Fresh Start Cafe

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It wasn’t all that long ago it seemed there were only a handful of notable breakfast and lunch spots around town, outside of a slew of ” diner-style” places.  You know . . . the ones that feature the 2-2-2 specials for $3, where counter seating was the preferred norm. Thankfully we now have an abundance of…read more

Nancy’s Bar-B-Q

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Nancy’s Bar-B-Q hit the scene in 2011, but we heard the legend of Barbeque Goddess Nancy Krohngold long before then. Imagine. . . a nice, Jewish girl from Sarasota reads an article about Carolina barbeque in the New York Times and decides to give it a try.  Wow!  It’s great, so she makes some for friends!  Sharing with friends leads to catering parties. …read more


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It’s a Friday night and we’re getting together for dinner in downtown Sarasota with our dear friends Kat and Bill.  But it’s not any Friday night — it’s the night of the big street party celebrating Nik Wallenda’s tight rope walk over Niagara Falls, and we’re all looking forward to a good meal and the street party…read more

Sun Garden Cafe

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It’s a picture-perfect Sarasota Father’s Day morning, and while eating out at any of the fantastic area restaurants is always special, breakfast on Siesta Key has always held a special place in my stomach, er, heart. That means it’s time to re-visit the always charming Sun Garden Cafe, and dine al fresco under a canopy…read more

Nellie’s Deli

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You never know the people you’ll meet when volunteering with a local charity, and in my case, my charity of choice is The Junior League of Sarasota.  I’ve been a volunteer with the League for over 5 years, and have come to love the girls I’ve met, and more importantly, being a part of the great work…read more

Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill

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Another day, and another delicious lunch excursion within walking distance of our Coldwell Banker office in beautiful downtown Sarasota. Can’t wait! On the urging of a colleague we set off on foot for the 3 block walk to Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill, located on Central Avenue just north of 1st Avenue (or right next…read more