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Restaurant Spotlight: Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar

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The Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar is you stop for local and organic dining in Sarasota. Located downtown, this fine dining restaurant offers the freshest and finest organic ingredients and locally-sourced meats in town. Enjoy seasonal menu items, sustainable wild-caught fish, local meats and creative vegan options along with an extensive wine and cocktail bar. Prices are affordable and the elegance found at Pomona is hard to beat. Here is a look at why you should check out this local favorite eatery.

About Pomona Bistro and Wine Bar

The restaurant is open five days a week for dinner from 5-10pm. Stop in Tuesday through...

Restaurant Spotlight: Antoine's Restaurant

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The new location of Antoine's Restaurant provides an elegant spot with a sophisticated feel. It's the place for PEI mussels as they prepare them seven different ways. Here's what you can expect when you dine at Antoine's.

The Menu

At Antoine's everything is made in house from the bread to the dressing and everything else. They pair a great wine and beer list with the menu to make your meal even better. Some of the favorite choices on the menu include:

  • Carrot Ginger Bisque
  • La More Waffle
  • Goat Cheese Salad
  • Seared Salmon
  • Black Grouper
  • Mariniere Mussels
  • Tomato Mussels
  • Provencial Mussels
  • Blue Cheese...

Restaurant Spotlight: Off the Hook Seafood Co

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Off the Hook Seafood Co is an awesome choice for dining in Sarasota. It’s located on Gateway Avenue where you’ll find fresh seafood, a fully stocked wine cellar and a great selection of specialty drinks and beers. They are open for dinner all week except for Mondays from 5pm -10pm and reservations are recommended. If you’re ready for seafood that is really “Off the Hook,” check out this local favorite for fresh seafood in Sarasota.

What to Expect

The restaurant is located at 6630 Gateway Avenue in Sarasota offering dinner from 5-10pm six nights a week. The restaurant is known for their fresh seafood and cocktail bar concept in a bistro style twist on the two. You’ll love...

Restaurant Spotlight: Shore Diner

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Shore Diner is a must stop in Sarasota for a great meal in a beautiful location. Enjoy the open-air café in Florida featuring a mid-century design, fresh menu items and an overall great experience. The recipes are made with organic ingredients from local farms and the local coast.

Try a bite of Shrimp and Scallop Risotto while sipping on a signature cocktail overlooking the beach and feeling the ocean air. You’ll love the good times found at Shore Diner for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Here is a look at what to expect when you visit Shore Diner in Sarasota.

About Shore

This mid-century Florida café features fresh and local cuisine in a modern atmosphere with your favorite American...

Upcoming Event: 7th Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival

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The 7th Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival is coming up just around the corner. It’s that time of year when everything pumpkins is making its appearance and this festival is the perfect way to enjoy it. You’ll not only get to check out the pumpkin patch but you can take part in contests like pie eating and a maze. Enjoy performances, pony rides, games and so much more.

It’s the perfect place to bring the whole family since mom and dad can enjoy the beer garden while the kids try the inflatable land or rides. If you’re ready to celebrate your favorite fall activities, check out the 7th Annual Sarasota Pumpkin Festival coming this October.

What to Expect


Upcoming Event: Rockin Wings Festival

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With more than 10,000 spectators coming to the Rockin Wings Festival, this will be one of the best food events of the year in Sarasota. It will happen on September 12th and 13th this year and will include the Family Kids Zone. This family friendly festival will provide plenty of fun and its right around the corner.

Even though it will only be the 1st Annual Rockin Wings Festival, it's set to be a great event. The event will be put on by Spotlight events Entertainment, which always provides the best possible events in the area. It will happen at Payne Park in Downtown Sarasota and the proceeds will help to support the Lazarus Foundation Inc. & Kids Force.

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How can you Remodel Your Home on a Budget?

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Remodeling can set you back hundreds or even thousands of dollars, which is not a small amount to fork out in a short period of time. However, you can remodel your home on a budget and make some very significant changes. Here are a few solutions to help you save plenty of cash and still remodel at the same time.

Repaint Furniture and Cabinets

If you take a closer look at your furniture, you might notice that certain parts of your cabinets especially the corners, the paint has been peeled off. This is an area you can make a significant change without spending a large amount of cash. It’s not necessary to replace the cabinets if the structure is still good.

Instead, you can...

How can you Make your Home Sell Faster?

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Whether you need to unload your home in a hurry to move or you just don't want the process to take forever, there are some ways to speed up the process. Hiring a professional real estate agent is the first key because they can help you achieve your goal of a fast sale. However, there are other things you can do.

Get Rid of the Clutter

Clutter is a huge turn off for buyers. They don't want to see how much furniture you can fit in each room. Instead, they want to be able to see how bit the house is. When selling, it's good to put anything unnecessary in storage or get rid of it.

Handle Small Improvements

Building curb appeal can be done by handling...

Restaurant Spotlight: The Capital Grille

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The Capital Grille is a nationwide United States restaurant chain, mostly in the south and all major cities, including New York City, Boston, and Chicago. Don't let the fact that it is a chain steakhouse fool you though.  Great care is taken to make sure that patrons have the best experience possible.

The Menu

The Capital Grille is known for its steaks, fresh seafood, and wine. The filet mignon is always a classic, and the Sliced Filet Mignon with Cipollini Onions and Wild Mushrooms just makes the filet mignon even better. If you are at The Capital Grille with a group, have some sides to share, including truffle fries, au gratin potatoes, and sautéed sweet corn with jalapeno.

The menus...

Restaurant Spotlight: KaCey's Seafood and More

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KaCey's Seafood and More comes from the same owners as The Lazy Lobster. It's a casual seafood restaurant providing a great place to enjoy an affordable meal. It's named after the two wives of the owners: Kay and Catherine. Here's what you can expect when you dine at KaCey's.

The Menu

You will find plenty of classic seafood items on the menu, along with dishes for land lovers. Some of the top choices on the menu include:

  • Lobster Bisque
  • Caesar Salad
  • Mussels Rockefeller
  • Ahi Tuna
  • Seafood Gumbo
  • Big Bang Shrimp
  • Cincinnati Chili
  • Fresh Fish - Varies...