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Celebrate 2021 With An Original!

From historic downtown Venice to the beaches of Anna Maria Island, your best New Year's Eve dining-out options include these locally-owned, independent restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Open and welcoming guests on December 31, some will be serving holiday "specials" while some will have the traditional dishes. Some will serve a la...

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Christmas Day Dining!

(Siesta Key) Cafe Gabbiano | 941.349.1423 | cafegabbiano.com  (Venice) Café Venice Restaurant & Bar | 941.484.1855 | cafevenicerestaurantandbar.com - Delivery and Limited Pick Up (Longboat Key) Euphemia Haye | 941.383.3633 | euphemiahaye.com   (Lakewood Ranch) GROVE Restaurant.Patio.Ballroom | 941.893.4321 | grovel...

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EAT OUT OR TAKE OUT WITH AN ORIGINAL THIS CHRISTMAS EVE

From historic downtown Venice to the beaches of Anna Maria Island, your best holiday dining-out options include these locally-owned, independent restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. Open and welcoming guests on Thursday, December 24, some will be serving holiday "specials" while some will have the traditional dishes and all the f...

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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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