Day: April 13, 2021

Lingr, new St. Petersburg restaurant from chef Jeffrey Jew, opens next month

ST. PETERSBURG — Lingr, the highly-anticipated new restaurant from local chef and former Top Chef contestant Jeffrey Jew, is a bit behind schedule.

News of the restaurant in St. Petersburg was first announced last spring, and Jew — fresh off a five-year stint running the kitchens at BellaBrava and Stillwaters Tavern — was initially shooting for a fall 2020 opening.

Now the chef is eyeing a mid-May soft opening for breakfast and lunch at the restaurant at 400 6th St. S. Dinner service will likely take longer to launch.

While the coronavirus pandemic may have thrown off his original plans,

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4 mashup dishes worth trying in the D.C. area, including pulled-pork pupusas and Chinese burritos

The Bloomin’ Onion is both rooted in place and completely divorced from any cuisine. The finger food’s selling points are as easy to grasp as those fried petals that reach for the sky: The dish is playful. It’s excessive. It lives in a vacuum of its own creation, where chefs don’t have to worry about conforming to anyone’s idea of authenticity. The Bloomin’ Onion is a toy for chefs to take apart and reassemble as they please.

Pogiboy is a partnership between Cunanan and Dungca, two guys who hail from the same province, Pampanga, often described as the “culinary

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