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

Cocktails Ahoy!

Jack Dusty Debuts New Fall Menu

Jack Dusty hits a high note with its new, rum-heavy fall cocktails and seafood-forward dinner menu.

10/25/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Feeling Lucky

The Grocery Shopping Landscape is Changing in Sarasota

Chef Judi says Lucky's Market is a welcome addition to Sarasota's growing grocery scene.

10/11/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Irma

Paying it Forward After Hurricane Irma

Chef Judi reminds us that a cold drink or a batch of homemade cookies can make a huge difference in someone's day when times are tough.

09/14/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Sunday Funday

Louies Offers a Modern Take on Sunday Brunch

Eggs Benedict, made-to-order omelets and frosé—oh, my!

09/06/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Diner Dish

Chef Judi Visits Metro Diner

A new restaurant brings a true diner experience to Westfield Siesta Key.

08/16/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Comfort Kitchen

Revisiting Millie's Restaurant

Chef Judi finds great breakfast and lunch option at Millie's on Clark Road.

07/31/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Travelogue

Where to Experience a Taste of the Northeast in Sarasota

Chef Judi savors the tastes of the northeast and reminds us where we can get them right here in Sarasota.

07/18/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Brunch Bunch

Cask & Ale's Weekend Brunch is a Winner

Cask & Ale offers elevated gastropub faves at its weekend brunch.

06/21/2017 By Judi Gallagher

We Got the Meat

Chef Judi's Picks for the Best Burgers and Steaks in Town

Chef Judi shares her favorite spots for steaks and burgers.

06/07/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Mother's Day

An Ode to Mothers

Chef Judi remembers her mother, Riva Cooper.

05/10/2017 By Judi Gallagher