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Looking for a way to break up your work week? Tune in to ABC7's Suncoast View every Wednesday morning for our weekly segment: Wine Down Wednesday...


Each week, a Chef from one of our Sarasota-Manatee Originals Member Restaurants will be kickin' it up in the kitchen with the sassy Suncoast hosts where the food's always wonderful and the company inspired.

At Wine Down Wednesday, there's always lively conversation, lots of laughter and good food, and of course, a glass of wine with friends.


(April 13, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Paolo do Costanzo of Cafe Gabbiano on Siesta Key is showing us how they make their famous Lobster Ravioli!

(April 20, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chefs Chris Covelli and Brett Wagner of Sage Restaurant introduce dishes from their new Spring Menu!                                                                                                              

(April 27. 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Paul Mattison of Mattisons Restaurants and Catering is making delicious dishes for Mothers Day!                                                                                                          

(May 4, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Gino Caleja and Chef Jose of Reyna's Taqueria make classic Baracoa Sopes!                                                               

(May 11. 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Derek Blackburn of Fin's at Sharky's in Venice is sharing tips and tricks to make the perfect Summer Scallop Dish.

(May 18, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Daniel Dokko from Kore Steakhouse in Waterside Place at Lakewood Ranch introduces us to the best of Korean barbecue and talks about one of their most popular dishes, the "Butcher's Pride!" and their unique tabletop grilling experience.                                                 

(May 25, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Marcos Vasquez from Pop's Sunset Grill in Nokomis shows us how to prepare short ribs with Pop's GM Stephanie Brown.                                              

(June 1, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Owner Samuel Ray and Chef Benjamin Chang of Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi in downtown Sarasota prepare a fried alligator tail sushi roll.

(June 8, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Johnny Zaki from 1592 Wood Fired Kitchen & Cocktails in downtown Sarasota introduces us to Jarret D'Agneau Forestiere, a delicious, braised lamb shank dish on the menu at 1592, with Owner Mila Aquiar.

(June 15, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef/Owner Tito Vitorino of Amore Restaurant near downtown Sarasota introduces us to Cod Ribitejano, a delicious dish featuring salted cod, the most famous ingredient in Portuguese cuisine.             

(June 29, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef/Owner Dave Shiplett of Birdrock Taco Shack in Bradenton's Village of The Arts is making Southern Blue Crab & Corn Soup!             

(July 6, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef/Owner Dean Donnelly of Mean Deans Local Kitchen in Bradenton's Bayshore Gardens is making Bourbon Maple Short Rib over Thai Style Peanut Pasta!         

(July 13, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Our friend Brian Bergeron of Vintus is presenting some lovely rose wines from Chateau Minuty, the global leader in Cotes de Provence roses. These lovely wines are a perfect complement to our Gulf-coastal lifestyle.

(July 20, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Stephen Fish of Brick's Smoked Meats is in the house and talking about their famous smoked brisket!

(July 27, 2022) Sarasota-Manatee Originals present Wine Down Wednesday. Chef Jamil Pineda of Michael's On East is making the delicious and iconic Colony Snapper for us today!

Wine Down Wednesday (noun)
1. A weekly event to look forward to.
2. A reason for celebration, or means of relaxation.
3. Our favorite day of the work week.

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