December 2008

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FEATURES 10 BEST Our favorite Florida classic foods. By Su Byron A WALK ON THE BEACH Come along while Sarasota parks and recreation director John McCarthy walks every one of our 35 miles of beaches–in a single week. BEACHCOMBER’S SPECIAL Our editors compile a sampling of shore lore, from the best sunset drink to a meditation […]


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FEATURES

10 BEST

Our favorite Florida classic foods. By Su Byron

A WALK ON THE BEACH

Come along while Sarasota parks and recreation director John McCarthy walks every one of our 35 miles of beaches–in a single week.

BEACHCOMBER’S SPECIAL

Our editors compile a sampling of shore lore, from the best sunset drink to a meditation on people who look better in bathing suits than you do.

SAND IN OUR SHOES

Why Sarasota is the best beach town ever. By Robert Plunket; photos by Phillippe Diederich

HOOK, LINE AND SINKER

Food writer John Bancroft nets the catch of the day at some of our favorite seafood spots.

A BREEZE FROM THE BAHAMAS

A Boca Grande couple designs a romantic island-style home.

DECORATING CAN BE MURDER

In Chapter Two of novelist Robert Plunket’s new mystery series, hero Timothy Spryke makes a new friend—and a shocking discovery.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

Pam Daniel picks the 10 things every Sarasota visitor must do.

BOUTIQUE

Carol Tisch brings back beach goodies from a shopping trek covering Anna Maria Island to Siesta Key.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps people and parties, and our “Social Detective” investigates the mysterious allure of our beaches.

SENSE OF PLACE

Regan Dunnick’s fun map or Siesta Key Village.










Limelight People & Parties

Limelight People & Parties

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