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Applause! Applause! For the rich, meaty Claws!

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 always has our mouths watering!Each year, from October through May, Florida's recreational and commercial stone crab claw season is on. Local c...

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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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