Archive for March, 2013

03/1/2013

Hot Dish: Owen’s Fish Camp’s Soft Shell Crab BLT

I’m always on the lookout for sandwiches that reinvent the classics with a twist. And that’s just what the soft shell crab BLT at Owen’s does. Sweet, juicy, batter-dipped and fried crab tops creamy house-made basil mayonnaise and bacon, turning the good ol’ BLT into a magnificent stack of salty, crispy, creamy goodness. I like […]

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03/1/2013

Media Picks

This month’s media picks, plus the Sarasota Half Marathon. WHAT I’M WATCHING Matthew McLendon, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Art, Ringling Museum of Art “I am addicted to Sons of Anarchy. The chief reason is the amazing, talented, stunning Katey Sagal. From the hair and cleavage tattoo to the indomitable spirit and sheer will, she would […]

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03/1/2013

IN TOWN

Writer Delia Ephron on telling women’s stories. Novelist, screenwriter and playwright Delia Ephron is known for her work on her own (the film The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, How to Eat Like a Child) and with her late sister, Nora (the movie You’ve Got Mail and the play Love, Loss and What I Wore, […]

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03/1/2013

My World

Tidewell Hospice nurse care manager Shawn Stein on life’s last journey.Why did you become a hospice nurse? It’s what nursing is truly about. We get to be in the most intimate setting with the patients. We sit by the bed and hold their hand, we know their family members, their pets. Any misconceptions people have […]

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03/1/2013

March 2013

Subscribe to Sarasota Magazine Subscription Services  About Us FEATURES Freeze Frame A look inside the regions biggest and busiest Latin Market. Photography by Gene Pollux. The Looks of Spring Fashion writer Heather Dunhill spots the style and beauty trends that are right for Sarasota this season. Web extra: Heather Dunhill shares her top five must-haves from this season’s runways. […]

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03/1/2013

HOME OF THE MONTH: Venice Waterfront

A waterfront estate on the island of Venice with lots of space and luxury. Here’s a home with a perfect Florida lifestyle built right into it. Located on the Island of Venice with the Intracoastal boat traffic sailing right by, the estate—a main house and a separate guest house—is a short stroll from the shops […]

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03/1/2013

NOISEMAKER: State Sen. Nancy Detert

Republican senator Nancy Detert heads back to Tallahassee with a new district but the same goals.Nancy Detert’s state senate district may have changed, but that doesn’t mean she has. This month, when the 68-year-old Venice Republican heads to Tallahassee for the Florida Legislature’s regular 60-day session, she’ll be speaking for a whole new group of […]

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03/1/2013

WEB EXTRA: Heather Dunhill’s Spring Fashion Picks

Fashion blogger Heather Dunhill on her favorite spring looks.By Taylor Meredith February was Fashion Week in the Big Apple, and designers from all over the globe were invited to shine the spotlight on some of their most brilliant new designs while all the world watched. So we thought, what better time to ask Heather Dunhill, […]

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03/1/2013

Only In Sarasota

Illustration by John Pirman John Pirman says the first time he drove by downtown’s post office, “It stopped me in my tracks.” He speculates that the big scalloped awning on the building, which was constructed in 1965, might have been inspired by lace edging. “It creates a beautiful shadow on the monolithic mid-century facade,” he […]

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03/1/2013

What I’m Drinking: March 2013

This month: Pattigeorge’s updated, Sarasota-style cosmo.

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03/1/2013

Foodologist

Lyndsy McDonald creates sweet memories with heavenly wedding cakes.By John Bancroft “If it sparkles, I like it,” confides pastry chef and wedding cake designer Lyndsy McDonald. We guessed as much from her conversation, which sparkles with enthusiasm for her art and her business, Pastries By Design, located at 10667 Boardwalk Loop in Lakewood Ranch. For […]

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03/1/2013

Baseball Hero

Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter refuses to take credit for his team’s turnaround last year. His players and baseball fans see it differently.By Dan Connolly   It took some time—into the middle of his sixth decade, in fact—before Buck Showalter could be content being Buck Showalter. Sports pundits and baseball fans have criticized him as […]

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03/1/2013

Mr. Chatterbox: March 2013

Life—and death—lessons from the flu. I’m getting over the flu—I think. There are still spasmodic coughing fits and some phantom twinges of pain, and my energy level has yet to return. It was a horrible experience, but for once I feel proud that I really nailed it. I hit it right at the peak of […]

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03/1/2013

Luxury Homes: On the Homefront

Custom builders respond to a recovering market with a number of new home models.By Ilene Denton Our real estate market may not be quite as red hot as D.C.’s, where, the Washington Post reported at year’s end, a 2,850-square-foot townhouse near Capitol Hill got 168 offers and ended up selling for $400,000 over asking price. […]

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03/1/2013

Starting Over

For many baby boomers, retirement just means it’s time to spread their wings and launch the business of their dreams.Sarasota consistently ranks as one of the top places for baby boomers to retire, but many of those new arrivals have no intention of pursuing a life of leisure. Yes, they’ve left behind their former careers […]

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03/1/2013

Restaurant Review: Harry’s Continental Kitchens

By John Bancroft Harry’s Continental Kitchens, long a stalwart on Longboat Key, is at the heart of what has become a mini gourmet empire at the corner of Gulf of Mexico Drive and St. Judes Drive. Catering services, a corner store (not your average convenience store), deli and wine shop now complement a restaurant that […]

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03/1/2013

The Looks of Spring

Fashion I.Q. columnist and blogger Heather Dunhill reports on spring 2013 fashion trends.

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03/1/2013

The Luxury Home: Natural Glow

A Ritz-Carlton penthouse gleams with elegant yet earthy elements.By Ilene Denton Banish the inclination to equate natural materials with granola and Birkenstocks. In this knockout Ritz-Carlton penthouse apartment, interior designer Sally Trout demonstrates that stone, shell, wool and different types of wood create a supremely sophisticated look and feel. We asked Trout about the project. […]

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03/1/2013

Freeze Frame: Acapulco Tropical

For thousands of local customers, Acapulco Tropical offers the flavors of home.  Acapulco Tropical, a Hispanic and Caribbean store and restaurant on First Street in Bradenton, is “more like a lot of little stores in one building,” says manager Joey Leyva. In the middle is a specialty grocery store stocked with food, drinks, snacks, toys, […]

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03/1/2013

Voyages of a Lifetime

The five cruises every travel lover must take.By Carol Tisch Baltic Sea White nights and midnight sun Each port of call on a Baltic Sea cruise is instant immersion into history, art and architecture largely unfamiliar to American travelers. A dreamy sojourn in St. Petersburg is often the impetus for signing up. But once you’re […]

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