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April 2013

Tax Day Cocktail Relief

Just filed your taxes and need some relief? We’ve got just the thing for you, thanks to Jack Dusty mixologist Roy Reig, who’s sharing two recipes for cocktails that we’re sure will either alleviate the pain or be perfect for toasting to your good fortune. Tax Man-Up A hard, stiff cocktail served over one large […]

March 2013

Farm to Table Dining, Redefined

By Megan McDonald When we were invited to come out to Bradenton’s King Family Farm for an event called Table to Farm: Redefining Dining, our response was an immediate “Yes!” A collaboration between the farm and Anna Maria Island event-planning biz The Loft 5, these dinners are a local answer to popular national farm-to-table dinners […]

February 2013

What to do in Sarasota This Weekend: 2/1/2013

Your Weekend Top 5 1. A triple treat from the supremely talented Sarasota Ballet this weekend: five performances of works by Sir Frederick Ashton (Birthday Offering), the company’s own Jamie Carter (Between Longing and Yearning, shown here) and Changing Light, a world premiere by Royal Ballet star Will Tuckett. At the FSU Center. 2. “Hot stuff” is how one […]

December 2012

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, […]

December 2012

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 […]

December 2012

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 […]