Where and how to eat crab claws in Sarasota-Manatee

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Experts from 10 local restaurants on appreciating stone crab claws and what’s going on with new regulations that include shortening the season.

Wade Tatangelo
| Sarasota Herald-Tribune

Florida stone crab season, starring one of our state’s most famous foods, starts Thursday with restaurants across Sarasota and Manatee counties eager to serve the delicacy.

The demand for stone crab remained strong locally last season through the spring despite the coronavirus and state-ordered restaurant shutdown. But season will be shorter now due to new regulations approved by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

Local restaurateurs, commercial fishermen and seafood distributors are looking to capitalize on the popular and pricey crustaceans as soon, and as much, as possible, which should be good news for area stone crab enthusiasts.   

“We’ll have them opening day,” says Brett Wallin, the fourth-generation owner of Sarasota’s Walt’s Fish Market, Restaurant & Tiki Bar, which opened in 1918.

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Where to Go, What to Eat: Jay Ducote is stirring the pot; restaurants help out | Entertainment/Life

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Well-known local chef Jay Ducote always puts on a good show, and we’re sure it will be no different when the East Baton Rouge Parish Library hosts “Stir the Pot with Jay Ducote” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 21, on Facebook Live.

Ducote, who has appeared on “Food Network Star,” “Chopped,” “Cutthroat Kitchen” and “Beat Bobby Flay,” recently came out with a new cookbook, “Jay Ducote’s Louisiana Outdoor Cooking,” written with Cynthia LeJeune Nobles and published by LSU Press.

In the show, Ducote will talk about his book, which includes over 150 recipes, from entrees to desserts, and cook his Pork and Brussels Sprouts Cast-Iron Bake. You can cook along with him at your home or just watch live to enjoy the show and ask questions. To attend the online event, visit Facebook.com/EBRPL. This show will be recorded and can be watched later.

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Dinner for one? Here’s where to eat alone in Frankfurt

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Frankfurt map
  1. La Trinca, Sachsenhausen

  2. MoschMosch, Bankenviertel

  3. NeroUno, Bahnhofsviertel

  4. Sushi2Go, Westend

  5. Markets, including Schillermarkt

Walking through central Frankfurt on a busy working day, you’d be forgiven for assuming that in the evening its corporate crowds might descend from their towers to sample the city’s considerable culinary delights.

But while continental Europe’s financial hub is a bankers’ playground during daylight hours, it all but empties after dark. Older executives escape the city in convoys of blacked-out Mercedes to their houses in the surrounding Taunus hills, while the less well-heeled retreat to inner-city residential neighbourhoods, each with their own unique dining and drinking scenes.

All of which makes the thought of eating alone in the centre of town somewhat daunting, especially to those who, like me, dread the idea of meeting the pitying gaze of others as they spot the lone diner looking up from the glare of an

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The Day – Skip pink. Avoid meat. Eat green. Reduce breast cancers.

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In case you weren’t “aware” of breast cancer, October and a million pink tchotchkes are here to offer their services.

But just in time for National “Look Like You Washed a Red Sock With Your Whites” Month, new research is shedding light on how we can actually tackle the No. 1 cancer killer of women worldwide. And the findings might surprise you.

As it turns out, milk does a body bad. A study commissioned by the National Cancer Institute and the World Cancer Research Fund determined that by drinking cow’s milk, a woman increases her risk of breast cancer by as much as 80% compared to drinking soy milk.

The seven-year study examined the health impact of cow’s milk versus soy milk on nearly 52,800 women. The women who drank 8 ounces of cow’s milk a day upped their cancer risk by 50%. And those who gulped down the two

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Top heart-healthy foods to eat while working from home

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a bowl of fruit on a table: Antioxidant-rich berries such as black, pink, dark blue and red-colored berries can offer many vital vitamins and minerals.(Representational image: IE)

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Antioxidant-rich berries such as black, pink, dark blue and red-colored berries can offer many vital vitamins and minerals.(Representational image: IE)

By Aman Puri In times when the entire country is hit by the Coronavirus pandemic, people have realized the importance of healthy lifestyle and stronger immunity. Times have changed and today, most of the professionals work from home, which provides the opportunity for healthy cooking and improving your eating habits with wholesome nourishing meals. We need to improve our eating habits and gain knowledge of eating better and should consider this as an opportunity to enhance our lifestyle and to positively adapt to this changing pattern.

So on this World Heart Day, let’s vow to eat heart-healthy foods, encourage our overall health and follow a dynamic lifestyle for stronger metabolism and healthier hearts.

Working from home? Weight Loss and Diet Tips for better heart

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The Best Thing to Eat In Every State

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Photo: Little Outdoor Giants

Trendy doesn’t always equal tasty, but Brooklyn’s juicy, drippy, splendidly pretzel-bunned Emmy Burger lives up to the hype.


Whether it’s called a bierock, a runza or a cabbage burger, the idea—brought Stateside by 19th-century German settlers—is always the same: yeasty dough lovingly packed with ground beef, cabbage or sauerkraut, onions and, depending on the cook, a little spice. At Sehnert’s Bakery, opened in 1957, these pillowy bundles of joy (some with good ol’ American cheese) are baked fresh every morning. Should you require further carbs, a peanut butter roll, drenched in thick nutty frosting, is a fine finale.


Award-winning L.A. chef and restaurateur Mary Sue Milliken fantasizes about the nam kao tod (crispy rice salad) at Lotus of Siam, located in an unassuming Las Vegas strip mall. An herby Thai jasmine rice is tossed with cilantro, green onions, ground dry chilies, ginger,

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Texas man sentenced to 40 years in prison for trying to rape, kill, eat child

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A Texas man was sentenced to 40 years in prison for attempting to arrange a liaison where he would rape, kill and eat a 13-year-old girl.

Alexander Nathan Barter was sentenced late Thursday to federal charges of attempted coercion, enticement of a minor and distribution of child pornography. He pleaded guilty to the charges in December.

Prosecutors say Barter was trolling dark websites in search of someone that he could rape, kill and then eat, expressing an interest in cannibalism.

“I’d like to try necrophilia and cannibalism and see how it feels to take a life. If you would be willing to let me kill you, are in the U.S. (preferably in the south) and can travel by car, contact me,” Barter posted on a dark website in October 2018.

An undercover officer saw the ad and responded pretending to be a father offering his 13-year-old daughter to Barter. Between

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10 Foods You Should Eat Every Week to Lose Weight

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No single food has the power to melt the pounds, but there are plenty of healthy options that can support your weight loss efforts when included as part of a healthy diet. In addition to being delicious additions to meals and snacks, nearly all ten of these foods contain fiber or protein (or both!)—nutrients that deliver when it comes to keeping us fuller longer. Including them regularly during the week is a simple way to make the most of your meals.

a plate of food with broccoli: Including these tasty, satisfying staples throughout the week can supercharge your weight loss efforts.

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Including these tasty, satisfying staples throughout the week can supercharge your weight loss efforts.

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1. Chia Seeds

a bowl of food on a table: Chia

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Pictured Recipe: Blueberry-Almond Chia Pudding

When it comes to weight loss, fiber is king. It’s satiating because it slows digestion and keeps us feeling fuller longer. This is super important when we’re cutting

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How much should a toddler eat per day and tips to avoid to avoid fussy eaters

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If your baby was brilliant through the weaning stage, eating every piece of fruit or vegetable you gave them, it might have come as a shock when suddenly they hit the toddler stage and refuse pretty much everything!

But fear not, this is completely normal and although incredibly frustrating for parents, there are things you can do to help and encourage your child to eat a wider variety of foods.

We spoke to Ballymoney based Paediatric Dietitian, Dr Kirsty Porter who also runs Nutrition4kids and she had this advice for parents worried about how much their toddlers should be eating.

She told Be: ” Parents can often worry about their children’s eating when they are toddlers. They could have previously eaten a wide variety of foods when they were infants and are now starting to refuse previously accepted foods or eating less at times.

“Toddlers appetites decrease as their nutritional

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Nola Love Pizza: where you can eat delicious pizza for a good cause

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NEW ORLEANS – This Friday night, grab yourself a delicious pizza for a good cause when Nola Love Pizza pops up at Slim Goodies Diner. There’s even a giveaway!

The Details

Chef Larry Galper will be firing up some top-notch pizza on Friday, October 16 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. The event will be located at Slim Goodies (332 Magazine Street). The restaurant will provide their full drink menu as well as indoor and outdoor seating. The event is first-come, first-serve, and dine-in only.

The Pizzas

Nola Love Pizza will be serving three types of pizza: The Margherita, Cacio e Pepe, and Meat-a-balls. Their full menu is below.

The Cause

Pizza proceeds will go towards feeding NOLA’s front line, first responders, artists, and anyone who needs love and support right now. Chef Larry Galper says, “The beauty of this is that you can eat and drink with your friends

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