Sarasota, Bradenton restaurant news, reviews, things to do this week

It’s scheduled to be another fabulous weekend here in sunny Sarasota-Manatee, and we have a bunch of great events happening Friday, Saturday and Sunday. But first, let’s take a look at the most popular stories among subscribers over the past seven days.

Top of the list is the news we announced about Sarasota’s first dog bar, set to open this summer in the Rosemary District. In addition to a full assortment of adult beverages, it will offer a full menu of dog and human food.

The Rosemary District, located just north of downtown Sarasota, is also where we went for our latest edition of Best Things to Eat to spotlight a counter service outlet that excels in elevated comfort foods. . Additionally, this week’s restaurant review column includes an Anna Maria Island destination that specializes in seafood bought every morning from the nearby docks in the commercial fishing village of Cortez.

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We’ve also seen a lot of interest in our Sarasota story land on the pages of the Wall Street Journal. The Business Journal’s “Best Beaches in Florida” article recommends Siesta Key for “finishing families,” with particular praise for Siesta Key Public Access Beach 2, “because it’s quieter and rarely crowded.”

You can also find lots of information about Siesta Key in our annual guide to the best beaches in Sarasota and Manatee Counties, which includes recommendations for nearby restaurants and bars as well as other attractions.

But what about this weekend? Our Top 5 Things to Do column includes major events happening outdoors in North and South Sarasota County, as well as Manatee.

Plus, we’ve got a column on the best upcoming local gigs which includes former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder performing at the Anna Maria Island Center on Sunday and crooner-songwriter Paul Anka appearing the same day at the Van Wezel. Sarasota Performing Arts Hall.

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We also have a section on the best movies playing in theaters or streaming at home. For example, Norwegian director/co-writer Joachim Trier’s romantic comedy-drama “The Worst Person in the World” opens this weekend at Burns Court Cinemas in downtown Sarasota.

Have a good week-end! And please consider sharing this link with people who might also be interested in taking advantage of our weekly newsletter which is sent out at 9am on Fridays and highlights the best dining and entertainment news stories from TicketSarasota. com, which is part of the Sarasota Herald-Tribune and USA. Network TODAY.

Wade Tatangelo is the dining and entertainment editor of the Herald-Tribune, author of the Best Things to Eat and Top Things to Do columns, and co-lead of the USA Today Network’s Uniquely Florida team that creates content at the statewide. Follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. He can also be contacted by email at [email protected] Support local journalism by subscribing.​​​​​​

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