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SRQ DAILY Aug 30, 2022

Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

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Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

"Supporting and elevating the voices of women is a sacred task, and I hope that my work will enrich not only the Jewish community but the community at large."

- Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman.

[The Dish]  Barbecue and Ice Cream Fuel a Late Summer Win
Kevin Allen, kevin.allen@srqme.com

If I had to pick my absolute perfect meal combination for these waning summer days, it would have to be barbecue and ice cream.

We’re days away from pumpkin spice everything, fall menus, and (for our less fortunate pals up north) sweater weather. Why not soak up one last memorable summer experience while the weather is impossibly hot and soupy? And since I was seeking this specific Q-and-ice cream double down, I turned to State Street neighbors Brick’s Smoked Meats and Rise & Nye’s.

With my wife out of town, I brought my six-year-old daughter, Summer, along with a phalanx of her fairy action figures and a newly-acquired stuffed llama.

We received an immediate, warm greeting from general manager Meghan Croke, who understands that barbecue, perhaps as much as the food itself, is about connecting with people. Throughout the evening, she bounced from table to table, engaging with each, showing that authentic hospitality is alive and well here.

While some claim there are few guarantees in life, at Brick’s there are two: Summer will have the mac ‘n’ cheese (which she dubbed Sarasota’s creamiest), and I will order the smoked turkey. Ahh, the Brick’s smoked turkey. Croke let me in on the secret to its succulence: It’s dusted with Brick’s sweat heat rub and brined for 48 hours with salt and brown sugar. From there, it’s smoked for six hours while vacuum packed with butter.

Its subtle, not-too-overpowering smoke flavor, mixed with a velvety, oh-so-tender texture create a perfect target for any of the three signature sauces on every Brick’s table: sweet, spicy, and a Carolina mustard. I paired it with a smoked jalapeno cheddar house sausage link that delivers just a touch of heat, followed by a complex arrangement of smoke and spice notes that fold into each other like shuffled playing cards.

Did we treat ourselves to a dessert bang bang? If my wife is asking, no. I can confirm, however, that the brulee banana pudding, with nilla wafers on the bottom and torched bananas on top, made me rethink my previously held misconception that bananas should have no place at the dessert table. And the s’mores … unreal. Toasted marshmallow greets you on top, and beneath it lies an evolving surprise of silky chocolate pudding, and a graham cracker crust that gives it just the right amount of crunch.

Summer reminded me I had promised her ice cream as well (she forgets nothing). So, we ventured next door where Rise & Nye’s offers espresso for those dads flying solo and needing to stay awake on the drive home after consuming a giant plate of smoked meat.

There are many reasons to love Rise & Nye’s, starting with its dedication to hiring employees with developmental and learning disabilities. The ice cream is pretty darn good, too. The staff is always incredibly friendly, welcoming, helpful, and on this night served up an evening-ending pillow of vanilla ice cream with sprinkles on top. The perfect end to a summer that I wish could be endless.

Brick’s Smoked Meats, 1528 State Street, Sarasota, 941-993-1435, https://www.brickssmokedmeats.com/. Rise & Nye’s, 1534 State Street, Sarasota, Florida, 941-217-6449, https://riseandnyes.com/ 

Pictured: The smoked turkey at Bricks Smoked Meats is a perfect canvas for the restaurants tasty sauce trio. Photo courtesy of Bricks Smoked Meats.

[New Menu]  The September Epicurean Menu at Michaels on East

This Thursday kicks off the Napa Valley Epicurean menu at Michael's On East. The culinary team at Michael’s On East is challenged to create new dishes inspired by the world’s most exotic destinations each month. Be sure to experience ever-changing, palate-pleasing global cuisine with Michael's Epicurean Adventures. The three-course dinner menu is available Tuesday through Saturday evenings for $42.95 per person.

Michaels on East, 1212 East Avenue, Sarasota, 941-366-0007, https://bestfood.com/. 

Pictured: Grilled Heritage Pork Tenderloin with jalapeno grits, broccolini, apple mostarda & baby peppers. Photo courtesy of Michaels on East.

[Nature ]  Turtle Watch Wednesday

A Paradise Realty and Vacation Rentals partnered with Hurricane Hanks for the 4 th Annual “TURTLE WATCH WEDNESDAY”. This year we have added CabanUp as a sponsor.....they join our existing team of sponsors, Florida Underwater Sports, Harbor Lane Court Vacation Rentals, Mike Sales Entertainment, and The Sun Newspaper! The fundraiser will be held at 4:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, September 28 th 2022 at Hurricane Hanks located at 5346 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach. This event is free and open to the public. However, we are offering a Special VIP Package, tickets (60 tickets are available) for 75.00 each. This will get you reserved seating inside Hurricane Hanks...a swag bag filled with goodies, as well as a FREE Drink ticket, Turtle Watch tee shirt, and coupons, etc. Please contact Barbara at 404-275-9422 for reservations...email: Snqqpy24@aol.com
The first 75 guests will be greeted by an A Paradise team member with a drink ticket for a complimentary wine or beer of their choice. Hurricane Hanks will offer 25% off appetizers. To add to the fun there will Silent Auction items, 50/50 raffle, a Yeti Cooler filled with Cheer raffle, and a specially designed tee shirt that will be available that evening for a $20.00 donation...Bob Slicker, owner of Slickers Eatery will be announcing our Live Auction...all proceeds go to the Anna Maria Turtle Watch organization. For more information please call: A Paradise Realty 941-729-2381, or visit our website: VisitAParadise.com. 

[Scholarships]  Boule Partnership Benefits Booker High School

Booker High School has a unique partnership with Gamma Xi Boule of Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, and hundreds of students have benefitted from this distinct collaboration. Through its foundation, the Gamma Xi Boule provides programs and services that help local students to develop the attitudes, skills, and aptitude to graduate from high school, post-secondary institutions, and to excel in the 21st Century workforce. The list of Boule services provided through the partnership with Booker High is extensive. Hundreds of students have gained essential knowledge or experience as participants in the Boule’s “Journey to Success” (JTS) youth development programs. Current JTS initiatives in which Booker students participate include student internships, career explorations, group mentoring, bi-monthly speaker’s program, preparation courses for SAT & ACT college entrance examinations, and college scholarship awards. This summer, the Boule added a new initiative: the Academically Interested Minds (AIM) pre-college summer residential program. Booker High seniors (Class of 2023) Bryson Boyce and Giovanni Roman added to Booker’s extensive list of “firsts” when they successfully completed the program. Both students received scholarships to attend AIM through generous contributions from the Gamma Xi Boule Foundation, and both students returned to Sarasota with college-level experiences and additional scholarships. The five-week residential AIM program at Kettering University-Flint, Michigan included college-level courses in calculus, physics, chemistry, computer programming and communications. The AIM summer experience also included field trips to global corporations. The AIM program recruits forty multicultural high school students with a 3.0 or better grade point average, and a desire to pursue a college degree in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, or business. Participants come from the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean. Giovanni and Bryson were awarded AIM scholarships in the amounts of $8,500 a year and $5,000 a year, respectively, for their outstanding participation in the 5-week program. The outstanding performances of the Booker High School students were hailed as “tremendously significant” by Dr. Rachel Shelley, proud principal of Booker High School. “Their success will certainly open the AIM program door for additional Sarasota area students.” 

Pictured: Giovanni Roman (left) and Bryson Boyce (right).

[Female Leadership]  Area Rabbi Tapped for Leadership Role with Women's Rabbinic Network

Ordained rabbi, local Jewish community leader, and author Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman has been named assistant executive director of the Women's Rabbinic Network (WRN). In this newly-created role, Rabbi Glickman - who began at her post in August - will focus on member support and engagement, with her portfolio evolving to reflect WRN's needs. Rabbi Glickman is the immediate past editor-in-chief of the "CCAR Journal: The Reform Jewish Quarterly"; the author of six books, including the National Jewish Book Award finalist "Sacred Parenting"; and an Affiliated Professor at the University of Haifa. Her essays on gun violence, sexual assault, and Florida’s “Don’t Say Gay” law have been published in local and national newspapers, and she volunteers extensively for organizations and political candidates who are committed to equity and justice. Locally, Rabbi Glickman is a board member of ALSO, a support group and community center for LGBTQ+ youth, and the Sarasota chapter of Jewish National Fund, as well as a past president of the Sarasota-Manatee Rabbinic Association, a past executive board member of All Faiths Food Bank, a past trustee of the pluralistic Community Day School, and a member of Sarasota County Schools’ Superintendent Advisory and Charter Review Committees. Serving Temple Emanu-El in Sarasota, Rabbi Glickman - the wife of Senior Rabbi Brenner Glickman - has contributed tremendously to the building of community among the congregation, has presented innumerable parent and adult education offerings, greatly expanded community service opportunities, and provided skilled and effective public relations services on behalf of the congregation. She also leads the occasional service and reads from the Torah during the High Holidays. For her many contributions to the temple's success, she was honored in February during Temple Emanu-El's 65th anniversary Sapphire Celebration, which raised over $250,000 to benefit the Religious School, Susan Schwaid Early Learning Center, and temple enhancements.

"I am honored and excited to assume this new position at the Women's Rabbinic Network. Supporting and elevating the voices of women is a sacred task, and I hope that my work will enrich not only the Jewish community but the community at large," said Rabbi Glickman. "I look forward to building and strengthening connections among female rabbis, and to collaborating with and learning from my amazing colleagues." 

Pictured: Rabbi Elaine Rose Glickman, the new assistant executive director of the Women's Rabbinic Network. Photo by Nancy Guth.

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[SOON]  BUSINESS: Amore Restaurant Extends Savor Sarasota Promotion to December , June 1 – December 18

Amore Restaurant has decided to extend Savor Sarasota Menu through December 18th (not combined with any other offer and, not available on special occasions). Savor Sarasota is a 3 course menu dinner for $35.00 per person. The restaurant offers a Portuguese and an Italian menu. They are open Wednesday through Sunday from 5 to 9PM. Fridays and Sundays 5 to 9:30pm. With indoor and outdoor seating available. Easy and free parking. Menu can be viewed here:https://www.amorelbk.com/savor-sarasota/

[SOON]  HEALTH: Zumba at The Bay , July 9 – September 24, 10am-11am

Join Ya’el Campbell for a special monthly Zumba from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. This is a high energy outdoor Zumba class! Come dance with a fantastic group of Zumba Rockstars who will make you move, smile, jump, shake and sing… (it happens sometimes). Grab a friend, bring your kids, and meet new Zumba friends. Program Dates: July 9 (Bayfront Community Center); August 20 (Bayfront Community Center); September 24; The Bay Park, 655 N. Tamiami Trail.

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Florida Studio Theatre: New York State of Mind: All the Hits of Billy Joel With The Uptown Boys , August 9 – October 2, Varies.

With more than 40 years of cumulative work on some of Broadway’s biggest hits, The Uptown Boys use Billy Joel’s rich songbook as a way to share their stories of life, love, and trying to make it in New York City. Whether you’re a fan of Billy Joel’s entire catalogue or just a casual listener, The Uptown Boys have something to satisfy everyone. Featuring such hits as “Only The Good Die Young,” “For the Longest Time,” “Piano Man,” and many more you know and love. New York State of Mind: All the Hits of Billy Joel With The Uptown Boys™ by Alexander Aguilar and John De Simini will play beginning August 9, 2022 in FST's John C. Court Cabaret. Run Time is 70 minutes with a 15-minute intermission.

Florida Studio Theatre's John C. Court Cabaret

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Tap Takeover Tuesdays at Geckos on Hillview Street , August 9 – August 31, 7:00-8:00 pm

Still going strong on the second Tuesday of each month. We are local and we support local! Join us from 7:00-8:00 to sample flights of the latest craft beer offerings from our local craft breweries as they take over our taps, along with all your favorite Geckos fare. August is Sierra Nevada Brewery’s five newest craft beers to enjoy. Hillview-Southside Village, 1900 Hillview Street, Sarasota. wwwgeckosgrill.com

Gecko’s on Hillview

[SOON]  GALLERY: Atelier de SoSi Art Show , August 12 – September 22, 7pm-10pm

Atelier de SoSi announces the opening of their newest art show “An Artful Home at Atelier.” Exhibition Dates: August 12th - Sep 22nd; Opening night: August 12th 7-10pm; Gallery hours Tues - Wed - Thur 1 - 5pm. “An Artful Home at Atelier” - focus is to showcase that art can be both functional and beautiful. Atelier de SoSi’s gallery space will be transformed to represent a living space. Displaying functional art such as: handmade table settings, glassware, lighting, textiles, furniture, etc. The space will also be featuring one of a kind paintings, sculptures and an array of other unique pieces. We want to show the viewer that artwork comes in all shapes, sizes and functionalities. Yes, your coffee table can be a piece of artwork along with your favorite reading chair, lamp, and coffee mug. Art can touch every area of our lives, come see examples of this and find one of a kind pieces for your own living space.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: To Rum or Not To Rum: That is Not Even a Question , August 31, 5-6 pm

Hamlets Eatery and Siesta Key Rum have come together to create a fun and delicious experience on Wednesday, August 31 from 5-8 pm. Chef Lisa of Hamlet's Eatery will tantalize your taste buds with a five-course tasting menu paired with Siesta Key Rum craft cocktails. Between dishes Chef Lisa and Nicole of Siesta Key Rum will guide you through the pairings. Live Steel Drum music by Nax Steel throughout the evening. Timeline: 5-6 pm Enjoy Siesta Key Rum Tasting, a craft cocktail and live steel drum music; 6pm: Dinner; 8pm: Take your full and happy belly home. Hamlets Eatery is located at 821 Apricot Ave in Sarasota. The event will be outside under a covered patio with fans. Casual attire. Must be 21+ years of age. Tickets are $80 per person and must be purchased in advance. Non-refundable. Purchase tickets here: https://bit.ly/ToRumOrNotToRum For more information call 941-445-1938. Cheers!

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Bookstore1Sarasota: Author Talk & Book Signing with Jason Cannon , September 3, 12pm-1pm

This Above All: How to Live an Artistic Life. Author Talk & Book Signing with Jason Cannon. Bookstore1Sarasota 117 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236 September 3rd, 2022. 12pm-1pm. Price $0 – $8. Is there something holding you back from what you know you can do? From who you know you can be? Are you always starting, but never finishing? Your novel? Your music? Your painting, poetry, sculpture, or play? Do you struggle to maintain passion and balance in your work, your exercise routine, or your relationship? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, then this book is for you. Come participate in a Q&A with Jason, buy the book, and get it signed. For more information visit www.sarasotabooks.com

Bookstore1Sarasota , 117 S. Pineapple Ave. Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  FILM: MOTE MARINE: International Ocean Film Festival , September 10, 3pm & 7pm

On Sept. 10, Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium invites you to view a selection of imaginative, inspiring and award winning films presented in partnership with the International Ocean Film Festival. Two showing times are available (matinee & evening) for this family friendly event. Cost: $8 for Mote Member tickets, $10 for Early Bird Tickets (now through Sept. 1) and $12 for Regular Tickets (Sept. 1 through Sept. 10 at the door). Be inspired by the work of award winning filmmakers as you immerse yourself in vibrant images and creative storytelling. Doors will open 30 minutes prior to the showing and concessions will be available from the Deep Sea Diner. Both showings take place in the WAVE Center attached to Mote Aquarium, 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida. 

[SOON]  THEATER: CreArte Latino Cultural Center: MADENUSA , September 16 – October 15, Varied

CreArte Latino Cultural Center Presents MADENUSA A Play by Claudia Soroka September 16-17, at 8 p.m., September 18 at 5 p.m., and October 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. MADENUSA is an amusing and fresh take on the immigrant experience that delves into the intricacies of adjusting to a different culture. The comedy is directed by Carolina Franco, president and artistic director of CreArte Latino Cultural Center. The play will be performed in Spanish with subtitles in English. The playwright will attend the show on September 17 with a bilingual Q & A after the performance. Tickets are $20. To purchase tickets, visit www.creartelatino.org. CreArte Latino Cultural Center is at 8251 15th Street East, Airport Mall Plaza, Suite 1, Sarasota. The show is sponsored, in part, by a $3,000 grant from Bradenton Area Arts & Culture.

CreArte Latino Cultural Center, 8251 15th Street East, Airport Mall Plaza, Suite 1, Sarasota.

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: Forty Carrots Family Center 20th Annual Free Virtual Community Speaker Event , September 21, 7:00 pm

Registration is open for Forty Carrots Family Center’s 20th annual free educational community speaker event Thrivers: The Surprising Reasons Why Some Kids Struggle and Others Shine, presented in partnership with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County. The virtual presentation will feature educational psychologist and best-selling author Michele Borba, Ed.D. at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21st. The event is free and advance registration is required. Michele Borba’s latest book, Thrivers, is a sharply insightful, science-backed guide that helps parents and educators teach the essential character traits kids need to become “thrivers” – young people who flourish in rapidly changing, digitally-driven and uncertain world. Borba will identify seven teachable strengths that will safeguard kids for the future, offering practical “how-to” strategies and ideas for everyday activities that build up kids’ strength, resilience, happiness, and success. Certificates of Attendance and CEU’s will be available. The previous 19 speaker events have reached nearly 14,000 parents, professionals, and educators in our area. To register for this free virtual community event visit www.fortycarrots.org, email events@fortycarrots.com or call (941) 365-7716. RSVP is required and registration is open at www.FortyCarrots.org.

[SOON]  : Oscura Live: Trivia Night , September 1, 7pm

Trivia Night returns to Oscura to test your 90's Pop Culture knowledge!
Aaaallllllllrightyy then!! About the event: Thursday September 1st trivia is going the way of the Denim Dans and Fanny packs featuring FIVE rounds of questions testing all of your 90’s Pop Culture Knowledge. Starts at 7 PM sharp and winning team gets $25 toward their bar tab and a small prize! Location 816 Manatee Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208 Free Admission Register on Eventbrite.com

Oscura , 816 Manatee Avenue East Bradenton, FL 34208

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: Robinson Preserve: Stargazing , September 3, 8PM-11PM

An astronomical extravaganza! Join us for an evening of stargazing in the Robinson Preserve Expansion. Dozens of local astronomers will be set up in the Robinson Preserve Expansion, with telescopes at the ready. Be sure to bring a sense of wonder and exploration and view the skies through high-powered telescopes. Learn how to identify these heavenly bodies, and how you can stargaze at home too. Program suitable for all ages. Sat, September 3, 2022 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM EDT Located 10299 9th Avenue Northwest Bradenton, FL 34209


[SOON]  DANCE: Bailando at The Bay: Dance Lessons , September 7, 6:30pm-9pm

Learn a variety of Latin dance styles that are suitable for beginners or advanced dancers. September 7th feature Bachata! Fred Astaire Dance Studios partners with The Bay to offer this new dance series! Enjoy learning a variety of Latin dance styles that are suitable for beginners and advanced dancers. Dance lessons will take place from 6:30-7:15pm, and then practice your skills at a dance party hosted by DJ Nando from 7:30-9pm. Dance style focus on September 7th: Bachata! Location Van Wezel Terrace 777 North Tamiami Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  THEATER: Manatee Performing Arts Center: RENT , September 14 – October 2, Varies

La Vie Boheme! Jonathan Larson’s iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical that shaped a generation of audiences and taught us all to measure our life in love. Set in the East Village of New York City, Rent is about falling in love, finding your voice and living for today. Rent has become a pop cultural phenomenon. with songs that rock and a story that resonates with audiences of all ages. This is theatre at its best – exuberant, passionate and joyous. For more information visit www.manateeperformingartscenter.com, Ticket Office 941-748-5875

Manatee Performing Arts Center , 502 Third Avenue West Bradenton, FL 34205

[SOON]  SPORTS: WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup , September 9 – September 18

The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) and host USA Baseball revealed the new dates for the next WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup, with the 30th edition of the youth world championship to take place from 9 to 18 September 2022 in Sarasota and Bradenton, Florida. The elite international tournament will be played at Sarasota’s Ed Smith Stadium and Bradenton’s LECOM Park, the respective Spring Training homes of the Baltimore Orioles and the Pittsburgh Pirates of Major League Baseball (MLB). The XXX WBSC U-18 Baseball World Cup will include 12 national teams, whose rosters will feature the best youth players in their respective countries.

Ed Smith Stadium and LECOM Park

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