Original Eats is an epicurean adventure providing insight into the area’s unique culinary culture!
The inaugural Original Eats will take place Friday, January 15 to Sunday, January 31, 2021 to support the local restaurant industry. For this limited time, participating Sarasota-Manatee Originals Member Restaurants, located from the northern tip of Anna Maria Island to the southern beaches of Venice, will each offer their guests a special signature dish. Each “Original Dish” will be unique in its representation of the character of the people and establishment preparing and serving it. Ranging from appetizers to entrees, all offerings will be priced at $20 and under.
It was 15 years ago that the Sarasota-Manatee Originals was founded: a collaborative of independently owned and operated restaurants and culinary innovators committed to uniting the energies of local restaurants and celebrating the food and friendship that’s indigenous to our Gulf-coastal lifestyle.
Today the “Originals” are nearly 60 restaurants strong and provide diners with unique local flavor from the north shore of Anna Maria Island down to the southern beaches of Venice and every neighborhood in between.
By choosing to dine at an Originals restaurant you support the extraordinary efforts of these local restaurateurs who share a passion for dining excellence and commitment to the communities in which they work and live. We thank you and encourage you to always “Eat Like a Local.”