April in Sarasota

By | March 13, 2019

April Flowers

The winter season is winding down now so it’s a great time to enjoy 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 April: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information April 1-20th “Noises Off” Sarasota Asolo Repertory Theatre April 1-28th “Love Sung in the Key of Aretha” … Read More! »

Grove Restaurant in Lakewood Ranch

By | March 6, 2019

Grove

After the departure of the Polo Grill at Main Street in Lakewood Ranch, a new restaurant is now open in that renovated space. GROVE Restaurant, Patio and Ballroom is the newest offshoot of PIER 22, the award-winning waterfront destination headed by restaurateurs Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell. A fine-casual restaurant, GROVE specializes in a wide-ranging selection of house-made meals served in several distinct dining areas giving guests a choice of … Read More! »

Balanced Housing Market in Sarasota

By | February 26, 2019

Balanced Scales

The Realtors Association of Sarasota and Manatee report that closed sales in Sarasota and Manatee County fell short at the start of 2019. Median prices continue to rise and a jump in inventory and new listings point to a more balanced market. Combined, closed sales in the two-county area decreased by 17.2 percent from January 2018. Single-family home sales in Manatee County decreased by 16 percent, while Sarasota decreased … Read More! »

March in Sarasota

By | February 21, 2019

March 2018

Spring is here and our weather is outstanding so get out and enjoy the area. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the Sarasota area during the month of March: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link for More Information March 1-31st Manatee Heritage Days Manatee County Manatee Village March 1-10th Florida Strawberry Festival Plant City Florida Strawberry Festival March 1-3rd 25th Annual NMRA Nitro Spring … Read More! »

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! »