TooJay’s Deli – Bakery – Restaurant

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“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.”  So goes the old Girl Scouts adage. (And who doesn’t looove those cookies!) I consider TooJay’s an old friend, or at least that’s how it felt when Jill and I dropped by for lunch a few days back. Having noshed there on several occasions in…read more

Amore Restaurant

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Face it, when you talk about Italian food, it’s easy to fall into the discussion of love. Remember that Rat Pack crooner, Dean Martin? What do you think inspired the lyrics: “When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool, that’s Amore!” You got it! Amore! Amore means love in Italian, and in…read more

Giorgio’s on Hillview

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There is a saying . . . “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” That would apply to pretty much anything in life, except the restaurant business. I’ve known a number of restaurants that have stuck with the same menu, year after year, only to see their clientele fade away, month by month until their…read more

The Lazy Parrot Patio Bar & Grill

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“It’s really simple.” “We only have to find a need and fill it.” Henry Kaiser. I’m quite sure that we’ve all heard someone ask “How in the world can Sarasota support all these new restaurants?”  Well, the people have spoken, and the recently opened Lazy Parrot Patio Bar & Grill has clearly filled a need that folks in the…read more

How Cool is THIS!!!

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I know we just blogged about Brick’s Smoked Meats a couple weeks ago, but we wanted to give you an update on a cool promotion. Actually, there’s two! First is Brick’s – On-Reserve For Those Who Serve.  In honor of America’s veterans and current service members, Brick’s Smoked Meats is offering a complimentary cold beer…read more