Archive for October, 2011

10/1/2011

Arts Capital

Ringling Arts Festival Creates Lots of Buzz Unlike last year, Mikhail Baryshnikov won’t be dancing during the Ringling International Arts Festival. But there’s still plenty to be intrigued and excited about at this year’s event, which opens Oct. 11 with a “block party” in the Ringling Museum courtyard and runs through Oct. 16. “The best […]

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10/1/2011

Hot Dish

Taste of Asia in Siesta Key Village has me hooked on several dishes, from the best dumplings in town (a.k.a. Lum-plings) to the Koor Mee Lao—rice noodles sautéed with onion, scallions, bean sprouts and cilantro. Both dishes feature the subtle flavors of Thailand, Laos and Vietnam. But step a forkful farther for my very favorite: […]

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10/1/2011

Top Tickets

Ringling International Arts Festival Ready for RIAF? The third annual fest fills the grounds of the Ringling Museum with a dazzling mix of music, dance, theater and more. Included: an opening night block party, the Wooster Group’s Hamlet, genre-defying string quartet Brooklyn Rider, songstress Meklit Hadero, Irish step dancer Colin Dunne and much more. Oct. […]

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10/1/2011

Noisemaker: Meklit Hadero

    Musical Nomad     You don’t have to know anything about Ethiopian music to appreciate the songs of Meklit Hadero, a rising sensation who will perform at this month’s Ringling International Arts Festival. The 31-year-old composer and singer blends her Ethiopian roots with folk and jazz (she’s a fan of Billie Holliday and […]

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10/1/2011

Sarasota’s Best

This city is crazy for cupcakes. We know that because when we asked our nearly 4,000 Facebook fans to help us choose the best cupcakes in town, we got our most responses ever—and some of our most passionate responses, too. We narrowed the field down to the top vote-getters and asked Michael’s On East’s Phil Mancini […]

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10/1/2011

What I’m Drinking

Malmsey. The word is as rich on the tongue as the fortified dessert wine it names, a little of which goes a long way. Malmsey is a Madeira, a sweet wine made on the subtropical Portuguese island of Madeira. It is unusual in the wine world in that it is aged in cask not in […]

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10/1/2011

Good Deal

The Place: Ocean Blues, 1936 Hillview St., Sarasota, (941) 366-3010. The Fare: A newish blues bar and restaurant in the redesigned space once occupied by New York New York serves bar food and main course dishes, many with a Cajun accent. The Bottom Line: We’re recommending a seat at the bar and a trio of […]

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10/1/2011

Food & Wine

A truly happy hour at Patrick’s Patrick’s, long a happy hour and burger standout at the prow of the Kress Building downtown, made a good move when it scooted up the street to 1481 Main. The new digs are fresh and inviting, clean and contemporary without trying too hard. And both happy hour and burgers […]

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10/1/2011

Health Report

Right on Target The latest good news in the fight against breast cancer: a new technique for delivering targeted, single-dose radiation therapy. Now in use at Tampa’s Moffitt Cancer Center, the Intrabeam System offers a single-dose alternative to traditional whole-breast EBRT (external beam radiation therapy), which must be administered five times a week for up […]

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10/1/2011

Only in Sarasota

Every room is as unique as the people who live there, as recent Ringling College graduate Ian Dean makes clear in his photographic series about living spaces. Dean stages real-life rooms—in this case with a mix of disposable mass consumer items and more personal, nostalgic trinkets—in such a way that they become snapshots of a […]

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