Our summer giveaways are off to a BIG start.
What a fantastic way to start off the summer. Thanks for the great response to our first specials board contest. We had lots of entries. Ok, I know, it’s results you want.
There were a wide range of guesses. Here are some of the most popular. Oasis Café, nope. Simon’s, no, El Greco, wrong. But, some of you did come up with the winning response.
Our specials board this month came from a Siesta Key mainstay. They’ve been serving breakfast and lunch to hungry locals and visitors for the past 18 years! That’s right the correct answer is, The Village Café. That one wasn’t too tough.
Here’s another look at what you can expect to find at this Siesta Village dining tradition.
Congrats to Mike and Trish for being right on the money. Expect to see a little free food hit each of your mailboxes soon.
Now that you’re getting the hang on this thing, we’ll try and make next months contest a little more challenging. Stay tuned…
THE VILLAGE CAFE
5133 Ocean Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34242
Let’s just see how well you’ve been paying attention.
We’re going have a little fun this summer, AND you are too! We’ve got some free food to give away from some of our great Sarasota restaurants. Sounds like a good time already, right?
Here’s the deal. We’re going to post a picture of a specials board from a local restaurant. All you have to do to win is figure out where those specials come from. Easy. Well, if you’ve been paying attention to your surroundings it should be a snap.
Sometimes we’ll give you a few clues. Other times you’re on your own. Before we get going, let’s review the rules. Take it easy, there’s only one.
One entry per person. That means make your guess a good one.
If you’re ready we should get started. Ok, let’s have a look…
You know you’ve seen that board before. But, where? You can tell a lot just by some of the dishes listed. Here’s a clue. This place has been serving great casual food since 1995. So, they’re not one of the new kids on the block. And, it’s equally as popular with locals as it is with visitors.
I’ve probably said to much already. Now it’s your turn. Ready to make a guess? If you are, here’s a link:
CLICK TO ENTER YOUR GUESS
We’ve got two $25 gift certificates up for grabs! We’ll take the first two correct entries and set them up with $25 in free food.
Good luck. We’ll have the results soon…
UPDATE: We have winners! Details soon.
A brand new Sarasota restaurant leaps to the top
We have been publishing dineSarasota.com online for just over eleven years now. For the past eight and a half of them we have been posting our LIST of our most searched for Sarasota restaurants. That’s 101 monthly editions if you’re counting. In statistical terms, it’s a pretty descent sized sample.
In all that time, we have NEVER had a brand new, freshly minted Sarasota restaurant open up at number one. That is until we complied our April 2013 top 20. WOW, I sound like Casey Kasem! (I’m not sure that’s such a good thing.)
In April, the Seidensticker families new venture, Louies Modern, started off at the top of our rankings. Now just for clarification. We have had restaurants that were already open jump from off the list to the top in one big jump. When it happens, it usually has something to do with a news report or some television exposure. But, never has a restaurant that has just opened their doors debuted at number one.
Hats off to their management team and PR folks for getting the word out early about a place that is sure to be a Sarasota dining hotspot for years to come.
- Louies Modern N
- The Old Salty Dog ▲
- Mattison’s Forty One ▲
- Kacey’s Seafood & More ▲
- Trader Vic’s Island Bar & Grill ▼
- Shore Diner ▲
- LaStella’s on Clark N
- Libby’s Café & Bar ▼
- Munchies 420 Café ▬
- M & M European Deli N
▲ Up from last month
▬ No change from last month
▼ Down from last month
N – New addition this month
For the full April 2013 LIST click here.
In other news… The M & M European Deli makes their first appearance on the LIST coming in at number 10. The Old Salty Dog jumps up twelve places and Kacey’s Seafood & More pegs up eleven spots.
Just under the top 10 line was Made. Which moves from nineteen in March to eleven this past month. The kitchen is putting out some great dishes at Main and 301. You should try it. We’ve heard they are going to be introducing some new menu items into the mix. All little something for everyone.
That’s a lot to digest. As usual, we couldn’t put it together every month without you. Thanks for using the site. Keep clicking!