Sweet talk

Five Perfect Pastries

Chef Judi is craving something sweet to go with her espresso. Here are five of her favorite flaky, buttery, sugary delights.

02/19/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Philly up

Five Delicious Cheesesteaks That Will Please Your Inner Philadelphian

Chef Judi has noticed an uptick in the number of cheesesteaks on local menus and went on a mission to find the best.

02/10/2020 By Judi Gallagher

On a Lighter Note

Sarasota's Five Most Mouthwatering Light Dishes

Chef Judi picks her favorite light bites for 2020.

01/23/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Caked up

Five Crave-Worthy Cakes

Chef Judi shares her five favorite slices, including a limited-time-only holiday treat from C'est La Vie!

12/20/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Side effects

Four Satisfying Sides (And One Recipe for a Terrific Holiday Casserole)

Chef Judi often prefers sides and salads to the main dish. Here are four of her favorites.

12/02/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Power Up

Four Restaurants With Bowls That Pack a Nutritious Punch

We're bowled over by these offerings.

11/06/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Liquid diet

Five Spectacular Sarasota Soups

Chef Judi goes looking for comfort food as the holiday season approaches.

11/04/2019 By Judi Gallagher

A wing and a prayer

Five Sarasota Spots That Serve Great Chicken Wings

Most sports bars offer tasty enough chicken wings, but Chef Judi has discovered some unexpected restaurants that serve crispy, delicious wings.

10/17/2019 By Judi Gallagher

It's edible gourd season, people

Three Delectable Pumpkin Treats (And One Recipe for Tasty Pumpkin Napoleons)

Today is the first day of fall, and Chef Judi couldn't be more excited.

09/23/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Safe mode

How to Prep Your Kitchen Before Hurricane Dorian Arrives

Chef Judi offers tips on how to preserve and use your frozen and refrigerated foods if the power goes out.

08/30/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Havana gold

Four Excellent Spots for Cuban Food (And One Excellent Recipe for Flan)

Chef Judi says there's no need to get on a plane to Havana to sample authentic Cuban cuisine.

08/26/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Know your bowl

Five Powerful Protein Bowls

Chef Judi goes bowling.

08/05/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Five alive

Five Terrific Indian Dishes

When Chef Judi is craving Indian food, these are her favorite destinations.

07/22/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Blender bender

Five Great Piña Coladas

A well-made piña colada still remains a favorite poolside summer drink.

07/10/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Birds of paradise

Five Incredible Roasted Chicken Dishes (And One Excellent Recipe)

Chef Judi picks five Sarasota eateries that have mastered the art of simple, perfect roasted chicken, and shares her favorite Sunday afternoon recipe.

07/02/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Just like nonna did it

Six Perfect Pasta Dishes

It's a supreme challenge for Chef Judi to narrow down her list of her favorite Sarasota pastas, but she gives it a go.

06/17/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Brunch Fitness

Five Great Sarasota Brunches

Chef Judi searches for the perfect Sunday morning meal.

06/04/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Salt Flat Acid Heat

Four Great Flatbreads (And One Great Flatbread Recipe)

Flatbreads might be trendy today, but they've been around for centuries. Chef Judi goes hunting for some of the city's best.

05/21/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Bowl game

Five Mouthwatering Sarasota Salads

As the weather heats up, Chef Judi is looking for cool, refreshing summer salads.

05/07/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Southern Star

Where to Find Great Biscuits in Sarasota

Chef Judi searches for the top versions of an iconic Southern comfort food.

04/23/2019 By Judi Gallagher