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Photo of the Week: The Rainbow Connection

The view of Sarasota Bay from Bayfront Park and Marina Jack is one of our favorites in town (check out Ilene Denton’s "Ode to Bayfront Park" in this month’s issue if you don’t believe us). So we especially love this photograph of a beautiful rainbow arching over the anchored boats and sparkling blue water. It […]


Libation: The Spice and Tea Exchange’s Ginger Jasmine-Tini

Collaboration is the new recipe for business success, and we enjoyed a great example last night when The Spice and Tea Exchange on St. Armands hosted a spice-infused dinner with neighbor Tommy Bahama. From the (non-alcoholic) ginger jasmine-tini to the Bosc pear crisp, great flavors and fun. For info on upcoming dinners, call (388-1411). And […]


Hell’s Kitchen Hits Sarasota

Euphemia Haye’s Jamie Gregorich We love hearing that Sarasota’s in the spotlight—and the spotlight doesn’t get much brighter than Gordon Ramsay’s wildly popular Hell’s Kitchen, which debuts tonight at 8 p.m. on FOX.  Twenty-five-year-old chef Jamie Gregorich,  the sous chef at Longboat Key’s venerable Euphemia Haye restaurant, will be stepping right into it as one […]


Photo of the Week: A Slice of Anna Maria Island

Nothing says "summer" quite like a day at the beach and a little detour for fresh-caught, beachy food. Looking at this photo makes us want to drop everything and head up to Anna Maria Island so we can dig our toes into the sand and make a pit stop at the Rod & Reel Pier to enjoy a […]


Deconstructing Davies

At 39, Adam Davies already has quite the resume: His first novel, The Frog King, has been adapted for film with a screenplay by Bret Easton Ellis; his second, Goodbye, Lemon, received  critical praise and is currently with Gerard Butler’s production company; and he’s penning the screenplay for his third, a crime caper called Mine […]


Getting to Know You: Matthew McLendon

Dr. Matthew McLendon, associate curator of modern and contemporary art, at the Ringling Museum. We should all be glad that Matthew McLendon’s come to town. The Ringling Museum’s 34-year-old associate curator of modern and contemporary art is responsible not only for overseeing all aspects of the museum’s permanent collection from 1850 onward, but also curating […]