Man vs. Food in Sarasota: The Recap | Sarasota Restaurants Journal
Let’s see what happened when three Sarasota restaurants are in the spotlight!
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In case you missed it last night, The Travel Channel premiered the Sarasota episode of its popular series, Man vs. Food. If you have been at all plugged into any social media outlet that has a Sarasota connection, it was impossible to miss the buzz surrounding it. There were some Facebook posts, but there was a huge amount of Twitter Tweets.
If you didn’t happen to catch the showing last night, there will be plenty of chances to watch a repeat of the episode. In case you’re wondering what happened, here’s a recap of last night’s action.
The show featured three Sarasota Restaurants, Yoder’s, The Old Salty Dog, and Munchies 420 Cafe.
Over at Yoder’s, Adam talked with some folks eating at the restaurant and got an in-depth look at how they make their amazing homemade pies and awesome fried chicken. He even had a sit down with Yoder’s founder, Amanda Yoder.
The next stop was The Old Salty Dog, City Island location. Where Adam sampled a fully loaded “Salty Dog”. For those who aren’t familiar with it, their famous “Salty Dog” is a battered and deep-fried hot dog on a bun. The fully loaded version has more toppings on it than we have space to mention here.
For this episode, Adam took on a Mystery Challenge. The location of that challenge was Munchies 420 Cafe in Gulf Gate. After a kitchen tour, Adam had a lesson on how Munchies makes their unbelievable “Fat Sandwiches.” Watching the construction of a Fat Sandy was enlightening, if not heart-stopping.
Adam’s Mystery Challenge was not downing one of those crazy huge Fat Sandwiches, but a hot wing challenge. 10 of Munchie’s insanely hot Fire In Your Hole wings. As it turned out, Adam was no match for the wings. After just two wings, he pulled the plug and declared that food had defeated man.
All in all a great show. It was a nice showcase for Sarasota, and I’m sure the restaurants they featured will benefit greatly from the extra exposure. Maybe it’s time for you to do your own Man vs. Food Sarasota food tour.
Stiletto Sports Jen says
Thanks for posting this! We accidentally missed it last night but we were dying to know what restaurants they were at! I guessed Old Salty Dog and my friend had guessed Munchies…. but neither of us thought of Yoders
Can’t wait till they replay it or it gets posted on YouTube!
I love Old Salty Dog’s fish & chips…never tried the actual dog. And Munchies…..YUM! Fried mac & cheese and the Fat Daddy are my faves!!
Gloria Johnson says
My husband and I drove up to Yoder’s from Ft. Myers. What a treat! The waitress could not have been more friendly or helpful. The soup of the day was Beef Vegetable. It was heartstoppingly delicious, so good, that we took a pint of it home with us. We both had the fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. Wonderful mashed potatoes! We split a piece of Yoder’s style key lime pie. Wow, was it good! We will be back for sure.
Denis Lamontagne says
I watch Adam all the time on the travel chanel and I’m going to go on Vacation to Siesta Key ,Fl. While i’m there I am going to go to Yoder’s- The Salty Dog-and Munchies 420 Cafe in the begining of March. I was glad to see this here to get the address that I had missed.Thank You !
Jennifer S. says
Me and my fiancé used to go to Munchies 420 all the time an were so excited when we saw the Sarasota episode and Adam went there! For anyone who hasn’t been and wants to go, you MUST try their fried twinkies, they are like heaven in your mouth, so delicious. You will not regret trying these Muchies delights!! Yoders is great too, pies are to die for. I’m actually going over near there for breakfast today and planning on stopping at Yoders to bring home a pie. Haven’t been to the salty dog but it is next on my list of places to try here for sure.