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


Florida Orange Pound Cake with Strawberries

This mouth-watering dessert packs double freshness from Authentic Florida

01/15/2014 By Robin Draper


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


Sarasota's Best Muffins

Our editors put their stomachs--and gluten tolerance--to the test to find Sarasota's best muffins.

01/06/2014 By Megan McDonald


Perq Coffee Bar Serves Craft Coffee in Southside Village

Erin and Keith Zolner and Amy Nichols are bringing craft coffee to Sarasotans via their Perq Coffee Bar.

01/06/2014 By Megan McDonald Photography by Cat Pennenga


Polo Grill Gets a Makeover

Lakewood Ranch's Polo Grill gets a facelift on both its building and its menu.

01/06/2014 By John Bancroft


Good Deal: PDQ Opens in Sarasota

John Bancroft finds a good deal at Sarasota's PDQ.

01/06/2014 By Megan McDonald


Restaurant Review: The Usual Place

Food editor John Bancroft gives us the dish on The Usual Place.

01/06/2014 By John Bancroft Photography by Chad Spencer


WEDU Celebrates Return of "Downton Abbey" at Cafe L'Europe

WEDU celebrates the return of Downton Abbey with a sumptuous dinner at Cafe L'Europe.

01/06/2014 By Ilene Denton


Biz Bites: Eat Here

01/02/2014 By Beau Denton


Sarasota Restaurant News from Chef Judi Gallagher: February 2014

Bits and bites from contributing food editor Judi Gallagher.

01/01/2014 By Judi Gallagher


Refresh and Renew in 2014

Ready to start the new year with re-newed inspiration? Check out Authentic Florida's tips for getting off to a re-energizing start...

12/30/2013 By Robin Draper


Chef Judi Revisits The Cottage on Siesta Key

Chef Judi finds much to love when she revisits The Cottage--and Chef Larry Epler's creative fusion menu--on Siesta Key.

12/30/2013 By staff


How to Prepare the Feast of the Seven Fishes

Chef Judi Gallagher shares her favorite recipes and tips for preparing the classic Feast of the Seven Fishes.

12/20/2013 By Chef Judi Gallagher


Chef Judi Visits Chianti Restaurant on Clark Road

Chef Judi visits Sarasota's Chianti restaurant for authentic Italian food prepared by former Michael's on East chef Al Massa.

12/10/2013 By Judi Gallagher


Chef Judi Celebrates National Cookie Day (With Recipes!)

Chef Judi celebrates National Cookie Day in Sarasota with some of her favorite holiday-perfect cookie recipes.

12/04/2013 By Judi Gallagher


Authentic Florida's Sour Orange Pie

When my husband tried my Authentic Florida sour orange pie, he claimed it was better than my Key lime pie. So, I knew I was onto something.

12/03/2013 By Robin Draper


Eat This Now: The Best Sarasota Restaurant Dishes

Our food editors and Facebook fans pick 57 great tastes of the town.

12/03/2013 By Marsha Fottler


Pinecraft's Sherry Gore Gains National Attention for Her Amish Cookbook Series

Pinecraft’s Sherry Gore is gaining national attention for a new cookbook series featuring comforting Amish favorites.

12/02/2013 By Ilene Denton


Chef Judi's Thanksgiving Traditions

Chef Judi shares her favorite Thanksgiving dining traditions for before and after the big day.

11/25/2013 By Judi Gallagher