Built in 1918, the Craftsman House's expansive, adobe-toned bungalow collapses time as visitors step onto a breezy veranda, walk past a lush carpet of flowers and fronds, and witness more American craftwork than they can shake an intricately whittled stick at. Blown glass, turned wood, and fine pottery and jewelry provided by a 300-strong network of local and national artists are just a few of the pieces that settle in at this homey abode. The building is so homey, in fact, that one artist hardly ever leaves. Surrounded by the courtyard, what was once an old-time carriage house is now the clay-caked studio of professional potter Stephanie Schorr. There, visitors can find her partway through many projects at once, crafting functional wares and feeding the carnival fire breathers that keep her kiln hot.
The historic hub of creative know-how hosts a multiplicity of events, including live music, gallery tours, and artistic workshops. In honor of the gallery's tireless community efforts, Craftsman House was named the 2011 Top Retailer for a Charitable or Philanthropic Event by Niche magazine.
Since 1987, St. Pete Bagel Co.'s bakers have crafted New York–style bagels and both old-fashioned and yeast-raised donuts every morning. Rabbi Uriel Rivkin presides over each day's batch of certified-kosher dough rings bedecked with salt, onions, and poppy seeds, which share space with sandwiches and assorted spreads on the café menu. Fluffy and sweet specialty donuts such as PB&J, red velvet, and strawberry-glazed bike tire join coffee and espresso drinks for maximum donut slam-dunks. Around the shop, wood and leather stools seat diners, who can pass the time by admiring colorful flora and photos of bagels snapped at the food pyramid’s class reunion.
Great selection of craft beers and fine wine. Cafe Fuego is located in business section of North St. Pete. Cafe Fuego also has for coffee drinkers an espresso and cappuccino products. From 5PM to 10PM we have finger food wings, cheese platter, FF, and pizza.
Following the lead of a classic New York City deli, NY Cafe makes traditional and breakfast sandwiches piled with Boars’ Head meats to order and offers busy customers several pre-made grab-and-go options. The food itself is inspired by New York: think New York style pizza, cuban sandwiches with a pork loin marinated for 24 hours, hot pastrami on rye, cheesesteaks, and bagels and lox. But sandwiches aren't the shop's only specialty. Diners can also chow down on crisp slices of pizza and ample salads. These eats pair with fresh fruit smoothies and coffee drinks, such as the caramel latte or chai-tea latte, which are also referred to as “frapp’s” on the menu or by cool youth pastors.
Mild green. Classic Darjeeling. Spicy chai. You can sip teas from all over the globe at T and Me Tea Company, an inviting caf? that's home to an extensive stock of loose-leaf teas. Whether you're looking to enjoy a refreshing iced tea on the go or steep a steaming pot at home, the caf?'s experts can always recommend the tea that fits your needs. In addition to drinks, the caf? also maintains a full food menu filled with fresh spring rolls, specialty sandwiches, and breakfast items such as the eggs benedict. Although the shop specializes in tea, coffee drinkers have reason to celebrate, too; Moroccan coffee, espresso, and plain old-fashioned drip coffee add a caffeinated punch to any visit.
At Lisa's Caf?, there's always time for crab cakes. At dinner, Angus-choice center-cut filet mignon topped with Oscar-style signature crab cakes and hollandaise sauce, or an espresso-crusted filet mignon, are served on top of roasted garlic mashed potatoes and a chef vegetable medley. At lunch, the Signature Crab Cake sandwich with remoulade on a kaiser bun is only the preamble of a tantalizing menu. Other mid-day options include the half-pound Western Angus burger?with applewood bacon, melted cheddar, barbecue sauce, and fried onion rings?as well as the Philly cheese steak?made with the chain from filet mignon and melted provolone on a hoagie bun. Morning people see their breakfast pair crab cakes with a sliced English muffin to make a marine take on a benedict.
Along with the lump crab, Lisa's also has fresh salmon flown in from Seattle and delivered by seal. Guests can devour their delectable entrees indoors or on the breezy patio.