Archive for January, 2013

01/1/2013

10 Best: Healthy Dishes

The most delicious—and nutritious—entrées in town. 1 Spicy, fermented Korean kimchi is high in nutrients, loaded with healthy bacteria, and low in calories, fat and sugar. As J-Pan Restaurant owner Jane Dokko says, “It’s the Korean version of chicken soup for the soul.” When you need a kimchi fix, J-Pan’s kimchi sampler (cabbage, cucumber, radish […]

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01/1/2013

Highlights: January 2013

Art Art Center Sarasota. Continuing through Feb. 17: For the Love of Art (featuring Florida Division of Cultural Affairs award winners), ASALH Black Muse, an ACS instructors show, and Point of View, an all-media juried exhibition. 365-2032. Ringling Museum of Art. Continuing here through April 14 is Paolo Veronese: A Master and His Workshop in […]

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01/1/2013

Hot Dish: Caramel Café’s Poached Pear with Salted Caramel Sauce

At Carmel Cafe, where chef Steven Cook is creating an intriguing array of Med-Mod small plates, the poached pear with salted caramel sauce is our current favorite. First, Cook strikes a classic chord with a fresh pear poached with star anise, cranberry and pomegranate juice and orange zest and spiced with cinnamon and cloves. Then […]

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01/1/2013

Feed Your Head

Retiring boomers don’t want to stop learning. And with our city’s amazing array of lifetime learning classes, they don’t have to. For several generations, retirees have been flocking to the Sunbelt, where sunshine and year-round outdoor activities await. But in the last decade, college towns—even some in wintry climates—have ranked high with retiring boomers. Along […]

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01/1/2013

The New Us

The recession hit Sarasota hard. But we’re back, with some surprising changes in our population and character. Wake up, Sarasota. The recession is over. At least it’s starting to seem that way. They’re building houses again, and if people aren’t exactly opening new businesses, they’re thinking about it. You don’t see as many “Room for […]

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01/1/2013

Sarasota’s Top Spas

Ilene Denton is rubbed, scrubbed and soaked at some of Sarasota’s top spas.

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01/1/2013

Upping My Game

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01/1/2013

Top Tickets: January 2013

Ringling Town Hall Longtime editor and writer Walter Isaacson, whose recent biography of the late Steve Jobs has been a best seller, kicks off the Ringling’s Town Hall series with two appearances at the Van Wezel on Jan. 15. To see if any tickets remain, call 925-1343. Circus Sarasota The circus is back! Among the […]

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01/1/2013

Who’s In Store: Cindy Higham of Evelyn & Arthur

Lifelong fashionista Cindy Higham has landed her dream job at the new Evelyn & Arthur boutique on Main Street. The veteran of two top department stores in Dayton, Ohio, and manager/buyer for 12 years at Sally’s of Sarasota, Higham says the new store fills a void in Southwest Florida for fashion-oriented customers who are 40 […]

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01/1/2013

Insider Shopping: January 2013

St. Armands Circle If you’ve never been to St. Armands Circle, you might think it’s just another beach town shopping destination. But it’s so much better than that. From the understated to the fashion-forward, the Circle is brimming with coveted designer names. We surveyed each quadrant to uncover breezy clothes perfect for endless Sarasota summers […]

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01/1/2013

Media Picks: January 2013

What I’m listening to Arlene Sweeting, station manager at nonprofit radio station WSLR “I listen to WSLR most of the day. Some of my favorite music shows include Positive Friction, where John Haupt shares eclectic rhythms with a positive message; the Louisiana Gumbo Show, with John Osgood, and Give Peace a Dance with DJ Normen. […]

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01/1/2013

Sarasota’s Best: Cheeseburger

This town really, really cares about cheeseburgers. That was clear from the response from our 5,400-plus Facebook fans when we asked them to nomi-nate the region’s best. Read on for the winners. (Thanks to judges Chef Judi Gallagher, The HuB’s Joey Panek and Lazy Fairy’s Christine Alexander). Best Overall Shakespeare’s caramelized onion and brie burger, […]

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