PIER 22 has been honored for its outstanding wine program in Wine Spectator’s 2018 Restaurant Awards. This is the restaurant's third year receiving the designation, which pays tribute to wine lists that excel.
The Award of Excellence recognizes restaurants whose wine lists feature a well-chosen assortment of quality producers along with a thematic match to the menu in both price and style. Ranging in size from 90 selections to several hundred, these lists are well-focused and tend to emphasize discovery. This year, 2,453 restaurants achieved the Award of Excellence.

PIER 22 executive chef Greg Campbell stresses cooking from scratch and focuses the menu on fresh quality ingredients. PIER 22 features an extensive sushi menu in addition to generous selections of fresh fish, meat, and game offerings. To accompany the diverse menu, the restaurant offers eighteen by-the-glass wine options and more than 180 bottles.

Wine Spectator began its program to recognize the world’s best wine lists in 1981. The complete list of award winners is available in print in Wine Spectator’s August issue, which is currently out on newsstands and online at Restaurants.WineSpectator.com. The full list is also available for free on iOS via the Restaurant Awards app, which allows users to look for dining spots in any location with maps, choosing by wine strengths, cuisine type, pricing and more.


About Wine Spectator

Wine Spectator is the world’s leading authority on wine. Anchored by Wine Spectator magazine, a print publication that reaches more than 3 million readers worldwide, the brand also encompasses the Web’s most comprehensive wine site (WineSpectator.com), mobile platforms and a series of signature events. Wine Spectator examines the world of wine from the vineyard to the table, exploring wine’s role in contemporary culture and delivering expert reviews of more than 18,000 wines each year. Parent company M. Shanken Communications, Inc., also publishes Cigar Aficionado, Whisky Advocate, Market Watch, Shanken News Daily and Shanken’s Impact Newsletter.

About PIER 22

PIER 22 Restaurant, Patio & Catering is genuine Bradenton and sits directly on the beautiful Manatee River surrounded by the Twin Dolphin Marina. PIER 22 provides guests with scratch-cooked meals and authentic waterfront dining 365 days per year. From casual meals on the patio to upscale dining, PIER 22 offers a welcoming ambiance for all guests to enjoy. With rooms for every occasion, PIER 22 can accommodate your party or event with up to 300 guests. For more information visit https://pier22dining.com


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Explore the world of wine as you sip, celebrate and share in grand style with Michael’s Wine Club! Michael Klauber, Co-Proprietor of Michael’s On East and Michael’s Wine Cellar, often receives questions about selecting the perfect bottle for holiday celebrations this time of year. As a veteran wine judge and international wine merchant for 40 years, the local restaurateur has responded to locals’ questions and requests for a one-stop solution with an all-new exclusive monthly wine club.

They like to think it’s the best in town – actually around! – as Michael has a personal connection with the hardworking winemakers and winery owners behind so many of their featured fine wines from the world’s best boutique wine estates. As one who already appreciates "Eating like a Local," they know you'll appreciate that wines showcased in Michael's Wine Club are NOT mass-produced wines that mainstream national wine clubs use. Through Michael's long-term relationships with many family-owned and operated wineries around the world, they can't wait to share the stories of these independent winemakers as they introduce you to their prized varietals from different wine growing regions on a monthly basis.

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Select red, white, or mix it up with the perfect gift for wine-lovers starting at $39.95 per month, plus tax and shipping, delivered to your doorstep each month. Each monthly package will come complete with tasting notes and suggested food pairings for you to explore as you sip new favorite wines from the best wine regions around the globe. Give a gift membership to Michael’s Wine Club or join online at www.michaelswineclub.com.

You’re also invited to stop into Michael’s Wine Cellar, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. to join in person, or shop for more than 1,000 international wines, including 250 under $20 a bottle.

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Café Venice eager and happy to satisfy your catering needs. Their customized menus are based on your event must-haves! If you need space for a small gathering, their new restaurant will have a private room that can hold up to 20 people. Call them to see how they can help you today.

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New Location This Fall

Some of you have already heard that Café Venice will be moving to a new location just across the street this fall. In the meantime, you can still find them at their original location. Stay tuned for more details.

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