Archive for July, 2012

07/1/2012

Homefront

Dramatic texture and striking contrasts feature heavily in this rug from Sarasota’s award-winning Rugs As Art. Combining both transitional and contemporary patterns in a rich color palette along with exquisite detail carved deeply into the dense, cut-and-loop pile, this rug will endure both in beauty and quality. Rugs As Art, Inc. offers excellent selection, unbeatable […]

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07/1/2012

Sarasota’s Best: Ice Cream

With nominations from our 4,800 Facebook fans and judging help from food blogger (“Sticky Gooey Creamy Chewy”) Susan Filson, we set aside our better judgment and headed to five of Sarasota’s ice cream shops to find the best scoop in town. Best Overall Anna Maria’s Joe’s Eats and Sweets’ vanilla ice cream was luxuriously smooth, […]

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07/1/2012

Health Report July 2012

Think About It Mental conditioning coach Trevor Moawad counts among his clients the national champion University of Alabama football team. Here, Moawad, the director of IMG Academies’ Performance Institute, explains how mental conditioning relates to different aspects of physical (and even professional) performance. Motivation: “At Alabama football, the morning of this year’s national championship game, […]

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07/1/2012

Best In Shows

Boldest Interpretation of Shakespeare That would be the Asolo Rep’s and director Michael Donald Edwards’ Hamlet, Prince of Cuba. For me, not everything in this updated and relocated production worked, but it certainly took chances, and the performances that were done in Spanish (with English surtitles) were a new and welcome reach-out to our Hispanic […]

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07/1/2012

Arts Capital: July 2012

Risk-taking and collaboration were the hallmarks of an exciting 2011-12 Sarasota arts season. Here’s a look back at some of the highlights—and a few lowlights, too. SER O NO SER Could the Asolo Rep pull off its audacious plan to present English and Spanish performances of its Hamlet: Prince of Cuba? That was indeed the question, […]

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07/1/2012

Good Deal: Rotten Ralphs

The place: Rotten Ralph’s, on the Bridge Street Pier, Bradenton Beach, (941) 778-1604. The fare: Does it really matter what’s on the menu for breakfast, lunch or dinner when you’re comfortably seated in the shade on a pier over the Intracoastal Waterway enjoying the sea breeze on a fine Florida day? The bottom line: For […]

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07/1/2012

Food & Wine: Hyde Park Steakhouse & JPAN Restaurant

Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse in downtown Sarasota is a practitioner of the art of team service. Our team of waiters on a recent visit constituted a comedy duo, but that detracted not one iota from their thorough knowledge of the menu and wine list, nor did the entertainment undermine alert and attentive service. We were […]

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07/1/2012

Healthfront

Why Men Should Pay More Attention to their Gums Research shows that periodontal disease is more prevalent in men than women, and men lose more teeth on average than women. This may be caused by a lack of action when it comes to oral hygiene. Research published in the Journal of Periodontology found that women […]

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07/1/2012

Top Doctors 2012

Healthcare is a hot topic everywhere you turn these days. And while we can’t resolve the national debate, there’s no question that our little corner of paradise includes some of the finest physicians the country has to offer. Sarasota’s medical community includes award-winning hospitals, internationally significant medical research and two forward-thinking medical schools producing the […]

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07/1/2012

June 2012: The Luxury Home

On the Homefront A mini-boom for West of the Trail. A building boomlet is heating up the West of the Trail area, with seven newly constructed homes for sale, two additional new homes that sold this spring, and another 12 homes currently under construction. (Two are spec homes; the other 10 are custom homes for […]

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07/1/2012

Hot Dish: Gecko’s Tuna Nachos

I doubted that a sports bar could serve good ahi tuna, but I ate my words. Nested in house-made crisp wontons, sesame-crusted slices of rare ahi tuna are topped with seasoned seaweed salad and a creamy wasabi sauce. This Asian version outclasses traditional nachos, and is delicate enough to enjoy with a chilled glass of […]

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07/1/2012

Education Guide 2012

Click on the link below to download the PDF of the 2012 Education Guide. Related Articles: Top Dentists August 2012 The Met Lifestyle: Fall/Winter 2012

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