3451 Fourth St. N, St. Petersburg, FL 33704
Cuisine: Casual Dining
Cost range: 10.01-20.0
Payment options: Credit cards accepted
Alcohol: Beer and wine only
More in this neighborhood: Fourth Street Garden District
Brought to life by veteran server Michael Cecere on a shoestring, in the location once occupied by Brown Dog Cafe, Bowled is a wonderful addition to the area. Service is warm and efficient, moms and their toddlers feeling just as welcomed as business lunchers. The interior is cheery, with a caramel-chocolate-black color scheme, comfortable booths and easy-wipe tables. Most dishes consist of wide bowls cradling a single protein-starch-veg creation. This means jasmine rice topped with quick-wokked bean sprouts, peppers and bok choy, atop of which ride a trio of fabulous orange-cashew-crusted fried shrimp. Or it entails soft polenta hidden beneath a fennel- and saffron-sparked tomatoey mess of little shrimp, calamari rings, white meaty fish, clams and mussels.
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