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Cafe Amalfi has opened a new location at 1058 Tamiami Trail near the Publix in Sarasota’s Broadway Promenade shopping center. Like the Amalfi at 6703 14th St. Chinese recipes with chicken breast W., Bradenton, the casual cafe offers an extensive list of Italian-American dishes for dining and take out.

There’s pizza– I enjoyed two cheese slices and a fountain soda for $6 on a recent visit — as well as calzones, stromboli, paninis and subs.

During the same visit I had the tasty Italian Combo ($7.50 for a 12-incher) featuring homemade bread filled with ham, prosciutto, salami and provolone.

There are appetizers such as garlic knots and Buffalo wings, soups, and salads.

Dinners in the $15 range include veal marsala, chicken cacciatore, and eggplant rollatini and come with house salad and choice of pasta.

Pasta dishes, including lasagna, are mostly under $10 and come with bread and house salad.

There are seafood entrees, too, including shrimp scampi and mussels marinara, as well as steaks.

Cafe Amalfi serves beer and wine by the glass. Mexican food side dishes recipes For more information call 941-366-8480 or go online to

Sweetgrass Farms and Sarasota Honey Company will present the second annual Honey Bee Festival featuring live music, local artisan foods and raw honey tastings, and various other vendors and craft fair items. A full day of fun also includes talks on NASA’s veggies in space program, space tech fertilizer, backyard beekeeping, gardening and more. French chicken dishes recipes Admission is $5; $1 for children. German food dishes recipes Full honeybee costumes are encouraged. Chinese pasta recipes with chicken 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mexican dinner recipes Saturday; Sweetgrass Farms, 8350 Carolina St., Sarasota; 941-400-4998;

Little Greek Fresh Grill, a fast-casual Greek-American restaurant franchise with a location in Lakewood Ranch at 8310 Market St. Mexican dinner recipes easy in the Publix shopping center, is celebrating Greek Independence Day.

On Saturday, any customer that comes to the restaurant dressed in a toga will receive a free gyro pita. Mexican dinner recipes with chicken No purchase is required. Best fish dishes recipes While supplies last, free baklava will also be offered on Saturday.

Today through Sunday, for those without a toga, Little Greek Fresh Grill will offer a mini-Greek salad with grilled chicken for $4.99.

Taste Dining & Travel Magazine is presenting an “Around the World” progressive dinner, including flavors from Japan, Italy and France, on April 19 in Sarasota. Mexican vegetarian recipes A portion of the proceeds will go to the Mayor’s Feed the Hungry fund.

Neal Finelli of Taste, will host the global event that includes festive fare at JPan, Salute! and Le Bordeaux restaurants.

Guests will gather at JPan, 3 Paradise Plaza (behind Publix), at 6:30 p.m. Italian vegetarian recipes to enjoy a selection of Japanese-inspired appetizers, a sake tasting or two glasses of wine.

The Sarasota Trolley will transport diners to Salute! in downtown Sarasota for choice of Caesar, mixed or capresse salad, either veal Marsala, pan-crusted grouper with asparagus or chicken carciofi with prosciutto and lemon caper wine sauce, plus two glasses of wine.

Dessert will follow, a short trolley ride to Le Bordeaux, for coffee and sweet gourmet treats.

Price for the evening is $85 per person, which includes transportation, the meal, beverages, tax, gratuity and charitable donation.

Reservations are required by phoning Taste Dining & Travel at 941-366-7950 or e-mail–Lee McCall

Erbelli’s Gourmet Pizzeria, an Italian bistro pub, is now Erdelli’s, with new owners from Bogota, with a stint in Arizona. Quick and easy peruvian recipes The casual eatery off East State Road 70 in Ranch Lake Plaza now offers craft beers and wines to accompany creative pizzas and more.

Formerly Sopranos, the small pub featuresingredients like garden veggies and herbs in a variety of appetizers, salads, pasta dishes (picante pesto chicken, baked ziti), calzones (corned beef, spinach, Texas), subs, wraps and kids’ fare. Recipes of peruvian food Numerous desserts are available including chocolate chip cookies, peanut butter cup pie and turtle cheesecake.

About 40 seats are provided inside and out at Erdelli’s, which is open daily from 4 to 9 p.m. Italian vegetable recipes weekdays and until 10 p.m. Mexican vegetable recipes on the weekend. Italian vegetable recipes zucchini The restaurant, located at 8744 East State Road 70, may be reached for take-out or catering by phoning 941-567-6199 or online at–Lee McCall

Michael’s On East has been awarded its 28th consecutive Four Diamond Rating by AAA.

The fine-dining destination is the only Four Diamond Award restaurant in Sarasota.

“It’s hard to believe our staff has been recommending Michael’s On East for 30 years!” said Don Schwartz, Sarasota-Manatee field manager for AAA, in a statement. Spanish food dishes recipes “As we present this 28th consecutive AAA Four Diamond Award, it’s important to recognize that Michael’s On East is one of only two restaurants in the entire state of Florida to maintain the AAA Four Diamond status for 25-plus years.”

Schwartz added that only 24 restaurants have held the Four Diamond status for more than 25 years across the United States and Canada

The AAA Diamond Rating Process is a North American restaurant rating program, performed each year by professionally-trained evaluators from AAA’s national headquarters. Chinese food recipes with chicken breast Only 2.5 percent of the nearly 30,000 restaurants rated are approved by the AAA Four Diamond list, reads the press release issued by Michael’s On East.

“We value this important distinction from AAA and our entire team views it as a point of pride in the restaurant,” said owner Michael Klauber. Peruvian cilantro soup recipes “As we officially mark the restaurant’s 30th anniversary next month—April 27—we continue to be incredibly thankful to continue offering Sarasota residents, businesses, nonprofit organizations and visitors ‘Four Diamond’ service and cuisine.”

AAA defines a Four Diamond restaurant as being geared to individuals in search of a distinctive fine-dining experience. Indian food side dish recipes There are no payments or membership dues associated with the AAA rating system to ensure objective and trusted reviews.

Michael’s On East is at 1212 East Avenue South, Sarasota. Indian food recipes with potatoes For more information about Michael’s On East Restaurant, Wine Cellar and Catering Division, call 941-366-0007 or visit

Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi, known for its Asian fusion with Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Korean and hibachi dishes, is offering a cooking class at the restaurant. Mexican vegetable side dish recipes The cost is $30 per person and includes a cooking demonstration, three recipes to try at home, and attendees can enjoy a three-course dinner and cocktail. Italian vegetable side dish recipes 4 p.m. German food recipes desserts March 29 and April 20; Yuniku Endless Sushi & Hibachi, 8641 Lockwood Ridge, Sarasota; 941-993-1112;

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