The Star Thai & Sushi Restaurant

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Not long ago Mart noticed a number of our Facebook friends were posting photos of entrees (aka: “food porn”) from The Star Thai & Sushi Restaurant.  So being on our too long list of places we need to check out, the stars were aligned for a visit on an otherwise quiet Monday night. (Mart: “I see what you just did…read more

Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse

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When the urge to indulge in some good ol’ southern bar-b-que hits, there’s never a “Plan B.” So when we recently had an itch for some BBQ, you can’t imagine how thrilled we were to learn that Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse was opening that very night!  Perfect!  We’d found a salve to sooth the BBQ itch. But first, a little back story about Stottlemyer’s. .…read more

Flavors of India

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When Jill and I first noticed a name change late last year at what was once a terrific Indian restaurant 7 Hills Cuisine of India, our first thought was that it must be simply that – a name change. Turns out that Flavors of India, which opened in October of 2014, marks a new and…read more

Big Water Fish Market

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“In the hands of an able cook, fish can become an inexhaustible source of perpetual delight.” Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin (1755-1826) After our recent visit to Big Water Fish Market, we can vouch that J-A was spot-on in that observation, made a couple of centuries ago! Scott Dolan, owner of this absolute gem of a restaurant/seafood market, opened the doors in…read more

Bob’s Train

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Conventional wisdom holds that a successful restaurant have great food, a great location, superior service, appropriate price points, appealing ambiance, and so on. Using addition by subtraction, Bob’s Train restaurant cooks up a unique, probably the most unique restaurant vision in Sarasota. You know the most-interesting-guy-in-the-world who promotes Dos Equis beer? Phhtt. Let us introduce you to Bob…read more