Love Letter

Indigenous Deserves All Its Awards and Recognition

Since 2011, chef/owner Steve Phelps has been serving some of Sarasota's best food in his Towles Court restaurant.

11/28/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Cocktails Ahoy!

Jack Dusty Debuts New Fall Menu

Jack Dusty hits a high note with its new, rum-heavy fall cocktails and seafood-forward dinner menu.

10/25/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Feeling Lucky

The Grocery Shopping Landscape is Changing in Sarasota

Chef Judi says Lucky's Market is a welcome addition to Sarasota's growing grocery scene.

10/11/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Irma

Paying it Forward After Hurricane Irma

Chef Judi reminds us that a cold drink or a batch of homemade cookies can make a huge difference in someone's day when times are tough.

09/14/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Sunday Funday

Louies Offers a Modern Take on Sunday Brunch

Eggs Benedict, made-to-order omelets and frosé—oh, my!

09/06/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Diner Dish

Chef Judi Visits Metro Diner

A new restaurant brings a true diner experience to Westfield Siesta Key.

08/16/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Comfort Kitchen

Revisiting Millie's Restaurant

Chef Judi finds great breakfast and lunch option at Millie's on Clark Road.

07/31/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Travelogue

Where to Experience a Taste of the Northeast in Sarasota

Chef Judi savors the tastes of the northeast and reminds us where we can get them right here in Sarasota.

07/18/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Brunch Bunch

Cask & Ale's Weekend Brunch is a Winner

Cask & Ale offers elevated gastropub faves at its weekend brunch.

06/21/2017 By Judi Gallagher

We Got the Meat

Chef Judi's Picks for the Best Burgers and Steaks in Town

Chef Judi shares her favorite spots for steaks and burgers.

06/07/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Mother's Day

An Ode to Mothers

Chef Judi remembers her mother, Riva Cooper.

05/10/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Food News

Jack Dusty Debuts Its New Cocktail Menu, Just in Time for Summer

Plus, what it's like to attend a Spice Pop-Up dinner.

05/01/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Downtown Dining

Revisiting Downtown Sarasota's Duval's

Pro tip: Don't miss the po' boys.

03/23/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Oui, Oui

Côté France Serves French Classics in Venice

Côté France creates big flavors in its tiny kitchen.

03/07/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Sushi News

Yuniku, With Its Endless Sushi Menu, Opens on Lockwood Ridge Road

Chef Judi finds a great deal at Yuniku, a new restaurant in a nondescript plaza at University Boulevard and Lockwood Ridge Road.

02/15/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Super Snacks

The Best Chicken Wings for Super Bowl Sunday

Chef Judi shares her favorite chicken wings in town--just in time for the Big Game.

02/02/2017 By Judi Gallagher

High Steaks

Prime Serious Steakhouse Opens at Sarasota Square Mall

Prime Serious Steak is indeed serious about meat.

01/23/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 1/10/17

This week: a sushi birthday cake, beer for cold nights and a perfect breakfast sandwich.

01/10/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 12/13/16

This week: flaky apricot croissants, life-affirming olive oil and the ultimate crab and lobster sushi roll.

12/13/2016 By Eat Beat Staff

Kimchi Chronicles

Sick of Turkey? Here are Two Great Asian Restaurants to Cleanse Your Palate

Chef Judi checks out Shilla, a new Korean restaurant, and revisits downtown's Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill.

12/05/2016 By Judi Gallagher