Key Culinary Tours News

Happy 1-Year Anniversary to Key Culinary Tours! Celebrating a Year of Fun Things to Do in Sarasota!

Just over a year ago it seemed impossible that an area such as Sarasota, known for some of the finest restaurants and cuisine on the gulf coast, lacked a simple tourist attraction…culinary tours. Susan Robinson set out to change that when she founded Key Culinary Tours and introduced its flagship St. Armands Circle lunch tour…

A Tribute to the Circus / Fun things to Do in Sarasota

Group of tour participants wearing clown noses in Florida

Feld Entertainment recently announced that The Ringling Brothers & Barnum and Bailey Circus will end its 146-year run in May.  We are sad to hear this, as the circus is deeply engrained in the history of Sarasota and has been since John Ringling relocated the circus headquarters here in 1927.  Our entire city reflects this…

A Fun and Memorable Way to Show Appreciation to your Office Staff

Employees at a Christmas office party toasting drinks

Looking for ways to motivate, incentivize and/or show appreciation to your office staff? Why not book a Key Culinary tour! Employees love being recognized for a job well done, and our tours are a fun way to reward them. We can accommodate up to 10 people on our St. Armands happy hour and lunch tours,…

Exciting News this Fall – Our Tours are Expanding!

Key Culinary is thrilled to announce a new tour line up for this fall season! We’ve teamed up with the best local chefs, restaurateurs and art gallery owners to bring you an unforgettable experience. Tantalize your tastebuds and learn about Sarasota’s rich history at one of our exciting culinary tours, located throughout popular neighborhoods in…

Tommy Bahama: The Brainchild & The Brand

A slice of Key Lime pie at Tommy Bahama in St. Armands Circle, FL

These days, most folks are familiar with the Tommy Bahama clothing line and their tropically upscale retail stores.  And many of those folks are also familiar with Tommy’s line of home goods and furniture.  But not everyone knows that Tommy Bahama also has an exclusive chain of about 20 restaurants nationwide.  And St. Armands Circle…

Girls’ Trips to Sarasota

Group of tourists posing in St Armands Circle, FL

We’ve had so many fun and memorable groups of gals join us for tours!  Whether it be reuniting with old friends in paradise or heading out with a wedding party or family gathering, Key Culinary Tours’ lunch and happy hour tours provide the perfect escape for several hours in some of Sarasota’s most quaint destination areas…

Pepper Palace: Spicing Things Up!

PP close bottles

During our lunch tours, we include a few food-themed specialty stores and we couldn’t have found a “hotter” partner than Pepper Palace.  With over 30 retail stores in the US & Canada, this chain was founded in 1989 by Craig & Tanya Migawa and has been on a constant growth trajectory ever since.  Headquartered since…

An Afternoon with Siesta Key Rum

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Key Culinary Tours was thrilled to take part in a tour and reception at Drum Circle Distillery here in Sarasota this afternoon.  The maker of award-winning and world-renowned Siesta Key Rum hosted a special tour and tasting for guests, paired with several incredible rum-infused dishes created by the exceptionally talented private chefs of Suncoast Cuisine and Italian…

Dinner with the Key Culinary Tours Team

KCT Dinner

Last week, the Key Culinary Tours team got together for a very special dinner party hosted by our owners and cooked by one of our very own tour guides, who is also a personal chef.  While there were two birthdays to celebrate, it was more about everyone getting together for a wonderful night and incredible food. …

Think Greek: Blu Kouzina

MD blu kou plates

After operating a restaurant in Singapore for several years, proprietors brought their delectable Greek cuisine to St. Armands Circle in Sarasota.  Step into this tavern-meets-mezza shop and you’ll think you’ve walked into a page plucked straight from ‘Coastal Living.’  Both the indoor space and outdoor patio are mesmerizing works in interior design, embracing patrons in…