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Archive: Jan 2016

5 Must-Dos When You Visit Sarasota

Sarasota offers world-class shopping, arts and culture and cuisine. When you visit, make sure you leave room for these gems. 1. Siesta Key Beach Of course, the first thing to do when you step foot into Sarasota is to rush to our world-renowned beach. Siesta Key has been rated the nation’s top beach for many years….

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January 29, 2016

Daiquiri Deck — A St. Armands fixture

The Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar was established in 1993 by its founders Troy Syprett, Russell Matthes, and Matthew Grover.  They are open daily from 11:00 am until 2:00 am, featuring their legendary Happy Hour from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm, seven days a week!  They have a huge selection of tropical dishes, a full bar and, of course, their…

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January 20, 2016

Columbia — Florida’s Oldest Restaurant

  Key Culinary Tours will be profiling our partner restaurants from time to time and this week, we highlight a St. Armands’ staple. Columbia began in Tampa’s Ybor City (pronounced EE-bore) as a small 60-seat corner cafe known for its Cuban coffee and authentic Cuban sandwiches, frequented by the local cigar workers.  Casimiro Sr. took over the restaurant…

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January 13, 2016

A Splendid Afternoon With Key Culinary Tours

By Jack Patterson I anxiously awaited the beginning of the start of Key Culinary Tour’s afternoon tour.  I was so anxious that I arrived 20 minutes early and took in the serenity of St. Armands Circle by sitting in the park in the center of town.  I scrolled through email and Facebook on my iPhone, willing…

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January 11, 2016