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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 actually vary by location, so either check the website or go with an open mind and prepared to be surprised. If you are not that into steak, they do offer chicken and seafood options, such as fresh Maine lobster or tuna sushi served with sesame and ginger sauces.


At least within the big cities, The Capital Grille, is located a stone's throw away from downtown, making it convenient...

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 depending on the season
  • Fish & Chips
  • Fried Flounder
  • Fried Clam Strips
  • Fish Tacos
  • Sesame Shrimp Flatbread
  • Cheese Burger in Sarasota
  • Carolina Train Wreck
  • Reuben Dog
  • Coconut Fried Fish
  • Shrimp KaCey's
  • Wild Caught Cod Florentine
  • Mahi Provençale
  • Lobster Roll
  • BBQ Baby Back Ribs
  • Philly Cheesesteak
  • Shrimp & Grits...

Upcoming Event: India Fest of Manasota

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India has one of the most diverse cultures of the world. There is no better time to learn about India than the India Fest of Manasota, which will be held on August 22 the festival, is sponsored by the Gujarati Association of Manasota and the Indian American Association.

This year’s event is expected to draw in around four thousand people from around the area. Here is what you can expect if you decide to go to the Indian festival of Manasota.

The Dance

There will be dance demonstrations showing just a sample of the many dances throughout India. Indians are known for dancing at parties and weddings, but they also have d types of dances that are more religious in nature, depending on which god.

The Dress

Cultural clothing and jewelry in India is some of the most colorful costumes in the world. There will be daily dress styles from different regions of India, and some people will be dressing up in some of India’s most famous national or local festival costumes.

The Food

No Indian festival would be complete without sampling popular Indian dishes, such as...

Which Pet Services and Vets are the Best in Sarasota?

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Are you in need of veterinarian services for your pets? If you’ve just arrived to Sarasota, you’re probably wondering where everyone is taking Fido for shots, check-ups, emergency services and more. There are some excellent vets in the area that work hard to care for your pets, keep them healthy and keep you happy.

The Cat Hospital of Sarasota, Dog Stars and the Gulf Coast Equine Veterinary Services, Inc. are all great choices for your pets’ needs. Whether you have dogs, cats, horses or any other pet that needs healing, check out these top vets and pet service companies in the city.

Sarasota Grooming Company – 7650 South Tamiami Trail, Unit 3

When fluffy needs a haircut, call the Sarasota Grooming Company. They are an award-winning groomer in Sarasota owned by the talented Nicole Kallish. It’s been open since 2014 featuring grooming for dogs and cats. Being a competitive groomer, Nicole has won competitions for her grooming skills and is a dog owner herself. Stop by there when you need a good dog bath, haircut, nail trim and more.

Cat Depot – 2542 17th Street


Restaurant Spotlight: Cafe Baci

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Café Baci is your stop for Italian cuisine in Sarasota. You’ll be whisked away to Rome as soon as you walk in the door from the delicious fragrance in the air to the beautiful European décor. You’ll enjoy the full Italian experience at Café Baci from the smells to the culture and of course, the flavors.

It’s a peaceful atmosphere with everyone too quiet to speak because they are enjoying the authentic Italian dish in front of them. When you’re ready to relax with Italian-style dining tonight, check out Café Baci in Sarasota, voted since 1995 as the “Best Italian restaurant” in town by the Sarasota Herald Tribute. 

What to Expect

The restaurant is located at 4001 South Tamiami Trail in Sarasota. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Friday for your lunch break from 11:30 to 2:30pm and Tuesday through Sunday for your dinner plans starting at 4pm until 10pm. You can make a reservation or stop in six days a week.

Not only can you dine in for date night, family gatherings and more but you can make a reservation for your private party. The banquet rooms are available for weddings, rehearsal dinner, bridal showers and more.

The Menu