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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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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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The Grocery Guide

During turbulent times, restaurants respond by finding creative ways to support and serve their communities. Several members of the Sarasota-Manatee Originals are now offering convenient and safe grocery shopping alternatives with online grocery markets and curbside pick up options. Below you will find a list of these restaurants, their o...

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Gather Around the Table with Family Meals from Local Restaurants

Like you, each of our Member Restaurants are constantly evaluating their daily routines. With the safety and health of the community guiding all decisions, our locally-owned, independent restaurants continue to work on ways to adapt their traditional services to limit person-to-person contact without sacrificing integrity and attention to guests. T...

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