Browsing the "Food" Tag

Smell the Bread Café, A Healthy Option

August 8th, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

The opening of a new restaurant, bar or café in Sarasota is always an exciting event for me. What type of cuisine? What style of décor? How will the food taste? So the May opening of Smell the Bread Café, with its promise of healthy, vegan, gluten free and organic menu items, truly piqued my inte...


Supernova Café Shines Brightly for Casual Italian Dining

August 1st, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

With an idea a few years in the making, Giuseppe Prestia opened the doors to Supernova Café last fall. Located at 1900 Main St., just across from the Hollywood 20, the Supernova Café is a casual, authentically Italian café serving coffee, fresh juices, lunch and dinner. Spotlighting its Sicilian ...


Shore Diner: A Shore Thing

July 25th, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

A little more than a year ago, the Shore Diner opened for dinner on St. Armand’s Circle. At the time, the Sarasota community highly anticipated the opening and initial response was excited. Although earlier than most of my reviews, (I usually give a new restaurant time to work out details and trai...


The Usual Place, more than usual

July 17th, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

From the outside, there is nothing distinctive or inviting about The Usual Place, a casual Italian eatery on Siesta Dr. just east of 41. The simple, casual, and comfortable décor immediately projects a warm welcome; providing an inkling that The Usual Place might be something different... ...


Owen’s Fish Camp: fresh, fun and friendly

June 28th, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

Nestled in a small Burns Court lot, a small, mid-1920s cottage sits under a more than 80-year-old banyan tree. The former home of Owen Burns today is a favorite Sarasota seafood restaurant. Owen’s Fish Camp seems to have the right formula for success, keeping people coming back for more...


After over a decade, Café Epicure still lives up to its name

June 20th, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

Café Epicure has been a steady fixture in the local streetscape, evolving over the years to become a “go-to” casual dining destination, as well as a place to see and be seen in Sarasota. It might be easy to overlook a longtime original like Café Epicure. However, Jack Littman-Quinn says that w...


Piqued by perq coffee bar

June 14th, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

Jack Littman-Quinn admits that at first he didn't see himself visiting perq coffee bar on a regular basis. That changed the next day when he took some friends to perq for an afternoon coffee … and the next day when he had perq for breakfast. As it turns out, every day is potentially a perq-perfect...


CasAntica: refined Italian in a special setting

June 7th, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

With a multitude of fine Italian restaurants in Sarasota, selecting a place to dine may be difficult. Although the Migliaccio family does not make this decision any easier in CasAntica to the mix, it does offer you something out of the ordinary. It is an authentic Italian restaurant that feels just ...


Chutney’s: dual cuisines, single restaurant

May 31st, 2013 | by Jack Littman-Quinn

Chutney's is a unique and creative dining option that has fulfilled Sarasota's ethnic food cravings for over 25 years. With an emphasis on Middle Eastern and Indian cuisine, Chutney's offers a diverse array of dining options on its two-sectioned menu...





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