May 2008

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FEATURES BEST OF 2008 From dining to shopping to serious fun, our annual readers’ poll serves up 224 of the best experiences in town. LOOKING AT SARASOTA The winning images in our first-ever photo contest reflect our city’s beauty and energy–and the fresh perspectives and talents of the readers who took the pictures. WHY WE […]


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FEATURES

BEST OF 2008

From dining to shopping to serious fun, our annual readers’ poll serves up 224 of the best experiences in town.

LOOKING AT SARASOTA

The winning images in our first-ever photo contest reflect our city’s beauty and energy–and the fresh perspectives and talents of the readers who took the pictures.

WHY WE LOVE SARASOTA

You told us what you like about living here. Now it’s our turn, as we showcase some of the many reasons for our ongoing fascination with this place.

DEPARTMENTS

FROM THE EDITOR

Our editors present the latest and greatest in Sarasota adventures. By Pam Daniel

STREET TALK

News and names to boost your civic I.Q.

* Street Smarts

* Hot Seat

SHOPPING

Carol Tisch explores international offerings on Lower Main Street and cleans up on specialty soaps.

MR. CHATTERBOX

Dish and drama from the Asolo’s 50th anniversary gala.

LIMELIGHT

Rebecca Baxter snaps people and parties, and our “Social Detective” investigates the revitalizes Sarasota Opera House at the grand re-opening gala.

* Fashion Statement

EVENTS

Kay Kipling’s calendar of arts and entertainment, plus On Exhibit by Mark Ormond.

VITAL SIGNS

What can you do when drug or alcohol addiction hits home with your son or daughter? Su Byron turns to the experts for help.

FOOD & WINE

John Bancroft finds fine dining to the north with Lakewood Ranch’s La Tosca and Polo Grill, and chef Judi Gallagher delivers a dessert that ‘s just peachy.

NATURAL SELECTION

Our artist’s sketchbook of Sarasota flora and fauna.










Limelight People & Parties

Limelight People & Parties

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