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Chef Talk: Matthew Lewis of The Capital Grille

Sarasota’s Matthew Lewis, the executive chef partner at The Capital Grille (180 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota. 256-3647; thecapitalgrille.com) , helps bring a local feel to… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Mango Martini

Mango martinis at the Blasé Café are as tropically scrumptious as their Siesta Key setting. Have them along with a slew of sweet-and-sour, traditional-style and… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Rafael Manzano of Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant and Oyster Bar

Devoted father credits his mother for his passion for cooking…. Read more »

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Liquid Love: Fuzzy Mai Tai

Venice’s Pavilion Grill boasts tropical cocktails like the Fuzzy Mai Tai—a sparkling, fruit-infused libation that complements the restaurant’s traditional Thai menu. Tai with Thai. INGREDIENTS:… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Red Sangria at Sporting News Grill

The ideal staycation cocktail…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Giuseppe “Joe” Casadio of 15 South Ristorante Enoteca

Growing up near Portofino, Italy, Giuseppe “Joe” Casadio learned the culinary trade from his Tuscan mother and Genovese father. After moving to Sarasota and working… Read more »

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Chef Talk: J.R. Garraus of J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe

J.R. Garraus has enjoyed longtime renown for his indulgent burgers and live music lineup at J.R.’s Old Packinghouse Café. But what some may not know… Read more »

Liquid Love 

Liquid Love: Dean Martini

Smooth as a crooner and equally citrusy, the Dean Martini at Gio is part of an impressive cocktail list that includes everything from raspberry Bellinis… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Fourth of July Martini

Post-Saturday fireworks, raise a cocktail glass to independence with a Fourth of July Martini at Truman’s Tap and Grill—a Lakewood Ranch neighborhood hotspot. INGREDIENTS: 2… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Ezequiel “Ezy” Gramajo of the Riverhouse Reef and Grill

To Palmetto via Argentina…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Oy Punyahotra of Drunken Poet Cafe

Aporni “Oy” Punyahotra has made the 2006-born Drunken Poet Café (1572 Main St., Sarasota. 955-8404; drunkenpoetsarasota.com) a downtown Sarasota mainstay. The restaurateur is known for her… Read more »

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Liquid Love: Florida's Manhattan

Small-batch and tasty…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Ed Glennon of Back Eddy Bistro

From New York to Sarasota…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Jeff and Travis Alday of Alday's Bar-B-Q

It’s a family affair…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Gavin Pera of Maritana Grille

Chef of Maritana Grille at Loews Don CeSar Hotel is using Sarasota-Manatee-Charlotte farms to create new menu concepts…. Read more »