When it comes to opening a new Italian restaurant, it’s tough enough anywhere. So here’s a heads up –The Usual Place, an amazing new Italian eatery on Siesta Drive, across from the Southgate Westfield Mall, may be in a for a name change after opening only a month or so ago. You see, the Italian-born owners thought they had a…read more
Foodies of the world, unite! This is definitely something to celebrate: It’s National Eat What You Want Day. (And here we thought that was everyday!) Without further ado, copy and paste this link in your browser… http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/05/10/decadent-recipes-eat-what-you-want-2013_n_3247403.html#slide=2429455 P.S. As a wise person once told me, anything worth doing, is worth over-doing.
It’s hard enough to decide on where to dine in Sarasota when we have a craving for a great pizza or sushi. . . but what do you do when the craving turns to the quintessential American comfort food – the hamburger? On this night, the light bulb went on over my head, and we headed to…read more
For Jill and I, there’s never not a good time to have a sushi-fest. In fact, we would probably have it for breakfast if we could! So on a recent visit where we enjoyed a marvellous lunch at Yume Sushi on Main Street, we knew we had to make a return visit for dinner and…read more
Down on lower Main Street, a block or two before you cross Mound Street/US 41, is a popular cafe, where — if you closed your eyes and listened to the accents of the waiters and staff — you’d swear you were in Italy or France. But you’re not. You’re at Cafe Epicure, an unpretentious bit of…read more
A few weeks ago, my son Tyler and I were afforded the opportunity to spend a day with Jared Barnes at Darwin’s on 4th, and assist with creating a new brew for the restaurant. “Assist” might be a bit of a mis-nomer. More like watch and listen in awe on the art of the creative…read more