Dim Sum King

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I couldn’t have been more excited to learn of a new restaurant in the UTC Mall area that serves Dim Sum as well as many other classic Chinese dishes.  The fact that it opened practically at my doorstep leaves me beyond excited! (Sticky Rice for the win!) How excited you may ask? I used to…read more

Portuguese Cuisine Comes Home to Amore

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I don’t know about you, but while I enjoy international travel when I’ve been out of the country for a length of time, I have found myself missing the tastes of home.  So imagine moving to the United States from Portugal and not having a single local restaurant celebrate the flavors you grew up with!…read more

Brunch and Brushes at The Art Ovation Hotel

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Sharing the joy of discovery is always a great pleasure for us, especially when delicious food and drinks are involved.  There are so many fabulous breakfast, lunch, and dinner options on the Suncoast that going out to eat can resemble a wonderful treasure hunt. That being said, discovering a new brunch spot is even more…read more

Bravo Italian Mediterranean

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Let’s start this blog with a confession . . . My book club meets at Bravo Coastal Cuisine, so I eat there at least once a month.  So, when I heard the new owners, FoodFirst Global Restaurants were changing the concept and menu to Bravo Italian Mediterranean, I couldn’t understand why.  Hadn’t they heard that…read more

J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Cafe

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Where does the time go? J.R’s Old Packinghouse Cafe, affectionately known as the O.P.C to Sarasota locals, has long been considered Sarasota’s coolest “off the beaten track” spot to enjoy live music, a cold beer and an eclectic menu of Cuban and American comfort food.  So where was I the night J.R.’s Old Packing House…read more


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You don’t have to be a foodie to wonder why new restaurants open in one location versus another, or why they choose to open at the time of year they do. At one point, most of the new restaurants, almost all of them individually owned, served up their grand opening along Main Street or Palm…read more