Blasé Café & Martini Bar

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There is nothing blasé about Siesta Key’s Blasé Café and Martini Bar.  According to Miriam Webster Dictionary, blasé refers to being apathetic to pleasure or excitement as a result of excessive indulgence or enjoyment.  In other words, “world weary”.  I doubt you’ll ever feel that way at this delightful Siesta haunt. Maybe a better word would be…read more

Jack Dusty Coastal Cuisine & Crafted Cocktails

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When we last visited the Ritz-Carlton, it was for my birthday dinner and one last nostalgic look at arguably one of THE swankiest destination dining places in Sarasota.  (I did, after all, work in the Vernona Restaurant for two years just after it opened in late 2001, so it was more of a pilgrimage of sorts. It…read more

Cas Antica

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How does a SarasotaFoodie celebrate a birthday?  Eating out, of course! It was my birthday, (not saying which one) and Mart would not tell me where we were going for dinner.  I guessed a few of my favorites, but he wouldn’t divulge.  The only clue I had, as I got into the car, was it…read more

Yummy House Chinese

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It is a widely held belief, if not common knowledge, that while Sarasota is home to a wide assortment of excellent dining options and cuisines, there is not a bona fide Chinese restaurant among them.  So it’s been a long time wish of the SarasotaFoodies that we’d one day find a great Chinese restaurant, and like a dream come true, enters Yummy House.…read more

Patricks 1481

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One of the most beloved downtown establishments, known for their bigger than big burgers, friendly atmosphere and spacious bar, is Patricks.  Originally located on the corner of Main and Pineapple, Patricks made a historic move out of the Kress building to 1481 Main, a block or so across the street and just a few doors west of…read more

Drunken Poet Cafe

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What took us so long to get out and eat at the Drunken Poet? Countless friends have done nothing but rave about this place. Now we know why. On a recent evening, we arrived on the early side of dining prime-time, which suited us nicely.  We settled in and soaked in the urban chicness of…read more