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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05/1/2011

Resort Style

Tradition abounds in the Young family. Brothers Trent and Troy both graduated from Ole Miss, their father’s alma mater. Dad was a menswear retailer in Port Charlotte; the brothers opened a men’s boutique called Captain’s Landing in Punta Gorda. Success led to a Venice outpost in 2005, and last fall to an inspired new flagship […]

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05/1/2011

Shop: Palm Avenue

Just a few miles separate downtown’s Palm Avenue from Sarasota’s beaches. But the shopping ambiance is worlds apart. Palm Avenue is all about sophistication and style—at fashion boutiques, jewelry studios and elegant gift shops. It’s also home to interesting galleries, from iconic Allyn Gallup Contemporary Art to the new Lazare Gallery, an intriguing ode to […]

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05/1/2011

Arts Capital

Why is Leif Leaving? Ever since Leif Bjaland announced he was resigning as conductor of the Sarasota Orchestra, his fans have expressed dismay at the loss. People keep asking me if there is more to the story. Why, they wonder, would Bjaland leave the orchestra without a firm job commitment elsewhere? The artistic director and […]

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05/1/2011

Hot Dish

  Recipe for a blissful weekend: Sip cappuccino or a cold glass of pinot grigio while reading The New York Times. Then add a French crêpe filled with fresh mozzarella cheese melting in the warmth of the encasing pastry, fresh tomato and a light homemade pesto, and you have a satisfying dish for breakfast, lunch […]

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05/1/2011

Top Tickets

  Hip Hop Hoopla Whoever would have thought that the culture of hip hop, with all its diversity and street cred, would take over a wing of the Ringling Museum for an exhibition? That day arrives with Beyond Bling: Voices of Hip Hop Art, May 21 through Aug. 15, featuring work by 10 artists in […]

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05/1/2011

Author, Author

  At 39, novelist Adam Davies already has a trunkful of great stories, including about his adoptive grandmother Katharine Hepburn and Hollywood moviemaking. (His breakout book, The Frog King, was adapted for the screen by Bret Easton Ellis; he’s penning the script for his third, Mine All Mine, for Paul Giamatti.) About to end a […]

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05/1/2011

From The Editor

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05/1/2011

The Best of 2011

At this very moment, somebody, somewhere is falling in love with Sarasota. That person may be driving over the Ringling Bridge in a rental car, poring over pictures of waterfront homes on our website, or docking his boat at the New Pass Marina for the very first time for a cheeseburger and a beer. We’ve […]

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