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Archive for 2009

09/8/2009

My Buffet Table

A week of great food finds. By Judi Gallagher  Forgive me if this blog seems like a scattered buffet; actually that has been what the last week has been like, but in a good sense. Not that kind of “all you can eat” buffet; my week has been more like an array of delicious finds. […]

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08/24/2009

Prix Fixed

 A sampling of the price-set menu at Tommy Bahama. By Judi Gallagher   Soon to become the newest term in Webster’s dictionary, a prix fixe is a price-set menu for several courses (usually three). I often opt for a regular menu, however, mostly because I love ordering several appetizers and a salad. This usually costs […]

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08/12/2009

Random Food Thoughts

My summer must-have tasting list. By Judi Gallagher  Sometimes my mind just wanders to certain food tastes—salty, sweet, zesty, tart… OK, almost always my mind is on food and flavors. Come on, how else could I make a living considering I’m obsessed with presentation, freshness and the like? To me, French fries perfectly cooked with […]

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08/4/2009

Let the Eating Begin

Sarasota’s Taste of Asia offers a contest for big eaters. By Judi Gallagher I confess to catching glimpses of the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest every 4th of July at Coney Island. Part grotesque—watching people stuffing hot dogs with buns into their mouths, stomachs bloated, food dribbling down their chins—and part intriguing. Does someone wake […]

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07/20/2009

Food Memories

From Vermont to Sarasota, flavors that bring the past alive.   By Judi Gallagher                         Vermont’s roadside stands almost always lead to great    pie. Last week I lamented over Facebook why a peach pie from a small farm stand on the side of the road of Route 7 in Vermont tastes so wonderful. […]

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07/7/2009

Back at the Broadway

Sarasota’s famous dive bar gets a facelift—but is the legendary pizza as good as ever?   By Judi Gallagher   Diners don’t like change. Witness the Broadway Bar. Like many other eating and beer- consuming joints that started out as a bit of a dive and then expanded and quite nicely cleaned up, The Broadway […]

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06/30/2009

Greetings from Santa Fe

A Sarasota foodie discovers there’s something to be said for red hot chile peppers and bold new flavors.   By Judi Gallagher                     A procession of cultures–and flavors–in Santa Fe. Full disclosure: I am the complete opposite of what you might call a cowgirl. The closest I come is that I buy cheese from Cowgirl Creamery, […]

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06/15/2009

Still Savoring

Amid all the fabulous flavors of Savor Sarasota, a favorite emerges.   By Judi Gallagher   We savored some more of Sarasota this past week, and while my extended waistline clearly proves it, it was a delicious and affordable adventure. I did not set out to pick a favorite, but clear and away Euphemia Haye […]

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06/8/2009

Savoring Sarasota

How I love this bargain Sarasota restaurant event!   Savor- noun; to taste with pleasure Assign-verb; to appoint to Contributing Food and Wine Editor-title; best job in the world!                        Perfect scallops on the Savor Sarasota menu at Mattison’s. Select three of the many restaurants that are participating in Savor Sarasota. Try their […]

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06/1/2009

Born to Dine

The Bruce Springsteen concerts were great—and so was the Jersey food.   By Judi Gallagher  Paul and I waiting for Bruce.      Memorial weekend we ventured to New Jersey for two Bruce Springsteen concerts—my passion for Bruce is as great as my passion for the food we select pre concert tailgating. Concert One- a nice Jersey […]

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