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livingvines
May 2013

VIDEO Best of Sarasota 2013 Party

Chef Judi Gallagher, Fashion IQ blogger Heather Dunhill and Party Girl Veronica Pastore get the inside scoop at Sarasota Magazine’s Best of Sarasota 2013 party at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

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edi_POW
May 2013

From the Editor: Bragging Rights

Some “bests”–and “worsts”–that our fair city has won in recent years.

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foodwine_grouper
April 2013

Sarasota’s Best: Grouper Sandwich

Is there anything more quintessentially Sarasota than a grouper sandwich on a perfect spring day? We don’t think so—so we made it our mission to find the best one in town. Here are the results, with help from our 5,800-plus Facebook fans and judges: food blogger Megan Greenberg, food writer Abby Weingarten and associate editor […]

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Meatloaf
March 2013

Sarasota’s Best: Meatloaf

It’s the month to snuggle up with comfort food – and that means meatloaf.

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Bartender Jennifer Bruggemann at Roy's.
February 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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truffle
February 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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J-Pan’s kimchi sampler (cabbage, cucumber, radish and spinach)
January 2013

10 Best: Healthy Dishes

The most delicious—and nutritious—entrées in town. 1 Spicy, fermented Korean kimchi is high in nutrients, loaded with healthy bacteria, and low in calories, fat and sugar. As J-Pan Restaurant owner Jane Dokko says, “It’s the Korean version of chicken soup for the soul.” When you need a kimchi fix, J-Pan’s kimchi sampler (cabbage, cucumber, radish […]

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Winner: Shakespeare’s
January 2013

Sarasota’s Best: Cheeseburger

This town really, really cares about cheeseburgers. That was clear from the response from our 5,400-plus Facebook fans when we asked them to nomi-nate the region’s best. Read on for the winners. (Thanks to judges Chef Judi Gallagher, The HuB’s Joey Panek and Lazy Fairy’s Christine Alexander). Best Overall Shakespeare’s caramelized onion and brie burger, […]

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May 2012

Sarasota Magazine Best of 2012

BEST OF THE NEW

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March 2012

10 Best

Meal Steals 1. Hungry? Try Kazu’s Sushi & Asian Bistro’s Early Bird Bento Box. Feast from the teriyaki or sushi menus; items from each are served with miso soup and salad. The non-sushi menu also comes with pearl rice. The sushi teriyaki salmon bento box offers salmon sautéed in a piquant teriyaki sauce and topped […]

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February 2012

10 Best

Start Your Ovens!   1. For a fresh idea at a moment’s notice, look no further than Fresh Market’s “Fresh Flavors” demonstrations. At the monthly classes at the University Parkway store, chef Marie Poullin walks the group step-by-step through a predetermined recipe. The demos are free, and there’s no registration required—so you can pop right […]

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December 2011

The Guide: Beaches

SARASOTA’S BEACHES ARE LEGENDARY—varied, dramatic, entertaining and infinitely beautiful. And now wide, safe Siesta Beach, with its winter-white sand, has been named the best in the country, according to “Dr. Beach,” beach expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman. Our beaches have also inspired the many artists and writers drawn here over the years. Consider yourself not […]

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