Oak & Stone – Sunday Brunch

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First off, is there a sweeter portmanteau word in the English language than brunch? I think not. The very notion of being able to relax over a leisurely meal on a beautiful Sunday is truly to be treasured. Often. We were fortunate to be included on a recent “Very Important Brunchers” introduction to Oak & Stone’s…read more

Veronica’s Fish and Oyster Bar

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I’ve decided to change my first name to something so mysterious, so captivating that restaurateur  Mark Caragiulo would design a restaurant after me.  Changing my name is probably the only way it would ever happen.  Seriously, would you go to a restaurant named Jill? Veronica’s Fish and Oyster Bar is one of the newest restaurants in the Hillview District, taking over the…read more

Taverna Grill

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There have been so many recent restaurant openings in Sarasota, with everyone shouting “look at me!”, that it’s hard to keep up with them all. Fortunately for the recently opened Taverna Grill, this new establishment had already been touted by fellow food writers, so Jill and I knew ahead of our visit that there definitely something special…read more

Ben’s Soft Pretzels

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A couple weeks ago, a nice young lady named Elise asked if I’d ever tried Ben’s Soft Pretzels.  I hadn’t.  She told me they’d opened a bakery inside the Sarasota Walmart at Lockwood Ridge and University, and then sent me a gift card to try them out. I was asking myself when I’d find the opportunity to…read more

Prime Serious Steak

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Steak is one of those entrées that almost every restaurant offers on their menu.  Some “non-steak” restaurants offer one or two pretty delicious cuts of steak on their menu, while at others it’s all about the steak and only steak, with chicken, pork or fish lucky to receive an honorable mention.  Name a top tier steakhouse and you…read more