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

Cold chillin'

Five Great Ice Cream Shops

As the temperature creeps north, Chef Judi is in need of sweet, cold relief.

04/09/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Noodling around

Four Great Ramen Spots

Chef Judi goes on the hunt for quality broth and noodles.

03/26/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Season's greetings

4 Farms Worth the Drive

Southwest Florida's growing season is in full swing. Check out a handful of our favorite local agricultural pit stops.

03/12/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Holidays

'Tis the Season—Don't Let Cooking Get You Stressed!

Chef Judi on the merits of a non-traditional holiday.

12/06/2018 By Judi Gallagher

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