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These spots are pouring libations for takeout during the coronavirus pandemic. By Meaghan Habuda and Helen Freund Published Mar. 23, 2020 Updated Mar. 30 Trophy Fish  As part of its new Curbside Cocktail menu, the Grand Central District bar and restaurant is now serving an abbreviated drink list composed of some long-running favorites, including Pistachio Mai Tais, Salty Dogs, Fin and Tonics, and Calm Before….

04/01/2020

The Mandarin Hide Motto: “Pouring our spirits to raise yours” ROBBIE CAPONETTO     The Mandarin Hide Don’t leave St. Pete without swinging back downtown for a drink along Central Avenue, which pulses with live music at a string of bars where tables spill onto the sidewalk. Check out The Mandarin Hide, a sophisticated speakeasy-style place, or head to Mastry’s….

02/17/2019

Published November 20 By Justin Grant Times Correspondent You know downtown St. Petersburg is cool when Seminole Heights brings a couple of the city’s well-loved institutions across the bridge. Best of all, they’re bundled together into a single lot, bringing a taste of the ’Burg to Heights residents in a remarkably efficient manner.   Bodega, a no-frills Cuban joint with….

11/29/2018

I value restaurants and people the same way, I suppose. I like those with a take. They don’t have to be the smartest or the prettiest, but the ones I like have a unique perspective, something that differentiates them from everybody else. Next week I’m going to review a restaurant that reads like a time capsule of food from 2018:….

09/21/2018

Last month, Ryan Griffin of downtown St. Pete’s venerable Mandarin Hide gave CL a little glimpse into the new restaurant project he and fellow Mandarin partners Blake Thompson and Bill Griffin (his father) were working on: a fresh fish house with nautical cocktails.   And, well, the laid-back addition to the Grand Central District from this trio of St. Pete locals….

04/09/2018

Feb. 1, 2018 – A prediction: The next time Zagat or Food & Wine publishes a list of the country’s best food destinations, Tampa Bay will be there. Charleston, S.C.; Seattle; Denver; and Richmond, Va., have had their day in the sun, and for good reason, but the stars have aligned for us and we are ready for our closeup. What makes a….

02/02/2018

Tampa Bay Times tried learning how to bartend at the Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg   Every bar’s a stage, and all the bartenders merely players.  At least, that seems to be Erin Lee’s philosophy. As director of operations at the Mandarin Hide, a prohibition-style bar in downtown St. Petersburg, she equates bartending to acting.   “When we open, the….

07/18/2017

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These spots are pouring libations for takeout during the coronavirus pandemic. By Meaghan Habuda and Helen Freund Published Mar. 23, 2020 Updated Mar. 30 Trophy Fish  As part of its new Curbside Cocktail menu, the Grand Central District bar and restaurant is now serving an abbreviated drink list composed of some long-running favorites, including Pistachio Mai Tais, Salty Dogs, Fin and Tonics, and Calm Before….

04/01/2020

The Mandarin Hide Motto: “Pouring our spirits to raise yours” ROBBIE CAPONETTO     The Mandarin Hide Don’t leave St. Pete without swinging back downtown for a drink along Central Avenue, which pulses with live music at a string of bars where tables spill onto the sidewalk. Check out The Mandarin Hide, a sophisticated speakeasy-style place, or head to Mastry’s….

02/17/2019

Published November 20 By Justin Grant Times Correspondent You know downtown St. Petersburg is cool when Seminole Heights brings a couple of the city’s well-loved institutions across the bridge. Best of all, they’re bundled together into a single lot, bringing a taste of the ’Burg to Heights residents in a remarkably efficient manner.   Bodega, a no-frills Cuban joint with….

11/29/2018

I value restaurants and people the same way, I suppose. I like those with a take. They don’t have to be the smartest or the prettiest, but the ones I like have a unique perspective, something that differentiates them from everybody else. Next week I’m going to review a restaurant that reads like a time capsule of food from 2018:….

09/21/2018

Last month, Ryan Griffin of downtown St. Pete’s venerable Mandarin Hide gave CL a little glimpse into the new restaurant project he and fellow Mandarin partners Blake Thompson and Bill Griffin (his father) were working on: a fresh fish house with nautical cocktails.   And, well, the laid-back addition to the Grand Central District from this trio of St. Pete locals….

04/09/2018

Feb. 1, 2018 – A prediction: The next time Zagat or Food & Wine publishes a list of the country’s best food destinations, Tampa Bay will be there. Charleston, S.C.; Seattle; Denver; and Richmond, Va., have had their day in the sun, and for good reason, but the stars have aligned for us and we are ready for our closeup. What makes a….

02/02/2018

Tampa Bay Times tried learning how to bartend at the Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg   Every bar’s a stage, and all the bartenders merely players.  At least, that seems to be Erin Lee’s philosophy. As director of operations at the Mandarin Hide, a prohibition-style bar in downtown St. Petersburg, she equates bartending to acting.   “When we open, the….

07/18/2017
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04/01/2020

These spots are pouring libations for takeout during the coronavirus pandemic. By Meaghan Habuda and Helen Freund Published Mar. 23, 2020 Updated Mar. 30 Trophy Fish  As part of its new Curbside Cocktail menu, the Grand Central District bar and restaurant is now serving an abbreviated drink list composed of some long-running favorites, including Pistachio Mai Tais, Salty Dogs, Fin and Tonics, and Calm Before….

02/17/2019

The Mandarin Hide Motto: “Pouring our spirits to raise yours” ROBBIE CAPONETTO     The Mandarin Hide Don’t leave St. Pete without swinging back downtown for a drink along Central Avenue, which pulses with live music at a string of bars where tables spill onto the sidewalk. Check out The Mandarin Hide, a sophisticated speakeasy-style place, or head to Mastry’s….

11/29/2018

Published November 20 By Justin Grant Times Correspondent You know downtown St. Petersburg is cool when Seminole Heights brings a couple of the city’s well-loved institutions across the bridge. Best of all, they’re bundled together into a single lot, bringing a taste of the ’Burg to Heights residents in a remarkably efficient manner.   Bodega, a no-frills Cuban joint with….

09/21/2018

I value restaurants and people the same way, I suppose. I like those with a take. They don’t have to be the smartest or the prettiest, but the ones I like have a unique perspective, something that differentiates them from everybody else. Next week I’m going to review a restaurant that reads like a time capsule of food from 2018:….

04/09/2018

Last month, Ryan Griffin of downtown St. Pete’s venerable Mandarin Hide gave CL a little glimpse into the new restaurant project he and fellow Mandarin partners Blake Thompson and Bill Griffin (his father) were working on: a fresh fish house with nautical cocktails.   And, well, the laid-back addition to the Grand Central District from this trio of St. Pete locals….

02/02/2018

Feb. 1, 2018 – A prediction: The next time Zagat or Food & Wine publishes a list of the country’s best food destinations, Tampa Bay will be there. Charleston, S.C.; Seattle; Denver; and Richmond, Va., have had their day in the sun, and for good reason, but the stars have aligned for us and we are ready for our closeup. What makes a….

07/18/2017

Tampa Bay Times tried learning how to bartend at the Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg   Every bar’s a stage, and all the bartenders merely players.  At least, that seems to be Erin Lee’s philosophy. As director of operations at the Mandarin Hide, a prohibition-style bar in downtown St. Petersburg, she equates bartending to acting.   “When we open, the….

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04/01/2020

These spots are pouring libations for takeout during the coronavirus pandemic. By Meaghan Habuda and Helen Freund Published Mar. 23, 2020 Updated Mar. 30 Trophy Fish  As part of its new Curbside Cocktail menu, the Grand Central District bar and restaurant is now serving an abbreviated drink list composed of some long-running favorites, including Pistachio Mai Tais, Salty Dogs, Fin and Tonics, and Calm Before….

02/17/2019

The Mandarin Hide Motto: “Pouring our spirits to raise yours” ROBBIE CAPONETTO     The Mandarin Hide Don’t leave St. Pete without swinging back downtown for a drink along Central Avenue, which pulses with live music at a string of bars where tables spill onto the sidewalk. Check out The Mandarin Hide, a sophisticated speakeasy-style place, or head to Mastry’s….

11/29/2018

Published November 20 By Justin Grant Times Correspondent You know downtown St. Petersburg is cool when Seminole Heights brings a couple of the city’s well-loved institutions across the bridge. Best of all, they’re bundled together into a single lot, bringing a taste of the ’Burg to Heights residents in a remarkably efficient manner.   Bodega, a no-frills Cuban joint with….

09/21/2018

I value restaurants and people the same way, I suppose. I like those with a take. They don’t have to be the smartest or the prettiest, but the ones I like have a unique perspective, something that differentiates them from everybody else. Next week I’m going to review a restaurant that reads like a time capsule of food from 2018:….

04/09/2018

Last month, Ryan Griffin of downtown St. Pete’s venerable Mandarin Hide gave CL a little glimpse into the new restaurant project he and fellow Mandarin partners Blake Thompson and Bill Griffin (his father) were working on: a fresh fish house with nautical cocktails.   And, well, the laid-back addition to the Grand Central District from this trio of St. Pete locals….

02/02/2018

Feb. 1, 2018 – A prediction: The next time Zagat or Food & Wine publishes a list of the country’s best food destinations, Tampa Bay will be there. Charleston, S.C.; Seattle; Denver; and Richmond, Va., have had their day in the sun, and for good reason, but the stars have aligned for us and we are ready for our closeup. What makes a….

07/18/2017

Tampa Bay Times tried learning how to bartend at the Mandarin Hide in St. Petersburg   Every bar’s a stage, and all the bartenders merely players.  At least, that seems to be Erin Lee’s philosophy. As director of operations at the Mandarin Hide, a prohibition-style bar in downtown St. Petersburg, she equates bartending to acting.   “When we open, the….