Archive for February, 2013

02/1/2013

Mr. Chatterbox

                    Like many people in Sarasota, I don’t cook. I assemble things, like tuna salad and cereal with milk, but I have not once turned on my stove. Somebody gave me a George Foreman grill and I made delicious hamburgers exactly twice. But the endless preparation—the […]

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02/1/2013

Who’s in Store: Douglas Gourley

By Carol Tisch A former exec with Pitney Bowes and Imation, Douglas Gourley developed the taste of a gourmand while working overseas. “I was exclusively international from the age of 25 to 50, and with that came the opportunity to dine with boards of directors in Latin America, the Pacific, Africa—and most importantly in Europe,” […]

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02/1/2013

Foodologists: Pop Craft Pops

By John Bancroft Donna Tortorice, co-owner of Pop Craft Pops at 2245-A Bee Ridge Road, calls her partner and son, Martin Scott, “the popologist.” She handles sales and marketing while he dreams up and crafts their unique and seductive line of artisanal frozen treats on a stick. They make a good team. To Market: Tortorice […]

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02/1/2013

The New Traditional

By Ilene Denton The owners of a brand-new custom residence in Harbor Acres wanted a kitchen that hints at traditionalism without hitting you over the head with a frying pan. They’re right on trend, says David Asher of Eurotech Cabinetry. Traditional design is still popular, he says, but with a modern twist. “Finishes and details […]

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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

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 the package. Show […]

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02/1/2013

The Luxury Home

By 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 we built a better downtown,” […]

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02/1/2013

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 Taylor Meredith, and web editor Megan McDonald. Best Overall The oversized […]

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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

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 American Apparel Girly Jersey Tee. customink.com, from $27-$35.     […]

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