Kojo serves a variety of sushi, as well as other Japanese dishes.

When Natalia Levey announced that she was taking over the downtown Sarasota restaurant space that previously housed Lemon Tree Kitchen, I wasn’t surprised. Levey’s two Speaks Clam Bar restaurants have proven popular, and the Lemon Tree space was too nice to sit empty for long. What did surprise me was the direction of the new restaurant. Unlike Speaks, which recreates the vibe of Italian-American clam bars in the Northeast, Kojo mashes together Asian food with techniques and flavors from other parts of the world.

Kojo's fetching dining room in the former Lemon Tree Kitchen space

That means you’ll find traditional items like sushi, baos (steamed

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“It rose out of nowhere,” says Junya Watanabe. The thrill of things is amplified by their unlikeliness. It is always likely that great restaurants will dot the drop-dead gorgeous coastlines, that Michelin-star kitchens will bloom in the shadows of skyscrapers. But when mom-and-pops create a bustling dining culture in the city’s unsexy middle, behind some car dealerships and paint stores, in a part of town not designed for restaurants, where parking is so scarce it’s nearly a mythological construct, turning entire strip malls into food courts of nuanced and authentic cuisines of various Asian cultures—That’s a thrill.

That’s Convoy District,

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I’m a fan of all flavors of Asian cuisine, and Denver has a great variety of eateries where you can celebrate the rest of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, then add to your regular rotation of restaurants to visit again after May is over. Each Asian community has its unique flavors and styles of cuisine. Sure, Japanese ramen, Thai and Chinese beef noodle soups and pho are all savory soups served in a bowl, but they’re supremely satisfying

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Seattle’s Communion has been named one of the top 12 best new restaurants in the world by Condé Nast Traveler, and chef Kristi Brown is both excited and amused.

Brown and her son Damon Bomar opened Communion at the end of last year, moving forward with their pre-pandemic plans for a Central District space on the site of the first Black-owned bank in the Pacific Northwest. While in the beginning takeout was the only way to commune with Communion, Brown’s “Seattle Soul” cuisine still met with immediate acclaim, brightening the quarantine holidays and this bizarre

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Eager to dive into a plate of chicken wings or a tender chicken sandwich? You might have to wait a while.

Restaurants across the United States are saying they are struggling to keep a steady stream of chicken tenders, breasts and wings on their customers’ plates due to a nationwide poultry shortage.

According to the Wall Street Journal, franchises such as KFC, Wingstop and Buffalo Wild Wings are saying they are paying high prices for poultry, and many independent eateries have gone for weeks without wings.

For comparison, boneless skinless chicken breast averaged averaged around $1 a pound last

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Craving the sight of ocean waves with your mahi sandwich? We’ll toast to that. 

Here’s a handy list of six beachfront restaurants offering plenty of views to sweeten your dining experience. You’ll find most of these non-resort spots are clustered along the central and south county coast.

Al Fresco 

This Italian-leaning restaurant is perched at the ocean’s edge at Palm Beach’s Par 3 Golf Course. It’s a lovely, two-story building with lots of terrace dining and sweeping views of the blue waves and the golf-course greens. 

The terrace at Al Fresco, located at Palm Beach's Par 3 Golf Course, offers sweeping views.

Early risers in the know can tell you all about breakfast on the Al

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