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Restaurant Review: The Sandbar on Anna Maria Island

Food critic John Bancroft applauds Anna Maria Island's refreshed Sandbar restaurant.

11/01/2013 By John Bancroft Photography by Chad Spencer

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Social Eatery & Bar Opens in Downtown Sarasota

Food critic John Bancroft finds First Street's new Social Eatery & Bar in downtown Sarasota an excellent addition to the local restaurant scene.

11/01/2013 By John Bancroft Photography by Chad Spencer

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Taste of Asia Opens in New Space on Tamiami Trail

Taste of Asia opens in a new, larger space on South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota.

10/17/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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Jalea, a Peruvian Restaurant, Opens in Downtown Sarasota

Jalea brings the flavors of Peru to downtown Sarasota in what was formerly the Sangria space.

09/23/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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A New Menu at Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar; Plus a Healthy New Sarasota Dining Option

Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar launches new fall menu; plus Get Fit Fuel and updates on Chef Judi's paleo diet.

09/16/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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New Restaurant Alert: The Usual Place

The Usual Place, an Italian restaurant, opens in Sarasota; Chef Judi gets the scoop.

09/03/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Piled Hi Roast Beef Sandwiches Pops Up on Main Street; Plus, Paleo Diet: Week Two

The Piled Hi food truck opens on Main Street in downtown Sarasota; plus, updates on the paleo diet: week two.

08/19/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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Restaurant Review: Downtown Sarasota's Louies Modern

Food editor John Bancroft applauds downtown Sarasota's new Louies Modern.

07/01/2013 By John Bancroft

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A Good Deal at Word of Mouth Restaurant

John Bancroft finds a good deals for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

06/03/2013 By John Bancroft

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Hot Dish: Darwin's on 4th's Asparagus Tempura Taco

Chef Judi Gallagher picks Darwin's on 4th's asparagus tempura taco as this month's Hot Dish.

06/03/2013 By Judi Gallagher

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New Sarasota Restaurant: MADE

Chef Judi Gallagher visits downtown Sarasota's new restaurant, MADE (Modern American Delicious Eats).

03/18/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Goodfella's Pizza Hits the Spot

Goodfellas Pizza is a welcome part of the Sarasota restaurant scene.

03/12/2013 By Megan McDonald

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The Sandbar: Renovated Space, Renovated Menu

The Sandbar, a Sarasota waterfront dining favorite, gets a building and menu renovation.

03/04/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Restaurant Review: Harry's Continental Kitchens

This month, food critic John Bancroft finds lots to love at Longboat Key's Harry's Continental Kitchens.

03/01/2013 By Beau Denton

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Sarasota's Best: Meatloaf

It’s the month to snuggle up with comfort food - and that means meatloaf.

03/01/2013 By Megan McDonald

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A New Owner and a Little More Style at Bellagio; Plus The Table Creekside's Global Brunch

The Table Creekside offers a Sarasota-style Sunday brunch; plus, a new owner and a little more style at downtown Sarasota's Bellagio.

02/05/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Chef Judi Visits Downtown Sarasota's Drunken Poet

Chef Judi revisits downtown Sarasota's Drunken Poet and finds lots to love.

01/29/2013 By Megan McDonald

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Chef Pino Arrives at Siesta Key's Flavio's; Chef Judi Tastes and Dishes

Chef Pino takes over the kitchen at Siesta Key's Bella Roma Italian Restaurant; Chef Judi Gallagher tastes the menu--and dishes on the experience.

01/22/2013 By Megan McDonald