New and Notable

A Round-Up of New Restaurant Openings and Closings

A beloved favorite shutters; the Rosemary District expands.

11/07/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Book News

Two Sarasota Magazine Contributors Have Turned Their Talents Into Very Different—But Appealing—New Books

Chef Judi Gallagher has published a cookbook; illustrator Molly Dean, a graphic novel.

09/28/2018 By Staff

Travelogue

Chef Judi on the Pleasures of Cooking on Vacation

When preparing a meal at home becomes the best part of a trip.

09/04/2018 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Chef Judi Finds Authentic Cuban Fare at Rincon Cubano

This family-owned restaurant delivers big flavors.

08/20/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

Chef Judi Checks Out the New Yummy House

The Chinese restaurant has moved to a new location across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

07/30/2018 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Spice Station Opens in the Rosemary District

You'll find curry, stir-fry, sushi and more.

07/18/2018 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Spearfish Grille Serves Up Fresh Seafood on Siesta Key

Don't miss the grouper sandwich.

07/09/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

First Bite: Summer House Siesta Key

This new restaurant's star is shining bright.

06/22/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Parts Unknown

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Sunday nights will never be the same.

06/13/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

First Bite: Overture at Art Ovation Hotel

Art Ovation's restaurant is worthy of applause.

05/30/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

First Bite: Breakfast at Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key

Chef Judi tries out the breakfast offerings at Zota, which opened in 2017.

05/10/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

Revisiting Bradenton's Central Cafe

Pro tip: don't miss the fries.

05/02/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

First Bite: Rimma Lee Seafood

Owner Errol Darville brings his family recipes to Whitfield.

04/11/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Food Cruise

Three Restaurants Worth the Drive to Venice

Chef Judi highlights three Venice restaurants serving up seriously delicious fare.

03/19/2018 Photography by Judi Gallagher

Foodie's Notebook

Chef Judi Visits Gulf Gate's EmpaCurious

Empanadas, live music and can't-miss flan at Gulf Gate's new eatery.

03/08/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Restaurant News

Louies Modern Finds Its Identity

Its new menu would fit right in with brasserie-style restaurants in big cities like New York, says Chef Judi.

02/20/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Restaurant News

The Coolinary's Hungarian-Focused Menu is a Winner

The second-story Main Street restaurant serves up big flavors.

01/29/2018 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

First Bite: By the Bay Bistro

By the Bay Bistro is a welcome new spot in Osprey.

01/10/2018 Photography by Judi Gallagher

Best Bites

Openings, Closings and More Restaurant News from Chef Judi

Napulè opens on the South Trail, The Landings gets new life and more local restaurant news.

12/27/2017 By Judi Gallagher

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