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

Goat Meal

Now Open: Screaming Goat Taqueria

The outstanding pick of condiments elevates the food at this new Gulf Gate eatery.

02/27/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Pockets

10 Bucks Or Less: EmpaCurious

A casual new Gulf Gate spot stuffs global flavors into doughy half-moons.

12/12/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Empanada Be Thy Name

New Empanada Spot Opens in Gulf Gate

EmpaCurious began slinging empanadas to the masses on Tuesday.

11/17/2017 By Ella Melzer

Weekly Planner

Taste of Gulf Gate, Chef Series & Wine Pairing Event, a Craft Beer Tour, and More Local Food Events

Plus, "wine down" after the election this week at Historic Spanish Point.

11/09/2016 By Lana Allen


Two-Story Gulf Gate Building Sells for $395,000

John Rattigan recently purchased the 3,758-square-foot retail building located at 6539 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, for $395,000.

08/12/2016 Research by staff

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

Mamma Mia!

10 Bucks Or Less: Piccolo Italian Market & Deli

Ginormous subs are a hallmark of this Gulf Gate eatery.

02/05/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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


10 Bucks Or Less: The Clever Cup

Cool independent coffee shop? In Gulf Gate? I'm sold.

01/27/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Kiyoshi Sushi Opens in Gulf Gate

Kiyoshi Sushi opens in Sarasota's Gulf Gate neighborhood; plus, a great offer for wine lovers from The Capital Grille.

08/17/2015 By Judi Gallagher


Sweet Treat: Jim's Small Batch Bakery's Lavender Creme Brulee

Get ready to drool over our dessert of the month.

03/31/2015 By Marsha Fottler


Karen Clarke Opens Fiona Children’s Special Occasion in Gulf Gate

Karen Clarke opens a little shop for big-event dresses.

03/03/2015 By Carol Tisch


Sarasota Restaurant News from Chef Judi Gallagher

Sarasota restaurant and dining news from Chef Judi Gallagher, including a hot dish from The Breakfast House, what to do with Florida strawberries--and more.

03/02/2015 By Judi Gallagher


Adriatico Italian Restaurant Opens in Gulf Gate

Chef Judi gets the dish on Adriatico, a new Italian restaurant in Gulf Gate.

01/20/2015 By Judi Gallagher


Two New and Noteworthy Sarasota Dining Finds

Chef Judi Gallagher gets the dish on the new Derek's Coastal Cuisine in Bradenton and Off the Hook Seafood Co. in Gulf Gate.

04/15/2014 By Judi Gallagher