Mattison’s 41 Hosts Grains and Grapes

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It’s no secret that your SarasotaFoodies are big fans of award-winning local Chef Paul Mattison. Mart and I met downtown at Mattison’s City Grille in 2007, and our 2013 wedding was catered by Mattison’s 41, Paul’s restaurant on South Tamiami Trail.  So we’ve celebrated some “pretty important” moments enjoying Chef Mattison’s cuisine. We started off 2015 by inviting Chef Paul Mattison on…read more

Market Brunch at Louies Modern

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When I hear the word “brunch,” the first thing that comes to mind is a leisurely, almost decadent late morning/early afternoon indulgence, featuring a buffet spread with more delicious choices than I could possibly enjoy in one sitting.  And that must include free flowing mimosas and Bloody Marys! According to a 1896 supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, …read more

Ker’s WingHouse Bar & Grill

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After all the kibitzing, merriment, and bubbles to close out 2014, New Year’s Day found me a little foggy and wanting some comfort food to start the year right. For me that puts good ol’ chicken wings right at the top of the list. Realizing that the more-games-that-I-want-to-see versus the TV ratio in our house could be an issue, we…read more

Boardwalk Food Company’s Beer Bread

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Taking a detour from our standard blogs on our favorite restaurants and foodie events, today’s blog is all about a delicious product you can make at home. Local food purveyor, Boardwalk Food Company has developed an amazingly easy and tasty beer bread mix that requires only one other ingredient to make.  Think you can guess…read more

Foodie Gifts for any Holiday!

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Face it.  We all have them. . . Those friends, family members and business associates who are difficult to buy for. Now, I’m not talking about buying for someone who “has everything” or is ultra picky.  I’m challenged to give a thank-you or holiday gift to someone I don’t know all that well, such as a closing gift for a real…read more

Amore by Andrea

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For years Jill and I have been saying how much we love Andrea’s – The Art of Food and Wine, an intimate dining experience on Siesta Drive. Now, thanks to real estate developer and partner Howard Rooks, more of us can literally be loved by Andrea at his newest location, Amore by Andrea, behind the new Publix on…read more