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St. Petersburg releases cookbook with recipes from local restaurants for coronavirus relief

ST. PETERSBURG — Dining out hasn’t been the same since the pandemic, though there’s good news for foodies in the Sunshine City. A new cookbook will soon help locals recreate iconic dishes at home, while supporting the restaurants they love.

St. Pete Eats: A Cookbook features recipes from over 30 local restaurants. Starting Friday, cookbooks can be purchased for $20 from or participating local retailers and restaurants.

Deputy Mayor and City Administrator of St. Petersburg Kanika Tomalin created “St. Pete Eats: A Cookbook”. [ Courtesy of the city of St. Petersburg ]

Deputy Mayor and City Administrator of St. Petersburg Kanika Tomalin partnered with more than 30 local restaurants to create the book. St. Pete eats is a continuation of the Healthy St. Pete initiative launched by Tomalin in 2015, which aims to bring a culture of health and wellness education throughout the city.

“In this cookbook, I’ve shared some of my favorite recipes and enlisted the expertise of some of St. Pete’s top chefs to bring you an authentic dining experience that can only be found ‘in St. Pete,” Tomalin said in a press release.

Related: Healthy St. Pete aims to create a culture of wellness throughout the city

“We can change health outcomes when we work together,” St. Petersburg Mayor Rick Kriseman said in the statement. “That’s why I’m excited about this cookbook. It’s a vivid illustration that good food and good health can co-exist, especially in St. Petersburg.

Books purchased online will benefit the city’s Fighting Chance Fund, an emergency grant program launched to help local small businesses affected by the coronavirus. Proceeds from books purchased from local retailers will go directly to these businesses.

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Participating restaurants include:

  • Beautiful Brava
  • Birch & Vine
  • South Brooklyn
  • Callaloo
  • ceviche
  • Datz
  • Dr BBQ
  • Ford’s Garage
  • Fresco’s Waterfront Bistro
  • Hawthorne Bottle Store
  • Intermezzo Coffee & Cocktails
  • Kahwa Roasters
  • The V
  • mandarin skin
  • Noble Crust
  • Pacific counter
  • Landing of Paul
  • at Pipo
  • Punky’s
  • red mesa
  • Rococo Steak
  • Rollin’ Oats Market and Cafe
  • Blonde from Saigon
  • Sea salt
  • TeBella Tea Company
  • The Floribean
  • The left bank bistro
  • the lure
  • The mill
  • The Bayboro Tavern
  • Trophy Fish

You can also find the book at Asylum Sights & Sounds, Bananas Records Warehouse, Daddy Kool Records, St. Petersburg City Hall, Tombolo Books, and Wilson’s Book World. The city has published a map with all the points of sale: