Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week

This week: a sushi birthday cake, beer for cold nights and a perfect breakfast sandwich.

01/10/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week

This week: flaky apricot croissants, life-affirming olive oil and the ultimate crab and lobster sushi roll.

12/13/2016 By Eat Beat Staff

Kimchi Chronicles

Sick of Turkey? Here are Two Great Asian Restaurants to Cleanse Your Palate

Chef Judi checks out Shilla, a new Korean restaurant, and revisits downtown's Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill.

12/05/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Talking Turkey

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from Chef Judi Gallagher

Plus, some tips for your mental health, too.

11/21/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Spa Life

Day Trip: A Weekend at Innisbrook Resort and Spa

Chef Judi takes a road trip to Tarpon Springs for a weekend of rest, relaxation and Greek food.

11/02/2016 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Lila, a Polished-Casual, Veggie-Forward Restaurant, Opens on Main Street

Chef Judi says the new restaurant from Pomona chef/owners Arthur Lopes and Ryan Boeve delivers.

10/26/2016 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Cafe Barbosso Opens in Former Cosimo's Space on Clark Road

At Cafe Barbosso, you'll find Italian favorites with a modern twist.

10/03/2016 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

The Coral House Opens on the South Trail

Chef Judi does brunch at the new Coral House restaurant on South Tamiami Trail.

09/26/2016 By Judi Gallagher

That's Amore

La Dolce Vita Serves Up Authentic Neapolitan Fare on Stickney Point Road

Chef Judi finds an Italian gem in a Stickney Point strip mall.

09/14/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Endless Summer

Here's Your Labor Day Weekend Eating Schedule

Bad weather notwithstanding, Chef Judi's got her plans set for a marathon long weekend of eating.

08/31/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Openings

Veronica Fish & Oyster Opens in Southside Village

Chef Judi says the newest concept from restaurateur Mark Caragiulo delivers.

08/24/2016 By Judi Gallagher

High Steaks

Revisiting Ruth's Chris Sarasota

After a "breakup" a few years back, Chef Judi revisits Ruth's Chris Sarasota and finds great food and service. Here are the details.

08/22/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Latin Comfort Food

Sofrito Mama's Makes Puerto Rican Food Shine

Chef Judi finds authentic Puerto Rican food at a family restaurant.

08/04/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Diet Diary

How to Eat Healthy as a Food Writer

Chef Judi shares a personal story about her ongoing weight loss journey.

07/27/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Beefeaters

Smashburger Opens on University Parkway

And Chef Judi ponders the ultimate burger question: how do you like your patty?

07/06/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Restaurant News

JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe Suffers Major Damage from Warehouse Fire

After sustaining significant fire damage, JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe is trying to figure out how to rebuild.

06/21/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Father's Day

Where to Eat on Father's Day

Chef Judi shares her picks for where to eat on Father's Day in Sarasota.

06/15/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Restaurant News

Rusty Bucket Opens Near Mall at University Town Center

Rusty Bucket, a sports bar with a cool rustic vibe, has opened on Cattlemen Road near the Mall at University Town Center.

06/01/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Date Night

At CineBistro, Food Plays a Starring Role

CineBistro, which took over the old Saks Fifth Avenue space at Westfield Southgate, offers a gourmet twist on dinner and a movie.

05/17/2016 By Judi Gallagher

That's Amore

Valentino's Serves Up Classic Italian Favorites on University Parkway

Chef Judi finds Italian-American comfort food at Valentino's on University Parkway.

05/11/2016 By Judi Gallagher