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3rd Annual St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival mixes marine life with melodies

Biscuits and Gravy

Over the weekend I traveled across the Howard Frankland bridge to the 3rd Annual St. Petersburg Seafood and Music Festival. Not to be confused with the same kind of festival at St. Pete Beach (which I did), this one took place in Vinoy Park near the Old Northeast neighborhood.  For anyone that hasn’t been yet, that area is occupied by the Museum of Fine Arts and numerous restaurants and little shops. Across from the park are old, expensive hotels and condos perfect for splurging on sporadic staycations. It looks like something straight out of a Travel Channel segment honestly.

What I Wore

Although it was a tad bit on the cooler side, it’s Florida so it heats up before noon. My hair was on day 10, super dry and frizzy. Lowkey but high key, I might extend the time between hair washes after seeing how big my curls got as the days went along. As long as I detangle it every few days and refresh it with my water and Doo Gro Leave-In mixture, I’m good.

My outfit was simple. Like I said, I knew it was going to heat up in the afternoon so I wanted to dress for that temperature. My top is from H&M (pre-monkey scandal), Levi shorts, Forever 21 loafers, and a few vintage accessories.

What I Ate

Shrimp and Grits

Carrot Cake Sooooo I’m decisive at times when I’m choosing what I want to eat (this is why I look at menus beforehand FYI). There were so many choices at the festival I wasn’t sure what to get. Robert already knew what he wanted, and I didn’t, so we walked around looking at all the options. After a lap looking at the food choices, I just settled on what he was ordering (he was right all along per usual). I ordered Blue Crab Biscuits and Gravy(bottom) and he ordered one of his usual go-tos: Shrimp and Grits.

I’ve eaten plenty of iterations of biscuits and gravy but this is a version I never thought of before. Thinking about it, the meal is a great base for addition other foods. The crab, biscuits, and thick gravy don’t compete for attention. Flaky, soft biscuits are really a major key.

Again, I’ve had several plates of shrimp and grits over the course of expanding my palate. I was surprised at how smooth the grits were and the shrimp was seasoned properly.

Nothing Bundt Cakes was selling mini bundt cakes of some of their popular flavors like red velvet, white chocolate raspberry(which we bought), and the carrot cake. We ate the carrot cake at the festival and I couldn’t wait to burst open the container. The cake is light and fluffy with frosting that isn’t too sweet where you’d think you get diabetes.

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