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Chef Talk: Alex Rodriguez of Castile Restaurant

Alex Rodriguez, the executive chef at Castile (3701 Gulf Blvd., St Pete Beach. 727-456-8660; castilerestaurant.com), is quickly becoming famed for his Latin-influenced fare at Hotel… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Keith Daum of Bridge Street Bistro and Island Time Bar and Grill

Keith Daum, the executive chef at Bridge Street Bistro (111 Gulf Dr. S., Bradenton Beach. 782-1122; bridgestreetbistroonline.com), has spent decades carving out his culinary signature… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Chelsea Elliott of La Dona Donuts

Chelsea Elliott, the owner/operator of La Dona Donuts (284-2889; ladonadonuts.com), is a longtime baker who turned a confectionary passion into a career. Her company’s moniker (pronounced… Read more »

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Chef Paul Mattison invited to prestigious Napa vineyard event

Every year for almost three decades, Cakebread Cellars in Napa Valley has invited a handful of top chefs from around the world to participate in its… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Eric Bein of Station 400

He updates the classics…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Michael Yoder of Sirard's Chocolate Cafe

From turntables to kitchens…. Read more »

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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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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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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 »

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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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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 »

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Chef Talk: Bar Chef Matthew Serrano of The Table Creekside

Innovative cocktails at a great restaurant…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Shane Keinz of Full Belly Stuffed Burgers

Learn to make the burger joint’s Italian Burger…. Read more »

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Chef Talk: Amy Nichols of Flour Parlor

Sarasota has come to know baker Amy Nichols as a cake pop master from the family-run Lollicake Queen in Southside Village. Now, she is branching… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Dy’Ante Reddick of Burger & Beer Joint

Dy’Ante Reddick, the corporate executive chef of Burger & Beer Joint, has been a kitchen wiz since age 15. Today, he is elevating the art… Read more »

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Chef Talk: Bill Shafer of the Seafood Shack

This Florida native knows Gulf Coast cooking…. Read more »

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