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

Diet Diary

How to Eat Healthy as a Food Writer

Chef Judi shares a personal story about her ongoing weight loss journey.

07/27/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Beefeaters

Smashburger Opens on University Parkway

And Chef Judi ponders the ultimate burger question: how do you like your patty?

07/06/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Restaurant News

JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe Suffers Major Damage from Warehouse Fire

After sustaining significant fire damage, JR's Old Packinghouse Cafe is trying to figure out how to rebuild.

06/21/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Father's Day

Where to Eat on Father's Day

Chef Judi shares her picks for where to eat on Father's Day in Sarasota.

06/15/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Restaurant News

Rusty Bucket Opens Near Mall at University Town Center

Rusty Bucket, a sports bar with a cool rustic vibe, has opened on Cattlemen Road near the Mall at University Town Center.

06/01/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Date Night

At CineBistro, Food Plays a Starring Role

CineBistro, which took over the old Saks Fifth Avenue space at Westfield Southgate, offers a gourmet twist on dinner and a movie.

05/17/2016 By Judi Gallagher

That's Amore

Valentino's Serves Up Classic Italian Favorites on University Parkway

Chef Judi finds Italian-American comfort food at Valentino's on University Parkway.

05/11/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Pizza Pizza!

Chef Judi Finds Perfect Pizza at New York Slice Company

In what may be a controversial opinion, Chef Judi says New York Slice Company offers some of the best cheese pizza outside of New York.

04/19/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Top Tables

Chef Judi's Top 3 Meals This Week

Chef Judi reports on her week of good eating.

04/05/2016 By Judi Gallagher

New and Noteworthy

Mojo's Real Cuban Opens On S.R. 70

A second location will open soon in Southside Village.

03/28/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Rise and Dine

Station 400 Debuts New Spring Menu

Local favorite Station 400 has a new spring menu--and a new owner.

03/21/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Erin Go Bragh!

What to Eat on St. Patrick's Day

Chef Judi shares her favorite local food finds for St. Patrick's Day.

03/16/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Soup There It Is

5 Soups to Get You Through Flu Season

These Asian-inspired local offerings are guaranteed to help you through that cold.

02/29/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Eat This Now

Brasa & Pisco Opens on Lockwood Ridge Road

Brasa & Pisco, a Peruvian fusion restaurant, has opened on Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota.

02/23/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Table Matters

Is Local Restaurant Service on the Decline?

Chef Judi wonders if we all need to adjust to a new standard of hospitality when dining out.

02/16/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Good Eats

Aaron's Fish Camp Opens on Siesta Key

Aaron's Fish Camp has opened in the former Blue Smoke Island Grill space, catering to seafood and burger lovers alike.

02/08/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Clever, Indeed

Gulf Gate's Newest Addition: The Clever Cup

A new coffee shop reminiscent of hangouts in the West Village, New York and Cambridge.

02/03/2016 By Judi Gallagher