Queen of Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant

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The sign outside reads Queen of Sheba Fusion Restaurant.  Really?  Fusion? That was my reaction when I first saw the sign of this recently opened restaurant on North Tamiami Trail. With a name like Queen of Sheba, I couldn’t imagine that this could be anything but the Ethiopian restaurant I have long been pining for, having had to travel…read more

Café Americano’s Late Afternoon Dinner

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Just to be clear on a couple of things: 1.) I’m not getting any younger, and 2.) I’m still not an “early bird” dinner kinda guy. So happily, Jill and I recently learned how to satisfy our late afternoon cravings at Café Americano’s new “Late Afternoon Dinner” (a.k.a. “Late Lunch Menu”) which, quite smartly, takes place between 3:00 and…read more

Russian House

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When you think Russian food, IF you ever think about Russian food, I doubt you imagine dining on the “food of Mother Russia” on a warm summer afternoon in a dining room of folks dressed in shorts and boat shoes.  At least, that’s what I thought until visiting Russian House on the South Trail of Sarasota. The owners…read more

Lido Beach Restaurant

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One of the not-so-secret “secrets” to success is to under-promise and over-deliver. Doesn’t matter if it’s business or personal, when you exceed someone’s expectations, people will speak well of you.  So when a colleague suggested, more than once, that we visit the Lido Beach Restaurant, and followed up that suggestion saying “you WILL thank me for this!” we took that as a…read more

Andrea’s – The Art of Food and Wine

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Prologue: “When you dine out as much as Jill and I do, I needed a REALLY special restaurant the night I was going to propose.  It had to be someplace intimate and cozy, with better than “great” food.  After all,  I had to get this right.  Everything had to be absolutely perfect. . . “ That’s why I chose Andrea’s …read more

Family Friendly Dining in Sarasota

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Sarasota is known as a great place to retire, but it’s also a wonderful town to raise a family.  And never is that more apparent than the first week of school.  I don’t know about you, but I love seeing children begin their very first day at a new school, whether it’s their first day of kindergarten, middle school or high…read more