Jpan Restaurant Sushi Bar

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In the ever expanding and ubiquitous world of Japanese eateries, once in a while you come across one that leaves me slack-jawed and and craving more. A visit to Jpan, tucked back on the north side of Paradise Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Bee Ridge Road and  Tamiami Trail, is exactly what I’m…read more

It’s Time to Savor Sarasota

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This is one of those unique epicurean events in Sarasota that EVERY Foodie will adore. The first two weeks of June are home to Savor Sarasota, a chance for foodies to experience some of the best restaurants in town as discounted prices.  Got your attention yet? Starting tomorrow, June 1st – 14th, 2012, 36 locally…read more

Rick’s French Bistro

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With another real estate closing to celebrate, it was a last minute call I made that had us headed to Rick’s French Bistro on Siesta Drive. It occurs to us that since opening their doors over 9 years ago, Rick’s is probably the longest tenured tenant in this strip plaza, (save for the US Post Office), located…read more

Downtown Farmer’s Market

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Every Saturday, for what now seems like forever, (actually 30 years) there’s must do/must see Farmer’s market at the epicenter of downtown Sarasota spanning Lemon Ave from First Street to State Street an a half block or so beyond that.  If you drive down Main Street you can’t miss it. There’s something just so darned wholesome and…read more

Caragiulos Italian Restaurant

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What can you say about one of Sarasota’s mainstays that hasn’t already been said or written? This is an uncontested A-Lister for SarasotaFoodies,  by any definition. The brothers Caragiulo have been doing it right since 1989. Over the years I’ve directed countless newcomers  there knowing they’ll be treated to delicious “Italian-American Soul Food” in a…read more

Duval’s New World Cuisine

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Downtown Sarasota has so much to offer it’s no surprise we found the best po-boy sandwiches outside of New Orleans at Duval’s New World Cuisine, which opened on Main Street in early 2012. Mart and I dropped into Duval’s the first time for lunch after attending  a downtown art festival, and were blow away by the amazing…read more