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What's On Suncoast

What’s On Suncoast? 11.17 – 11.24

| Angela Naff |

The Suncoast Post asks, “What’s On, Suncoast?” Here are some ideas for the area this week from November 17 – 24, 2023!

Turkey Trot on Suncoast

Florida Turkey Trot Presented by Publix

Florida Turkey Trot Presented by Publix
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle, Sarasota, FL 34235

oin nearly 4,000 of your closest friends Thanksgiving morning for the fourth annual Florida Turkey Trot Presented By Publix!

This event brings runners, joggers, and walkers from across the Suncoast and beyond for what’s become a new Thanksgiving tradition. All participants receive a finisher medal and race shirt, as well as food and drink at the after-race party.

This event is a partnership of Fit2Run, The Runners Superstore, and the Nathan Benderson Park Conservancy and benefits the Conservancy and the Big Bill Foundation. The Big Bill Foundation is named for former NBP Conservancy board chairman and legendary area businessman Bill Robinson, who began Fit2Run with his son, Parks.

Hours: Thanksgiving, November 23, 2023, 7:15 a.m. – 12 p.m. The 5K run/walk begins at 8 a.m., with the Kids Dash at 7:15 a.m.

Suncoast lucky frog

Lucky Frog Restaurant

Lucky Frog Restaurant
4625 Cortez Rd W Bradenton, FL 34210

Since opening in September 2014, the Lucky Frog has been part of Bradenton’s 10 Best Local Eats, under the three first Restaurants from 400 by Tripadvisor, voted as Best German Restaurant by Bradenton Heralds Peoples Choice, and has 4.9 Stars from 5 on Facebook. They offer authentic German Meals, a good choice of vegetarian or gluten-free possibilities, and everything is made from scratch by the owner, Master Chef Uwe from Bavaria.

The name comes from “The Lion and the Frog,” retold by the Brothers Grimm. On the menu, the dishes are named after the fairy tale. There’s the Golden Palace, a Vienna-style Schnitzel with German potato salad; the Queen’s Heart, a Beef Meat marinated in Red Wine and Vinegar with Red Cabbage and homemade Spaetzle; and the freshly made Potato Pancakes are the best in town.

Delicious desserts are the Baking Frog – scrambled German pancakes with powdered sugar and ice cream; the Sweet Kiss, an ice cream that looks like spaghetti with homemade fruit sauce; and the Queen’s Wish, an Apple Strudel with warm Vanilla Sauce.

Hours: Tuesday through Saturday, 11 a.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Closed Monday/Sunday)

Sanding Ovations

Sanding Ovations

Sanding Ovations
10424 Gulf Blvd, Treasure Island, FL 33706

See what happens when master sculptors use their imaginations and turn piles of sand and buckets of water into “outSANDing” works of art. Best of all, this year’s event will extend into a second weekend, Nov. 25 & 26, 2023.

The masterful exhibition of sand sculpting talent at a world-class level is a big appeal, supplemented by the sponsor sculptures created by Treasure Island’s own Meredith and Dan Doubleday of Sanding Ovations, professional sand sculptors. This year’s “It’s About Time” wonderland will be created through the imaginations of sculptors Dan Doubleday, Sue McGrew, Deborah Barrett-Cutulle, Melineige Beauregard, Benoit Dutherage, Fergus Mulvany, Damon Meri, Abe Waterman, Jonathan Bouchard, Morgan Rudluff and Bruce Phillips.

There is plenty of room to spread out at the beach food court, beer garden and arts and crafts marketplace. Kites and night fly’s will be provided by Windworks of Maderia Beach. With fireworks lighting up the night sky on Saturday, and local, regional, and national touring bands making waves throughout the event, “It’s About Time” is a must-see experience in beautiful Treasure Island.

Hours: November 16th from 8 a.m. to November 19, 2023 at 4 p.m.

Toastique - Sarasota

Toastique – Sarasota 

Toastique – Sarasota
10 S Lemon Ave Suite C, Sarasota, FL 34236

Toastique here on the Suncoast is a boutique gourmet toast and juice bar offering a fresh, chic, rustic experience that perfectly transitions from early on-the-go breakfast to corporate lunch to post-sweat session fuel up. Toastique offers fresh, seasonal, and responsibly sourced products and a feel-good atmosphere all day long.

When you eat great, you feel great. When you feel great, you are ready to drive your next adventure and stimulate your very best you. Toastique takes pride in only using the kind ingredients for your bodies while doing something they are proud of every day. Toastique’s mission is to make eating healthy accessible and exciting, simple to understand and appreciate, and easy to enjoy.

Hours: Monday through Sunday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.

3rd Friday

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Street Celebration (Pet-friendly)

Safety Harbor’s 3rd Friday Street Celebration (Pet-friendly)
Downtown Safety Harbor

This much-loved Dog-Friendly monthly community event has been reimagined to benefit the Safety Harbor business community and bring people to the town we all love.

Nine blocks of Main St. will come together to showcase the restaurants, bars, shops, and nonprofits in our vibrant community.

The street is wet-zoned so that you can purchase and enjoy alcoholic beverages from your favorite establishment within the event footprint and stroll along nine blocks of Main St., which is alive with entertainment, activities, and shops open late.

Hours: Friday, November 17, 2023, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Photos from the above business website or Facebook pages.

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