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Healthy St. Pete, Kanika Tomalin highlight the Burg’s foodie culture with Virtual Dinner Tour

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As part of her Healthy St. Pete initiative, Deputy Mayor Dr. Kanika Tomalin is launching a series of artfully curated Virtual Progressive Dinners with the city of St. Petersburg. The dinners are tours that focus on the lighter side of the expanding social food and drink offerings available throughout the city’s diverse and vibrant neighborhoods. The campaign aims to highlight the mission of Healthy St. Pete, while supporting local establishments and featuring more health-conscious options within the Burg’s bustling foodie…

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Chardonnay in Centerfield

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I had the privilege of attending The Abilities Wine Tasting event on Saturday night. Billed as a top-five finalist for WEDU’s Be More Awards “Special Event of the Year” for 2007 and 2008, this event has become Florida’s longest-running and most prosperous one-night wine tasting. The Abilities Foundation is a nonprofit organization that has helped thousands of Floridians with all types of disabilities obtain mainstream jobs and affordable housing. Sounds like a really classy event, right? For the most part…

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One of my favorite chefs lands a new gig

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From the Mouth of Tampa Bay: Big news, eaters! A while back I wrote about Dan Soronen’s new project, Shackleton’s Folly. Previously the owner of St. Petersburg’s Old Northeast Tavern, Dan was venturing south to the Coquina Key Shopping Plaza (4300 6th St. S) for this new project, named for the Antarctic explorer, Ernest Shackleton.He’s hired a chef. A good one. Domenica Macchia, former chef at MJ’s Martini Jazz and Tapas Lounge (see my rave review of her food here)…

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RIP: Hook Atsavinh, a great chef, a bad poker player

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ST. PETERSBURG — Hook Atsavinh, a popular area sushi chief and owner of Hook’s Sushi Bar and Thai Food, has died of unknown causes, his family said. – Atsavinh, 44, is a well known Pinellas fixture, having worked at 9 Bangkok Restaurant and Sushi Rock Grill before opening his own restaurant at 1210 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. N St. in St. Petersburg. – His family said Atsavinh had been healthy but felt inceasingly ill over the last month. He…

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Happy 4th of July

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Happy Fourth of July from Port Jefferson. It was a year ago today that I “left” Parkshore Grill. It was also a year ago today that Jenny and I spent our first real night together, after six weeks of sneaking around. A year ago today I would have never thought, if not dreamed, I would be in Port Jefferson, New York, for the Fourth of July. As it is, I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else. There’s something very cool…

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