Local Love

Whew, I am loving these busy weeks but I’d be lying if I didn’t say I am looking forward to a few low key nights next week. Let’s get to it!

Keep St. Pete Local Launch Party

St. Pete has been flourishing with a live local movement and it’s really been at the forefront (at least for me) in the past 6 or so months. Keep St. Pete Local is a new business alliance that has recently formed to be a resource for businesses and residents alike about living local. They had their launch party this past Tuesday and Jon and I attended.

The party took place at Nova 535, which I’d been to before, but never for a party. It’s really a cool space. Brick walls and tons of unique art hanging. Cool lighting and awesome local music playing. They have an upstairs too with an outside patio that’s a nice place to hang if the crowd gets to be too much for you. There was a lot of local restaurants that brought food, but we didn’t end up getting our hands on any. We were only there about an hour. Long enough for one drink and to hear a little bit about KSPL’s plans.

Really neat thing they did was write questions on paper on all the tables for people to answer. Great way to let everyone voice their opinions.

After we left we were HUN-GRAAAY so we headed to Taco Bus. Taco Bus = Love.

We were still alive and kickin’ after our burritos and decided to end the night with a drink at nearby Steelhouse Brewery. They don’t seem to get a lot of foot traffic, but it really is a cool little hole in the wall type of place. Nice atmosphere, nice people, nice everything!

Bonefish Grill

Wednesday I had a Junior League meeting at Bonefish Grill. I haven’t been here in forever. Jon and I used to go, then I think we had a few bad experiences and stopped going. It was really good though! Prices are definitely steep. My total was about $30 for one drink and an entree. I tried their new Winter White Cranberry Martini. I’m not normally a martini person and was afraid it’d be too strong. But it actually turned out to be super sweet, which was what I was in the mood for. We got an order of Bang Bang Shrimp (duh) for the table. So good. For an entree I had the crab cakes, which were just perfect. Lots of lump crab with little filler. They flaked perfectly and the remoulade with them was a great side kick. My sides were mixed veggies and the potatoes au gratin. The potatoes were very cheesy, but in a good way šŸ™‚

Ale and the Witch Birthday Party

Happy 1st birthday to our fav place ever, The Ale and the Witch. We stopped by last night to show our support and have a nightcap. It was extremely crowded so we didn’t stay long. I had the Blackberry Pear Fox Barrel cider, which I thought would be too sweet, but it was actually just right! Very similar to a lambic. They had some local restaurants giving out food for just $2, but we didn’t partake. Although I was jonesing to try Farm to Fork Organics‘ mac and cheese.

Up on deck is First Friday tonight, then Les Miz tomorrow plus fun with Jon’s fam!

What fun things do you have planned for the weekend?

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