It was revealed early today that beloved food maven, Judi Gallagher, was evicted from her swanky Siesta Key condo last week, another apparent victim of the economic downturn. Ms. Gallagher has been a fixture on the gastronomical scene on the Suncoast for several years, hosting cooking shows, dispensing dining advice and always being part of the social fabric of this community.
Said one close friend, "It's unfortunate, but Judi just got caught up in the same trap so many others did. She always chose the best cuts of meat, long-line caught fish, the organic produce; it was always 'fresh, not frozen' for her. It's sad that it's come to this."
When spotted transporting some of her prized culinary equipment across the parking lot of her former home, the dining diva, in quiet defiance, said, "At least, I can hold my head up high; at least, I can say that I never made beans and weenies on any of my shows...."