#ITSAFOODTHING… The Sarasota food scene has semi-officially, possibly, almost arrived. When Conde Nast Magazine names you one of the 15 best food cities in THE COUNTRY! that’s something that cannot be ignored. We’ve been named to about a thousand lists in the last few years. But, this one is a wee bit different. This list contains all the biggies. San Francisco, Chicago, NY, Vegas, NOLA and US… Sarasota FL. Think about that the next time you hear, “I love Sarasota, but, there are no good places to eat here”. You can just shake your head, smile knowingly and wonder what rock has that person has been living under. You'll also be very happy that they won't be competing with you for the last Saturday night table at INDIGENOUS!… MEET THE NEW BOSS, THE PARK GRILLE & CAFÉ has a new Executive Chef. Roger Turtch, brings his 40 years of experience to the restaurant located @ the University Park CC. Good luck Chef!… TASTING TIME, Looking for a new red, white or pink? You’ve got a couple of great places for a vino tryout. BIJOU CAFÉ hosts a tasting 5/6 from 5PM to 7PM, $20PP and MICHAEL’S ON EAST has their monthly sampling 5/14 from 2PM to 4PM, $10PP. It’s time to go find a new fav… EAR TO THE GROUND, Looks like the Rosemary District may be getting their very own pizza place. Talk is that Pizza SRQ will be “doing something big” there in the near future… FABULOUS @ 40, Look who’s the BIG 40! THE CROW’S NEST!. Steve Harner and staff will be celebrating with special events all year. Get over there and say Happy Anniversary in person… DERBY DAY, The Run for the Roses means party time. Hot browns, mint juleps and fancy hats. You know how it goes. POLO GRILL AND BAR will once again host its, Ultimate Derby Party. Sat. 5/7 @ 4:30PM… YO, HO, HO, You already know our local SIESTA KEY RUM is award winning. Wouldn’t you just love to see how it’s made? You CAN! They’ve got tours. Check out their schedule here... CINCO!, Cinco de Mayo time once again (Isn't it just crazy how it falls on the same date EVERY year :) ). Lots of chances to celebrate around town from cheap margaritas to full on piñata smashing parties. Brew Thru SRQ has a little different take on the traditional Cinco celebration. Want to get a little head start on the festivities? Here’s some “perfect” margarita recipes... DON’T FORGET, Mother’s Day SUN, May 8th + Food and Wine on Pine, SAT May 7th.
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THE INS AND OUTS… We’re saying goodbye to THE PANINI PLACE. An ultra-short Siesta Village lifespan. I know the restaurant biz is tough. But, the paint was barely dry on the walls here. The bright side, the next tenant will have a newly remodeled restaurant to move into. Also, PHO SAIGON in the Landings Plaza closed their doors. No additions since the last issue. Our Sarasota restaurant DB stands @ 347. As usual, If you know someone who might like to get their very own FEASTnews, send them this link to check out our past issues and signup! Our next issue publishes on MAY 16. If you have an item that you would like us to consider, please drop us an email. Thanks for reading! check TWITTER, FACEBOOK & INSTAGRAM for updates.- ###