Archive for February, 2013

02/1/2013

Insider: Sports and Media Picks

Media Picks What I’m Watching: Sam Davidson, marketing director, Westfield Southgate True Blood and Sons of Anarchy have grabbed my attention with plots that changes every episode. The movie of the year for me is going to be The Great Gatsby [starring Leonardo DiCaprio, pictured above]. It’s one of my favorite books, and to see those characters […]

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02/1/2013

“If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Overdoing.”

Outrageous wisdom from Southern-fried party-planning queens Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes.

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02/1/2013

Top Tickets: February 2013

This month’s top events.By Kay Kipling Sheryl Crow Multiple Grammy winner Crow (All I Wanna Do, Soak Up the Sun) makes her Sarasota debut with a rocking concert at 8 p.m. Feb. 15 at the Van Wezel; it’s also the night of the Van Wezel Foundation’s gala, with dinner and a cocktail hour part of […]

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02/1/2013

The Luxury Home

New Residences Are Rising Again DowntownBy Ilene Denton   ON THE HOMEFRONT Downtown Sarasota advocates are cheering the return of the construction crane—which, in the not-so-distant go-go years, was the unofficial city bird—as three very different downtown residential projects are ready to fly off the drawing board. “The true legacy of the last boom is […]

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02/1/2013

Sarasota’s Best: Chocolate Truffles

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, we find Sarasota’s best chocolate truffles.By Megan McDonald What better Valentine treat than a box of artisan truffles? Our 5,500-plus Facebook fans nominated their favorites, and the sweet assignment of choosing the winners fell to a team of chocoholics: wedding photographer Naomi Chokr, our web manager Mark Bolden, intern […]

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02/1/2013

The Bounty Hunter

Steve Phelps scours the landscape to bring diners at his Indigenous restaurant a taste of the Florida–specifically, Sarasota–wild.

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02/1/2013

Insider: Strawberries Are In

By Su Byron Ah, the strawberry—a.k.a. the temptation fruit. On the outside, as sensual as a big red kiss. On the inside, juicy, sweet, tangy, tart and delicious. Luckily, we live in strawberry paradise. As readers of Lois Lenski’s 1946 classic children’s book, Strawberry Girl, know, central and west coast Florida offer everything a budding […]

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02/1/2013

Fashion IQ: February 2013

Genius looks and loot from our style blogger, Heather Dunhill. Here’s an unexpected way to tell the world who you heart. Pair your personalized tee with a sleek pair of skinny jeans, suit jacket and fab drop earrings for date night. Not design savvy? Call in for an assist. This version is set on the […]

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02/1/2013

L.A. Style

Herb Ritts’ “L.A. Style” comes to the Ringling Museum.         Herb Ritts was a California kid who grew up to photograph some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, along with famous fashion models and other beautiful bodies. He often photographed his arresting subjects in iconic California sunshine, sometimes on the beach or in the […]

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02/1/2013

Insider: Fish Fest Fun

The 2013 Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival.By Kay Kipling In 1981, some 500 people strolled the quiet streets of Cortez fishing village in Manatee County for the first-ever Cortez Commercial Fishing Festival. More than 30 years later, the festival, set this year for Feb. 16 and 17, packs in more than 25,000 visitors who listen to […]

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02/1/2013

WEB EXTRA: Chef Judi’s Strawberry Shortcake

Chef Judi Gallagher shares her ultimate strawberry shortcake recipe. Strawberry shortcake was a treasured summer dessert in New England, where we picked our own strawberries (here are our tips for strawberry-picking at local farms). While I often toss the berries in a pinch of sugar and a splash of Grand Marnier, the recipe below is […]

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02/1/2013

Health Report

By Hannah Wallace Mediterranean Couscous Salad This healthy, flavorful recipe comes from Sarasota Memorial Healthcare dietitian Adeana T. Osika. Semolina-based couscous is less refined than standard pasta and includes beneficial protein, potassium and antioxidants. Plus, the chickpeas provide a heap of dietary fiber. This dish is a popular option on Sarasota Memorial’s patient menu, says […]

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