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KokomoJoe

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Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sat, 09/1/12 8:08 AM (permalink)
My search for Sarasota FL doesn't bring up much NEW (one or two in 2011...then older). So how about some NEW ideas. Looking for Road Food September 2012! Happy Eating! KokomoJoe
 
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    Foodbme

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    Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sun, 09/2/12 2:15 AM (permalink)
    Sometimes the older places are the best places.
     
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      KokomoJoe

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      Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sun, 09/2/12 7:57 AM (permalink)
      Older places ARE the BEST places but in this economy and with restaurants in general they come and go! Was trying to find out what's still open and good!
       
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        QFan

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        Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sun, 09/2/12 2:03 PM (permalink)
        Yes, I know it's a chain, but Toojays deli/restaurant on U.S. 41 south is pretty darn good! Huge portions, reasonably priced and a terrific bakery.
        It's worth checking out.
        QFan
        Bonita Springs, FL
         
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          KokomoJoe

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          Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Mon, 09/3/12 6:56 AM (permalink)
          QFan...Thanks for the input! Will check it out! Was hoping for more responses here! Oh well!
           
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            KokomoJoe

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            Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sat, 09/8/12 11:21 AM (permalink)
            ANYBODY????????????
             
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              mhill95

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              Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sat, 09/8/12 4:56 PM (permalink)
              If you like Vietnamese ,very extensive menu.
              This is a favorite Downtown on Main street:
              Pho Cali Vietnamese Noodle House. 1578 Main St. Sarasota, FL 34236
              phocalisarasota.com/
              Across the street is a small French cafe with great croissants 
              mike

              <message edited by mhill95 on Sat, 09/8/12 4:58 PM>
               
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                KokomoJoe

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                Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sun, 09/9/12 8:49 AM (permalink)
                Thanks Mike! Will check it out! Happy Eating! KokomoJoe
                 
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                  KokomoJoe

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                  Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Sun, 09/9/12 9:01 AM (permalink)
                  Mike...Do you know anything about Mattison's City Grille Main St Sarasota FL???? Looks like they also have Live Entertainment! Happy Eating! KokomoJoe
                   
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                    mhill95

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                    Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Mon, 09/10/12 11:12 AM (permalink)
                    Yes....Just down the street from Pho. Outdoor seating and
                    above average food & live music.  Mattison is a local chef with 3 or 4 different restaurants. There are other types of restaurants downtown and on St Armands Circle, only minutes from DT. 
                    BTW, Pho is not fancy...just a storefront Vietnamese cafe
                    mike
                    <message edited by mhill95 on Mon, 09/10/12 11:13 AM>
                     
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                      the grillman

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                      Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Mon, 09/10/12 12:12 PM (permalink)
                      Be sure to go to the Hobnob drivein.
                       
                      http://hobnobdrivein.org/
                       
                       
                       
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                        KokomoJoe

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                        Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Tue, 09/11/12 8:34 AM (permalink)
                        Thanks Mike~ I figured Pho was plain and simple! But probably great food and prices. The prices in this area (Sarasota FL) are definitley higher than here in Cocoa Beach (FL) in comparible places!
                        Happy Eating! KokomoJoe
                         
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                          mhill95

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                          Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Tue, 09/11/12 11:44 AM (permalink)
                          Now, if you want higher end there are two outstanding
                          places on Longboat Key and Anna Maria Island, just North of
                          St. Armands Circle.
                          Euphemia Haye:
                          5540 Gulf of Mexico Drive  Longboat Key, FL 34228
                          www.euphemiahaye.com/
                          The Beach Bistro:
                          6600 Gulf Drive  Holmes Beach, FL 34217
                          www.beachbistro.com
                          Two of the best in Florida, if not the U.S.A.
                          Great but Spendy!
                           
                          mike
                           
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                            bosco lover

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                            Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Wed, 09/12/12 12:50 PM (permalink)
                            When exactly will you be in Sarasota?
                             
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                              Glenn1234

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                              Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Wed, 09/12/12 1:46 PM (permalink)
                              If you're willing to travel about 30 minutes south of Sarasota, there is a great little roadside place in Venice called "The Frosted Mug".  It's at 1856 Tamiami Trail S  (U.S. 41) on the south side of Venice.  It's an old roadside place that gets a mix of locals and bikers.  Very good grilled chicken, peppers, and onions sub.   Also, good root beer served  in frosted mugs. 
                               
                               
                              Glenn
                               
                               
                              <message edited by Glenn1234 on Wed, 09/12/12 1:48 PM>
                               
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                                BernieG

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                                Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Wed, 09/12/12 1:55 PM (permalink)
                                I'll second QFan's Toojay's recommendation. Another place you may want to try is Caragiuglo's downtown. While not roadfood per se, it is relatively reasonable and does satisfy those who think (or like me , thought) you can't get authentic Italian food outside of the Northeast or Chicago.
                                 
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                                  mhill95

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                                  Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Wed, 09/12/12 6:46 PM (permalink)
                                  I'll agree, Too jays is pretty good, but they have so many
                                  locations I wasn't going to mention it.
                                  They actually have more Florida East Coast locations than West Coast.  Caragiuglo's is very good!, lots of Italian here.
                                  I have been many times to the Frosted Mug, but in traffic on 41 it can take awhile.
                                  The Hob-Nob Drive- in, mentioned before is the same idea, its been there over 50 years.
                                  Munchies 420 Cafe, is a fun, hole in the wall place with
                                  "Fat Sandwiches".... Featured on Man vs. Food
                                  http://www.munchies420cafe.com/
                                  mike
                                   
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                                    Glenn1234

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                                    Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Thu, 09/13/12 4:29 AM (permalink)
                                    mhill95


                                    I have been many times to the Frosted Mug, but in traffic on 41 it can take awhile.


                                     
                                     
                                     
                                    Don't take 41 all the way down.   Go most of the way on I-75, then cut back west to 41.   
                                     
                                     
                                    Glenn
                                     
                                     
                                     

                                     
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                                      mhill95

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                                      Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Thu, 09/13/12 11:26 AM (permalink)
                                      Glenn,
                                      Joe had asked about Sarasota, I was trying to keep my
                                      suggestions in the immediate locale. I should not of
                                      chimed in on your suggestion.
                                       
                                      mike
                                       
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                                        Conlon

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                                        Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Mon, 04/29/13 2:16 PM (permalink)
                                        I know this response is very late - but we like Ophelia's on Siesta Key
                                         

                                         
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                                          jm199

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                                          Re:Any NEW suggestions for Sarasota FL????? Mon, 04/29/13 3:53 PM (permalink)
                                          Have you been to Yoder's restaurant? It is an Amish restaurant with huge portions, great homemade pies, fried chicken and other delights. I always order a piece of homemade butterscotch pie when I dine there. They serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, and their whole pies are available for takeout. Even our Amish friends from Pennsylvania eat there when they visit Sarasota. Please remember that they are closed on SUNDAYS.
                                          Check out their website for their menu choices:
                                           
                                          http://www.yodersrestaurant.com/
                                           
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