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

Food News

Jack Dusty Debuts Its New Cocktail Menu, Just in Time for Summer

Plus, what it's like to attend a Spice Pop-Up dinner.

05/01/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Downtown Dining

Revisiting Downtown Sarasota's Duval's

Pro tip: Don't miss the po' boys.

03/23/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Oui, Oui

Côté France Serves French Classics in Venice

Côté France creates big flavors in its tiny kitchen.

03/07/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Sushi News

Yuniku, With Its Endless Sushi Menu, Opens on Lockwood Ridge Road

Chef Judi finds a great deal at Yuniku, a new restaurant in a nondescript plaza at University Boulevard and Lockwood Ridge Road.

02/15/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Super Snacks

The Best Chicken Wings for Super Bowl Sunday

Chef Judi shares her favorite chicken wings in town--just in time for the Big Game.

02/02/2017 By Judi Gallagher