Blue Moon Grill

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Mart and I just had lunch at Blue Moon Grill, located in the Saba Plaza on the corner of Bahia Vista and US41 . . . and I wonder if we hadn’t stumbled in upon Sarasota High School’s newest hangout for parents.  Seriously . . . If I had the choice of waiting in line…read more

Aprons Cooking School at Publix

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I love grocery shopping. (For real!) I also love cooking. And I’m particularly fond of eating regularly. Jill and I delight in new dining and foodie experiences, which may come as a “well, duh” revelation to many of you. So with that motivation, we booked our first-ever visit to the Aprons Cooking School at the…read more

Sophie’s at Saks Fifth Avenue

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When my mom was young, she used to shop at her local Woolworths, using every excuse to meet up with friends at Woolworth’s Soda Fountain for a cherry soda and a BLT.  Those days are a thing of the past, but I’ve always liked the idea of an instore restaurant where shoppers could slip into…read more

A Sprig Of Thyme

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My dear friend, Cynthia, had a favorite restaurant in the Southside Village District of Sarasota.  It was small, French and not very busy, even though the food was quite delicious.  She confessed her concerns that the establishment wouldn’t last since it was never busy . . . which was exactly why she liked it so…read more

Athens Family Restaurant

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Located in the Colonnade Shopping Center on Bee Ridge Road is a relatively new Greek restaurant that I suspect will become one of my “go-to” spots for dinner on those nights I want tasty food, a calm atmosphere, and reasonable prices.  Normally I can get that at home, but then there’s the cooking to do,…read more

Seagrape Wine Co.

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Wow. In a scant few weeks, we say goodbye to another year and usher in a new decade in this century! But before that all happens, we’ve got plenty of holiday get-togethers, parties and socializing ahead with family and friends.  Whether we’re guests at parties or hosting ourselves, there’s one thing we can’t forget . . .  the…read more