Bradenton Times News Articles
Looking for a place to take that special someone on Valentine’s Day? Ortygia Restaurant in Bradenton’s Village of the Arts will host a special Valentine’s Day Dinner with entertainment by Skip Eaton on Saturday, February 14. The restaurant has been voted one of the 3 most romantic places in Sarasota and Bradenton for 4 years in a row.
Thanksgiving is a time to share good times with family and friends. Every year I seem to have a house full of family, relatives and friends. In order to entertain them, I need to be ready and not running around making food all day. So proper planning is essential for a fun and tasty holiday. Here are some preparation tips that I’d like to share with you to help make your own Thanksgiving more memorable and a recipe for my Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole.more»
Some culinary elitists thumb their nose at the deep fried turkey, but anyone with taste buds knows that this is a tasty way to prepare the bird – and it’s catching on. More and more Thanksgiving tables are featuring this succulent alternative to the age-old roasting method.more»
Local restaurateur extraordinaire Sean Murphy knows the Florida heat as well as anyone, but he also knows how to cool off with the proper cocktail for a sweltering September day. This week, in his uniquely entertaining fashion, Murphy shares the recipe for an equally-unique concoction sure to help you beat the dog days of our most brutal month.more»
There's no denying the savory appeal of this somewhat unlikely combination that spawned a Los Angeles legend. Thanks to an ambitious St. Pete restaurateur, you can now sample this soul food delicacy without leaving the West Coast of Florida.
The west coast of Florida is dotted with so many high-end fine-dining options that there's usually little reason to drive very far in order to enjoy one. Within 30-minutes of anywhere in Bradenton, one can sample the fair at least a couple dozen $20-40 an entrée eateries. However, a new entrant on St. Pete Beach not only warrants the 35-minute drive, but will likely inspire return trips over the Skyway Bridge.more»
Like many of the area’s downtown restaurants, the Connection Café offers an array of foods such as pressed Cubans, wraps, and salads, but if you want something a little different than the norm, try the chef’s specialty: crepesmore»
The new lead instructor of the Culinary Arts Department at Manatee Technical Institute, Jamie Gregorich, will talk about her fast rise in the culinary world from MTI to Euphemia Haye to Fox Television's Hell’s Kitchen and back in a talk at 7 p.m. this Thursday at MTI's Wagner Auditorium. The school invites the community to come and “meet the instructor.”more»
John Rehill, local government and environmental reporter for The Bradenton Times, will present a vegetarian dinner at Charisma Cafe in the Village of the Arts on March 22. The prix fixe dinner will consist of a special menu designed by Rehill, a practicing vegan who spent years as a restaurant proprietor and bulk sprout supplier in between stints in journalism.more»
Tony Jacklin is a frequent guest at the Beach Bistro, a swanky fine-dining restaurant on Holmes Beach. In fact, the British golf legend likes the upscale, oceanfront eatery so much that he chose it as the backdrop when he and his wife recently renewed their wedding vows. The ceremony, which made international news, has cast the area's top-rated restaurant back into the spotlight.more»