LUNCH DATE Ah, a sure sign that season will soon be in full swing. Your usual dinner only spot is now open for lunch. If you happen to be lunching downtown youre in luck. Eat Here (1888 Main St.), Louies Modern (1289 Palm Ave.) and Clasico Cafe (1341 Main St.) are throwing open their doors to the hungry afternoon crowd.
CLAMBAKE!! Dying for a traditional N.E .Clambake but dont want all the overrated digging? Then, let someone else wield the shovel for you. Its New College Foundations 35th Annual Clambake. 11/7/13. More info at 941-487-4800 or HERE.
CUTTING THE RIBBON Its Polo Grill 2.0 (10670 Boardwalk Loop). The Lakewood Ranch Main Street anchor is hosting their very own relaunch party. If you would like to be part of the festivities the celebration is tonight! (sorry for the late notice). Heres a link for tickets and more info.
READY, SET, COOK Have you ever wanted to be a part of the cooking action? Here is your big chance. Friday 11/8, Michaels on East (1212 S. East St.) brings culinary Africa to the Suncoast with Safari Sarasota. A night of interactive cooking with Londolzi Game Reserves Executive Chef Anna Ridgewell. Not only will you get to sample some of the best dishes from the historic spice route, but, it will all be for a great cause. Proceeds to benefit the All Heart Fund. Info at 941-366-0007 X229.
DELI GO-ROUND 3230 Clark Road has a brand new sign. BRIDGETOWN DELI. Gone is dineSarasota.com visitor fav, LaStellas Deli. The new Bridgetown rises in its places. Lets hope they keep that slicer humming.
B-I-N-G-O Is the Daiquiri Deck attempting to bring BINGO to the under 35 crowd? Sure looks like it. Every Thursday from 8-11pm The Deck on Venice Island (300 W. Venice Ave.) is hosting a BINGO Night. They boast Championship Prizes and Miller Light Beer Specials. Grab your BINGO card dauber and get on out there!
UP ON THE ROOF On or around Nov. 15th, Eat Here (1888 Main St.) will be christening their re-imagined rooftop deck. Modifications to the bar and rooftop dining area will go hand in hand with an exciting new upstairs menu. Should be a great place to spend a beautiful Sarasota evening.
AW SHUCKS Im sure youve noticed that dark spot on the corner of Main and Links. That was the former site of the Half Shell Oyster House. Well, that spot isnt lighting up in the next week, but Half Shells new location will be. On Nov. 4th the re-named, Half Shell Seafood House opens their doors at 5231 University Parkway. TIP: GREAT GUMBO!
REMINDER GREAT EVENT Dont forget this Sunday, Nov. 3rd the annual Bowls of Hope fundraiser to benefit the All Faiths Food Bank. 11am to 3pm, $25PP, Phillippi Estates Park. Theyll provide the bowl (and spoon), you provide the support!
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