Archive for February, 2013

02/1/2013

The Best Happy Hours in Sarasota

Great food, drink and prices make the early hours at some top restaurants the best. John Bancroft sips, tastes—and tells.

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02/1/2013

What I’m Drinking

By John Bancroft Time flies like Cupid’s arrow, doesn’t it? Already it’s February again, the short month with the great good fortune to host the best of all holidays, St. Valentine’s Day. We’ve enthused before about the pairing of big red wines and dark chocolate as an eminently correct holiday treat. This year we thought […]

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02/1/2013

February Highlights

By Kay Kipling Nick Wallenda appears with Circus Sarasota, through Feb. 15.   Art Venice Art Center. A portrait and figure open show continues through Feb. 15, with a special fine arts show also set for Feb. 23 and 24. 485-7136. Selby Gallery. Remaining on view through Feb. 16: Phases of Identity, a collaborative installation […]

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02/1/2013

Party Girl

What impressed me most, in an extremely impressive evening, was that the attendees at the Designing Women Boutique 10th anniversary gala genuinely enjoy each other’s company. So often at such events, if the people in the room even know each other, that’s about the extent of their relationships. But at the Designing Women Gala, the […]

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02/1/2013

WEB EXTRA: Wine and Cheese Pairings

“There are so many [wine-pairing] options because there are so many wonderful cheeses out there,” says sommelier Julie Pepi, who also shares her favorite wines to go with bar-food favorites in our February issue. “This is only a snapshot of what wines can be paired with certain cheeses; just because you don’t see pinot noir […]

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02/1/2013

Heritage on the Half Shell

By Tony D’Souza I first came to Florida the way I imagine many Midwesterners did: as a kid, uncomfortably strapped into the back seat of my parents’ car. We traveled to Longboat Key during the mid-’80s, and I remember those trips as a 10-, 11-, and 12-year-old being filled with mental and physical tests along […]

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02/1/2013

Hot Dish: The Table Creekside’s Shrimp Surinam

By Judi Gallagher Just saying “saffron cream sauce” sounds sensual. Now imagine that sauce puddled beneath a log of four-cheese baked macaroni (Gruyere, fontina, manchego and aged cheddar, with a splash of premium stout and heavy cream) and dressed with sautéed sweet jumbo shrimp. Those are the sensational elements that make up The Table Creekside‘s […]

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02/1/2013

From the Editor: Pam Daniel’s Party Planning Tips

Unless you’re a far, far better person than I am—a definite possibility, I admit—you’ve probably also thought, in the frantic moments right before your guests arrive for a party, “Who are these dreadful people and why am I doing all this for them?” Fortunately, by the time everyone is sipping those first cocktails and chattering […]

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02/1/2013

Only In Sarasota

Illustration by John Pirman Sarasota has become known for its many fine restaurants, but only the Waffle Stop can boast it served Elvis Presley. The King stopped by in 1956, and ever since, the cozy diner has celebrated that fact. Artist John Pirman was charmed not only by the Elvis memorabilia (and Love Me Tender […]

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02/1/2013

Shopping: Food Heaven

By Carol Tisch Sarasota is flush with new havens for foodies. Townies and tourists alike are sampling delights at a Main Street fromagerie, an olive oil emporium and a gem of a gourmet shop and charcuterie on stately Palm Avenue. The long-awaited Trader Joe’s has arrived, and fare at longtime treasure Morton’s is more tantalizing […]

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02/1/2013

Insider: My World: All Faiths Food Bank’s Sandra Frank

By Beau Denton How would you describe your job? Exciting, stimulating, unpredictable. You have to be comfortable wearing a lot of hats. How is it unpredictable? One day I get a call from our operations director, who said, “I’ve got to go to Tampa to get 16,000 pounds of bananas, and we have to turn […]

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02/1/2013

Insider: Home of the Month

By Bob Plunket The Oaks may well be at the pinnacle of Sarasota’s gated communities. It’s got the pedigree, the location, the amenities, and—most of all—the cachet. Its distinctive look, a sort of tropical Georgian that suggests the plantation homes of the West Indies, is the work of late architect Harry “Bo” MacEwen, one of […]

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