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Archive for December, 2012


Chef Judi’s Best Bites of 2012

A year of eating in the eyes of the beholder–here’s a montage of what I ate and savored in 2012. (Full disclosure: I’m a restaurant and hospitality-industry consultant and some of these picks do come from my clients; however, all opinions are my own.)  


The Holiday Brunch Bunch

Entertaining during the holidays does not have to be stressful. In fact, it can be downright relaxing and enjoyable, especially when you limit the number of guests, serve a brunch which acts as two meals, set the table outside to enjoy this glorious weather and let your guests contribute.


Yummy Is What Yummy Says

By Judi Gallagher I knew fellow restaurant blogger Jack Littman-Quinn and food writer Abby Weingarten would be the first to try Yummy House. What I didn’t expect was for each of them to tell me they had been there three times in the first week. So much for my theory of letting a restaurant get […]


Artisan Cheese Company and As Good As It Gets

By Judi Gallagher As good as it gets? Well, Sarasota is getting there, it seems. Specialty stores have had a tough time during the recession years. We saw a few wines stores flounder; a cheese store went by the wayside on Tamiami and some spice stores have struggled to keep higher-end seasonings afloat. Walk downtown, […]