Hurricane Seafood Restaurant, St Pete Beach
809 Gulf Way, historic Pass-A-Grille Beach
About Chef Gary and the Hurricane
As a breakfast chef, the ingredient in this year's event is right up my alley! There are so many options in cuisine with this product. Nobody does a better job of coming up with a dish using traditional breakfast foods than me!
The Falkenstein family from Baltimore opened The Hurricane in 1977, offering favorites from back home, including fresh wild grouper and homemade conch. A ground floor was expanded in 1986 to offer outdoor seating and a few years later they added an additional level and a nightclub called "Stormy's, allowing patrons to enjoy the breath-taking sunsets of St. Pete Beach from a whole new perspective. Now 40 years later, the Hurricane continues to be a popular destination for both locals of St. Pete Beach and vacationers from around the world. The Falkenstein family still operates the restaurant, which features original menu items such as "Mom's 1945 Crab Cake Melt," a third-generation family recipe.