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What’s Left of the Past: The Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar in Sarasota, Florida

I too grew up on Florida’s west coast, Pinellas County to be exact. When I go home to visit, like you, it has changed drastically. When my family moved there from Pennsylvania, decades ago it was orange groves, mom and pop stores and a clear view of the beach. Oh well, everything changes. I just try to hold on to my lovely memories and go with the flow. La sigh.

...said the Fox


Taking my dad to visit a local institution that has withstood the ravages of ferocious growth. Some things remain intact in my hometown…

It’s a different town. That’s all I can say when anyone asks me what I think of Sarasota today. When I grew up here, there were few buildings higher than two stories. It was affordable, or at least affordable enough that a family of four could come down and start over in a stilt house on a shell drive in a part of town so close to the water that retiring baby boomers are willing to shell out half their life savings to live there now. Going back is strange, particularly because I haven’t lived there for almost two decades. It’s not a bad thing or a good thing. It’s just different.

When I go home, I go back for family. My 95 year-old grandmother who has…

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Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa

Chili Lime Chicken Tacos with Grilled Pineapple Salsa. Left over grilled chicken, here we come.