Originally from Wheaton, Illinois, I am a mother of five, a certified aquatics instructor and a professional volunteer. I moved to Sarasota from Michigan with my husband four years ago and knew I wanted to re-create myself but wasn't sure what that would be. So, when family and friends began flocking down to visit I felt obliged to entertain them and soon learned that Sarasota is one of the best cities to start a new life in for many reasons. Eating is one of them! I have discovered that Sarasota is the ideal city in which to experience the finest of everything food and what makes it a unique experience is that most of the restaurants are family owned and operated. So, come join me for a culinary tour on the streets of this beautiful city we call paradise!