Foodie’s Notebook

Past Articles



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May 5, 2014

Yoder’s Restaurant Serves Up Tasty Barbecue Ribs

Chef Judi and her five-year-old grand-nephew sample the tasty barbecue ribs at Yoder’s Restaurant.

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Derek's Bradenton
April 15, 2014

Two New and Noteworthy Sarasota Dining Finds

Chef Judi Gallagher gets the dish on the new Derek’s Coastal Cuisine in Bradenton and Off the Hook Seafood Co. in Gulf Gate.

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One of the new menu offerings at downtown's Cafe Americano.
April 3, 2014

Sarasota Restaurants Revamp Menus for Spring

Chef Judi gets the scoop on the Sarasota restaurants that are revamping their menus for spring, plus more dining news from around the city.

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March 17, 2014

Tips for Eating Out During Season in Sarasota

Chef Judi shares her tips for dining out during season.

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Don Cesar Hotel St. Petersburg
March 4, 2014

A Weekend Away at the Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg

Chef Judi Gallagher spends a luxurious weekend at the famed Don Cesar Hotel in St. Petersburg.

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February 10, 2014

Chef Judi Shares Her Favorite Sarasota Valentine’s Day Treats

For those who love savory treats like she does, Chef Judi pens a love letter to her favorite Sarasota Valentine’s Day foods.

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Sardinia restaurant Sarasota
January 27, 2014

New Restaurant Alert: Sardinia Opens Where Cafe Bologna Once Stood

Chef Judi visits the new Italian restaurant, Sardinia, on the South Trail.

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Tsunami sushi Sarasota
January 14, 2014

Chef Judi Visits Downtown Sarasota’s Tsunami Sushi Restaurant

Chef Judi finds lots to love at downtown Sarasota’s Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill.

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The Cottage Siesta Key
December 30, 2013

Chef Judi Revisits The Cottage on Siesta Key

Chef Judi finds much to love when she revisits The Cottage–and Chef Larry Epler’s creative fusion menu–on Siesta Key.

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Chef Judi crab cake recipe
December 20, 2013

How to Prepare the Feast of the Seven Fishes

Chef Judi Gallagher shares her favorite recipes and tips for preparing the classic Feast of the Seven Fishes.

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