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

Seasons 52 Fresh Grill

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Seasons 52, located at the University Town Center Mall, reminds us that there are not only 52 weeks in a year, but 4 different seasons worth celebrating.  And every time the seasons change, the menu at Seasons 52 changes accordingly, keeping some of their perennial favorites, while featuring seasonal fair in a section called “Chef’s Suggestions.”…read more

Jack Dusty – Spring 2017

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When you’re looking for that perfect diamond, there are the four “C’s” that need to be taken into account – cut, color, clarity, and carat. When you’re looking for that perfect date night, stay-cation, or a restaurant sure to impress an out-of-towner, the crown jewel of hospitality in Sarasota, The Ritz-Carton, never ceases to impress…read more