Mario does paella.
One of the most meaningful events this week was the 25th anniversary celebration of JoTo’s on U.S. 41 just past the airport. JoTo’s pulled out all the stops, including traditional Japanese dancing and a sake cask-breaking ceremony that was literally a smash! While I prefer to dine on sushi at their Siesta Key venue, I appreciated the amazing number of loyal customers from Bradenton and Sarasota who helped celebrate at the teppan-yaki dinner afterwards, most of them regular diners for the past 25 years.
Chris Covelli loves to perform on the kitchen stage.