‘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.
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.
The Cali Burger with swiss, chipotle mayo and avocado.
We ordered 2 beautiful burgers and fried pickles with a homemade white sauce.
That’s me being a weirdo eating fried pickles with Hello Kitty chopsticks. #AsianMuch?
Look at that glistening blue cheese on the Black+Bleu! Applewood bacon- SWOON!
That ice cold PBR!
My favorite was the blue cheese burger.
Because cheese. And because burger…. and because fries and beer.
Just enough funk to go with that juicy slab of meaty goodness. The perfect ratio.
I also took advantage of mirror and beautiful space to snap some #ootd photos.
I put in an awkward photo in to congratulate you on reading all the way through!
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.
330 1st Ave S
Downtown St. Pete
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