Tag: "Sarasota Dining"

Start Your Morning on the Right Track at Station 400

Start Your Morning on the Right Track at Station 400

October 1, 2017 | Comments (0)

  There once was a time when all businesses were family businesses, where relatives worked together and as a matter of pride gave their customers/neighbors the very best they possibly could provide. There was no anonymous “they” hovering in some other state making decisions in a corporate office that knew nothing of the towns where […]

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Oh Mamma Mia!

Oh Mamma Mia!

October 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

Family, food hallmarks at Oh Mamma Mia! Restaurant By Paul Roat/Bob Stein Although you may expect to enjoy a fine Italian meal when you go to Oh Mamma Mia! Restaurant, you will leave as a member of an extended Italian family. Chef Giuseppe Urbano will offer a hello from his post at the open kitchen. […]

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Waterfront Dining - What a delight

Waterfront Dining – What a delight

July 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Diana Colson Waterfront dining has a charm all its own. The scent of saltwater permeates the air. Manatees lumber through sea grass while seagulls caw their raucous song. Pelicans plunge beneath the water’s surface, hunting for seafood delight. An osprey devours its catch on the uppermost branch of a tree, while—in the waters below— […]

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The Grasshopper-El Chapulin brings you Tex-Mex from the Mid-West

The Grasshopper-El Chapulin brings you Tex-Mex from the Mid-West

April 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Sky Rose This Tex-Mex Restaurant & Lounge traveled from the Mid-West to bring you their family tradition of Tex-Mex flavors.  A little history here, “The Grasshopper Lounge” opened its doors in 1971 by owners Jesse and Cleo Rosales in the historical 1873 US Armory building of downtown Adrian, Michigan.  Thereafter in 1978, the family […]

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Mayta's authentic Peruvian cuisine is truly an adventure to be had

Mayta’s authentic Peruvian cuisine is truly an adventure to be had

March 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Sky Rose  “Home is where the heart is..”  And their heart is put into everything they do at Mayta’s Peruvian Restaurant to honor their Home country and you.  They even chose the name of their restaurant, “Mayta’s”, to honor their Peruvian culture. Through the flavors of their traditional cuisine, you will sense the rich […]

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BluQue provides that smokin' fix in Siesta Village

BluQue provides that smokin’ fix in Siesta Village

February 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat   Blu Que Island Grill has it all: smokin’ hot barbecue, steamin’ live music daily, great food specials every day, plus a seven-hour-long drink happy “hour.” Just follow your nose down Avenida Messina in Siesta Village to find Blu Que. The scent of hickory and apple smoke will guide you to the restaurant […]

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Bartender of the Month

Bartender of the Month

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

We start off the year with a fresh face on the bartender scene.  Charlotte has been bartending for 6 months and already has a memorable experience worth sharing.  She says, "After the light up the Village parade, I had a mischievous elf come to the bar and order a beer.  It was pretty entertaining watching […]

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Chianti offers bold, fresh Italian flavors to Sarasota dining scene

Chianti offers bold, fresh Italian flavors to Sarasota dining scene

January 1, 2014 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat A bright, shiny new year deserves a bright, shiny new restaurant. Chianti Ristorante Italiano on Clark Road has been open since March and is indeed a shiny new entree on the Sarasota restaurant menu. The restaurant is a family enterprise. Owners Josie and Edward Pizzuti met in Buffalo, N.Y. They moved to […]

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Village Cafe is place to see, be seen in

Village Cafe is place to see, be seen in

December 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat Village Café is a perfect people watching place for breakfast and lunch. Perched at the intersection of Ocean Boulevard and “Eat Street” — nom de plume by foodies for Avenida Madera, so named due to all the restaurants on the street —outdoor dining and picture windows allow ample opportunities to watch the […]

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Deli food galore at Corkscrew Deli in Landings Plaza

Deli food galore at Corkscrew Deli in Landings Plaza

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat The Sarasota region has a wealth of fine dining establishments. There is fine Continental cuisine, ethnic fare featuring everything from Italian to Spanish, Cuban to Peruvian, Mexican to Asian, and more. The food itself is myriad. Depending on restaurant, you can dine on ostrich, buffalo, elk, frog, alligator, venison, wild hog, quail, […]

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Old and New Holiday Traditions

Old and New Holiday Traditions

November 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Maureen Rooney/Siesta Key Wines & Gifts It’s November and the Holidays are already upon us. It’s a wonderful time of year when we begin planning to get together with family and friends for our annual celebrations. Many of us will adhere to traditions passed down through the generations, and some of us will venture […]

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Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) - popular dining spot

Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) – popular dining spot

August 1, 2013 | Comments (0)

By Paul Roat The popular Siesta Key Oyster Bar offers not only one of the best deals for oysters and crawfish on the key, but also perhaps anywhere around. SKOB offers a dozen oysters on the half-shell or crawfish for $6 from 3 to 6 p.m. daily. With an umbrella-covered, heavily landscaped patio overlooking the […]

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