JR’s Old Packing House Cafe

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Sometimes our evenings don’t go as planned, and this was one of those times.  It’s been raining all day, which no doubt will cancel our plans to meet a group of 4-12 friends on Siesta Beach for a picnic, comraderie and beach bocci ball.  It’s something we do most every Friday night in the summer months when the days…read more

Pho Cali Vietnamese Noodle House

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When looking for great places to eat ethnic food, don’t overlook the obvious.  We’d heard nothing but good about Pho Cali Vietnamese Noodle House on  Main Street,  but had no idea what to expect or what to order.  When checking out an ethnic cuisine we don’t know well, we always like to speak to someone who knows the cuisine first hand.  So…read more

Jpan Restaurant Sushi Bar

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In the ever expanding and ubiquitous world of Japanese eateries, once in a while you come across one that leaves me slack-jawed and and craving more. A visit to Jpan, tucked back on the north side of Paradise Plaza Shopping Center on the corner of Bee Ridge Road and  Tamiami Trail, is exactly what I’m…read more

It’s Time to Savor Sarasota

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This is one of those unique epicurean events in Sarasota that EVERY Foodie will adore. The first two weeks of June are home to Savor Sarasota, a chance for foodies to experience some of the best restaurants in town as discounted prices.  Got your attention yet? Starting tomorrow, June 1st – 14th, 2012, 36 locally…read more

Rick’s French Bistro

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With another real estate closing to celebrate, it was a last minute call I made that had us headed to Rick’s French Bistro on Siesta Drive. It occurs to us that since opening their doors over 9 years ago, Rick’s is probably the longest tenured tenant in this strip plaza, (save for the US Post Office), located…read more

Downtown Farmer’s Market

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Every Saturday, for what now seems like forever, (actually 30 years) there’s must do/must see Farmer’s market at the epicenter of downtown Sarasota spanning Lemon Ave from First Street to State Street an a half block or so beyond that.  If you drive down Main Street you can’t miss it. There’s something just so darned wholesome and…read more