Recently, Sarasota Magazine writer, Andrew Theophilopoulous, shared an article titled, “5 “Food Fighters” Who are Making a Difference in Our Community.” Amongst other amazing people working in our community, including our friend and supplier Christa Leonard from Geraldson Community Farms, he named owners of Lila Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes.
He writes, “Creativity is the hallmark of the longtime business partners, whose Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar in the Rosemary District has won a foodie following since it opened in 2011. At Lila, the menu will change as much as every other day, depending on what regional organic farmers like Aloe Organics and Geraldson Community Farm and meat purveyors like Grove Ladder Farm and Sarasota Beef Company deliver to the back door. The two prioritize organic above local, turning to outside organic purveyors when nearby farms can’t supply organic produce.”
Ryan and Arthur also recently were named as honorable mentions in SRQ Magazine’s Culinary Newsmakers of the Year for their successful opening of Lila and continued success with Pomona Bistro.