BANGKOK BASIL CHICKEN  |  SPICE STATION   Famous in the streets of Bangkok, sautéed ground chicken, bell peppers, onions, and holy basil leaves in light garlic chili sauce. Topped with an over-easy egg. Spice Station, 1438 Boulevard of the Arts, Sarasota, 941-343-2894,   EGGPLANT CAPRESE + MARGHERITA PIZZA  |  VINO BISTRO   Roasted eggplant rounds stacked with fresh mozzarella and whole garden-fresh basil leaves, drizzled with house truffle oil. Brick oven personal ‘za topped with chunky basil, only available late-night. 1419 5th St., Sarasota, 941-952-3172,  VEAL SALTIMBOCCA | PESTO  Veal cutlets topped with prosciutto, wild mushrooms, Pecorino mascarpone, fontina, aged provolone, served in a basil pesto sauce. 8799 Cortez Rd. W, Bradenton, 941-201-4167,  LEMON BASIL VODKA MARTINI  |  CAFÉ VENICE RESTAURANT & BAR  Made with Deep Eddy’s Lemon Vodka and a housemade basil syrup, this martini comes garnished with a twist of lemon, fresh basil leaf, and a dry basil-sugar rim. 101 W Venice Ave., Venice, 941-484-1855,