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

High Steaks

Prime Serious Steakhouse Opens at Sarasota Square Mall

Prime Serious Steak is indeed serious about meat.

01/23/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week

This week: a sushi birthday cake, beer for cold nights and a perfect breakfast sandwich.

01/10/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week

This week: flaky apricot croissants, life-affirming olive oil and the ultimate crab and lobster sushi roll.

12/13/2016 By Eat Beat Staff

Kimchi Chronicles

Sick of Turkey? Here are Two Great Asian Restaurants to Cleanse Your Palate

Chef Judi checks out Shilla, a new Korean restaurant, and revisits downtown's Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill.

12/05/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Talking Turkey

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips from Chef Judi Gallagher

Plus, some tips for your mental health, too.

11/21/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Spa Life

Day Trip: A Weekend at Innisbrook Resort and Spa

Chef Judi takes a road trip to Tarpon Springs for a weekend of rest, relaxation and Greek food.

11/02/2016 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Lila, a Polished-Casual, Veggie-Forward Restaurant, Opens on Main Street

Chef Judi says the new restaurant from Pomona chef/owners Arthur Lopes and Ryan Boeve delivers.

10/26/2016 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Cafe Barbosso Opens in Former Cosimo's Space on Clark Road

At Cafe Barbosso, you'll find Italian favorites with a modern twist.

10/03/2016 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

The Coral House Opens on the South Trail

Chef Judi does brunch at the new Coral House restaurant on South Tamiami Trail.

09/26/2016 By Judi Gallagher

That's Amore

La Dolce Vita Serves Up Authentic Neapolitan Fare on Stickney Point Road

Chef Judi finds an Italian gem in a Stickney Point strip mall.

09/14/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Endless Summer

Here's Your Labor Day Weekend Eating Schedule

Bad weather notwithstanding, Chef Judi's got her plans set for a marathon long weekend of eating.

08/31/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Openings

Veronica Fish & Oyster Opens in Southside Village

Chef Judi says the newest concept from restaurateur Mark Caragiulo delivers.

08/24/2016 By Judi Gallagher

High Steaks

Revisiting Ruth's Chris Sarasota

After a "breakup" a few years back, Chef Judi revisits Ruth's Chris Sarasota and finds great food and service. Here are the details.

08/22/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Latin Comfort Food

Sofrito Mama's Makes Puerto Rican Food Shine

Chef Judi finds authentic Puerto Rican food at a family restaurant.

08/04/2016 By Judi Gallagher