MORE NATIONAL PRAISE FOR SARASOTA
VOGUE magazine, with its May issue on newsstands now, extols the virtues of Sarasota. In a featured editorial, praise is heaped on our community for sandy white beaches, architecture, dinning, shopping and attractions. Highlighted are Sarasota Museum of Art, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, Ringling Museum along with Owen's Fish Camp, Shore, Star Fish Company, Ritz-Carlton and more.
Their modern interior and prime location is reason enough for a large millennial turn-out. Sure it's noisy with little room between tables. However, their outstanding menu is locally inspired with emphasis on farm to table. You are provided with a long list of local farms supplying BOCA with fresh vegetables, fruits and meats daily.
Even with outside and two level seating, there is normally a wait. Open daily 11a.m. to 11p.m. daily with an additional hour on weekends, call 941-254-3565 for a reservation.
Long time friend and blog reader Joan Blum writes about her recent discovery of Marietta Museum of Art and WHIMSY 2121 N. Tamiami Trail. I'm sure many of you have passed this location and wondered what was inside.
Joan did the other day and writes, ..."If you love whimsical, sometimes unusual art, you will really enjoy Whimsy. Filled with paintings, sculpture and one-of-a-kind art objects never seen before. There is no admission cost, just a request for $5 donation used to maintain this free attraction. Open Thursday-Sunday 1-4p.m. Closed for summer May 27 and reopen early September."
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In a few weeks, schools will close for summer break leaving 40,000 children without their free or reduced price school meal provided by ALL FAITHS FOOD BANK. With your help, the program continues through the break. Every dollar you contribute will be matched! You can make a donation now by clicking here.
A growing trend in the food service industry are pre-made meals. Since the closing of Let's Eat, this concept has only been available to us on line. No more, as Fitlife opens Thursday. Their location is The Market at UTC 5275 University Parkway. If you are unfamiliar with this location, among its occupants are Kohl's, Peltz, and what is already a strong contender for pre-made meals, Fresh Market.
JIM'S RANT.....To all you nay-seyers and doubters regarding UTC, you can take that egg off your face now. A few visits over several weeks was more than enough to convince me the Mall was thriving. The stores are busier than when first opened. The restaurants are packed for most peak hours and the parking lots are pretty full. The coming summer will be a test, but Rowing visitors will more than make up for any shortfall.....
Once Again thanks for reading....see you next week....JIM