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The Dog Days of Summer are HOT! HOT! HOT! So let’s COOL DOWN!

  August in Florida reminds us of a few songs you may recognize: ‘Summer in the City” by The Lovin’ Spoonful 1966 ‘Margaritaville‘ by Jimmy Buffett 1977 ‘The Heat Is On’ by Glenn Frey in 1984 ‘Hot, Hot, Hot’ by David Johansen in 1987 ‘When The Heat Hits The Street’ by Laura Branigan in 1985…

Happy May 1st! Here are some of our ideas of what to do in May while you are discovering Sarasota!

“April showers bring May flowers” is a proverb which was first recorded in 1886, but along with flowers there are many events in May. – May 4 is the Kentucky Derby: Many restaurants in downtown Sarasota and St. Armands Circle will be watching the 145th Kentucky Derby with its post time at 6:50 p.m. You…

Happy Spring Break! Happy Passover! Happy Easter! Wondering what to do? We’ve got the scoop!

Sarasota County, the county of the arts and fine dining, has a chock full of things to do in April whether you are on spring break or visiting for Passover or Easter. The cities in the area are…

Travel to Ireland and around the world with us as we celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day!

Saint Patrick’s Day or the Feast of Saint Patrick is celebrated on March 17th,which is the day Saint Patrick died in 461, and in the early 17th century became the official Christian feast day of Saint Patrick….

“All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn’t hurt.” -Charles M. Schultz

Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s Day, Saint Valentine’s Day, or Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated on February 14th in most countries. It is known as day of love, day of love & friendship, affection day, lovers’ day and lovers’ festival around the globe.

Sarasota’s Rosemary District is alive & well and a GREAT place to explore!

Happy New Year! As the saying goes for a new year, “out with the old, in with the new” but not necessarily in the Rosemary District of Sarasota. Within the last year the Rosemary District has been coming alive with new businesses, condos, apartments, and restaurants right next to historic buildings and areas. Take a…

HAPPY HOLIDAYS (Happy Hanukkah; Merry Christmas; Happy Kwanzaa) If your a International foodie, this blog about traditional holiday foods is for you!

Here are some traditional foods for Hanukkah: Rugalach (RUHG-uh-luhkn) cookies with a filling of fruit, nuts, poppy seed paste, or jam. Challah (KHAH-lah, HAH-lah) traditional Jewish yeast bread. Matzah Ball Soup; Brisket; Sufganiyah – a round jelly donut. Kugel – a baked pudding usually made with potatoes or noodles and can be savory or sweet….

Our Tour Guides share their Thanksgiving favorites:

Happy Thanksgiving from the Tour Guides of Key Culinary Tours and Sarasota Suncoast Tours! Our Tour Guides share some of their Thanksgiving favorites: “I love Thanksgiving because all my favorite people are around the table with glorious food and lots of laughs.” – Susan “Thanksgiving is a time when my family and friends gather around…

Thanksgiving Traditions

American Thanksgiving originated in 1621 in Plymouth, Massachusetts as a harvest festival for thanks and prayers and was attended by pilgrims and Native Americans. George Washington proclaimed Thanksgiving as a National holiday in 1789, but was celebrated on and off for many years. President Abraham Lincoln made Thanksgiving a Federal holiday in 1863. Over the…