Grilled grouper tacos at Siesta Key Oyster Bar. Served with flour tortillas, it is the cilantro sauce that sets this one apart. A cold Rolling Rock and sunset and you are in Baja heaven.
The new 8-ounce Prime Burger at Fleming’s Steak House seriously, could be the BEST burger ever- the hand made Hallah roll, buttery and soft sets the stage for the flavorful crisp sugar-cured bacon, aged cheddar (or blue cheese) and, wait for it, two giant onion rings. This burger nirvana.
Teriyaki Salmon bento box at J Pan. For less than $10 at lunch, this is more than a mouthful with crisp spring roll, dumplings, California roll and ginger salad.
The Rib Eye Steak at Galileo in Burns court is a winner. This Italian gem has been a favorite dining destination for years. A new addition to the menu, Galileo makes it best by keeping it simple. Olive oil, garlic and a hint of fresh herbs make this classic steakhouse specialty.
Don’t forget the culinary challenge of the year in Venice.
Get ready for Iron Chef on September 20th, 2009 at the Venice Arts Center. For more information, call 941-484-6722.
-Flavors And More Magazine: August 2009