When it came to choosing the right location for his new upscale-casual eatery and bar, Chef Jeffrey Jew was immediately drawn to St. Petersburg. Situated on the Pinellas peninsula between Tampa Bay and The Gulf of Mexico, St. Petersburg is known for its stunning beaches and vibrant arts scene. “The Sunshine City,” a tribute to its brilliantly warm weather, boasts dozens of art galleries, bookstores, theatres and other cultural venues such as The Museum of Fine Arts and The Mahaffey Theatre, home to The Florida Orchestra. Residents and visitors experience miles of stunning coastline and crystal-clear water with one of North America’s largest and most impressive waterfront park systems. They can also explore the city through its scenic bike paths around charming lakes, expansive parks, and a remarkable Downtown area featuring world-class shopping, live music, and nightlife options.
St. Pete -as referred to by the locals- has consistently been recognized as one of America’s most livable cities as well as “One of the Best Street Art Cities in the World”, “One of America’s Hottest Cities to Live and Visit (The Huffington Post, 2016)” and “The 25 Best Town of 2017 (Outside Magazine).”
Who wouldn’t want to call St. Petersburg home?
Nestled in this thriving metropolis, Lingr is located in Downtown South University Park off 6th Street, just blocks from Historic Uptown and the beautiful bay. Conveniently located to the University of South Florida and a mixture a commercial and residential projects, Lingr enhances the area’s modern, eclectic flair and encourages conversation of your Gulf Coast experiences. Chef Jew is passionate about combining the history of the area with his own life travels and heritage, creating incredible flavors with fresh, local ingredients. His authentic menu is inspired by his Asian and Nordic heritages, blending unique and complex tastes resulting in skillful, beautiful, and delicious dishes. Enjoy fresh seafood from the nearby coast as well as sustainable and locally sourced ingredients from the area’s best farms and markets.
Whether you are experiencing St. Petersburg for a weekend getaway, a vacation, or a lifetime, the paradisiacal setting of this coastal gem will make you want to Lingr.