It was 9 years ago in the month of January 2011 that The Sarasota Post shared their first story. It all started at Bruce Famiglio’s The Flying Dog Café in Sarasota where James Newton and Sande Caplin were discussing starting an on-line publication. James said, “I acquired the URL www.sarasotapost.com and will write a story every week.”
We all have a ‘best of’! The Florida Suncoast has lots of ‘best of’s! Venice, Bradenton, Palmetto, Sarasota, Port Charlotte, Englewood, North Port, Clearwater, St. Petersburg, Tampa… we all have ‘best of’s!
Back in 2003 I opened the Flying Dog Cafe on Tallevast Road in Sarasota. My concept was simple, I just wanted to open a breakfast and lunch spot in a big warehouse. Little did I know that it would turn into a music venue as well. We started an open Jam in 2005 on Thursday nights. We must have been in the right place at the right time.
Fall is the perfect time for Southwest Florida foodies, as many favorite seasonal items begin popping up on menus and the popular “Let’s Eat, Englewood” Restaurant Week returns to Englewood. Over 20 local restaurants and eateries will participate in the third annual, two-week long event, which offers visitors an exclusive, affordable menu featuring local, seasonal flavors of Southwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. September 15 through September 29, three-course dinners will be served for $23 and two-course lunches for $12.