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It's Time To Celebrate!!


Want to take Mom somewhere special for Mother’s Day?  Or are you looking into planning the ultimate Cinco de Mayo fiesta?  Well, we’ve got you covered.  Whether you want to celebrate Mom or Cinco de Mayo or both we got some fun ways to do just that!  

Let’s Start By Showing Mom Some Love

element steak. seafood. pasta.

Take Mom out for an elegant dining experience at element steak. seafood. pasta. in Downtown Sarasota, offering an extensive wine list and a cocktail bar as well as a beautiful outdoor terrace and a private dining room.  What mom wouldn’t like to be taken out for brunch?  Element has a fabulous selection of menu items for brunch starting at 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM on May 14th.

Sandbar Seafood & Spirits

Beachside brunch?  Yes, please!  Celebrate Mother’s Day by taking Mom to the Sandbar.  The Sandbar is hosting a delectable brunch buffet that will not only satisfy the taste buds but will also feel oh-so relaxing dining with the most amazing beach views.  Book your reservation for this beachside brunch now.  Brunch is served from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM. 

Amore Restaurant

What better way to show Mom how much you love her than taking her to Amore?  You are sure to have an amazing meal with their Portuguese and Italian Cuisine.  Live music performed by Eddie Tobin and all moms will be presented with a rose on Mother’s Day.  Make your reservations today.



Michael's Wine Cellar Herradura Tequila Tasting

Join in on the fun at Michael's Wine Cellar for a mini fiesta like no other! Get ready for Cinco de Mayo in style with a Herradura Tequila tasting event that will transport your taste buds to the heart of Mexico. Don't miss this opportunity to savor the distinct flavors of one of the world's finest tequilas for the ultimate Cinco de Mayo experience hosted by Conner Bert!

Herradura Tequila Tasting on May 2nd from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The $85 cover (plus tax & gratuity) includes themed paired appetizers and a $40 credit toward a bottle of Herradura!


Michael's Wine Cellar Maestro Dobel Tequila Tasting

Don’t miss out on the fun at Michael's Wine Cellar. Sip, savor, and celebrate with their exclusive Maestro Dobel Tequila tasting hosted by Alexis Patterson! Discover the complex and bold flavors of Maestro Dobel while enjoying festive bites and lively music. Get ready to raise a glass and say ¡Salud!

Maestro Dobel Tequila Tasting on May 4th from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

The $90 cover (plus tax & gratuity) includes festive paired appetizers and a $45 credit for a bottle of Maestro Dobel Tequila!

Last But Definitely Not Least

We are celebrating our very own Originals for their Best Of SRQ wins!!!  These restaurants have been voted the Best of SRQ in the following categories.   

Best Local Taco

mi Pueblo - Platinum

Reyna’s Taqueria - Silver

Best Local Sushi

Pacific Rim - Gold

Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi - Silver

Drunken Poet - Honorable Mention 

Best Local Barbeque

Brick’s Smoked Meats - Platinum

Stottlemyer’s Smokehouse - Honorable Mention

Best Local Breakfast

The Breakfast Company - Honorable Mention

Best Local Burger

1592 Wood Fired Kitchen & Cocktails - Honorable Mention 

Best Local Grouper Sandwich

Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. - Honorable Mention 

Best Local Steak

Michael’s On East - Silver

Best Local Thai

Drunken Poet Cafe - Bronze 

Best Local Romantic Dinner

Ophelia’s On The Bay - Platinum

Michael’s On East - Bronze

Sage - Bronze

Jack Dusty, The Ritz Carlton - Honorable Mention 

Best Local Dessert

Euphemia Haye Restaurant & Haye Loft - Gold

Michael’s On East - Honorable Mention 

Best Outdoor Dining

Jack Dusty, The Ritz Carlton - Honorable Mention

Ophelia’s On The Bay - Honorable Mention 

Best Local Brunch

MADE Restaurant - Platinum 

Best Seafood Restaurant

Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. - Honorable Mention 

Best Local Cocktails

Sage - Honorable Mention

Kojo - Honorable Mention 

Best Local Caterer

Michael’s On East - Honorable Mention 

Best Fried Chicken

MADE Restaurant - Gold 

Best Local Sandwich

Duval’s Fresh. Local. Seafood. - Honorable Mention 

Best Wine Shop

Micheal’s Wine Cellar - Silver

As always, we encourage you to have a great time, stay safe, and Eat Like A Local!

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