Within the inner-city neighborhoods of St. Petersburg, one encounters a number of stands and small restaurants offering “garlic crabs.” I didn’t get a chance to try them, but people I met told me that they are really good. 

Haslam’s Book Store claims to be the largest bookstore in Florida, and must certainly be one of the oldest as well, as it was founded in 1933. It has room after room of old and new books, including a large section of books about St. Petersburg, and an extensive local fiction section.