C’est la Vie! Comes to University Park/Lakewood Ranch Area

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C’est La Vie!, as most Sarasota residents know, operates one of the most popular breakfast and lunch destinations in downtown Sarasota.  Famous for their authentic French restaurant, bakery, and café, C’est La Vie owners Christophe and Geraldine Coutelle were thrilled when Parisians Myriam and Jean Dandonneau approached them about licensing their popular restaurant, opening a second…read more

Tommy Bahama Restaurant

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Ever since Jill and I finished up our afternoon at Tommy Bahama with Susan Robinson of Key Culinary Tours a few months ago, we vowed that we would return to experience more than “just” their brilliant desserts. Even in late May, after the snowbirds flew back north and our restaurants supposedly slow down, St. Armand’s Circle is…read more

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