Element Modern Mediterranean Grill

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One of the easiest choices Mart had to make this year was where to celebrate my birthday dinner . . . I made it easy on him, asking well ahead of my birthday to go to Element, the new steak-centric restaurant located on Main Street, in the previous location of the Ivory Lounge. Element opened…read more

Plaza Mexico Bar & Grill

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Tex Mex is one of those cuisines that attracts a lot of debate whenever your SarasotaFoodies offer our opinions of a restaurant’s flavor profile. Like barbeque, a person’s opinion on what makes a good Tex Mex restaurant pretty much depends on where they originally discovered Tex Mex, and how authentic that first experience was to the “Tex…read more

Ridley’s Porch

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I’ll start this blog post with a warning. Envy is not an attractive emotion. It’s not something any of us would want to be known for, but when we were invited to preview Ridley’s Porch, the new restaurant at The Ritz-Carlton, Sarasota’s Beach Club on Lido Key, I didn’t go into it thinking I’d be…read more

Napulé Ristorante Italiano

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For months we watched this brand restaurant on South Tamiami Trail as it rose up from the ground to the sleek, contemporary looking two-story restaurant it is today. Needless to say, the architecture alone had our attention! And when Napulé finally opened, we couldn’t wait to taste what Giuseppe Del Sole and Alessandro Di Ferdinando,…read more