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Archive for 2008

09/8/2008

Here Comes Libby’s Cafe + Bar

A new restaurant is scheduled to open at the former site of Fred’s in Sarasota’s Southside Village.   By Judi Gallagher   The South loves someone sassy, and I sense Sarasota is going to love the new restaurant that is coming to the former site of Fred’s in Southside Village. Libby’s Café + Bar, Sarasota’s […]

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08/25/2008

A Week for Discoveries

  A new location for Galileo and a bargain in steak.   By Judi Gallagher   Galileo’s new space in Burns Court.   Galileo is open for business and better than ever in its new location on Pineapple in the former Uva Rara space. The rooms are perfect now, thanks to the special touches of […]

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08/18/2008

Cure for the Summertime Blues

A south Sarasota restaurant does fresh New England-style seafood, and great ice cream in Gulf Gate.   By Judi Gallagher   For many, this week brings the start of school (and hopefully not a hurricane) and what some like to say is the end of summer. Humbug- not if we are waiting until November to […]

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08/11/2008

Jerry! Jerry!

Chef Jeremy Hammond Chambers is a new star in our local culinary firmament.   By Judi Galllagher   O.K., I admit it– I am spoiled rotten when it comes to food. But all this temptation also leads to sharing palate pleasures with special friends, and that’s just what we did at a “ladies night out” […]

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08/6/2008

Hot Days, Hot Deals

  Summer specials worth the tasting.   By Judi Gallagher   Well, despite all the news about businesses going under (although some may have failed not because of the economy but because of bad service, inconsistent food and cleanliness issues), many businesses are thriving AND creating special events that are tasteful for the slow, hot days […]

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07/28/2008

How to Host a Swirl Party

With co-blogger Robert Fottler.   The business of food and wine is surely the “Golden Ticket” of a Willy Wonka dream come true. Forget all the poundage that comes with the tastings and samplings (the average food writer gains 40 pounds during their career), we just tend to dive in with fork, knife, or, in […]

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07/23/2008

Golden Gate Eating

Dining highlights from my trip to San Francisco.   By Judi Gallagher   I left my heart and taste buds in San Francisco. Yes, there is the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco Giants (worth checking out AT&T field, if only for the exquisite views of the bay and the garlic French fries), but […]

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07/10/2008

Wine Lover’s Game

Watch out Florida Lotto–there’s a new high-stakes contest in town! By Judi Gallagher OK, I have NEVER been the one to win the big prize. Try as I might, I don’t even seem to get to redeem my store coupons on time, so when these announcements came in through the wires, how I could not […]

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06/30/2008

Jazz Party at the Colony Resort

Great food, setting and sunset make for a fantastic night.   By Judi Gallagher     As we head into the 4th of July weekend, I am so thankful to live in a beach community. While I’m not a powerboat fan, (sorry, don’t like loud noisy things but appreciate their charitable side) and in fact, […]

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06/24/2008

Breakdown

Without e-mail or Internet, I turn to—pizza. By Judi Gallagher   My idea of technology is having a convection roast and convection bake setting on my oven. Using the meat probe was like getting a doctoral in roasting, and forget the plastic shelving for bacon and popcorn in the microwave–too much reading and positioning. Besides, […]

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