The Hyppo Gourmet Ice Pops

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Picture a warm Florida day or evening, strolling St Armands Circle.  Even with the gulf breeze drifting across your skin, the sun is warm on your shoulders and maybe you’re feeling the heat a little more than you’re used to.  On days like these, what could be more refreshing than an ice cold popsicle?  Imagine…read more

Thinking About Our Seniors

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I am active in The Junior League of Sarasota, where our fundraising focus for the past several years has been our Hunger Outreach Initiative.  The Hunger Outreach Committee’s main goal is to help to reduce hunger, raise awareness of hunger in Sarasota and give back in a unique way to the community.  The League has…read more

Cassariano Italian Eatery

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Mart is a big fan of quoting other foodies, so it’s not surprising to find a list of quotes he’s kept in a notepad by his computer. “There’s nothing more romantic than Italian food,” is one such quote, credited to Elisha Cuthbert. I’m guessing that’s what inspired Mart to book the night before Valentine’s Day…read more

EARTH FARE

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Hi. My name is Mart . . . and I’m a grocery store shopaholic. As Jill will attest, I will find any and every excuse to go food shopping, be it a specialty store, a big box store, or one of the many niche market grocers opened in the last few years.  In fact, she says I’m…read more

Element Modern Mediterranean Grill

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One of the easiest choices Mart had to make this year was where to celebrate my birthday dinner . . . I made it easy on him, asking well ahead of my birthday to go to Element, the new steak-centric restaurant located on Main Street, in the previous location of the Ivory Lounge. Element opened…read more