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SRQ DAILY Oct 4, 2022

Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

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Tuesday Dining and Food Edition

"Our goal of this fund is to support the immediate needs of the economically vulnerable populations in South Sarasota County."

- Barbara Cruz, President and CEO, United Way of South Sarasota County.

[The Dish]  Finding comfort (with a view) at Shore
Kevin Allen, kevin.allen@srqme.com

After a long and stressful week of preparing for, hunkering down during, and cleaning up after Hurricane Ian, my family needed some comfort. We found it on the north end of Longboat Key at Shore.

As we re-emerged this past weekend, still worried about our friends, family and neighbors to the south who continue to struggle through the storm’s aftermath, one word kept coming up in conversation: grateful. Recognizing that our circumstances could have been far worse, and watching the devastation and harrowing accounts continue to unfold in Lee, Charlotte, and South Sarasota counties, we were reminded constantly of what could have been.

Looking for mental respite, a chance to leave the house, and desirous for someone else to handle cooking duties, we headed to Shore in search of an experience that would remind us of all the reasons we still love living here. We were quite familiar with Shore’s St. Armands location, but we’d never experienced the three-year-old Longboat Key version, which features a panoramic view of the Intracoastal Waterway.

We sat outside, marveled at the swooping and diving pelicans, and ate family style. The Allens then took down the entirety of a well-appointed charcuterie board that featured a combo of meats, hard and soft cheeses, pretzels, crostini, olives, grapes, spiced nuts and a tiny flavor punch dollop of a chutney that featured cherry tomatoes mixed with pickled yellow biquinho peppers.

For the entrees, we eschewed healthy, steered clear of the tempting seafood options that beckoned, and went straight for the classics: fried chicken and a cheeseburger. The chicken is free-range, organic, and marinated in a tabasco honey mix that infuses every bite with a sweet heat that mixes marvelously with the crunchy breading. Served with a side of mac ‘n’ cheese that made a nice Monday leftover lunch and a crisp slaw, this dish was a massive crowd pleaser.

So was the burger. Made from grass-fed beef that is ground in house, and adorned with Tillamook cheddar, a bacon jam and a side of truffle fries, it was thick, elegant as a burger can be, and a hearty dose of everything we needed in the moment.

While the food and service were top notch, the part of the experience we’ll remember is walking down to the end of the pier, where we snapped a family selfie while the sun set to the west, splashing the sky to the east with hues of deep orange, soothing purple and perfect pink. This work of natural art reminded us that despite the week’s events, there’s still plenty for which we can all be grateful.

Shore Longboat Key, 800 Broadway St, Longboat Key, (941) 259-4600, dineshore.com. 

Pictured: Shore offers a sleek setting with sweeping waterfront views--a perfect backdrop to enjoy some island-inspired comfort food. Photo taken by Janet Allen.

[Hurricane Relief]  Michael's On East Partners with World Central Kitchen and Chef Jose Andres

Over a two day period, Hurricane Ian knocked out electricity to almost 3 million Florida homes and businesses, representing nearly a quarter of utility customers. Among the hardest hit was Southwest Florida. Ian littered the West Coast of Florida with a massive amount of debris and destruction. Michael’s On East has partnered with Chef Jose Andres and the World Central Kitchen to help feed thousands in Southwest Florida affected by Hurricane Ian. Michael’s has sent over 10,0000 meals and is supplying up to 5000 meals per day during the recovery process, aimed at providing relief for Charlotte, Lee and Sarasota Counties.

“I’ve long admired Chef Jose Andres, and the work he’s doing across the globe with the World Central Kitchen is just exceptional. It’s a tremendous honor to partner with them, because this kind of work comes from our hearts. This is what we do at Michael’s On East, and have always done – accept the call to give back to a region that has given so much to us for over 35 years,” says Michael Klauber, Co-Proprietor of Michael’s On East. “We are fortunate that our kitchen is operational even though the majority of the second story roof of our building is gone.... 35 members of our staff showed up the first morning at 6 a.m. ready and excited to help! We have always been fortunate during some of the most challenging crises and this is a great way for us to contribute our expertise and time to help so many,” adds Phil Mancini, Co-Proprietor of Michael’s On East. 

Pictured: Co-Proprietor Phil Mancini (left), Executive Chef Jamil Pineda, and Co-Proprietor Michael Klauber at Michaels On East. Photo taken by Billy Hoyle.

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[Hurricane]  Manatee County Waives Certain Types of Building Permit Fees

As Manatee County residents continue to clean-up after Ian, Manatee County Development Services will be working with them to help make faster fixes by expediting permits for hurricane- damaged structures. As of Monday morning, residential damage has been estimated at $69 million and commercial damage at $13.5 million. Those figures are forecasted to rise higher as more areas, currently inaccessible, are investigated. To help Manatee County residents, Development Services is waiving residential and commercial property building permit fees through January 1, 2023, for aluminum structures, roof coverings, siding, soffit and fascia. Staff will continue to evaluate the fee structure as repairs and rehabilitation of properties continues. In emergency situations, temporary repairs, equipment replacement, and work done to mitigate wind, water or flood damage and prevent further deterioration of residential and commercial structures can be executed without a permit. However, the permit application MUST be submitted on the next working day to the building official. For further detailed information on permitting requirements and what type of work is exempted and not exempted from permit requirements, please refer to the Manatee County Development Services section of the mymanatee.org Website or call (941) 748-4501, x6893. An executive order has been signed in the wake of Ian which allows General Contractors to perform roof repairs. Residents who use unlicensed contractors are at risk for faulty work and injury in their own home or business. Homeowners need to verify that their contractors have Workers' Compensation Insurance and also ask to see their general liability insurance. The homeowner is financially responsible for any uninsured contractors who get hurt while working on their home. Consumers are urged by the Department of Business & Professional Regulation to verify their contractor license online at MyFloridaLicense.com or by calling 850-487-1395. Manatee County residents can also call the Building and Permitting Department at (941) 748-4501, ext. 3800, to determine if their contractor is registered here and if they have any local complaints. They also can get their permit history.  

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[Donations Needed]  United Way of South Sarasota County, Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Fund/ Donation Drop Off Site

In an effort to support our community the United Way of South Sarasota County’s Board of directors has launched a South Sarasota County Hurricane Ian Recovery & Relief Fund.
This fund will provide financial resources for individuals and families in Venice, North Port, Englewood, Nokomis, Laurel and Osprey who are disproportionately impacted by Hurricane Ian. Contributions to this fund are designed to fill the gaps arising from the hurricane and to address community needs as efficiently as possible. United Way plays a unique role in convening conversations for open dialogue across sectors and to coordinate efforts addressing community needs. As a result, United Way is establishing a South Sarasota County Hurricane Ian Fund Distribution Subcommittee which will hold fiscal responsibility for the fund. “Our goal of this fund is to support the immediate needs of the economically vulnerable populations in South Sarasota County,” said Barbara Cruz, President/CEO of United Way of South Sarasota County. “Any contribution, small or large, is immensely appreciated and unites our community for the greater good. ”To donate to this fund, visit www.uwssc.com. Checks can be mailed to United Way of South Sarasota County at 4242 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice, FL. 34293. United Way of South Sarasota County is also operating as a donation site for community members in need. The United Way office will be open to accept donations Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. The donations items that are being accepted at this location are as follows: tarps, zipties, flashlights with batteries, batteries, propane cans, bug repellent, can openers, hand sanitizer, tooiletry products, baby formula, diapers, wipes, feminine products, water falvoring packets, contracot bags, gargage bags, generators. If you need assistance, please call the United Way of South Sarasota County office at 941-484-4811. For questions regarding the United Way of South Sarasota County’s Hurricane Ian Recovery and Relief Fund or The United Way Supplies Drop Off Site, please contact Jaiden Johnson by calling 941-484-4811 or emailing jjohnson@uwssc.org. 

[Arts & Entertainment]  October Events at Creative Liberties

Creative Liberties Artist Studios and Gallery, based on a foundation of artists helping artists, hosts a Green Bazaar's "Shop On Apricot” Market event, Saturday, October 1, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., featuring talented local creators and food and beverages. On Monday, October 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., artists can drop off art work to be included in the October exhibition, entitled "Favorite Places: Real or Imaginary,” a non-juried show that is open to artists of all ages, mediums, and experience levels. Exhibition will run October 6-31. The exhibit, "Favorite Places: Real or Imaginary, opens Thursday, October 6, 5-7 p.m. The public is invited to the opening reception, which features art, wine and cheese—and music by DJ Reggie. Exhibition will run through October 31. On October 8, Creative Liberties is presenting its “Fall Fest: Trick or Treat Artists Market” featuring artisan vendors, tricks and treats for kids, a kid’s art tent, and live music by David Munoz. Costumes encouraged for some terrifyingly great family fun. As a member of the Sarasota Studio Artists Association, Creative Liberties will be participating in the Second Saturday Open Studio on the same day. Get ahead of your holiday shopping at the Third Thursday Open Studio, Thursday, October 20, 5-7 p.m. Meet studio artists, watch them work, buy their art and enjoy beverages and lite bites. Creative Liberties Artist Studios is located at 901-B Apricot Avenue, Sarasota, in the Limelight District. For more information, visit www.creativeliberties.net or call 941-799-6634. 

[2023 Best of SRQ Local Readers Competition]  BOSRQ Launch Date Moved

In supporting our region’s focus on recovery this week, we will be moving the launch of the nominations phase of SRQ Magazine’s 2023 Best of SRQ Local Readers Competition back by a week to next Wednesday, October 12, 2022.

We look forward to sharing the “Best Of” love with our local businesses starting next Wednesday! 

[SOON]  THEATER: Westcoast Black Theatre Troupe: Guys and Dolls , October 5 – November 20, Varied

A Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Guys and Dolls tells the story of New York City gambler Nathan Detroit, who dreams of setting up a big dice game while avoiding the authorities—and marriage to his longtime fiancée. Meanwhile, fellow gambler Sky Masterson ends up wooing a strait-laced missionary in a scheme to fund the game. WBTT will add its own special twist to this crowd-pleasing show! Performances run October 5th-November 20th, 2022. For more information visit westcoastblacktheatre.org, Ph. 941-366-1505, Box Office questions email boxoffice@westcoastblacktheatre.org

The Donelly Theatre , 1012 N. Orange Ave Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: The Players Centre: Little Shop of Horrors , October 6 – October 16, Varied

Join The Players in their 93rd Season with Six That Matter – shows that explore finding purpose, the universal desire to live a life that matters, to fully appreciate aspiration. Be it finding true love, sacrificing it all, a life of devotion, cultivating artistry, finding fame, each of these unforgettable shows- important in their own genres, are celebrations of greatness, of striving for more, that will make memories, sparking feelings of joy- of what being alive fully means. Little Shop of Horror will feed the need for musical hilarity with this delicious sci-fi smash about a man who seeks fame at the cost of his morals with the help of a man-eating plant. A deviously delicious Broadway and Hollywood sci-fi smash musical, this musical has devoured the hearts of theatregoers for over 30 years. Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (Disney’s The Little Mermaid, Beauty and The Beast, and Aladdin) are the creative geniuses behind what has become one of the most popular shows in the world. October 6-16, 2022. For tickets visit theplayers.org, Ph. 941-365-2494, email BoxOffice@ThePlayers.org

The Players Centre For Performing Arts, Performance Venue & Box Office The Crossings at Siesta Key 3501 South Tamiami Trail, Suite 1130 Sarasota, FL 34239

[SOON]  SCIENCE AND NATURE: MOTE MARINE: Meet the Women of Mote , September 14 – October 7, Varied

MEET THE WOMEN OF MOTE This year, we are celebrating what would have been the 100th birthday of  Mote’s founding director, Dr. Eugenie Clark. Thanks to her amazing legacy, many women have followed in her wake. This fall, we introduce you to the marine science educators, researchers, and ocean explorers that we call "The Women of Mote".  You’ll learn about their journeys, career challenges, and their incredible accomplishments impacting marine environments in our own backyard and around the globe. We hope you'll join us- and find yourself inspired- as we celebrate these talented and pioneering women during the second season of Women of Mote. The three-part series will include two virtual events, and one hybrid event held in the WAVE Center at Mote Marine Laboratory & Aquarium while being broadcast to our virtual audience. Sept. 14 and 21 and one hybrid event Oct. 7. More event details can be found at mote.org/womenofmote

Mote Marine , 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota, Florida.

[SOON]  DANCE: Sarasota Contemporary Dance: Voices - Rising Choreographers , October 13 – October 16, Varied

Voices - Rising Choreographers. October 13th-16th 2022. Opening Sarasota Contemporary Dance’s 17th Season is Voices – Rising Choreographers, this program presents rising voices who were selected by adjudication from SCD's Summer Intensive Programs, chosen by Artistic Director Leymis Bolaños Wilmott. This years range of work presented reinforces SCD spirit of nurturing artists in various stages of their career. From emerging to mid-career, these contemporary voices matter, and we aim to provide a performance platform that EMPOWERS these choreographers. Performance Location: Jane B. Cook Theater 5555 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243 Contact: info@sarasotacontemporarydance.org - 941.260.8485 - www.sarasotacontemporarydance.org

[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: Farmers' Market at Lakewood Ranch , January 2 – December 25, 10am-2pm

The Farmers’ Market at Lakewood Ranch is home to more than 90 curated vendors of the region’s best food and flavors, located at Waterside Place in Lakewood Ranch. It takes place every Sunday from 10am to 2pm at Waterside Place. It’s your weekend destination for organic produce, meat, poultry, seafood, bread, pasta, juices and prepared foods. Stay up to date on vendors and events by visiting TheMarketLWR.com.

[SOON]  MUSIC: Sarasota Art Museum: Jazz Thursdays , January 13 – January 12, 5:30pm-8:30pm

Jazz Thursdays at Sarasota Art Museum will runs through January 12, 2023 from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. FREE for Members, $20 for Not-Yet Members. Sarasota Art Museum invites you to be our guest at our first Jazz Thursday at SAM, featuring Hot Club of SRQ. Sarasota Art Museum is partnering with the Jazz Club of Sarasota for Jazz Thursdays. Join us for our special late-night performances on the Marcy & Michael Klein Plaza. Jazz Thursdays will occur on the second Thursday of each month until January 12, 2023. Galleries + Bistro + Shop will be open.

[SOON]  BUSINESS: The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime: Limelight Market , April 23 – December 17, 10am-3pm

Every 3rd Saturday from 10-3 The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime opens their outdoor space for guest vendors, dog rescues, and live music. Check out the 40 local creators and curators inside The Bazaar every Thursday - Saturday. Enjoy a delicious lunch and support local. Free, until you buy something amazing! 

[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]  GRAB BAG: Friendsgiving - Dessert and Wine Auction , November 5, 6:30pm-9:30pm

Save the date for Friendsgiving, a Dessert and Wine Auction to benefit local shelter animals on November 5th from 6:30 to 9:30 at the Elks Lodge #1511, 2511 75th St. West Bradenton. Delectable desserts made by professional bakeries and gift baskets will be available by live and silent auction. There will be a wine raffle, lite bites and a cash bar. Free to attend. Proceeds benefit: Grace and Friends Medical Fund, Heal My Heart treating heartworm positive dogs, Slumber Fund for dog beds, Traveling Paws transporting dogs to northern forever homes, Enrichment and Food for Ferals. 

Elks Lodge

[SOON]  GRAB BAG: The Siesta Key Crystal Classic , November 11 – November 14

The free Siesta Key Breeze Trolley runs daily from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm to and from Siesta Key Village and Turtle Beach. A mobile app is available to track the trolley in real time. New transportation on and off Siesta Key is now available via Sarasota County’s OnDemand Service. Customers can request a ride via a mobile app, which is available in app stores for iPhone and Android devices, online at scgov.net/OnDemand, or by calling 941-300-1553. OnDemand uses accessible minivans and operates similarly to today’s popular ridesharing services like Uber and Lift. The OnDemand vehicle will pick up customers and take them to their destinations within the same zone.

Siesta Key Beach

[SOON]  PERFORMANCE: Asolo Repertory Theatre: Cabaret , November 16 – December 31, Varied

Willkommen to Kander and Ebb’s iconic CABARET, which transports us to 1939 Berlin and the dynamic and pleasure-filled Kit Kat Klub. As a dark shadow falls over the city and the power of the Third Reich begins to mount, the Klub’s performers and patrons must decide if they’ll wake up to the evil on their doorsteps or continue to escape to the alluring fantasy world of the cabaret. Since its debut in 1967, this classic musical has won countless awards, including the Tony Awards® for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Revival of a Musical. Packed with vibrant and beloved songs like “Willkommen,” “Maybe This Time,” “Money,” “Don’t Tell Mama,” and, of course, “Cabaret,” this timely masterwork will burst to life on stage under the direction of Broadway and Asolo Rep favorite Josh Rhodes. 

Asolo Repertory Theatre

[SOON]  DANCE: Sarasota Ballet: Program 2 - Expressions , November 18 – November 19

The Sarasota Ballet is excited to announce the Company’s 2022 – 2023 Season. Over seven programs, The Sarasota Ballet will perform 15 works by some of the most celebrated and prestigious choreographers and composers of the ballet world. Program 2 - Expressions. November 18-19, 2022 at Sarasota Opera House. Featuring: Danses Concertantes (Company Premiere) Choreography by Sir Kenneth MacMillan, Music by Igor Stravinsky. Dante Sonata (Company Premiere) Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton, Music by Franz Liszt. Rhapsody - Choreography by Sir Frederick Ashton
Music by Sergei Rachmaninov. For more information visit www.sarasotaballet.org, Box office 941.359.0099

Sarasota Opera House, 61 N Pineapple Ave, Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  FILM: Sarasota Film Society: Movies For Heroes , September 13 – December 13, Varied

Sarasota Film Society is proud to present "Movies For Heroes", a year long Salute to our Military. Active, Non-Active, Retired Personnel & their family are welcomed to join us once a month at 11am at Burns Court & Lakewood Ranch Cinemas starting in January of 2022 for a year of free movie screenings. 10% of the concession sales from these screenings will go to Wounded Warrior Project. Space is limited, reserve your tickets today. Location Burns Court Cinemas 506 Burns Court Sarasota, FL 34236.

506 Burns Court Sarasota, FL 34236

[SOON]  DANCE: HOT Salsa Party with Los Hacheros , October 22, 7:30pm & 8:00pm

Brooklyn’s Los Hacheros light up a full Gulf Coast evening of dance and celebration in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Their sound is irresistible and authentic with plenty of fiery, Puerto Rican Bomba. A band of only 7 musicians, Los Hacheros can sound like a conjunto of 12. Admission includes an introductory Salsa dance lesson with Kery and Dario of DK Dance and pre and post show dance music with Miami’s DJ Le Spam. Food and beverages available for purchase. General admission $35 VIP admission $100 Tickets are limited. Oct 22 7:30pm and Oct 22 8:00pm. For more info Ph. 941-359-5700,  Located in the Museum of Art Courtyard, www.ringling.org

The Ringling , 5401 Bay Shore Road Sarasota, FL 34243

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