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Cheesecake Factory Opens at Mall at University Town Center

Chef Judi gets the dish on the Sarasota's new Cheesecake Factory at the Mall at University Town Center.

10/14/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Goichi Sushi Serves Up Ramen Noodles on Monday Nights

Chef Judi visits Goichi Sushi Cafe on Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota, which serves up authentic ramen noodles on Monday nights.

09/30/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Villa Toscana Serves Up Italian Food in Downtown Sarasota's Burns Court

Villa Toscana serves up tasty Italian food in downtown Sarasota's Burns Court.

09/15/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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The Lucky Pelican Serves Fresh Seafood in Lakewood Ranch

Chef Judi finds seafood that’s worth the hype at the Lucky Pelican in Lakewood Ranch.

09/04/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Biz Bites: The Savory Street

Inspired sandwiches and fresh-baked bread at the Savory Street International Café and Bakery in Sarasota.

08/29/2014 By Hannah Wallace Photography by Chad Spencer

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Area's First Tin Fish Opens in Sarasota Commons

The area's first Tin Fish opens in Sarasota Commons on Beneva Road; Chef Judi Gallagher investigates.

08/25/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Apollonia Grill Serves Up Modern Greek Cuisine

Chef Judi visits University Park's Apollonia Grill, which puts a modern twist on Greek classics.

08/11/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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La Primavera (Formerly Bianca’s) Serves Up Authentic Mexican Food on U.S. 301

The former Bianca's offers fresh, authentic flavors.

08/04/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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New Restaurant Alert: Fast-Casual Russian Cuisine at The Russian House

Chef Judi Gallagher explores the concept of fast-casual Russian cuisine at the new Russian House restaurant.

07/16/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Wing House Opens in Downtown Sarasota

Plus, Chef Judi's picks for where and what to eat when you're watching the World Cup.

06/16/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Savor Sarasota: Meals at The Table, Cafe Americano and Oh Mamma Mia

Chef Judi savors Sarasota at The Table Creekside, Cafe Americano and Oh Mamma Mia.

06/09/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Savor Sarasota 2014 Prepares to Kick Off

Savor Sarasota 2014 kicks off June 1; plus, more barbecue news and where to find the best watermelon in town.

05/27/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Two New and Noteworthy Sarasota Dining Finds

Chef Judi Gallagher gets the dish on the new Derek's Coastal Cuisine in Bradenton and Off the Hook Seafood Co. in Gulf Gate.

04/15/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Sarasota Restaurants Revamp Menus for Spring

Chef Judi gets the scoop on the Sarasota restaurants that are revamping their menus for spring, plus more dining news from around the city.

04/03/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Biz Bites: Lolita Tartine

French dining and cuisine at Lolita Tartine in Sarasota.

04/01/2014 By Chelsey Lucas

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Tips for Eating Out During Season in Sarasota

Chef Judi shares her tips for dining out during season.

03/17/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Biz Bites: MacAllisters

01/28/2014 By Beau Denton

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New Restaurant Alert: Sardinia Opens Where Cafe Bologna Once Stood

Chef Judi visits the new Italian restaurant, Sardinia, on the South Trail.

01/27/2014 By Judi Gallagher

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Chef Judi Visits Downtown Sarasota's Tsunami Sushi Restaurant

Chef Judi finds lots to love at downtown Sarasota's Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill.

01/14/2014 By Megan McDonald

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Biz Bites: Eat Here

01/02/2014 By Beau Denton