Anna’s Deli Siesta Key & Sarasota

By | December 30, 2017

Anna's Deli

One of the mainstays in casual dining in Sarasota is Anna’s Deli. They have been around since 1971 and currently operate two locations: one on Siesta Key and one in the University Park area of Sarasota. They are consistently winning “Best Of…” awards in Sarasota. They do have your typical deli fare but what sets them apart is their specialty sandwiches. I stopped in for lunch recently and had … Read More! »

November Real Estate Statistics for Sarasota & Manatee Counties

By | December 26, 2017

Real Estate

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that November statistics indicate a healthy market in the area. Combined numbers show an increase in sales, new listings and prices. In November 2017, closed sales for single family homes in Manatee County increased by 7.5 percent, while Sarasota County decreased by 3.3 percent. The condo market stands out this month, with a 26 percent increase in Sarasota sales and a … Read More! »

3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

By | December 23, 2017

Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival

The 3rd Annual Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival will be held on January 20-21, 2018.  This year the event will take place at Gulfstream and Main near JD Hamel Park. General admission and live musical performances are free, as is parking downtown on the weekends. Select from exquisite foods cooked on site incorporating the freshest ingredients by local restaurants and food purveyors.  Choose from seafood dishes using grouper, mahi-mahi, stone crabs, oysters, shrimp, soft-shell crabs … Read More! »

January in Sarasota

By | December 21, 2017

January 2018

  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. 5th Music on Main Lakewood Ranch Lakewood Ranch Jan. 6-7th 11th Annual Coquina Beach “Winter Fest” Bradenton Beach Winterfest Jan. 6-7th Orchid … Read More! »

New Year’s Eve at Selby Gardens

By | November 30, 2017

Selby Gardens

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is hosting Sarasota’s most sophisticated and diversely entertaining New Year’s Eve experience; a black-tie event featuring a private journey through tropical holiday light displays, passed hors d’oeuvres, a seated four course dinner, live entertainment and dancing at Michael’s on the Bay. The countdown to the New Year culminates with a champagne toast and a perfect view of fireworks overlooking the Sarasota Bay. Celebrate the … Read More! »

Normal Real Estate Market Returns After Hurricane Irma

By | November 28, 2017

Hurricane Irma

The Realtor Association of Sarasota and Manatee reports that October proved to be a month of recovery from Irma’s impact on the Sarasota and Manatee real estate market. As the market bounces back, sellers prepare for the season, bringing more new listings and pending sales in October 2017. Closed sales for single family homes increased by 2.7 percent in the two counties from October of 2016, while condo … Read More! »

December in Sarasota

By | November 20, 2017

With Thanksgiving behind us the holiday season is in full swing in Sarasota. There are many of activities and events to choose from. Here are just a few: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information Dec. 1st 39th Annual Holiday Night of Lights Lido Key St Armands Circle Association Dec. 1-31st Holly Days and Mangrove Lights Osprey Historic Spanish Point Dec. 1st Music on Main … Read More! »

20th Annual Manatee River Holiday Parade

By | November 17, 2017

Manatee River Holiday Parade

Don’t miss the 20th annual Manatee River Holiday Boat Parade on Saturday, December 9th from 6-9:00pm. The parade of lighted boats begins at dusk near Snead Island. The route then proceeds east past the Bradenton Yacht Club, to Riverhouse Reef and Grill and the Regatta Pointe Marina. The parade turns south at the Green Bridge and moves onward to PIER 22 and the Twin Dolphin Marina. Public viewing … Read More! »

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen

By | November 14, 2017

Bravo Food 2

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen opened recently at the Westfield Siesta Key Mall. It is part of the Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, which operates both Bravo Cucina Italiana and its sister chain, Brio Tuscan Grille. They feature fresh flavors in a relaxed atmosphere. Bravo serves fresh pastries and coffee in the morning, as well as lunch and dinner, plus brunch on the weekend. The menu offers items such as a double-stacked burger with … Read More! »

Hurricane Irma Impacts Real Estate Sales

By | October 27, 2017

Hurricane Irma

The Sarasota Manatee Realtors Association reports that our area was mostly unscathed from Hurricane Irma but, real estate sales were hit the hardest. With office closures, reinspections and tight scheduling for new appraisals, September 2017 reports a decrease in closed sales, pending sales and new listings. Compared to this time last year, combined closed sales for the two-county area decreased by 16.8 percent. September’s decline in sales isn’t an … Read More! »