cuisine made from locally available ingredients, Hawkers offers street snacks common in Vietnam, mainland China, Malaysia and Hong Kong. Nothing on the menu is more than $8.50.…

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Creative Loafing’s “Meet the Chefs” set to be a foodie’s dream come true

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St. Pete residents can get a sampling of what some of the city’s most unique restaurants have to offer. Creative Loafing is hosting “Meet the Chefs” at Green Bench Brewery in the Edge District near downtown St. Pete next Wednesday. The event is set to kickoff the city’s first St. Pete Restaurant Weekend featuring more than 25 restaurants offering three course meals offering the best chefs have to offer. At the kickoff event December 9 chefs from a variety of…

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Adam Putnam: Thank farmers, ranchers for ample Thanksgiving bounty

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For most Americans, food scarcity is when we wait till the last minute and the exact brand of low-fat, gluten-free, heart healthy, fair trade, organic, local, hand-crafted marshmallow is sold out, forcing us to ‘make do’ with an inferior sweet potato casserole topping. Though the grocery stores may temporarily run low on the must-have holiday ingredients, there’s never a concern about the availability of food itself. We often take this vital element of Thanksgiving for granted because we are blessed…

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Jeff Houck’s Power Lunch: Food on the presidential campaign trail

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Now that the silly season of presidential election politics has descended upon us, it’s time to prepare for the inevitable photographic onslaught of candidates shoving food into their pie holes. With close to 20 candidates in the race at this point – Rick Perry may be driving to Amscot for a payday loan as we speak – the potential pot pie of political food porn promises to be extra chunky with fresh ingredients. The Gob Shot is the photo moment…

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Deadline to purchase discounted St. Pete Wine & Food Festival tickets approaching

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The St. Pete Wine & Food Festival doesn’t kick off until late September, but discounted tickets to the four-day high-end event are available right now — though they won’t be for much longer. Tickets for the festival’s “Grand Tasting,” which takes place on both Saturday and Sunday, September 26 and 27, are on sale for just $85 per day until July 8 — today. Tomorrow, July 9, they’ll shoot up to $95. The event will be held near Beach Drive, downtown, at North…

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Florida’s safety net is shredded

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From Jacqueline Dowd: Florida’s safety net for people in need is shredding in the face of escalating demand and dwindling resources, says the head of the state’s United Way network. And Florida’s safety net is almong the nation’s weakest. Ted Granger, president of United Way of Florida, says social service agencies statewide are seeing more and more people who are homeless and hungry. The 211 referral hotlines are seeing increases of 50% to 150% over the last twelve months in…

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Florida’s safety net is shredded

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From Jacqueline Dowd: Florida’s safety net for people in need is shredding in the face of escalating demand and dwindling resources, says the head of the state’s United Way network. And Florida’s safety net is almong the nation’s weakest. Ted Granger, president of United Way of Florida, says social service agencies statewide are seeing more and more people who are homeless and hungry. The 211 referral hotlines are seeing increases of 50% to 150% over the last twelve months in…

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