I received the February 2009 Saveur today and briefly glanced through it. Continuing in their "State Plates" series they profiled Florida, talking about citrus, stone crabs, tupelo honey, and so forth.
In the "Latest and Greatest" section they offer a couple words about Michael's Geniune ("straightforward cooking emphasizes local ingredients") and the Ravenous Pig ("an excellent gastropub.") Interestingly, the only other restaurant profiled is the Perfect Caper in Punta Gorda.
I grew up in Englewood and admittedly haven't lived there for some time, but whenever I go home to visit my folks we always head to Sarasota if we're after a really good meal.
Past threads are pretty minimal about the restaurant. Has anyone been, and can they confirm its "Chow-worthiness?"
Website, for your reference. Menu looks interesting.