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

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