A Better Byrd is in town

#BetterBloggerSp Event

 

Last week I was invited to a special blogger event hosted by Better Byrd before their grand opening. Better Byrd is a new restaurant by Ciccio Restaurant Group, and I have to admit that I'm already a BIG fan of a lot of their other restaurants. I frequent Fresh Kitchen, and I had been following the progress of the restaurant next door .... patiently anticipating the announcement of what was to come. Imagine my surprise when I found out the restaurant would be home to Better Byrd, who would be serving both chicken AND doughnuts!

SmokeyByrd 

SmokeyByrd 

StrawByrdie Bowl

StrawByrdie Bowl

IslandByrd

IslandByrd

Needless to say, I absolutely loved it. I got to taste a lot of the menu items at the event, my favorite being the Brussels Bowl and the Bacon Sriracha Queso Fries. Oh ... and I can't forget the watermelon lemonade (pictured on the last photo) ... that stuff is BOMB. Seriously, I had about 5 glasses of it at the event! 

Truffle Garlic Parm Fries

Truffle Garlic Parm Fries

Mural by  Badonkzart

Mural by Badonkzart

I absolutely love this place, so much that I've been back twice for lunch. I haven't tried their brunch ...but yes, they also have brunch items! So next time you're in St. Pete, check Better Byrd, let me know what you think!

SHINE Mural Festival

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL

27.7518° N, 82.6267° W

 

The Shine On St. Pete Mural Festival just wrapped up it's second year and it was so amazing to see this city come alive with so much color. All of the artist, both local and international, are so incredibly talented. I loved making my way through St. Pete, chatting with the artist, and watching these beautiful works of art unfold before my eyes in such a massive scale. 

I'm constantly in awe of this city ... we are so incredibly lucky to witness the art culture explore and thrive here. Of course, I didn't include pictures of finished murals because you're just going to have to visit St. Petersburg and see them for yourself. Head over to  Shineonstpete.com for a map of  all of the mural locations. Enjoy!