Los Portales

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I’ve always had a soft spot for authentic Mexican restaurants in America.  So many Americans think Mexican food consists of red salsa, burritos, nachos and quesadillas all covered in gooey yellow cheese.  Ditto the American understanding of the Mexican corn chip.  Trust me, they are nothing like you get at the grocery store.  True Mexican…read more

Taste of Asia

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A few years back, Mart and I were weekly guests on the Nilon Report, a Newstalk show on WSRQ Radio. It was a fun gig that lasted a couple years and ended when the station was sold and shifted to music vs Newstalk. During our weekly segment, we would bring in a local chef or…read more

Viento Kitchen + Bar at Zota Beach Resort

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Living as we have on the shore of the Gulf of Mexico, we can’t help but pinch ourselves every day and appreciate the incredible beauty that surrounds us.  And when the weather is right, there is nothing we enjoy more than dinner and/or drinks at a waterfront restaurant. When the publicist for Zota Beach Resort…read more

Guess Where We Ate?

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OK, we’re going to do this a little differently from now on. In order to win, subscribe to our blog, (you’ll see a little envelope icon in the top right corner, or click on the “Subscribe via Email” right below the title,) make your guess using the “comment” link, and voilà, you’re in. This is for a…read more

Forks and Corks Grand Tasting 2019

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Your SarasotaFoodies commend the Sarasota Manatee Originals for making the difficult decision to postpone their most popular event, Forks and Corks Grand Tasting, until May 5th. Thank you for putting the comfort and safety of your paying guests ahead of everything. Now, for our subscribers, we ask you to focus your dining decisions this week…read more

Chef Rolf’s New World Cuisine

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It started with a fish and ended with an apple, while in between our recent dinner at Chef Rolf’s New World Cuisine was filled with eye-opening flavors and surprising twists on classic presentations.  But what else would you expect from a local chef who is as well known for his unconventional hairstyle as his unique approach…read more