It's like the surest sign of a Sarasota summer; Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week. Don't ask me why it isn't "Restaurant Weeks." Visit Sarasota County might want to consider that little tweak for next year since these fantastic deals stretch for a full two weeks.
Whether you want to say week or weeks, the end result is exactly the same. You'll get some of the best bang for your buck on a bunch of the most popular restaurant names in town. If you've never explored some of these places, this is the opportunity that you've been waiting for. And, in some cases, you didn't even realize you'd been waiting for it!
We've got a few different perspectives planned for you in the next two weeks. One will be a detailed view of a couple of restaurant offers, and another will be a chef profile. So keep an eye on your inbox for both of those.
This, my hungry Sarasota food friends, will serve as your introduction to the culinary adventures happening around town for the next couple of weeks. So sit back, grab your highlighter, and let's take a 30,000-foot view of what you can expect to find AND eat!
Here are the questions that any responsible journalist would ask. Not that this applies here. 😀
WHEN: JUNE 1-14, 2022
WHERE: ALL OVER SARASOTA AND MANATEE COUNTIES
WHY: BECAUSE WE KNOW HOW MUCH YOU LOVE TO EAT!
Those are the basics. Pretty simple so far, right? Now let's peel back the onion!
This year, thirty-plus Sarasota area restaurants will be offering a special prix fixe menu for the first two weeks of June. These multi-course menus will be specially priced at $20 for lunch and $35 for dinner.
I know that most of you eat out regularly and with a lot of enthusiasm. I know this because you were so generous with your feedback in our reader's survey.
📝 In our just completed reader's survey, more than 80% of you indicated that you dine out three or more times per month!
See what I mean? You guys dine out with GUSTO!
Enough with the tease. I know that you want to know where you can eat all of this delicious, reasonably priced food. So OK, here's the big reveal (not quite as dramatic as a gender reveal, but it's the best a food site can do!). ** As per our usual custom here, we're listing them in alphabetical order for the sake of fairness.
2022 SAVOR SARASOTA RESTAURANT WEEK PARTICIPANTS
The Bistro @ Concession Golf Club (Bradenton)
Cafe Evergreen (Nokomis)
Chef Rolf's New Florida Kitchen (Osprey)
Chaz 51 Steakhouse (Venice)
Farlow’s on the Water (Englewood)
Libby's Lakewood Ranch (Bradenton)
Lucarelli's Restaurant (Venice)
Overture Restaurant & Gallery Lounge (Downtown)
The Reserve Retreat (North Trail)
The Ringling Grillroom (North Trail)
Ristorante San Marco (Venice)
There they are. 36 Sarasota restaurants all vying for your food love and attention. It's great to be in the driver's seat, isn't it?! All you have to do now is get out your planner (or whatever you use to keep track of stuff), and start making a game plan. You can do that!
🌟🌟 To help you get organized for your eating adventure, we have put together a handy, printable checklist for all of the participating restaurants. You can get that by CLICKING HERE!
I'm confident that you can squeeze in a couple of lunches and two dinners into the next two weeks. If you happen to dine at any of the Savor restaurants, please leave a comment here or on our dineSarasota FB page. It would be nice of you to let us all know about your "Savor" experiences. We love hearing about all of your local dining adventures.
🌟🌟 OH, one more thing. Visit Sarasota County is using the hashtag #SavorSarasota for food pics from Restaurant Week. Tag them, and you may see your photo show up somewhere fun!
Keep an eye out next week for some more detailed Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week info. Keep Eating!
🗓️ SARASOTA FOOD EVENTS 🗓️
Here are some upcoming local food events that we think you might find interesting. All you need to do is make that reservation. We’ve provided you with a link to more info.
🧑🌾 FARMER’S MARKET INFO 🧑🌾
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