SAINT PETERSBURG, Fla. — Nestled along historic East Davis Blvd sits a New Orleans inspired restaurant and wine bar. In this week’s Great Day Dining we take you inside the eclectic Bayou Bodega. The cuisine is an eclectic mix of creole and Caribbean flavors with some recipes that have been passed down for generations. Bayou Bodega might be the new kid on the historic Davis Islands’ block but its casual vibe and loyalty to natural wine has this quaint spot quickly catching on the with neighbors. To learn more about the restaurant visit them at www.bayoubodega.com.
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