Off The Hook Seafood Co.

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There’s a not-so-secret neighborhood, with a plethora of great food known as Gulf Gate. We like to think of it as more “Epcot” when it comes to a dining destination.  With over 30 restaurants within a three block area, there are so many dining options in Gulf Gate to choose from.  Greek cuisine? Yep!  Asian?  Yep!  Italian? Yep!…read more

Max’s Table

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The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a diner this way:  diner (noun), Chiefly U.S. : a small, informal, and inexpensive restaurant that looks like a railroad car; a roadside diner. While this may fit Max’s Table in Osprey to a “tee,” it certainly doesn’t go nearly far enough. Max’s puts the dine in diner. Open for breakfast and lunch for…read more

Liquid Library at Oak & Stone

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It’s probably not synonymous with Realtors, but every so often our office offers a “Lunch & Learn” class, where a subject is taught while we enjoy a light lunch provided by the brokerage or one of our industry partners.  They’re always well attended because . . . you gotta eat, so why not fill your…read more

The Original Egg

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When Jill suggested on my recent (milestone) birthday that we grab breakfast at The Original Egg, (previously The Broken Egg,) I thought it was a marvelous idea, given that I can connect-the-dots to my living in Sarasota directly to this iconic restaurant.  Back in 1991 I moved from Toronto to Sarasota after purchasing the original…read more

Bottomless Mimosas at The Rusty Bucket!

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The Rusty Bucket is a casual American restaurant and tavern on Cattleman Road, just west of University Town Center Mall.  They pride themselves in being fresh . . . not in the “Oh, no you don’t, young man” way, but in the “This has got to be fresh-squeezed orange juice in my mimosa!” way. So…read more

Sustainable Seafood is Delicious Every Time!

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For three years, the single most popular “foodie” event in Sarasota was called Trash Fish Dinner.  Lots of us liked the name.  It was short, catchy, and easy to remember.  But some people couldn’t get past the moniker, as if we were suggesting they dine on fish that belong in the garbage.  So it came time to drop the name and…read more