A St. Armands hot shot gets things rolling.
It vaguely feels like I’ve done this before. This menu thing I mean.
Back in 2009 we began highlighting menus from Sarasota restaurants as part of our Menu Monday feature. The thought was, if you had a peek at a menu it might inspire you to make the trip and sample a few dishes for yourself. A worthwhile pursuit to be sure.
Fast forward four years. As part of our ongoing endeavor to keep dineSarasota.com fresh and relevant, we started posting local menus on our MenuBOARD. Figuring, if we put a large number of those in one easy to reach spot you would use the information. And, BOY have you! Since we posted first that page on May 3, 2012, you have downloaded literally thousands of menus. That page now details the culinary offerings of over 125 Sarasota restaurants. And that number is growing. Fast.
With that in mind, we thought it might be a great idea to again feature one of those menus each Monday right here on this page. Sure, you could browse the whole pile by yourself. But, why not let us hand select one for you? Its that personal attention you have come to expect. Some will be popular places. Others, may be just getting on the radar. Hopefully, all will be enjoyed.
That said, lets get this started!
Out on St. Armands Circle there is a relative newcomer to the local dining scene. But, the folks who operate it are from from green. They are experienced Sarasota restaurateurs. Their vision of a bustling and lively spot just across the John Ringling bridge was realized in Shore Diner. I am more than confident that lots of you have been there. How do I know? I have personally witnessed the sometimes huge crowd gathered at the host station, that’s how.
Here’s what’s available.
Understand, as all of these Menu Monday features will be, this is not a restaurant review. Ill leave you to write your own you once you pick out a few items to try. That said, here are some highlights for me.
Smoked Fish Mousse Cholula Hot Sauce
Toasted Baguette | Housemade Pickles $8
Maine Lobster Roll Sliders
Butter Lettuce $12
Roasted Beet Salad Florida Grapefruit
Alabama Goat Cheese | Pistachio | Sherry
Key West Shrimp & Scallop Soffrito
Risotto | Local Braised Greens | Roasted Cherry
Tomato | Citrus Oil $2
Toms Mothers Meatloaf Green Beans
Carrot | Smashed Potato | Mushroom Gravy $19
We decided to feature the menu from Shore Diner for the simple fact that it has been our most downloaded menu over the course of the summer. For those of you who havent yet checked it out, now is a prime opportunity to browse the offerings.
If you’ve been to Shore Diner and would like to tell the rest of our dineSarasota.com visitors about it, please leave a comment below.
465 John Ringling Blvd.
Sarasota, FL 34236
Shore Diner doesnt have a website. But, they do have a Facebook Page. CLICK HERE.