Visit Café Venice’s New Location

A local favorite for more than 20 years, Café Venice Restaurant & Bar has a new address for 2019! Right across the street from their former location, they moved to 101 West Venice Avenue. The new space can accommodate parties of up to 24 in a private room. Plus, Café Venice has expanded their schedule to include Sunday evenings, offering diners more opportunities to enjoy the quality food and service.

Celebrate Valentine’s Day at Café Venice

Dine with your love at Café Venice Restaurant & Bar this Valentine’s Day. The beautiful new restaurant, just across the street from the former location, has all your favorites on the menu and offers you the same outstanding service you know and expect. Make your reservations today for a romantic dinner on Thursday, February 14th.

Cafe Venice Feb NL 2019

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Featuring Oasis Café's February Wine List
Oasis Café & Bakery is offering 2016 Francois Montand Sparkling for $20 that pairs perfectly with their fresh squeezed orange juice for mimosas!! This sparkling is a blend of white grapes that include chardonnay and has a creamy and smooth finish.
They have a collection of other hand picked wines that are perfect for Februarys in Florida!
Oasis Café Feb NL 2019
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 See Café Gabbiano's new 3rd course menu featuring liquid desserts as well as new Wine & Liquor Flights.  Featuring Bourbon, Scotch and Rye side by side compares. 

Also pair 3rd course with one of their new Wine, Sauterne or Port flights.  There is something for everyone. 

Cafe Gabbiano Feb NL 2019
Come and celebrate Valentine's week February 11th at Café Gabbiano.
Skip the crowds and join them all week in celebration of Valentines Day.
Treat your special someone to a romantic evening of delicious food and wine fit for every palate.

Café Gabbiano
5104 Ocean Boulevard | Sarasota, FL 34242 | 941-349-1423 |
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The start of a new year marks a time for welcoming change.  At Brick’s, they believe that change isn’t always a bad thing.  In fact, they consider their new “chophouse fare” items to be enhancements to their menu (which was pretty great their humble opinion ?). They are so fortunate to be in a beautiful, diverse area, now serving up a menu that reflects the diverse tastes of their friends & neighbors.  
But don’t fret, y’all... They’re still cookin’ up tried & true recipes representing the Central Texas style ‘cue tradition are still here.  Brick's new offerings maintain the high-quality ingredients and craftsmanship you love... with a fresh twist. The goal of this menu expansion was to ensure that friends & neighbors who swing by for dinner are just as satisfied as lunch regulars… thanks to the variety of new options inspired by Texas life from the Ranch to the Coast.  
High-quality flame-grilled steaks & chops. Juicy rotisserie chickens. Fresh & flavorful entrée salads. Delicious new sides, including more “green” options for their veghead friends. And some of the best Chicken-Fried Steak this side of the Mississippi! They’re blending the spirit of Central Texas barbecue with the Sarasota lifestyle.
It’s what they like to call... SRCue.
  New Chophouse Fare Menu Items
 ★ Deviled Eggs - 6 eggs topped with smoked brisket and pickled onions.
BSM Food Deviled Eggs
 BSM Food Brisket Chili
 ★ Brisket Chili -  cooked with candied jalapenos, hatch chili ranch,
and tomatoes.
  ★ Butcher’s Board - includes bison sausage, house smoked salmon, bacon burnt ends, pimento cheese and assorted “go with” pickled veggies.
BSM Food Grilled Salmon
 ★ Cedar Plank Wild Salmon - pan seared salmon
with honey-citrus ponzu sauce.
 ★ 16-ounce Cowboy Ribeye - topped with herb butter and a pinch of sea salt. BSM Food Ribeye
★ Chicken Fried Steak - topped with homemade country gravy.
★ Rotisserie Chicken - herb marinated and slow-roasted for
★ BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwich- tangy bbq, bacon, fried green tomato, lettuce, and frito crema all served on a hearty pretzel bun.
★ “CBS” Chophouse Burger - freshly ground Chuck, Brisket, and Short rib blend of beef, LTO, on a fresh-baked bun.  
add your choice of cheese (pro tip: go for the Pimento!), bacon, or avocado.
★ Chophouse Salad - crisp iceberg, creamy bleu cheese, savory burnt ends, tomato, and house-made croutons.
 ★ Portobello Spinach Salad - goat cheese, pickled onion, egg, pecan, tomato, and a warm bacon vinaigrette. BSM Food Portobello Salad 1
BSM Food Sides New
★ Green Beans - seasoned with garlic, thyme, and olive oil.
★ Mashed Potatoes -  made with warm butter, cream, and garlic.
★ Roasted Brussels -  flavored with brown butter, bacon,
and caramelized onions.
★ Chophouse Fries - house cut steak fries.

Brick’s Smoked Meats
1528 State Street | Sarasota, FL 34236 | 941-993-1435 |


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Forks & Corks 2019 Grand Tasting Event Rescheduled to May 5th
WHO:               The Sarasota-Manatee Originals and its annual Forks & Corks Grand Tasting event
WHAT:              Prompted by the increasing certainty of severe weather conditions, tomorrow’s (Jan. 27) 2019 Forks & Corks Grand Tasting
Event has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 5th. All other Forks & Corks events scheduled throughout the weekend will proceed as scheduled. All Grand Tasting ticket holders will be contacted via email within the next two weeks with details for the May 5th event.
“It is with deep regret that we are rescheduling our Grand Tasting event, but out of concern for guest safety, security and especially the enjoyment of our guests, our board voted unanimously to reschedule to Sunday, May 5th,” said Beth Owen-Cipielewski, board president of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals. “We know how hard our restaurants have worked and value the commitment of our winemakers who have traveled to the Suncoast area from around the globe.”
“We’ve been watching the deterioration of our local weather with heavy hearts, hoping for the best, but significant changes over the last 48 hours made this difficult decision necessary,” said Michael Klauber, Forks & Corks Event Co-Chair. “Rescheduling to this date in May gives us the best opportunity to provide our guests with the extraordinary experience they’ve come to expect from a Sarasota-Manatee Originals event.” 
The Grand Tasting Event features more than 350 wines from across the globe – all hand-selected and professionally tasted, judged and recognized as medal winners – and culinary creations from members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals. A retail tent is also available, where patrons can purchase various varietals, making it one of the few festivals in the Southeast providing a chance to purchase the showcased wines on-site during the event.
WHEN:             Sunday, May 5th  Details here.
WHERE:           The rescheduled Grand Tasting Event will take place May 5 at the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, as originally planned (5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota).
For more information and updates on the event, visit Follow Forks & Corks on Facebook and Instagram and the following hashtags #ForksandCorks941 and #EatLikeaLocal941.
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About Sarasota-Manatee Originals:
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are a diverse collection of 60 award-winning, independent restaurants with a shared passion for outstanding dining experiences and commitment to the community. Each “Original” restaurant is known for its inventive use of the best ingredients to prepare dishes that embody the flavor, color and culture of Florida’s west coast. 
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Board of Directors includes: 
Beth Owen-Cipielewski, CMP, President – Owner, Siesta Key Oyster Bar
Greg Campbell, Vice President – Executive Chef & Dir. of Operations, PIER 22 and GROVE
Michael Klauber, Event Co-Chair & Founding President – Co-Proprietor, Michael’s On East
Mike Harb, Event Co-Chair & Treasurer – Owner, Fast N Fresh
Emma Kate Silvestri, Secretary – Marketing
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