Stone Crab Season is Here!

Considered to be one of the most delicious crustaceans of the world, the anticipation of the opening of stone crab season on October 15 and thoughts of their sweet succulence and rich, snowy white meat has our mouths watering!From October through May, Florida's recreational and commercial stone crab claw season is on. Local commercial fishermen sta...

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Thanksgiving with The Originals!

This Thanksgiving you might not want to take on the cooking and cleanup of a multi-course meal and would rather spend the time with the family. Well, you're in luck. This year, stellar restaurants across Florida's Suncoast will be serving meals for all those who would rather quite literally leave the holiday cooking to the pros. EAT OUT OR TAKE OUT...

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Waterfront Dining in Venice, Sarasota & Bradenton

Written by Tara Caguiat for The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Fiery sunsets, lapping waves, the occasional dolphin spotting—dining by the ocean is understandably desirable. Fortunately, Sarasota and Manatee Counties have more waterfront restaurants than most areas, with options directly on the sand and situated on the water. Sink your toes in the sand...

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Must-Try Italian Restaurants in Bradenton, Sarasota and Venice

 Written by Tara Caguiat for The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Herb-filled aromas wafting through the air. Welcoming hosts ready to show you true hospitality. Renaissance decor and Italian opera setting the mood—these details are what make Italian dining experiences second to none. Italian food is as varied as the colorful country itself, and res...

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Drink Like a Local - Your Guide to Craft Cocktails in Sarasota

Written by Tara Caguiat for The Sarasota-Manatee Originals Some people choose a restaurant based on their cocktail menu over their food menu. If you're one of them, you must visit these restaurants in Sarasota. Many are known for their cocktails and others have notable cocktail menus that fly under the radar. Either way, when visiting one of these ...

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4th of July Celebrations!

Brick's Smoked Meats - Downtown Sarasota 1528 State Street Sarasota, Fl 34236 941-993-1435 Banquets, boats and backyards - Brick's Smoked Meats is famous for helping make the most of your celebrations. Now they'll make your Independence Day great by giving you the best catering deals!Spend over $100 on your 4th of July catering and r...

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Celebrate Father's Day With an Original!

The Breakfast House - Sarasota 1817 Fruitville Road Sarasota, FL 34236 941.366.6860 The Breakfast House, located on Fruitville Road, downtown (look for the yellow house with the white picket fence), has become one of the most popular breakfast and lunch eateries to hit the city. Celebrate Dad with the signature Key West Benedict, Homemade Corn Beef...

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Savor Sarasota

Each year, Visit Sarasota County hosts Savor Sarasota to showcase the award-winning and legendary restaurants that call the Suncoast home. From June 1st through the 14th, dozens of area restaurants are featuring multi-course lunch and dinner menus for just $16 and $32 per person. Though #SavorSarasota is not exactly the same this year, we...

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Cinco de Mayo Celebrations

Birdrock Taco Shack 1004 10th Ave West  Bradenton, FL 34205 941.545.9966  Hours: 11:00am - 9:00pm  Birdrock Taco Shack will be opening the porch following current CDC guidelines on Cinco de Mayo with limited inside seating. Birdrock has partnered with Darwin's brewery on the release of their new Mexican lager! Pur...

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Mother's Day Celebrations

From Anna Maria Island to Venice Pier, the member restaurants of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals are offering dining, take out, and delivery options to celebrate all of the amazing Moms out there.  1812 Osprey - Sarasota 1812 South Osprey Avenue Sarasota, FL 34239 941.954.5400 Located within the South Side Village, 1812 Osprey is a ch...

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