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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 Mussels
  • Pork Tenderloin
  • New York Strip Steak
  • Steak Tartare
  • The Frenchy
  • The Albacore
  • Bolognese Pasta
  • Tomato Meatballs
  • And More!

You can enjoy a delicious dessert, such as the Belgian Chocolate Mousse or the Molten Belgian Chocolate Lava Cake.


Antoine's provides plenty of great choices with 12 different bottled beers, such as Hoegarden, Duvel, Chimay Blue and Stella Artois....

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 the eclectic atmosphere found here that isn’t like anything else in the area. Enjoy the lit-up glass bar, the climate controlled wine room and the amazing menu. It’s truly a place to relax and enjoy an amazing culinary experience.

The Menu

The restaurant features in-house dining, they can accommodate private parties and they cater. Bring in your group and a private function room will be set up for your birthdays, reunions, weddings and more. Call to have their delicious seafood...

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 and Seafood dishes. Enjoy outdoor dining or sit inside in the fabulous dining room for lunch or dinner seven days a week.

It’s a casual atmosphere that is perfect for the whole family. Check them out at 465 John Ringling Blvd from 11am to 4pm for lunch daily and 4pm to 10pm for dinner daily with special Happy Hour from 3-6pm daily. Brunch is available on Sundays only from 10am to 2pm and the restaurant can accommodate your reservation or walk-in party. Try take out or waiter service...

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

The festival is taking place this October 23rd-25th starting at noon each day until 10pm. Hours are shortened on Sunday the 25th by 2 hours so make sure you get in on the fun as early as possible. You’ll want to purchase your tickets for $10 for adults with discounted rates for kids and students. Your children under 3 will be free and your parking will be free as well.

Enjoy so much free entertainment from free concerts to free horse shows, free photo...