Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill

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Tex Mex is one of those cuisines that attracts a lot of debate whenever your SarasotaFoodies offer our opinions of a restaurant’s flavor profile. Like barbeque, a person’s opinion on what makes a good Tex Mex restaurant pretty much depends on where they originally discovered Tex Mex, and how authentic that first experience was to the “Tex…read more

Ridley’s Porch

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I’ll start this blog post with a warning. Envy is not an attractive emotion. It’s not something any of us would want to be known for, but when we were invited to preview Ridley’s Porch, the new restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota’s Beach Club on Lido Key, I didn’t go into it thinking I’d be…read more

Napulé Ristorante Italiano

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For months we watched this brand restaurant on South Tamiami Trail as it rose up from the ground to the sleek, contemporary looking two-story restaurant it is today. Needless to say, the architecture alone had our attention! And when Napulé finally opened, we couldn’t wait to taste what Giuseppe Del Sole and Alessandro Di Ferdinando,…read more

Viento Kitchen & Bar at Zota Beach Resort

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If there’s anything better than sampling delicious, expertly prepared food, it’s enjoying it in a spectacular waterfront setting at the recently opened, stunningly beautiful Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key. From the first sips of craft cocktails at sunset, through the last fabulous morsels of desserts, we were fêted on the outdoor patio of the…read more

Antoine’s Restaurant

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“Happy wife, happy life,” Mart said, as we drove to Antoine’s Restaurant for our anniversary dinner.  He knew I’d been wanting to go back to Antoine’s for some time now . . . it held first place on my “why haven’t we been there lately” list. The first time I’d been to Antoine’s was some…read more