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Archive for June, 2012

06/13/2012

Vintage Sarasota: The Players Theatre

The Players Theatre, built in 1936, once held only 246 seats. The original building, shown above, was replaced with the larger, renovated version we know today, which seats about 500 guests. It is still a noted Sarasota attraction, and holds many popular shows throughout the season (many of which you can read about in arts […]

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06/12/2012

Small Plates and Big Taste at Carmel Cafe

Flatbreads–which are also part of Carmel Cafe’s "After 5" promotion–are a popular menu item at the restaurant. The University Park corridor is becoming Sarasota’s new restaurant row, and it’s dominated by the modern American chain restaurants, those high-concept operations that are conceived and designed to deliver the way we want to eat now. I was […]

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06/12/2012

Broadway on Broadway: Musical Theater on a Monday Night

For me, a typical summer Monday night, still fresh with post-weekend lethargy, usually consists of copious amounts of Internet usage or catching up on the latest episode of True Blood. But last week, thanks to the promise of theater-charged karaoke, my sit-and-lounge plans were proverbially sent backstage. The Broadway Bar restaurant threw its third-ever “Broadway […]

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06/11/2012

Food News: Bon Appetit Magazine Chef Visits Lakewood Ranch

When I got an email informing me that Bon Appetit magazine’s chef de cuisine, Mary Nolan, would be in Sarasota for a weekend of cooking demonstrations, my first thought was an unequivocal, “Sign me up!” The events, which included a meet-and-greet, cooking demonstration and champagne brunch and which were sponsored by the Bradenton Area Convention […]

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06/7/2012

Photo of the Week: Orchid at Selby Gardens

This delicately striped orchid is just one of 6,000 on display at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens. We love how the dark backdrop really brings out the unique details of the flower. Photo by Lewis Golbourn

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06/7/2012

Recipe: Lido Beach Tiki Bar’s My Oh! Mai Tai

Lido Key Tiki Bar’s "My Oh!" Mai Tai won our Sarasota’s Best: Tropical Cocktail tasting this month–and in case you aren’t able to make it to the beach, we’ve got the recipe so you can whip up your own at home. Happy drinking! Lido Key Tiki Bar’s My Oh! Mai Tai” Tiki George and Pete’s […]

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06/1/2012

Journey to Switzerland: Part IV

The ascent to Mt. Pilatus seemed relatively easy after our journey to the Jungfrau, requiring only a leisurely and scenic boat ride on the lake of Lucerne to the town of Alpnachstad and a short walk to the base station before hopping aboard the world’s steepest cog railway. It’s about a 30-minute ride to the […]

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06/1/2012

Journey to Switzerland: Part III

If you are fortunate enough to take a trip to Switzerland, and can make time for a trip to the “Top of Europe,” the 13,000-plus-foot-high Jungfrau, you really must. It takes a full day to reach it from Interlaken, making several train changes to gradually ascend this steep peak, but it’s certainly worth it.   […]

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