Restaurants in Panama

$17 for $30 Worth of Homestyle American Comfort Food at Word of Mouth Downtown

Word of Mouth Downtown

Downtown

$30 $17

Omelets, benedicts, soup, specialty sandwiches, and other comfort fare in the dining room or on a dog-friendly patio

Japanese-Thai Fusion Cuisine at Pacific Rim (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Pacific Rim

Southside Village

$30 $18

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Expansive menu is composed of Japanese-Thai fusion cuisine, including sushi rolls, wok creations, curries, and noodles and rice dishes

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Primo! Ristorante 

Primo!

Sarasota

$30 $17

Wood-oven-baked pizzas; more than 15 pasta dishes flavored with veal, seafood, and housemade italian sausage

Pizzeria Cuisine on Sunday–Thursday or Friday–Saturday at Filippo's Pizzeria (Half Off)

Filippo's Pizzeria

Sarasota

$18 $9

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Casual Italian restaurant with fresh pizzas and calzones, seafood, veal, and chicken pastas, and hearty meatball subs

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout at Papa Giorgio's Family Italian Restaurant

Papa Giorgios Family Italian Restaurant

Sarasota

$20 $11

Housemade sauce & fresh, oven-baked bread mingle amid signature rosa pasta and NY-style thin-crust pizzas

$16 for $30 worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Café Gabbiano

Cafe Gabbiano

Siesta Key

$30 $16

Family recipes inspire pasta dishes with seafood, breaded veal, and chicken with wine sauce; a cellar boasts more than 220 wines

Vegetarian Cuisine and Seafood for Dine-In or Takeout at Veg (Up to 52% Off)

Veg - A Vegetarian & Seafood Eatery

Gulf Gate

$24 $12

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Eatery ranked as the area's best vegetarian-friendly restaurant by Sarasota Magazine serves vegan brisket, as well as wild-caught seafood

$17 for $30 Worth of French Cuisine and Drinks for Dinner at Miguel's Restaurant

Miguel's Sarasota

Sarasota

$30 $17

French and continental cuisine such as escargot, lamb chops with mint, and filet mignon with béarnaise sauce and peppercorn cream sauce

Japanese Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar (Up to 43% Off)

Samurai Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar

Bradenton

$30 $17

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Diners cluster around gas-heated hibachi grill, where chefs prepare steak and seafood meals with flair; sushi bar showcases colorful rolls

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Food and Drinks at Dinnertime for Two or More People at Gio Fabulous

Gio Fabulous

Bradenton

$30 $17

Italian specialties such as spinach ricotta pizza, chicken Parmigiano, and spaghetti with shrimp, scallops, and calamari in white wine sauce

Italian Lunch for Two or Take-Out at Gio Fabulous (Up to 40% Off)

Gio Fabulous

Gio Fabulous Ellenton

$20 $12

Italian entrees, such as wild mushroom ravioli and manicotti made from a family recipe, plus pizzas with thin crusts handmade daily

$20 for Four Groupons, Each Good for $7 Worth of Hot Dogs, Burgers, Fries, and Drinks at Rippers Roadstand ($28 Value)

Rippers Roadstand

Ellenton

$7 $5

Cooks deep-fry their hot dogs and smother their 100% beef burgers in toppings such as jalapenos and A1 sauce; fries are hand-cut in house

$19 for Two Dozen Oysters and Two Drinks at The Island Grille & Raw Bar ($36 Value)

The Island Grille & Raw Bar

Tierra Verde

$36 $19

Oysters served steamed, fried, or raw on the half shell, paired with well drinks, house wines, or glasses of beer

$22 for $40 Worth of French and Continental European Fare at La Cote Basque in Gulfport

La Cote Basque

Gulfport

$40 $22

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French, Italian & German entrees showcase dishes such as roast duck in amaretto cherry sauce, sauerbraten, and beef wellington

Upscale Casual Waterfront Dining for Brunch, Lunch, or Dinner at Fresco's Waterfront Bistro (Up to 40% Off)

Fresco's Waterfront Bistro

St. Petersburg

$25 $15

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Entrees such as mahi mahi filet, Montréal seasoned and topped with a sweet Thai chili sauce and homemade mango salsa

Chicken-Sausage and -Meatball Sandwiches at Jimbo's Joint (50% Off). Two Options Available.

Jimbo's Joint

Historic Kenwood

$8 $4

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Chicken sausages, chicken meatballs, and falafel put a healthy twist on classic eats such as meatball subs and Chicago-style hot dogs

Pub Food and Drink at Durty's Bar and Grille (Up to 50% Off)

Durty's Bar and Grille

St. Petersburg

$20 $11

Tear into a burger and stay a while with a game of pool or join in with a nightly event, like karaoke or trivia

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Eats for Carryout from Jet's Pizza

Jet's Pizza

Saint Petersburg

$20 $12

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Pizzeria specializing in deep-dish pies, as well as wings, salads, and subs

Cold Mixed Appetizer Plate and Drinks for Two or Four at Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill (Up to 48% Off)

Gengiz Khan Turkish Grill

Ballast Point

$26 $14

Guests enjoy fresh and healthy fare including hummus and stuffed grape leaves as belly dancers glide through on Friday and Saturday nights

46% Off Northern Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Vino E Pasta

Vino E Pasta

Tampa

$24 $13

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Dishes lauded by the Tampa Bay Times include 15 types of pasta tossed with pesto, alfredo, and bolognese and served with 38 wines

$23 for $40 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food for Dinner at Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Joia Fabulous Pizza & Martini Bar

Riverview

$40 $23

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Classic Italian pastas and slow-cooked meat dishes compliment hand-tossed pizzas and drinks

$11 for $20 Worth of Burgers, Steaks, and American Food at EATS! American Grill

Eats! American Grill

Fairoaks Manhattan Manor

$20 $11

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Recipes from across the country comprise an Americana-inspired menu with midwestern BLTs on texas toast and New York-style buffalo wings

$15 for $30 Worth of Tapas and Drinks at The Manhattan Dolce Bar & Bistro

The Manhattan Dolce Bar & Bistro

Virginia Park

$30 $15

Share tapas-style dishes such as beef carpaccio and shrimp ajillo at an eatery with nightly live entertainment

$17 for $30 Worth of Japanese and Italian Food for Two or More at Kobe CS Italian Japanese Steak House

Kobe CS Italian Japanese Steak House

Clearwater

$30 $17

Chefs whip up Japanese- and Italian-style dishes

$17 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine, Pizza, and Drinks at CDB's Pizza & Italian Restaurant 

CDB's Pizza & Italian Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$30 $17

Menu of Italian classics includes manicotti dinners, hot grinders, signature pizzas, and chicken parmigiana

$52 for $100 Toward a Prix Fixe Meal for Two or More at Six Tables Tampa

Six Tables Tampa

South Tampa

$100 $52

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New six-course menu created daily by award-winning chef in romantic six-table eatery

Afghan Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Anaar Bar and Grill (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Anaar Bar and Grill

Tampa

$20 $11

(20)

Enjoy hummus, lamb-and-rice dishes, veggie kebabs, and gyros

Italian Food and Drinks for Two or For Take-Out or Delivery at Islands Pizza (Up to 40% Off)

Islands Pizza

Davis Islands

$20 $12

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Pizzeria pairs 20 draft beers and cocktails with hand-tossed pies, grinders, and wings slathered in Caribbean-jerk and lemon-pepper sauces

Appetizers and Drinks for Two or Four at Catch Twenty-Three (Up to 48% Off)

Catch Twenty-Three

Multiple Locations

$48 $26

Appetizers such as curry mussels and shrimp scampi flatbread, paired with martinis, wine, or draft beers

Contemporary Fusion Food at Cheap (50% Off)

Cheap

Courier City/Oscawana

$30 $16

(49)

Eclectic restaurant and bar with a fusion menu of sushi, burgers, pizzas, and other contemporary dishes

$15 for $30 Worth of Mexican Food at Urban Cantina

Urban Cantina

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

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Freshly made Tex-Mex and authentic Mexican specialties, including tacos, tortas, and calorie-conscious salads

Breakfast or Carry-Out at The Bungalow Restaurant and Bar (40% Off)

The Bungalow Restaurant and Bar

Tampa

$20 $12

This bar and restaurant makes room for a little luxury with a special-feature Skybox area, plenty of game-night access, and superior dishes

$11 for Two Regular Pita Combos at Pita Pit ($17.20 Value)

Pita Pit Tampa

Downtown Tampa

$17.20 $11

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Pita builders pack freshly cooked meats, melted cheeses, and fresh toppings chosen by customers into a tasty, portable pita

$10 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at MTC Downtown Cafe ($20 Value)

MTC Downtown Cafe

Tampa

$10 $5

Breakfasts made from scratch, fully loaded cheeseburgers, and gyros satisfy appetites alongside sweeter options such as housemade pastries

Bar Food at Hogan's Beach (Up to 52% Off). Two Options Available.

Hogan's Beach

Rocky Point

$25 $12

Watch the big game on flat-screen TVs while filling your plate with wings, burgers, pizza, and more; bar has more than 20 beers on tap

Dinner Show for One or Two from The Murder Mystery Company (52% Off)

The Murder Mystery Company

The Spaghetti Warehouse

$120 $58

Interactive dinnertime murder mystery that stars professional actors tests diners’ sleuthing skills throughout a multicourse meal

$6 for $10 Worth of Coffee — Cafe Charlie

Cafe Charlie

Clearwater

$10 $6

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Afternoon Tea for Two or Four at William Dean Chocolates (50% Off)

William Dean Chocolates

Belleair Bluffs

$60 $30

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Renowned chocolatiers host afternoon tea complete with scones, sandwiches, and sweets

Appetizers with Draft Beer or Wine for Two or Four at 2 Palms Bar & Bistro (Up to 55% Off)

2 Palms Bar & Bistro

Clearwater

$19.99 $10

Shrimp-cocktail, fried green beans, and chicken-finger appetizers complement draft beers and house wine

$12 for $20 Worth of Pub Food and Drinks at Dachshund's Bar & Grill

Dachshund's Bar & Grill

Town N Country Park

$20 $12

Hot dogs steal the show here, each made from meat like kielbasa or black Angus beef and topped with items like blue cheese or pico de gallo

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of American Food at Big City Grill, Co. ($20 Value)

Big City Grill Co.

Brandon

$10 $5.50

New menu inspired by American favorites such as potato skins, New York strip steaks, and fresh seafood

$12 for $20 at Deeya Indian Cuisine

Deeya Indian Cuisine

Clearwater

$20 $12

A fusion of Southern, Northern, and Punjab dishes such as chicken madras, rogan josh with lamb or goat, and Punjabi channa masala

$11 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Comfort Food at Eatz ($20 Total Value)

Eatz

Clearwater

$10 $5.50

Diner dishes out homemade comfort food such as meatloaf melt with fries, chicken pot pie, fish and chips, baked potato soup, and carrot cake

$16 for $30 Worth of Korean Cuisine at Rice Restaurant & Market

Rice Restaurant & Market

Town N County Park

$30 $16

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Korean barbecue, stir-fry, stews, and noodle dishes pair with small plates of sautéed, blanched, and pickled vegetables

$10 for $20 Worth of Latin-American Food and Drinks at Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Monserrate Restaurant Bar & Grill

Northwest Tampa

$20 $10

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Latin-American restaurant offers a tour of Caribbean, Central, and South American dishes; wines and beers from around the world

$12 for $20 Worth of Pizzeria Cuisine at ABC Pizza

ABC Pizza

Wellswood

$20 $12

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Build-your-own pizzas and gourmet pies topped with crab, feta, or shrimp mingle with grinders and pastas at a pizza chain open since 1966

$23 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine and Drinks at Cesare's at the Beach

Cesare's at the Beach

Clearwater

$40 $23

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Family recipes steer creation of housemade pastas, handcrafted desserts, and entrees of chicken, veal, and seafood

$10 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Burgers at Mike's Smokehouse BBQ & Grill

Mike's Smokehouse BBQ & Grill

Tampa

$20 $10

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Choose between gator baskets, ribs, sausage, chicken, catfish, and frog legs, or go for broke with the hearty "redneck platter"

Lava-Rock Meal with Wine and Dessert for Two or Four at Cork N Brew Bistro (Up to 48% Off)

Cork N Brew Bistro

Clearwater

$66 $35

Scallops, lamb, and filet mignon cooked at the table on an 824°F lava rock

Indian Cuisine for Lunch, Dinner, or Takeout at Mayuri Indian Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Mayuri Indian Restaurant

Temple Terrace

$30 $16.50

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Chefs prepare traditional northern and southern Indian dishes alongside chinese fried rice and chow mein

7-Course Catering Tasting Menu at City Fish Seafood Grill & Chophouse (Up to 50% Off)

City Fish Seafood Grill & Chophouse

Oldsmar

$170 $85

Seven-course tasting menu featreing delicacies reserved for celebrity clientele

$12 for $20 Worth of Indian Dinner Cuisine for Two at Desi Tadka

Desi Tadka

Oldsmar

$20 $12

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International wines and imported beer complement traditional curry, rice, and tandoori dishes from the Punjab region

$12 for $20 Worth of Create Your Own Stir-Fry and Drinks for Dinner at bd’s Mongolian Grill

bd’s Mongolian Grill

Oldsmar

$20 $12

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Clients create their own mix of meat, veggies, and sauces for chefs to sauté in front of their eyes on a 600-degree grill

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Takeout, or Lunch Buffet for Two at Cilantro Indian Cuisine (Up to 43% Off)

Cilantro Indian Cuisine

Tampa

$24.92 $16

(49)

Chefs artfully layer spices to create both classic and complex Indian staples, from chicken tikka masala to goat rogan josh

$22 for $40 Toward Lunch or Dinner at Ocean Blue Sushi Bar

Ocean Blue Sushi Bar

Carrollwood

$40 $22

(42)

Sushi chefs create rolls for everyone from meat eaters to vegans, served alongside Japanese classics like pork dumplings with ginger shoyu

$16 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Thai Food for Dinner for Two or More at Bangkok Jazz Thai Restaurant

Bangkok Jazz

Bangkok Jazz

$30 $16

Diners sample curries, noodles, fried rice, marinated meats, and other dishes from Thailand, accompanied on Friday nights by live jazz

$11 for $20 Worth of Grill Food for Two or More at Uncle Mike's Smokehouse

Uncle Mike's Smokehouse

Plant City

$20 $11

Sweet potato fries, slow-smoked pork shanks, buffalo chicken wraps, and freshwater catfish

$14 for Pizza and Beer at Ledo Pizza ($22 Value)

Ledo Pizza

Carrollwood

$22 $14

(25)

Pizzeria dishes out square-shaped pizza topped with thick-cut pepperoni, buffalo chicken baked cheese fries, subs, pasta, and salads

$13 for Mexican Food and Drinksr at Casa Ramos Tampa ($22 Value)

Casa Ramos Tampa

Tampa

$22 $13

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Mexican staples and fruit-infused margaritas served in festive eatery with Saltillo clay tiles lining the walls and bar

$11 for $20 Worth of Dine-In or Carryout Pizzeria Food at Marco's Pizza

Marco's Pizza

Improvement League of Plant City

$20 $11

(42)

Pizzas crafted with housemade dough and secret-recipe sauce with bread topped with cheese and garlic butter

$11 for $20 Worth of Italian and Greek Fare at ABC Pizza in Plant City

ABC Pizza

Plant City

$20 $11

Grinders, gyros & pizzas served in eatery founded by Greek brothers

$39.99 for a Romantic Dinner for Two at a Mystery Location Near Tampa (Up to $77.80 Value)

Saffron Indian Cusine

County Line Coalition

$77.80 $39.99

Enjoy a two-course meal and drinks at a romantic date-night spot—but you won't find out where until you buy the deal

$17 for $30 Worth of Seafood and Steak at Aquafinz

Aquafinz

North Tampa

$30 $17

Ultrafresh seafood, such as fresh-from-the-Gulf grouper, Maine lobster tails, and Alaskan snow crab served with New York strip steaks

$35 for $50 Worth of Modern Mexican Cuisine at Cantina Laredo

Cantina Laredo

Wesley Chapel

$50 $35

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Refined takes on Mexican cuisine, including fajitas in chipotle-wine sauce and enchiladas stuffed with avocado and artichoke

$12 for $20 Worth of Create-Your-Own Stir-Fry Dinner at BD's Mongolian Grill

BD's Mongolian Grill

Lakeside Village

$20 $12

(28)

Clients create their own mix of meat, veggies, and sauces for chefs to sauté in front of their eyes on a 600-degree grill

Evening of Asian Delights Meal for Two or Four at Zen Forrest (39% Off)

Zen Forrest

New Port Richey

$74.35 $45

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Dishes from Asian countries such as China, Korea, Japan, and Malaysia infused with American and other international flavors

$8 for $16 Worth of Cuban Cuisine at Havana Delights Cafe

Havana Delights Cafe

Downtown Bartow

$16 $8

(37)

Specialty cuban sandwiches with layers of freshly roasted pork, grilled steak, and spanish sausage on homemade bread

Seafood and American Cuisine For Two or More at Lunch or Carry-Out at JFD's Seafood House (Up to 45% Off)

JFD's Seafood House

Downtown Bartow

$20 $11

Laid-back seafood spot promises oysters, crab cake baskets, mahi mahi tacos, and non-fish options including pasta, barbecue, and burgers

Afternoon Tea for Two or Four, Two Dozen Scones, or Lunch for Two at Day Breaks Tea Emporium (Up to 52% Off)

Day Breaks Tea Emporium

Bartow

$29.90 $15

Pots of hot tea or flavored iced tea accompany scones, fresh fruit, and finger sandwiches

Burgers, Sandwiches, and Classic American Food at Belly's Grill (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Belly's Grill

Lakeland

$10 $5

Classic fare is amped up with hand-pattied, grilled-to-order burgers made of ground chuck and fresh toppings such as fried egg and slaw

$18 for $30 Worth of Italian Dinner for Two at Bianca's Ristorante

Bianca's Ristorante

Fort Myers

$30 $18

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Northern and southern Italian classics such as veal brandy and shrimp scampi in a warm, homey dining space

American and Italian Food for Parties of Two or Four at Anthony's on the Blvd (Up to 50% Off)

Anthony's on the Blvd

Cape Coral

$20 $11

Best of the Cape–winning eatery serves up American and Italian classics ranging from steaks to calamari and pasta dishes

Fresh Seafood Meal for Two or $15 for $30 Worth of Fresh Seafood at Three Fishermen Seafood

Three Fishermen Seafood

Multiple Locations

$56.91 $27

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Freshly caught fish, crab, and oysters headline a menu with cheese grits, frog legs, and gator tail

$11 for $20 Worth of Barbecue and Drinks for Two or More at ON Q Smokehouse Grill

ON Q Smokehouse Grill

San Antonio

$20 $11

Smoked, grilled, and fried delights include ribs, sausage, pulled pork, and seafood

Upscale Italian Cuisine at Il Tesoro (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Tesoro

Sanibel

$50 $25

Italian sausage, fresh grilled seafood, classic pastas, and other Old World Italian dishes are featured on this menu

Greek Food for Two or Takeout at Plaka II Restaurant (Up to 45% Off)

Plaka II Restaurant

Iona

$20 $11

Greek food such as roast lamb and pastitsio—pasta, ground beef, and parmesan cheese topped with béchamel sauce

Italian Cuisine at Starz Italian Restaurant & Pub (Up to 40% Off). Three Options Available.

Starz Italian Restaurant & Pub

Multiple Locations

$40 $25

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Made-from-scratch sauces and pizza dough, fresh pasta, and locally sourced ingredients shine in classic Italian dishes

Burgers and American Food at Cheeburger Cheeburger (40% Off). Two Options Available.

Cheeburger Cheeburger

Sanibel

$20 $12

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Amid 1950s decor, chefs top Angus patties with your choice of more than two dozen toppings and pair them with fries and milk shakes

$10 for Drinks and Cocktails at Brew Hounds Sports Lounge

Brew Hounds Sports Lounge

Auburndale

$20 $10

Parties share beers and cocktails as they watch sports, play darts, or shoot pool

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The salty breeze blows off Sarasota Bay, picking up a few notes of sweetness as it passes through the petals and boughs of Sarasota Bayfront Park. But it gets better: soon the scent of fresh baked pizza takes over, and with it the aroma of calzones and lasagna—with Bella Nonna in the center of it all.

Amid this delicious eddy of air currents sits the restaurant itself, a beachy gem with red exterior walls and covered outdoor patios hung with curtains. Strings of light run along the beams framing the patio, making the space appear to glow from within. Inside, the flavor of the Italian specialties matches the rest of the eatery's sensory promises as dishes such as shrimp scampi made with local giant Gulf shrimp arrive tableside. Bella Nonna's pizzas fit the bill too, with choices such as the custom Presto Pesto that combines the kitchen's own pesto sauce with grilled chicken, caramelized onions, and mozzarella.

2801 N Tamiami Trl
Sarasota,
FL
US

“I believe that if you’re not cooking with all five senses, you’re not cooking,” declares Derek Barnes in his feature for Sarasota’s Hot Chefs. It’s this maxim that earned him a lifetime of culinary achievement, starting with a four-year stint under the expertise of Emeril Lagasse and leading to a Zagat rating for his own restaurant and the title of semifinalist in the 2009 James Beard Awards. Derek channels these achievements into the innovative dishes he creates at his eponymous restaurant, which specializes in what he calls progressive American cuisine. That “progressive” moniker can mean a lot of things, whether it’s anointing a dish of foie gras with hazelnut honey and walnut streusel or braising a savory lamb shank in the tart flavors of lime and cilantro. Unlike a time-traveling Byzantine explorer, the chef doesn’t obsess over his plentiful spice cabinet, as the menu’s simple-grill selection serves up fresh cuts of steak, fish, and poultry in a simple, unadulterated form. Each flavor note finds its ideal complement in a wine list that features 100 bottles, many of which are available by the glass.

514 Central Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US

The gastronomic gurus at The Savory Street Café and Bakery conjure a cornucopia of signature artisan breads to adorn their menu of breakfast- and lunch-centric fare. Roust slumbering appetites or hibernating woodland creatures with the lox-and-egg omelet, which accompanies its namesake ingredients with an entourage of cream cheese and chives; or, oil rusty jaw hinges with eggs benedict, english muffins elevating a stack of poached eggs, asparagus tips, and hollandaise sauce. The chef's signature Creative Craters dish stuffs crater artisan bread with eggs and cross-cultural ingredients such as spanish chorizo and francophiliac brie; a croissant filled with India-inspired curried chicken salad introduces lunchers to bread as flaky as Howard Hughes’ flint collection. Accompany the feast with offerings from the beverage menu, such as a white chocolate mocha or a chai latte.

411 N Orange Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US

Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant not only imports ingredients and products, but also recipes. With roots in northern Spain and Catalonia, these dishes come together on a menu of more than 100 hot and cold tapas selections, along with paella and cazuela. Paella, a widely varied rice dish cooked at length in a wide pot over open flame, can contain Serrano ham, scallops, pork, chorizo, and saffron rice the stunning golden hue of an alchemist's magazine advertisements. Though the restaurant spans multiple locations, each one presents guests with some charming element: a poolside patio at the Tampa location, a central tapas bar in Orlando, and a flamenco room in St. Petersburg. Meanwhile, no matter the location, events bring about live music and joviality, all supported by an ample list of Spanish and Portuguese wines.

1216 1st St
Sarasota,
FL
US

The forecast at Tsunami Sushi Bar & Grill never changes: there’s always a heavy chance of sushi. More than 30 sushi and sashimi creations take up a good chunk of the menu, with ingredients ranging from smoked salmon to spicy scallop. Diners can set aside their chopsticks and slice into hearty orders of filet mignon teriyaki or Gal Be—Korean barbecued short ribs served with steamed greens. Tsunami serves its artful plates in a dining room that This Week in Sarasota calls “dark, rich, and casually elegant,” making the restaurant an ideal spot for a romantic date or suit fitting.

100 Central Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US

For almost 40 years, the Golden Apple Dinner Theatre has been pairing gastronomical gifts with lively productions of more than 300 plays and musicals, including five originals, one of which went all the way to Broadway. The 281-seat theater will soon host Avenue Q, the highly acclaimed, Tony Award-winning Broadway smash. Performed by a cross-species mix of puppets and humans, the musical follows Princeton, a well-meaning recent college grad who moves to New York City with Big Apple–sized dreams and gets a much-needed real-world education from his neighbors. The off-color, mature, and perversely funny production is warm, endearing, and more heart-rending than a sock puppet production of King Lear.

25 N Pineapple Ave
Sarasota,
FL
US