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Chef Judi Visits Downtown Sarasota’s Drunken Poet

By Judi Gallagher Several years ago I remember trying Drunken Poet on Main Street and really enjoying my lunch. I also remember taking a photo of chef-owner Oy’s herb garden just outside the restaurant. Well, what the heck took me so long to go back? I have been missing so much goodness. I solemnly pledge […]


Chef Pino Arrives at Siesta Key’s Flavio’s; Chef Judi Tastes and Dishes

By Judi Gallagher As a longtime fan of Bella Roma, I’m pleased to tell you that we now have even more to love about this Siesta Key eatery. Get ready for this score: The new chef is none other than our all time favorite Italian chef: Pino Luongo! Yup, you heard it straight from the […]


Food and Wine Weekend at The Gasparilla Inn

By Judi Gallagher Just down the road, about an hour and twenty minutes away, Boca Grande Island recreates the magic of years gone by. I recall my nana telling me that she used to take the train to St. Petersburg from Yonkers, N.Y., but others, mostly New Englanders and people from Michigan, took the train […]


Eat Here Opens on Siesta Key

Yup, he did it again. Sean Murphy, the man behind Eat Here Sarasota, Eat Here Anna Maria Island and Beach Bistro, has hit the ground running again, opening his third Eat Here location on Siesta Key. The space is a bit larger than the downstairs of the Main Street location and has a sprawling bar […]