January 2015

By Megan McDonald January 5, 2015

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Hot City

Ilene Denton reports on the real estate revival in the town’s top neighborhoods. Plus, Bob Plunket looks at Southside Village in transition, and analyst Jack McCabe scrutinizes our market.

Road Trip!

Comic novelist Tim Dorsey explores the funkier sides of the legendary Tamiami Trail, from dark cocktail lounges to scary skunk apes.

Supreme Caffeine

We all love to drink it, but what local cup is really the finest? Our java judges decide in a “cupping” of the best beans in town. By Megan McDonald

Going Nowhere

Sarasota’s growing homeless problem is on everyone’s minds, but plans to solve it seem DOA. Investigative reporter Tony D’Souza looks into how and why we lost our way.


From the Editor

Pam Daniel on the homeless impasse.

Heat Index

People, issues and events on our radar, including top tickets, Carol Tisch’s shopping finds, chef Judi Gallagher’s hot dish, Heather Dunhill’s Fashion IQ —and more.

Party Girl

Loren Mayo discovers dreams aplenty at the Dream Makers Ball.

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. C’s trip to Venice—the one in Italy—reminds him a lot of home.


An award-winning cancer diagnosis tool from a local student, and the way to make your New Year’s resolutions work. By Hannah Wallace

Luxury Home

Ilene Denton visits an architect’s midcentury modern treasure. Plus: design trends from Marsha Fottler.

Food and Wine

Food critic Marsha Fottler savors the new mall with meals at Seasons 52 and Sophie’s. Plus, Dana Johnson of Bradenton’s Sugar Cubed.

Only in Sarasota

Illustrator John Pirman’s view of the John Ringling Bridge.

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