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SRQ DAILY May 9, 2023

Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

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Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

"When you eat pasta made from bleached flour you feel heavy, but the body processes semolina faster, so you do not feel lethargic after eating it."

- David Caruso, Franchisee of DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go

[The Dish]  DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go Brings a Taste of Venice to Sarasota
Laura Paquette, laura.paquette@srqme.com

Fresh pasta aficionados can get their fill of this Italian staple at DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go on St. Armands Circle. Seventh-generation Venetian Gabriele DalMoro founded DalMoros in Venice, Italy, in 2012, with the goal of offering high-quality fresh pasta to the masses in an informal and affordable setting. He based many of the restaurant’s dishes on his family’s recipes, which he served in a to-go box.

“70 percent of his clients were American tourists,” says David Caruso, who along with his brother and extended family own several DalMoros franchises across the state of Florida. Caruso learned about the brand through a friend and called by his Italian heritage, he ventured to Venice to meet with Gabriele. In Dec. 2022, the Carusos opened the St. Armands location, hoping to capitalize on the high-traffic tourist zone.

Passersby can watch the team making heaps of fresh pasta through the restaurant’s window. “We don’t use egg in the pasta at all. It’s essentially flour and water because we use high-quality semolina flour, which has a yellow color, like they use in Europe, unlike the bleached and processed flour you find in the United States. When you eat pasta made from bleached flour you feel heavy, but the body processes semolina faster, so you don’t feel lethargic after eating it.” The lack of egg also means that the pasta is vegan-friendly.

The perfect bite for a day at the beach or a fast-casual meal inside the modern and inviting space, the pasta comes in many varieties. One popular sauce from Rome is Amatriciana, a red sauce made with onions and smoked bacon. Guests also enjoy the cacio e pepe, pasta with Pecorino cheese and pepper and pesto made with fresh basil and pine nuts. Toppings like chicken, green olives and sundried tomatoes are available to customize each dish. Between the pasta, sauces and toppings, there are over 100 combinations for diners. “It’s a great introduction for someone who has never before tasted fresh pasta,” says Caruso.

DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go, 309 John Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, dalmoros.us. 

Pictured: Fresh pasta made at DalMoros. Photo Courtesy of DalMoros Fresh Pasta To Go.

[Announcement]  Key Chorale Announces Newly Appointed Principal Accompanist, Glenn Priest

Key Chorale, the Suncoast’s premier symphonic chorus, announces the hiring of principal accompanist, Glenn Priest. Mr. Priest is an accomplished concert pianist, organist, choral conductor, clinician, adjudicator and conference speaker. He is a former guest artist with the Boston Pops Orchestra, having performed several seasons making his piano debut with Arthur Fiedler at the age of 22. He also served as staff accompanist/vocal coach for Boston University’s Young Artists Tanglewood Institute for seven years. Mr. Priest has recently retired as Worship Director and Chapel Organist of Fairhaven, a mega Church in Dayton, Ohio where he served for 20 years. He is also an ordained Minister of Music, with course study at Gordon Conwell Seminary. Glenn will replace Nancy Yost Olson who served as accompanist for Key Chorale for 14 years. Glenn graduated Boston University with a BMus and MMus in piano. While in Boston, he studied piano with Bela Nagy, Anthony di Bonaventura, organ with Douglas Marshall, voice performance and choral conducting with Joseph Huszti, and vocal accompanying with Allen Rogers. As an artist, he has served with many organizations, including The Knoxville Choral Society and Symphony, Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra, Fraze Pavilion, Culture Works and St. Peter’s Anglican Cathedral Series in Tallahassee, FL. Glenn has assisted master classes with conductor Leonard Bernstein, composers Aaron Copland and Norman Dello Joio, and as accompanist to trumpeter Rolf Smedvig, the Empire Brass Quintet and international violinist In-Hong Cha. A welcome reception: Prosecco, Nibbles, & Nosh, will be held for Glenn on Friday, May 19 th, 5:00-6:30 PM at the Center for Arts & Humanities, 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota. The public is invited but ask that they RSVP to info@KeyChorale.org by Wednesday, May 17 th . 

[Recognition]  Sarasota Memorial Honors its 3,000+ Nurses

Sarasota Memorial Health Care System is celebrating Nurses Week with a weeklong slate of activities recognizing the care and commitment of its more than 3,000 nurses and 1,000-plus patient care and multi-skilled technologists who support nursing care. National Nurses Week is a time that hospitals, health care professionals and communities recognize the contributions and positive impact of America’s 4 million registered nurses. Each year, the celebration begins on May 6 and ends on May 12, Florence Nightingale's birthday. In addition to unit-based celebrations throughout the week, chaplains will round throughout clinical areas on Tuesday for the popular “Blessing of the Hands” ceremony, a tradition in which chaplains anoint nurses’ hands with oil and bless them as instruments of healing. On Thursday, the health system will host its annual Nurse of Excellence ceremony, presenting nursing excellence awards to clinicians and nursing leaders who epitomize the values that have made Sarasota Memorial a “Magnet Hospital” for nurses. SMH is the only Magnet Hospital in the region – the nation’s highest nursing honor. SMH has received continuous Magnet designation since 2003. Each four-year designation requires passing a rigorous survey and achieving the organization’s high quality standards. In March, Sarasota Memorial also was ranked in the top 10 hospitals for nurses in the state of Florida, and the highest in the region, according to the NurseJournal, a national resource in education and career development for nurses and aspiring healthcare professionals. 

[New Hire]  Industry Specialist Joins Mauldin and Jenkins Government Advisory Practice

Leading assurance and advisory firm Mauldin & Jenkins is proud to announce the hiring of Director David Jahosky, a seasoned professional with extensive experience providing governmental advisory services. With this strategic addition to Mauldin & Jenkins, the firm’s Governmental Advisory practice is even better positioned to provide superior advisory services to both state and local governmental entities. David brings a wealth of knowledge to the firm’s Governmental Advisory practice and has served public sector entities for almost 30 years. He has an unparalleled understanding of governmental operations as well as the budgetary and strategic planning impacts on state and local governments in Florida and throughout the Southeast. David is proficient in the areas of Management and Financial Consulting, Governmental Budgeting and Accounting, Best Practices in State and Local Government Operations, Internal Audit, and Data Analytics.  In David’s role, he will primarily focus on providing Compliance, Strategy, Transformation,Operational Efficiency and Effectiveness, and Performance Management services to governmental clients. David is based out of the firm's Bradenton, Florida office.  

[Grant]  Making An Impact Receives a $3,420 Grant from the Community Foundation of Sarasota County

Making An Impact, a community-focused nonprofit dedicated to making a positive change by empowering those in need with information on local resources, has received two grants totaling $3,420 from the Jerome and Lillian Barnett and Charlotte P. Graver Funds at the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The funds will support strategic planning initiatives to further the organization’s mission. The grant provides Making An Impact with the financial support needed to comprehensively review its current programs and services and develop a strategic plan for future growth and expansion. This planning process will include gathering input from volunteers, community partners, and other stakeholders. It will help ensure that Making An Impact is well-positioned to continue making a positive impact in the community. For more information on Making An Impact and their work in the community, visit their website at www.Making-An-Impact.org. 

[Grant]  Child Protection Center Receives Funding for Personal Safety Education

The Child Protection Center, Inc. (CPC) was selected as the recipient of a $10,000 grant by the Harold & Jacqueline Bladel Charitable Trust. This funding will support the nonprofit’s Personal Safety & Community Awareness Program (PSCA). PSCA provides primary prevention and educational programs on child abuse and maltreatment throughout Sarasota County with an upcoming expansion into DeSoto County. During these workshops, children learn strategies to effectively respond to threats of physical or sexual abuse, abduction, bullying, or dangers online. In addition to prevention education for children, PSCA educators provide training for professionals in the school system, healthcare, and childcare on a variety of personal safety topics. Trainings cover Identifying & Reporting Child Abuse, Indicators and Impacts of Child Sexual Abuse, Responses to a Disclosure, Bullying Prevention, and Internet Safety. “These programs educate professionals and community members who interact with children about reporting suspicions of child abuse and neglect, fulfilling the legal and moral responsibilities all Florida citizens to report suspicions and ultimately reduce risk to our children,” explained Doug Staley, CPC’s Executive Director. This grant is a continuation of generous support from the Charitable Trust, which in recent years enabled PSCA to adapt services and continue educating the community throughout COVID-19. The Personal Safety Team successfully reaches over 50,000 individuals with prevention education on a yearly basis. 

[Forage]  A Pinch of Indian Spices
Laura Paquette, laura.paquette@srqme.com

A Pinch of Indian Spices | Turmeric Indian Bar & Grill Spices Up Sarasota's Rosemary District, May/June 2023. 

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[SOON]  MUSEUM: She Engineers at the Bishop , January 24 – July 30, During museum hours

SHE ENGINEERS is a bilingual (English and Spanish) poster exhibition highlighting eight women in various engineering fields. In their own words, the women share their passion and what inspired them to become engineers. If we support a woman in STEM, then she can change the world.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: Walking Tours at The Ringling's Arboretum Available Now Through May 2023 , November 26 – May 29, 12:00 PM

This walking tour led by volunteer guides will introduce you to interesting botanical specimens on the estate while providing a historic overview of the development of the estate. The Ringling Arboretum has been accredited at Level II through ArbNet and there are over 2350 trees within the arboretum representing native, exotic, historical, and culturally significant trees. Garden Tours are available Saturdays, Sundays, and Mondays and take place entirely outdoors. It is 90 minutes in length and covers approximately 1 mile. We encourage visitors to bring bottled water, and wear appropriate footwear, preferably closed-toe, sunblock, and hats. There will be a maximum of 10 participants per tour. Tours are subject to weather conditions. Please check it at the Visitors Pavilion prior to your tour. Tickets will be available 30 days prior to each tour.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Ranch Nite Wednesdays at Waterside Place , February 8 – May 31, 6 to 9 p.m.

Enjoy a night of fun at Waterside Place during Ranch Nite Wednesdays. The event features food trucks, live music, a night market, a vintage mobile bar and cornhole. Visit lakewoodranch.com to learn more. Waterside Place, 1561 Lakefront Drive, Sarasota.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens 2023 Jean & Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature , February 12 – June 26, During garden hours

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens’ 2023 Jean and Alfred Goldstein Exhibition Tiffany: The Pursuit of Beauty in Nature showcases the creativity and innovation of American artist and designer Louis Comfort Tiffany (1848-1933). The first exhibition of its type to be presented in a botanical garden, the exhibition highlights the inspiring connection between Tiffany Studios and the natural world through unique horticultural displays in the Tropical Conservatory and the Gardens, accompanied by seminal examples of Tiffany’s work on view in the Museum of Botany and the Arts. To learn more, visit selby.org. Selby Gardens Downtown Sarasota campus, 1534 Mound St., Sarasota.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Reel Music at the Florida Studio Theatre , February 15 – June 25, Various times

Florida Studio Theatre presents the original music revue, Reel Music, celebrating the movies that helped create the soundtrack to the last century. Featuring classics like “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Circle of Life,” and “My Heart Will Go On,” this new Cabaret traces how films—and the music highlighted in them—have evolved over the past one hundred years. Created by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Sarah Durham with musical arrangements by Jim Prosser, Reel Music begins playing February 15, 2023, in FST’s Court Cabaret. Single tickets for Reel Music
range between $18-39 and are now on sale at FloridaStudioTheatre.org or at 941.366.9000.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Sarasota Cars and Coffee at University Town Center , March 11 – December 9, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

This monthly gathering of car enthusiasts brings together automobile lovers from every walk of life, not to mention a wide array of spectacular cars. Bring your own vehicle (all makes and models are welcome) to show off, or check out the hundreds of cars on display. Each month, the event sponsors a different charity, and attendees are encouraged to donate $10 to benefit the charity. The event, occuring on the second Sunday of each month, will feature live music, complimentary coffee and more. To learn more, visit facebook.com/carsandcoffee941. Sarasota Cars and Coffee, The West District at University Town Center near Ford’s Garage, 295 N. Cattlemen Rd., Sarasota.

[SOON]  FOOD: Walking Progressive Dinner , May 10, 6:30 pm

Taste Dining and Travel Magazine is celebrating spring with a Walking Progressive Dinner in Downtown Sarasota on Wednesday, May 10. Enjoy a course at three fabulous downtown Sarasota restaurants, Bevardi’s Salute, Azul and Tzeva, and a short walk to them for an evening to remember. Part of the event’s proceeds will benefit All Faiths Food Bank. Tickets are $125. Reserve your spot at tasteweb.net or call 941-366-7950. Meet at Bevardi's Salute, 23 North Lemon Ave., Sarasota. 

[SOON]  GALLERY: Disney Artist and Ringling College Alumnus Tim Rogerson Show , May 2 – May 26, During gallery hours

Madeby Gallery invites you to the Disney Artist and Ringling College Alumnus Tim Rogerson Show now through May 26. Over 50 of Tim’s original paintings, giclee on canvas, and lithograph prints are for sale. Many have been personalized on the back by Tim, which brings added value to the Disney piece. Don't miss this rare opportunity to add to your Disney collection. Tim Rogerson is a Disney Fine Artist and Ringling College Alumnus. He is one of only a select group of artists allowed to recreate iconic Disney characters and scenes. Visit madebygallery.com to learn more. Madeby Gallery, 2700 North Tamiami Trail, Sarasota.

[SOON]  MUSEUM: From the Chambers Honoring John Sims at Ringling Museum , May 6 – August 6, Museum hours

In December 2022, the innovative artist, activist, writer, and filmmaker John Sims passed away suddenly at his studio in Sarasota. The tragic loss of Sims left a deep impact on the art world. His art, informed by mathematics, design, sacred symbols, and poetic text, boldly confronted white supremacy, the Confederate flag, and the deep disparities and division within our society. The Ringling is honored to have had the opportunity to work closely with Sims, who was their artist in residence in 2020. The exhibition From the Chambers, Honoring John Sims brings those two works together, on view publicly for the first time, in conjunction with John Chamberlain’s sculpture Added Pleasure. The exhibition serves as just one part of the significant legacy the artist leaves behind, in Sarasota and beyond. On view May 6 through August 6, 2023 in the Searing East galleries. Ringling Musuem, 5401 Bay Shore Rd., Sarasota, ringling.org

[SOON]  GALLERY: Lake Club of Lakewood Ranch Art Exhibition , May 8 – July 31, 9 am-5 pm
ComCenter Lakewood Ranch hosts local art groups to exhibit in the main lobby area of the building. The exhibits are open to the public to view Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, and the majority of the art is for sale. The artists are usually treated to a welcome reception by ComCenter as well. The exhibits continually change about every four to six months so there is always something new to see and our ComCenter clients and their clients enjoy the ever-changing exhibits. The next group, The Lake Club of Lakewood Ranch, will be exhibiting for the first time at ComCenter from May 8 through July 31. ComCenter Lakewood Ranch, 9040 Town Center Pkwy, Lakewood Ranch, comcenters.net.
[SOON]  MUSIC: Big Sexy The Fats Waller Revue , April 19 – May 28, Various times

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller was an American jazz pianist, composer, singer and comedic entertainer. He realized his dream of becoming a professional musician at age 15. His Harlem stride style influenced the sound of modern jazz piano. Nate Jacobs’ original tribute, “Big Sexy, The Fats Waller Revue,” to this irrepressible artist features Waller’s signature songs, including “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” “Honeysuckle Rose,” “Your Feet’s Too Big,” “The Joint is Jumpin’” and many more. Tickets are $50 for adults, $20 for students and active military (cost includes all ticket fees). WBTT's Donelly Theatre, 1012 North Orange Ave., Sarasota, westcoastblacktheatre.org.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Comedy Roulette , April 13 – May 17, Various times

FST Improv’s free-form show, Comedy Roulette, is an off-the-wall improvisation potpourri where performers are freed from the traditional do’s and don’ts of improv. Instead, improvisers are encouraged to follow the funny and launch into a new scene or storyline whenever inspiration strikes. Comedy Roulette plays Saturdays in FST’s Bowne’s Lab from April 8 to May 17, 2023. Florida Studio Theatre, 1265 1st St., Sarasota, floridastudiotheatre.org.

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