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Restaurant News: Taste of Asia Moving; Full Belly Stuffed Burgers Opening in Manatee

By Judi Gallagher This is the last week for a Taste of Asia fix on Siesta Key. Get your fill of Sarasota’s best shrimp pad Thai, award-winning “lum”-lings and a cauliflower fried rice this week, or you’ll have to wait until the beginning of May. We fell in love with Taste of Asia when it […]


New Sarasota Restaurant: MADE

By Judi Gallagher Where once stood a Belgian restaurant that never quite built enough of an audience for Flemish stew now stands Main Street’s newest reincarnation: MADE. And if my first experience is any indication of what good American food should be, MADE is going to be downtown’s new darling, thanks to its casual, full-flavored […]


Goodfella’s Pizza Hits the Spot

By Judi Gallagher You know what they say: Want to know a good place to eat? Ask your hairdresser or your physical therapist. Besides being skilled at stretching and healing my aching back, Mark at Back in Motion is a bit of a food spy for me. By that I mean he has a knack […]


The Sandbar: Renovated Space, Renovated Menu

It seems The Sandbar, at the tip of Anna Maria Island, has come of age. Not chronologically, of course, but in stature and style in both structure and menu. The Sandbar is not the fish sandwich shack on the beach anymore. Long known for its grouper sandwiches, fried fish plates, peel-and-eat shrimp, frozen mango and […]