Art Ovation Hotel – ACT I

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It used to be that you had to own a downtown waterfront condo to enjoy a rooftop view of Sarasota, “THE” Cultural Capital of Florida. Now there are a couple of hotels with rooftop bars, with more on the horizon.  (wink! wink!)  One of the most exciting new “see and be seen” destinations is The…read more

Boca Sarasota

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Labor Day weekend could have been a downer this year,  except it wasn’t.  A friend I’ve known over 25 years came into town from Los Angeles, with the promise of moving here to be closer to myself and fellow gal pal, Kimberly.  I have one thing to say about that . . . “Oh, Nora!” Flying in…read more

The Bazaar on Apricot and Lime

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Lunchtime can be a challenge.  Do I want to bring my lunch and eat in the office where I’ll never get an actual break from work?  Or, should I go out to lunch with a coworker, rush to a restaurant, wait to be seated and gobble down lunch in a rush to get back to…read more

Roessler’s Restaurant

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It’s date night. So where do you want to go when you want to simply relax, enjoy each other’s company and be assured of having an excellent meal? In my humble opinion, Roessler’s Restaurant should be on your short list.  Your very short list!  After all, Roessler’s has been hosting date nights for 40 years(!)…read more

TooJay’s Deli – Bakery – Restaurant

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“Make new friends, but keep the old. One is silver, the other gold.”  So goes the old Girl Scouts adage. (And who doesn’t looove those cookies!) I consider TooJay’s an old friend, or at least that’s how it felt when Jill and I dropped by for lunch a few days back. Having noshed there on several occasions in…read more

Amore Restaurant

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Face it, when you talk about Italian food, it’s easy to fall into the discussion of love. Remember that Rat Pack crooner, Dean Martin? What do you think inspired the lyrics: “When the stars make you drool just like a pasta fazool, that’s Amore!” You got it! Amore! Amore means love in Italian, and in…read more