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July 4, 2014

The Hob Nob Drive-In in Sarasota

The Hob Nob is an institution in Sarasota that has been around since the 50′s. Located at the corner of Highway 301 and 17th Street, this open air diner has retained its historical charm. Lots of black and white checkerd tile and chrome seats with red vinyl. It’s a casual, friendly atmosphere and almost always bustling with activity. Recent renovations included roll down shades for rainy days and heaters for…
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June 26, 2014

July Events in and Around Sarasota

Celebrate our nation’s independence this month by getting out and enjoying all that our area has to offer. Here’s just a few of the activities happening in the area during the month of July: Date Event or Activity Location Click Link forMore Information July 1-6th Suncoast Super Boat Grand Prix Sarasota Suncoast Offshore Racing July 1-6th “At the Hop” Sarasota Florida Studio Theatre July 1-31st Summer Circus Spectacular Sarasota Historic…
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June 24, 2014

Why Florida is the Best State

As a Florida Native, I definitely agree with the article, “23 Reasons Florida (Yes, Florida) is quite possibly the Best State In America.” http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/27/florida-best-state_n_4981731.html. I’m not sure if my reasons are completely the same, but I do believe it! The best part…you can visit most of these places on a day or weekend trip from the beautiful Sarasota area! Brenda’s background in strategic planning, marketing, prospecting, and sales give her…
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June 20, 2014

Star Fish Company in Cortez

Star Fish Company is one of the best fresh fish and seafood markets in town. Located in the quaint fishing village of Cortez, they have not only the seafood market but a dockside restaurant which we had the good fortune to visit recently. They serve fresh Florida seafood prepared in the simplest of ways. Most items are either fried, grilled, blackened or sauteed. Sides are kept simple, too. There’s cole…
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June 19, 2014

2nd Annual Stand Up Paddleboard Races on Siesta Key

This second annual event features over $10,000 in trophies, awards and giveaways. Activities planned for the day are a 6 Miles Beach Start Battle of the Paddle Course, a 1/2 Mile Short Course for the younger crowd as well as a “Beach to Buoy and Back” Coed Team Relay Races, among other events. Activities, board demos, vendors and entertainment will be provided for the public. Admission is free. For more…
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June 18, 2014

Seventh Annual Fish Fry and Shrimp Boil June 28th

Oysters to the left, shrimp to the right, savory aromas of spicy andouille sausages, hearty gumbo and fried catfish along with the musical sounds of the Gumbo Boogie Band fill the air. For one night only, Lakewood Ranch Polo Grill and Bar transforms into a Cajun celebration of fresh seafood, live music and New Orleans excitement. The Seventh Annual Spyder Broussard Low Country, East County, Fish Fry and Shrimp Boil…
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June 13, 2014

Gulf Drive Cafe on Anna Maria Island

The Gulf Drive Café has been in business on the beach in Bradenton since 1981. It sits directly on the spectacular sugar white sands and turquoise emerald views of the Gulf of Mexico on Anna Maria Island’s south end. Recently renovated they added a large outdoor patio and two tiki huts. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner and we recently had breakfast on the patio and I have to say…
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June 12, 2014

Third Annual Sarasota Band Bash

This Saturday (June 14th) at 6:00pm teens can dance until their feet get blisters at this Teen Rock Fest featuring 21 Days Remain, The Anderson Brothers, Pure Organic Trio, Savannah Brady Band and more. Gaming, food and crafts will also be provided to keep this Saturday night rocking. Attendees 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult; full security is provided. Admission is free. Selby Public Library at 1331 State Street…
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June 10, 2014

Trip Advisor Names Siesta Key Beach in Top Ten Breathtaking Beaches in the World

TripAdvisor just released its list of the top ten Breathtaking Beaches in the world and Travelers’ Choice 2013 Winner Siesta Key Public Beach splashed onto the list, with reviewers saying, “The sand is awesome, so soft and fine,” and, “ Siesta Key will be one place I will continue to return to and make everlasting memories with my family.” Siesta Key Beach consistently ranks high in these comparisons due to…
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June 5, 2014

Gecko’s Grill & Pub + YOU = 22!

22 years ago, best buddies and Doubles partners teamed up for a new adventure, and Gecko’s Grill & Pub At The Landings was born. Six Gecko’s later, Mike Quillen and Mike Gowan, their employees, and guests will celebrate an equation that adds up to 22 years of award winning hospitality. Gecko’s Mothership store at The Landings will again be the site of a BBQ bash to be held on June…
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