Newk’s Eatery

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Is it just me, or are more restaurants opening at a faster pace in Sarasota than ever before? It’s no secret that your SarasotaFoodies believe Sarasota is the mecca for foodies of all flavors, but even we are surprised how many regional and national chain restaurants have popped up in our market over the past…read more

Fresh Kitchen

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Most of us are familiar with the famous Shakespearean quote “What’s in a name,” where Juliet suggests to Romeo that names are nothing more than labels people assign to things to distinguish one from another. While Juliet’s logic recognized that names doesn’t create worth, I’d argue they can create expectations, especially when a restaurant is…read more

Mercato Ristorante + Bar

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That lovable beagle, Snoopy, starts all his novels out with the phrase “It was a dark and stormy night.”  And that’s pretty much how our recent visit to Mercado began, with your SarasotaFoodies dropping in for dinner as Hurricane Hermine rolled around in the Gulf of Mexico.  Seeing few people out on the streets, we…read more

Oak & Stone

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Conventional wisdom holds that you don’t visit a new restaurant for a couple of weeks after they open and wait for the initial crush of curious customers dies down a bit . . . give the restaurant staff a chance to catch their breath and let them settle into a more normal pace. That’s the idea we were under…read more

Head “Up To The Creek” This Summer!

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Jill and I recently joined a group of local foodies to visit two of our favorite waterfront restaurants to see, and taste, what’s new. The Table Creekside Restaurant & Lounge has been a favorite of ours since opening back in 2012.  We’re always quick to recommend The Table to people new to Sarasota, as well as to friends looking for one of Sarasota’s…read more

Andrea’s – The Art of Food and Wine

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On balance, Jill and I like most every style of cooking and ingredient you can imagine.  Call our palates “easy to please,” as we are often thrilled with the restaurants surrounding us on the Suncoast. However, being absolutely blown away by a Chef’s creations is quite a bit more infrequent. It was the allure of…read more