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Dining Deal: S'macks Burgers and Shakes

Food critic John Bancroft finds a good deal at Sarasota's new S'macks Burgers and Shakes.

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Restaurant Review: The Sandbar on Anna Maria Island

Food critic John Bancroft applauds Anna Maria Island's refreshed Sandbar restaurant.

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Social Eatery & Bar Opens in Downtown Sarasota

Food critic John Bancroft finds First Street's new Social Eatery & Bar in downtown Sarasota an excellent addition to the local restaurant scene.

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Sarasota's Best Fried Chicken

We set off on a taste test to find Sarasota's best fried chicken.

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Restaurant Review: Selva Grill

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Food & Wine: Shore Diner

Shore Diner on St. Armands Circle is the breath of culinary fresh air this venerable Sarasota dining and shopping district needed.

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Food & Wine: Cheese, Please

There's a new kid on the Sarasota dining scene: Parker and Louise Converse's Artisan Cheese Company.

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What I’m Drinking: The brews of Darwin’s on 4th

Can't make it to Oktoberfest this year? Just head to Sarasota's Darwin's on 4th, where Jared Barnes is turning out craft beers of considerable interest.

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Food & Wine - May 2012

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Hot Dish - May 2012

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Good Deal - May 2012

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Good Deal - April 2012

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Food & Wine - April 2012

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Food & Wine - March 2012

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