Sarasota Jazz Festival

By | February 18, 2019

Sarasota Jazz Festival 2019

The 39th annual Sarasota Jazz Festival is coming March 3-9th. Hosted by the Hyatt Regency Hotel, this week is loaded with a variety of concerts and events. Right in the middle of the festival week is one of the most popular events of the Jazz Club season – The semi-annual JAZZ TROLLEY AND PUB CRAWL! Get ready to ride one of five trolleys to a dozen downtown area locations to enjoy many local … Read More! »

Mandeville Beer Garden

By | February 14, 2019

Mandeville Beer Garden Logo

We recently discovered Mandeville Beer Garden in Sarasota. It is a child and dog friendly restaurant, ensuring that the whole family enjoys the unique atmosphere. The garden dining area boasts outdoor games including ping pong and corn hole and a child friendly play area. Making it a great place for the whole family to drink, dine and have fun! The bar features 30 taps and over 150 bottled beers. They have a … Read More! »

Greek Glendi Festival Coming Soon

By | January 31, 2019

GreekGlendiFest_SigEvent

It’s time for the 35th annual Greek Glendi Festival at St. Barbara Greek Orthodox Church in Sarasota. This festival is something we look forward to year after year. There is constant entertainment (music, dancing, etc.), great Greek food of all types, raffles and vendors with unique items for purchase. The festival runs Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 11am to 9pm and on Sunday from 11am to 8pm. Admission on … Read More! »

Sarasota Home Sales Slowed in December

By | January 22, 2019

Housing Market Street Sign

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that after a strong year of sales in 2018, the housing market fell short in December. Compared to December 2017, this month showed a decrease in overall closed sales, pending sales, and median prices. However, inventory increased across the two-county area. Year-to-date, 2018 shows an increase in sales when compared to 2017 year-to-date numbers. Combined, closed sales in the two-county area … Read More! »

February in Sarasota

By | January 17, 2019

  With our winter season in full swing, the calendar is full of many different events in Sarasota. Here are just a few for you to consider: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Feb. 1-3rd Wings of Freedom Tour Venice Collings Foundation Feb. 1st Riverview Kilties “Sousa Concert” Sarasota Riverview High School Performing Arts Feb. 1st Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Main Street Lakewood … Read More! »

Chef Rolfs New Florida Kitchen

By | January 8, 2019

Chef Rolfs New Florida Kitchen

Earlier this year Chef Rolf took over the former Roy’s Restaurant space on Siesta Drive and opened his New Florida Kitchen. Many people in the area are familiar with Chef Rolf at the former Saltwater Café in Venice. At the New Florida Kitchen they are serving up fresh locally sourced prime seafood in a sophisticated coastal setting. Chef Rolf’s New Florida Kitchen ™ is family owned and operated and they … Read More! »

Housing Inventory is on the Rise in Sarasota and Manatee Counties

By | December 28, 2018

House Upward Graph

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports an increase in closed sales, median prices and inventory in the real estate market. On trend with a typical November report, the market slows in new pending sales and new listings during this time of year. Year-over-year, closed sales in the combined two-county area increased by 4.5 percent in November. Condo sales increased by 12.9 percent in Manatee County and decreased … Read More! »

St. Armand’s Winter Art Festival

By | December 26, 2018

St Armands Circle Art Festival

One of the things I love about Sarasota is the many arts and crafts festivals we have during the year. One of my favorites is the St. Armand’s Winter Art Festival. There will be over 175 artists and craftsman displaying their original artwork.  Pottery, oils, watercolors, ceramics, jewelry, and sculpture.  This show is ranked in the top 50, out of 10,000 shows held each year in this country! This year’s festival … Read More! »

January in Sarasota

By | December 14, 2018

January Oranges

  Kick off the new year by enjoying one or more of the many events and adventures in and around Sarasota! Check out just a few of the activities happening during the month of January: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Jan. 4th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Jan. 4-6th Bradenton Boat Show Palmetto Bradenton Boat Show Jan. 5th 6th Annual Health … Read More! »

Roessler’s Restaurant

By | December 7, 2018

Roessler's Restaurant Sign

Roessler’s restaurant in Sarasota has been family owned and operated since 1978. Originally, as the Flight Deck at the Venice Airport and then moving to their Sarasota location in 1985. Situated on nearly three acres of manicured gardens and a beautiful lake with a bridge and gazebo, Roessler’s is one of the most romantic restaurants on the west coast of Florida.   We had the pleasure of going there for … Read More! »