Archive for November, 2012

11/1/2012

Foodologist: Sirard’s Chocolate Cafe

A new chocolate café offers sweet treats from morning to night. Carol Sirard, 48, is a homegrown chocolatier and proprietor of a unique culinary venture: Sirard’s Chocolate Cafe at 5170 Palmer Parkway Blvd., near Clark Road. In addition to handmade chocolates at retail and a morning coffee and pastry bar, Sirard’s sweet cafe serves lunch […]

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11/1/2012

Town Hall: November 2012

How Victoria Brill kept 150,000 Sarasotans from voting this year. Maybe it wasn’t surprising Victoria “Vickie” Brill entered the race for Sarasota Supervisor of Elections. Brill, 24, has all sorts of talents. She played softball at George Mason, where she hit .357 in 2008. She loves Sonic and the beach. And as it turned out, […]

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11/1/2012

Who’s In Store: Sheri Hennard

Sheri Hennard says J. McLaughlin’s is a perfect Sarasota fit. Sheri Hennard is surrounded by a colorful mélange of bold, bright patterns at J. McLaughlin, Sarasota’s newest source for preppy-chic clothes. As store manager, she exudes the brand’s fun, classic, comfortable style. “My background is marketing with Estee Lauder and Triple A [in Chicago] and […]

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11/1/2012

Fashion: Night Magic

Cast a spell over the party in these enchanting gowns. Black Halo dress, $328, L. Boutique; cuff bracelet, $450, Saks Fifth Avenue; pink, white and yellow diamond earrings, $12,500, milky quartz ring, $1,120, both from Diamond Vault. Shot at Ivory Lounge.   Diane von Furstenberg Menaro dress, $545, The Met; 14K rose gold bracelet set […]

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11/1/2012

Sarasota’s Best Fish Tacos

Lots of our 5,200 Facebook fans weighed in when we asked who makes the best fish tacos in town. With help from chef Judi Gallagher, writer and taco enthusiast Cooper Levey-Baker and web/editorial assistant Beau Denton, we tasted our way to these winners. Best Overall Downtown Sarasota’s Eat Here was the clear overall winner: a […]

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11/1/2012

Insider: Poll – The Presidential Election

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11/1/2012

November 2012 Highlights

Kay Kipling’s calendar of the best arts and entertainment events for November. Art Venice Art Center. The Fall Members Show concludes Nov. 2 here; it’s followed by the Suncoast Watercolor Society exhibition, opening Nov. 9 to run through Dec. 8. 485-7136. Sarasota Chalk Festival. The festival continues its Circus City: USA celebration with street performers, […]

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11/1/2012

From The Editor: Sarasota After Dark

It was 2:30 a.m., and Beau Denton and Everett Dennison were dragging. Our young editor and photographer had started out Friday night at 9 p.m., and they’d already interviewed an obstetrics nurse, a cab driver, a Hyatt desk clerk, a security guard at Ringling College and an emergency vet eating Chick-fil-A on her 11 p.m. […]

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