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It is my favorite time again! Where I get to try out the new Chef's Table menu at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Sarasota. Every two months a new Chef's Table is created by one of my favorite local chefs, Chef Matt Nabor! As always it was another fabulous experience at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar -Sarasota. It is one of my favorite places for a date night on the weekends. I started the night off with my favorite a dirty martini with blue cheese stuffed oliv
Are you looking for the perfect Valentine's Day date night? Look no further my friends! Love is in the air at TooJay's Deli! just in time for Valentine’s Day, the $25.99 Sweetheart “Dinner for Too” menu is back now through Sunday, February 16th. You get a choice of two soups or salads, two entrées from TooJay’s Dinner for Too menu, two non-alcoholic beverages (upgrade to beer or wine for $3) & a choice of a dessert to share. Redeem your dinner coupon HERE. Tell me where you c
Grab your besties and mark your calendars for Sunday, March 8th - 11:30am to 1:30pm! The Scout Guide Sarasota, Anna Maria, Boca Grande Presents: The 6th Annual Bestie Brunch in honor of International Women's Day! The 6th Annual Bestie Brunch is being held in celebration of International Women's Day, the Cambira way at Mote Marine Labratory & Aquarium! Tableseide Catering will create a delicious 4-course seated brunch each perfectly paired with tasty wines from the Cambria Wi
I had the pleasure last night of dining at Cassariano Italian Eatery at UTC Sarasota. Italian food is my favorite cuisine and being from New York I am always looking for new spots in Sarasota, Florida to find amazing Italian dishes! The restaurant’s name is a combination of both partners last names; Luca Cassani and Antonio Pariano, both born and raised in Northern Italy. After years working together in the restaurant business both Luca & Antonio made the decision to venture
It's that time of year again! The 13th Annual Forks & Corks had arrived and the weather was perfect! If you read my blog post from last year you know that the 12th Annual Forks & Corks had to be moved to a later date in May because of the dangerous thunderstorms. A ton of rain is something you do not want to have to deal with while at the Ringling Museum. There is plenty of marble and tile so you are bound to slip! This year we ended up with perfect weather! All sun and a bea
Do you have plans for the Super Bowl? Duffy's Sports Grill is auctioning off two of their Best “Big Game” Seats at their Tampa location (1580 N Dale Mabry Highway, Tampa) for the big game on February 2nd. The package is a $400 value, because of all the great add-ons and 100% of all proceeds will benefit Special Olympics Florida on behalf of Duffy's Foundation. Not only will you have a great time but you will also but donating to an amazing cause. What gets better than that?
As most of you know I am from New York and that is the capital for amazing pizza. Also my husband is from Chicago and to me is a close runner up for delicious pizza in the US. I have been in Sarasota for 5 years now and have explored a good amount of pizza places in the area. Have I had a chance to try every pizza place. No I wish! I wanted to share with you my top five pizza places in SRQ in no particular order! 1. Evie's Tavern Evie's has several locations around our area.
Holidays can be overwhelming. Some of us have family that is out of town and we are not able to get together with during Thanksgiving. Sometimes we just don't feel like cooking twelve courses. Maybe we just want to treat ourselves and our family to a fun night out and enjoy moms homemade cooking all together. Look no further my friends. I have already made your Thanksgiving resesrvations. Put that apron up and follow me over to Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar. I had the pleasure o
I had the pleasure of attending Savor St. Pete this year and this was the events first year. I was blown away how well it was put together and had so many options for delicious food and drinks. There was literally something there for everyone! The event was November 2nd and 3rd at Straub Waterfront Park (St. Petersburg, Florida) . Tons of great food, wine, cocktails and microbrews! A percentage of ticket sales from the event also benefited The Art Institute of Tampa. There we
It is that amazing time again my friends! Where I get to try out the new Chef's Table menu at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar - Sarasota. Every two months a new Chef's Table is created by one of my favorite local chefs, Chef Matt Nabor! As always it was another fabulous experience at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar -Sarasota. Everyone is always so nice and the atmosphere is very elegant. It is one of my favorite places for a date night on the weekends. I started t
I had the pleasure of attending Brews By the Bay at the Florida Aquarium on Friday - October 11th. For 11 years, Brews by the Bay has brought people together in support of our Blue Planet. One hundred percent of the proceeds from Brews by the Bay goes towards there conservation programs of animals such as the African penguins, sharks, corals, and sea turtles. At the event there were 100+ beers from Pepin Distributing Company including: Coppertail Brewing Company, Tampa Bay Br
Last weekend I had the pleasure of being a judge for the 2019 Tampa Bay's Tailgate Taste Fest! The event was held at Tampa's Curtis Hixon Park and we had a beautiful day for it. The entertainment consisted of a food competition with local restaurants serving up the most delicious tailgate foods Tampa Bay has to offer, live music from local/national bands, a competitive corn hole tournament and live action from the day’s most exciting college football games shown on huge LED v
I am sure most of you have been to Bonefish Grill before? I mean who doesn't love the Bang Bang Shrimp and fresh fish choices? Recently Bonefish Grill has launched a perfect date night meal. The Mixed Grill Dinner for two. You get to choose One Starter - Coconut or Bang Bang Shrimp, Two salads - House or Caesar, Three Signature Sides and you get Four Wood-Grilled Selections -Atlantic Salmon with chimichurri, Argentinian Red Shrimp, Filet Mignon skewer, and Key West Ahi Tuna t
Who is excited that football is back! I know I am and I am always looking for new sports bars and different menus to try out for the games during football season. Even if you are not a huge football fan..you can be a huge foodie fan and Duffy's Sports Grill hits the nail on the head for all the delicious food finds. Duffy's Sports Grill has always been one of my favorite restaurants and now they have upped their game. There football menu game that is! There new football menu
Great seafood, amazing views and a fun atmosphere? What gets better than that! If you are a local to Sarasota you probably have heard of Phillippi Creek Village Restaurant & Oyster Bar! I have gone to this restaurant since I moved down here 5 years ago. They always have fresh seafood and a great happy hour. The restaurant has been voted Best Raw Bar & Seafood Restaurant for 12 years in a row! I was invited in recently to test out there new menu that will be launching soon. Le
How many times have you craved moms home-cooking but didn't know where to go and find such a delicious meal? How about wanting breakfast for dinner but all of your breakfast places closed at 2:30pm? What about wanting to have a glass of wine or a mimosa with your meal and realizing they don't sell alcohol at the diner you are at? Well I have found the solution to all of your problems. I was able to dine at Metro Diner in Sarasota a few nights ago and it did not disappoint. I
I had the pleasure of dining with Fleming's Steakhouse Sarasota for the June/July Chef's table. As I am sure you all remember my delicious food from the March Chef's Table with Chef Matt Nabor. I didn't think it could happen but this months menu is even better than the last! Chef Matt Nabor always selects the freshest local ingredients and comes up with the most creative chef table menu's every month. As always I had to start my night off with one of Fleming's Steakhouse crea
I had the pleasure to attend Bavaro's Pizza Media Night in downtown Sarasota yesterday. The restaurant brings a modern yet historic feel. Everything from fire pits and local art outside to amazing chandeliers and a gorgeous copper pizza oven. I was blown away how beautiful the restaurant was put together. The ambiance surely adds to the amazing dishes they serve. First we started off with the Caprese Martini. How fun was that drink! If you love martinis and love caprese I hig
Were you able to attend any of the Forks & Corks events this past week? There were so many amazing winemaker pairing dinners offered at several Sarasota-Manatee Originals participating restaurants from May 2nd - 4th. These dinners gave you opportunities to learn more about the local restaurants, wineries and have them all paired into a fun educational event. This year I was able to attend Forks & Corks University Master Class on Saturday - May 4th at Micheal's on East. Forks