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Win a Copy of “Hazan Family Favorites”

Still looking for the perfect gift for the foodie in your life? Enter to win one of three (3) signed copies of famed chef Giuliano Hazan’s new cookbook, Hazan Family Favorites, featured in our December issue. Entries must be received by midnight on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012; winner will be selected and notified on Wednesday, Dec. 19, […]


Holiday Gift Guide: Spirits of the Season

Create good cheer with these holiday cocktails. A holiday cocktail can add festive spirit to any event. Nobody knows that better than Maeve Persquera, the national food and beverage director of Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, whose enviable job includes testing and selecting signature cocktails for the restaurants every Christmas season. We persuaded Persquera […]


What To Do in Sarasota This Weekend: 12/6/2012

Your Weekend Top 5 1. The Van Wezel opens its Broadway season tonight and tomorrow with the national touring production of Catch Me If You Can. The Tony Award-nominated musical relates the wild adventures of con man Frank Abagnale, who, in pursuit of the good life, poses as an airline pilot, a doctor and a lawyer. […]


Holiday Gift Guide: Gifts for Foodies

By Heather Dunhill Make-it-yourself gift ideas from chef Christian Hershman. Chef Christian Hershman’s State Street Eating House feels like an alchemist’s lab as well as a chic neighborhood bistro. The bar shelves are lined with Mason jars of Hershman’s edible infusions, which he uses in many of the menu items, including specialty cocktails. We asked […]