The Total Package, The Vices

The Avenue

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‘the Avenue eat/drink’ is run by Stephen Schrutt, one of the many people I got to meet while I worked at La V Fusion. Come to think of it, I’m pretty sure I’ve only met Stephen once. He came in to sit at the bar and I could tell he was industry. He said he’d be quick because he knew we were closing. Courtesy goes a long way in this business =] Fast forward a few years and Facebook messages later, and here I am shooting at his restaurant.

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By the time we got to the Avenue, we were still full from the Vietnamese food and cupcakes we ate after shooting at La V and The Cupcake Spot. Somehow, we made room for burgers and fried pickles. And beer and mimosas.

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The Cali Burger with swiss, chipotle mayo and avocado.

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We ordered 2 beautiful burgers and fried pickles with a homemade white sauce.

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That’s me being a weirdo eating fried pickles with Hello Kitty chopsticks. #AsianMuch?

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Look at that glistening blue cheese on the Black+Bleu! Applewood bacon- SWOON!

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That ice cold PBR!

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 My favorite was the blue cheese burger.

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Because cheese. And because burger…. and because fries and beer.

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Just enough funk to go with that juicy slab of meaty goodness. The perfect ratio.

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I also took advantage of mirror and beautiful space to snap some #ootd photos.

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I put in an awkward photo in to congratulate you on reading all the way through!

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Please go check out theAVENUE eat/drink and also stop by Stephen’s new restaurant, KINGS Street Food Counter. I’ll definitely be stopping by on my next trip home.

The AVENUE eat/drink

330 1st Ave S

Downtown St. Pete

(727)851-9531

Credits

Photos: Matthew Holler Photography

Stylist: Janelle LaFond- JMI Styling

Bralette/Plaid top: Forever 21

High Waisted Shorts: American Apparel

Burgers and Fries Backpack- Buffalo Exchange