The Parrot Patio Bar and Grill

Tonight we gave this locals spot a try and was pleasantly surprised at how great it was! ⭐⭐⭐⭐

There’s nothing better on a hot summer evening than cold drinks. I had (2) mudslides. YES two.. because the first one was soooo delicious I had to have another! My husband had the Goose Island IPA which he really liked. For starters, we had the fried mozzarella which didn’t disappoint. I also tried a cup of the chicken corn chowder. I thought it had great flavor and was really good. (However, it did have a bit too many diced potatoes.) For dinner, my husband had the Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with fries that he said was off the charts good! I ordered the Shrimp and Grits. When my meal arrived I noticed there was a dark sauce in my grits. Upon tasting, I quickly realized the sauce was worcestershire sauce and unfortunately I didn’t like it with the grits. The menu didn’t mention this so I wasn’t aware when I ordered it. On a positive note, our waitress was amazing and quickly spoke to the chef who made another one without the worcestershire sauce. The next batch came out and was worth the wait. Much better! Overall, it was a great dining experience and I highly recommend it. The food and drinks were very good and the service was even better! We will be back for sure!

The Parrot Patio Bar & Grill is located at 3602 Webber St, Sarasota, FL 34232 and offers an indoor bar as well as an outdoor patio bar that has live music nightly. They are open 7 days a week from 11am, and Happy Hour is 11-7PM, Monday – Friday.

If you’re looking for a casual, fun atmosphere with live entertainment, yummy food & drinks and great service; then this is the place for you!!!

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Sommers Dutch Family Restaurant!

This morning we gave Sommers Dutch Family Restaurant a try for breakfast and it was really good! I had the French toast with grits and bacon and my husband had the eggs with sausage and toast. They also offer a breakfast buffet if you prefer that over ordering off the menu. Everything is fresh, homemade and delicious! They are located in Sarasota on Cattleman in the shopping center by Bee Ridge Rd. They also serve lunch and dinner and are closed on Sunday. Give them a try!

Be My Valentine! ❤

Heart-shaped pizzas available Valentine’s Day from open ‘till close! We start taking pre-orders at 11am today (Wednesday.) Call the shop at 941-92-PIZZA or place your orders online at solorzanobros.com . #SRQpid #sarasota #siestakey #srq #EatRealPizza ™️

Dry Dock Waterfront Grill

Today we tried Dry Dock Waterfront Grill based on a friends recommendation that this is her favorite restaurant out of all the restaurants in this area. The food is fresh and local! Dry Dock is hidden at the south end of Longboat Key at the Boathouse Marina, behind the gas station, north of St. Armand’s Circle, and just minutes from downtown Sarasota. Best known for its fresh Grouper meals, but is certainly just one of many delicious options, as well as for their panaramic views of the bay.

Today for lunch, I tried the Coconut Shrimp Salad which was one of the best salads I’ve ever eaten. The salad consists of mixed greens, fresh pineapples, strawberries, dried cranberries, glazed pecans and topped with large crispy coconut shrimp and served with really yummy pina colada dressing. I asked for extra dressing because it was so good! My husband had the Blackened Florida Gulf Red Grouper Sandwich on a brioche bun and served with creamy coleslaw. The sauce for the sandwich was spicy and delicious. Hands down one of the best grouper sandwiches around! The menu is a little pricey but worth it. The food and atmosphere is amazing! I highly recommend giving Dry Dock Waterfront Grill a try. https://geckosgrill.com/dry-dock-waterfront-grill/

Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Live music, cheese burgers, shrimp poboys, beer and mango daiquiris! Yes please! There’s nothing better after a hot day at the beach than to enjoy a delicious meal, a cold drink and to listen to some live music. The service is on point and the atmosphere is exactly what you’re looking for when coming to Siesta Key! If you’ve not been here, it’s a must try!!!

The Breakfast House

Ever since moving to the area over 6 years ago I’ve wanted to try this place! The Breakfast House is a cute yellow house on Fruitville Rd near downtown Sarasota and are open daily until 2pm and serve breakfast and lunch. They offer a variety of breakfast and lunch options as well as seasonal meals and daily specials. Inside, the house is cozy with plenty of seating and cute decor. The clientele is mainly locals and at this time of year, returning Snowbirds.

For my first visit, today I tried the seasonal fall breakfast option which was Pumpkin Pancakes topped with pumpkin drizzle and served with warm pumpkin maple syrup. It was delicious and got me in the fall spirit! I also ordered a side of crispy bacon and grits. The bacon was cooked perfectly and the grits were yummy too! I didn’t realize the grits would be topped with green onions so I had to remove those before eating. This southern girl likes her grits with butter, salt and pepper, no onion. Overall my breakfast experience was great and I would highly recommend you giving The Breakfast House a try. NOTE: The weekends are a bit more crowded and may be a wait so try and come during the week if you can. 😁

WHOLE FOODS MARKET!

The new WHOLE FOODS MARKET in Sarasota is AWESOME! The new grocery store on University is finally open and it’s huge! Plenty of grocery items, fresh meats, produce and cheeses… There’s rows and rows of hot to go meals and salad bar options plus sushi, sandwiches and hot pizza! Of course there’s great smelling homemade soaps and healthy beauty and baby products too. The store is huge with lots of variety. I love shopping for groceries in a nice clean store that offers fresh options and good food. Yes, it’s more expensive that your average grocery store but a way better experience that shopping at Wal-Mart! If you’re in Sarasota you should check it out.