Archive for May, 2011

05/1/2011

Healthfront

Dental Laser Fallacies Recently, Dr. Thomas G. Rubino has been asked by many colleagues and patients about lasers and their use in treating periodontal disease. “Understanding that there are a lot of claims made by the manufacturers and dentists about lasers and their practicality,” says Dr. Rubino, a recently published paper in The American Academy […]

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05/1/2011

Homefront

Home-Tech Worried about the upkeep of your luxury home?  Do you know who to call if a major appliance like your air conditioning stops working?  Purchase a service agreement with Home-Tech, and these worries can be eliminated.  For more than 30 years, employee-owned Home-Tech has been an industry leader and trendsetter in the field of […]

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05/1/2011

Food & Wine

Belgian Seduction It’s always a pleasure to welcome a new star into the firmament of terrific restaurants that line Sarasota’s food-fabulous Main Street. This time the newcomer is a very fine Belgian restaurant and bar, Brasserie Belge. It shares a courtyard with another of our favorites, Mediterraneo, across the street from the Hollywood 20 cineplex. […]

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05/1/2011

What I’m Drinking

People celebrated or cried for all sorts of reasons after the fall of the Spanish dictator Francisco Franco, but wine lovers have special reason to rejoice: Franco’s death in 1975 signaled the rebirth of the centuries-old but by then stagnant Spanish wine industry. Nowhere is that renaissance more evident than in the Rueda denomination of […]

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05/1/2011

Good Deal

The Place: Whole Foods Market, 1451 First St., Sarasota; (941) 955-8500. The Fare: We’re zeroing in on one item in one location in this dazzling foodie theme park of a market: cheese pizza. The Drill: If you’re doing your weekly shopping, you’ll be good and hungry by the time you reach the prepared foods area […]

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05/1/2011

Only In Sarasota

Sunshine, a tennis ball and a really, really great hair day—what more can any stylish, sports-loving Sarasotan ask for? When Ted Mase spotted this poodle and her owner playing catch at Bayfront Park, he got out his camera and started shooting. The running poodle was both "funny" and "beautiful and wildly elegant," Mase says. Photo […]

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05/1/2011

Highlights

Art Selby Gallery. The gallery’s Ringling College Senior Thesis Exhibition ends May 6. It’s followed by Community Exhibitions May 13 through June 13, including works by Women Contemporary Artists and longtime Sarasota watercolorist Herbie Rose. 359-7563. Venice Art Center. The all-media show Abstraction ends here May 6. Up next: the annual South Sarasota County Schools […]

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05/1/2011

Body Talk

Food for Thought Sarasota’s favorite fish, grouper, contains up to a third more Omega-3 fatty acids than an equal serving of canned tuna. The benefits of those added Omega-3s—including lower triglycerides and blood pressure—can become evident in a matter of weeks. (Just be sure to mind your mercury.) The FDA’s newest dietary guidelines recommend upping […]

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05/1/2011

Mr. Chatterbox

To an Amish person or a Mennonite, Sarasota must be one of the most exciting places in the world. Every winter thousands of Mennonites journey down from Pennsylvania and Indiana for a month or so in the sun, in a community that caters to their every vacation whim—the beach, family time and lots and lots […]

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05/1/2011

Comfort Zone

  Christine Eisner practices what she preaches. From the watery blue-green color scheme to cozy furniture arrangements, her new penthouse in Longboat Key Towers affirms the theories expounded in her Comfort Living: A Back-to-Basics Guide to a More Balanced Lifestyle. Eisner’s business, Lifestyle Design, focuses on how people experience their living spaces. “It’s not about […]

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05/1/2011

Real Estate Junkie

A Downtown Pied-à-Terre   With everything to do downtown—just chosen Sarasota’s "Best Neighborhood" by our panel of real estate experts—many people are considering a pied-à-terre there. Literally a "foot on the ground," a pied-à-terre is a small apartment in the most glamorous and convenient part of town, designed and decorated for overnight use. One of […]

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05/1/2011

Happy Feet

1 Free your toes in Halle Berry’s favorite Sanuk zebra print flip-flops ($32), just one of the celebrity-chic styles at the Flip Flop Shops, 9 N. Boulevard of Presidents, Sarasota (941) 388-1777. 2 Less is more in the high-tech NB Minimus ($100), designed to provide the healthful foot benefits of barefoot running. New Balance Sarasota, […]

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