February 2013 Contents


Food & Wine Annual

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Food & Wine Annual: 10 top happy hours, amazing party ideas, new foodie finds and more!

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FEATURES

L.A. Style

A Ringling Museum exhibition opening this month focuses on the work of celebrity photographer Herb Ritts.

The Bounty Hunter

For Indigenous chef Steve Phelps, Sarasota’s back yards and wild places provide a wealth of unusual–and enticing–ingredients. By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Happiest Hours

Food critic John Bancroft says Happy Hours are better than ever, offering inventive new menu items along with clever cocktails. He scouts Sarasota’s finest.

Web Extra: Check out sommelier Julie Pepi’s favorite wine and cheese pairings.

“If It’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Overdoing”

Entertaining tips from party mavens Kathy Rainer and Tricky Wolfes, in town this month for Ringling in Bloom. By Megan McDonald

Web Extra: Check out more behind-the-scenes photos from Parties to Die For’s fabulous soirees.

Heritage on the Half Shell

As a child, Tony D’Souza ate his first raw oysters with his father at Phillippi Creek. And therein lies a story.


DEPARTMENTS

from the editor

Pam Daniel’s party don’ts–gleaned from bitter experience.

insider

The latest scoop, including Carol Tisch’s foodie finds, Douglas Gourley’s gourmet shop, one hot dish from Judi Gallagher, fish fest fun, a handy U-pick guide to strawberries, our Real Estate Junkie’s Home of the Month and more.

Web Extra: Get Chef Judi Gallagher’s strawberry shortcake recipe

MR. CHATTERBOX

What does a “lonely bachelor” eat in Sarasota? Mr. C shares his top spots.

lIMELIGHT

A paparazzi-eye view of the Sarasota social scene.

PARTY GIRL

Veronica Pastore feels good vibrations at the Designing Women Boutique anniversary gala.

FASHION I.Q.

Style blogger Heather Dunhill shares loot and looks she loves.

LUXURY HOME

Ilene Denton deconstructs a new traditional Harbor Acres kitchen, plus reports on downtown’s building boomlet.

highlights

Kay Kipling’s calendar of February’s best arts and entertainment events.

HEALTH REPORT

A new treatment for depression, skincare savvy, flying fitness and moreBy Hannah Wallace

FOOD AND WINE

A bright new day has dawned for Chinese food lovers, thanks to Yummy House, says John Bancroft. Also: behind the scenes at Pop Craft Pops, Sarasota’s best chocolate truffles, a good deal at Nancy’s Bar-B-Q, “What I’m Drinking” and more.

ONLY IN SARASOTA

Illustrator John Pirman visits the diner that once hosted Elvis.










Limelight People & Parties

Limelight People & Parties

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