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Archive for January, 2012

01/26/2012

RESTAURANT BUZZ: Darwin’s on 4th

Darwin’s on 4th’s menu features "urban street food with a Peruvian twist." The new restaurant Darwin’s on 4th is only a few weeks old, but this past Wednesday, the dining room was abuzz with Sarasotans eager to try Chef Darwin Santa Maria’s Peruvian twist on “urban street food.” Santa Maria is perhaps most well-known for […]

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01/26/2012

Actor Elijah Wood at Ringling College

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01/25/2012

Sarasota Gives: C’est La Vie’s Lola Market Tote

Does philanthropy have an age limit? If you’re Lola Coutelle, the answer to that question is a resounding no. Lola, the daughter of Geraldine and Christophe Coutelle—owners of downtown’s popular C’est La Vie restaurant—is making headlines for her eponymous market tote campaign in support of the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Lola, an animal lover, […]

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01/24/2012

Newt Gingrich in Sarasota

Here I am chatting with Callista Gingrich. At the Newt Gingrich rally at Dolphin Aviation this afternoon, Callista G. got off the campaign bus and made a beeline for me. She clearly had something on her mind. “They took us to a wonderful restaurant and then they didn’t let us eat,” she complained. “What restaurant?” […]

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01/19/2012

Photo of the Week: Complexus

The Sarasota Season of Sculpture is in full swing, and on any given day you’ll find groups of people taking photos with the art (most notably, of course, in front of Unconditional Surrender). Web editor Megan McDonald snapped this photograph of John Henry’s Complexus from her car while coming back over the Ringling Bridge from […]

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01/16/2012

RESTAURANT BUZZ: State Street Eating House

Exposed lightbulbs and lots of wood add to State Street Eating House’s mid-century look. Bar Company’s Elise Ciungan (top) and Andres Aleman (bottom) make cocktail magic. Blackberry-laden brambles are a classic British cocktail. Hey, Sarasota: There’s a new kid on the block. It’s called the State Street Eating House, and it’s going to offer what […]

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01/12/2012

Photo of the Week Reader Submission: Longboat Key Sunset

We’ll never tire of a gorgeous sunset, and this one–submitted by reader Paul A. Peterzell of Longwood, FL–is the epitome of pretty. Check out that golden glow!   Have a photo of the week you’d like to share? Email it to meganm@sarasotamagazine.com with the subject line "Photo of the Week submission." And for even more […]

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01/9/2012

Dog of Jogger Killed in Drunk-Driving Accident Rescued on Siesta Key Beach

By now, most of us have heard the heartbreaking story of the 53-year-old jogger who was hit by a drunk driver this past weekend on Siesta Key. But have you seen the video of her dog being rescued by a Siesta Beach kayaker? After the accident, the terrified pup–who was also injured in the accident–ran […]

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