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Experience Sarasota: Sarasota Tea Company, The Tea House

Experience Sarasota: Sarasota Tea Company, The Tea House

I approached the Tea House, not quite sure what to expect... I am a Brit, so tea is in my nature but this place certainly took me by surprise and far exceeded my expectations. This is not the kind of teahouse that your granny would go to and sip a cup of earl gray, this place is COOL- uber cool!

Experience Sarasota: Fresh Salon.Spa.Style

Experience Sarasota: Fresh Salon.Spa.Style

“I think most women want to feel sexy but classy, and current but age appropriate. I always keep this in mind when choosing our clothing and accessories, in addition to considering quality, price, and practicality.”

Experience Sarasota: Planned Parenthood

Experience Sarasota: Planned Parenthood

Sure, most of us know that Planned Parenthood is the place for condoms and birth control, but if you've limited your PP point of view to just that then you're missing out on the bigger picture.

Experience Sarasota: Painter's Palate

Experience Sarasota: Painter's Palate

All through Chef Marc Brediger’s travels, from his native France, to Thailand and finally to Sarasota, an eclectic curiosity has always driven him to search beyond the merely satisfied.

Experience Sarasota: Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill

Experience Sarasota: Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill

Amid the plethora of sushi bars situated in Sarasota, Tsunami Sushi and Hibachi Grill offers a menu that can easily lay claim to be one of SRQ’s most eclectic and daring.

Experience Sarasota: Bijou Cafe

Experience Sarasota: Bijou Cafe

Situated on the site of a former Twenties-era Texaco gas station, the Bijou Cafe, on First Street, has proved a resilient member of Sarasota’s business community.

Experience Sarasota: Drunken Poet Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar

Experience Sarasota: Drunken Poet Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar

How many times have you heard a restaurant boast that they offer a ‘unique dining experience’ only to find out that their idea of unique means underwhelming and overpriced - in a very unique way, of course. I’m not sure if Drunken Poet has ever used that term in describing their own restaurant, but if I were owner, Oy Punyahotra, I would never stop gloating about it.

Experience Sarasota: SNAP Fitness

Experience Sarasota: SNAP Fitness

Snap Fitness is a harmonious, energetic environment. Also, one of the few 24 Hour Gyms in town. The franchise is locally owned operated, find out what makes this facility a local gem.

Experience Sarasota: L.Boutique

Experience Sarasota: L.Boutique

The moment you step into L. Boutique you’re surrounded by vibrant colors, luxurious fabrics, unique accessories, a team of lovely stylists… Ladies, this is heaven.

Experience Sarasota: Get Fit Fuel

Experience Sarasota: Get Fit Fuel

With three different locations throughout Sarasota, Get Fit Fuel possesses a foodie philosophy that stems from Gentile’s realization that life is much easier when life doesn’t revolve the drudgery and expense of grocery shopping.

Experience Sarasota: Clean Smoke

Experience Sarasota: Clean Smoke

Clean Smoke promotes better health and well being than traditional smoking. With no smoke, no ash, no tar and money savings, you can see why so many people are making the switch!

Experience Sarasota: The Spice and Tea Exchange

Experience Sarasota: The Spice and Tea Exchange

If there’s one store on Armand’s Circle that can guarantee to heighten your senses, it’s The Spice and Tea Exchange. Visually, it’s a treat. With carefully arranged glass jars replete with teas, salts and colorful spices lining the walls you can’t help but assume you’ve entered a bygone era.

Experience Sarasota: Gettel Hyundai

Experience Sarasota: Gettel Hyundai

McGuire’s objectives for the future are quite simple: make sure customers buy a car the way they want to buy a car and, along with that, maintain a sense of trust the dealership’s staff of more than 100 have worked so hard to earn.

Experience Sarasota: Fuzzy's Taco Shop

Experience Sarasota: Fuzzy's Taco Shop

The fresh homemade food is great. The drinks are flowing. The restaurant space is open and perfect for late night hangouts. Don’t let the name fool you; Fuzzy’s Taco Shop is serious business.

Experience Sarasota: Green Bean Coffee House

Experience Sarasota: Green Bean Coffee House

Ramped-up is one way to describe the Green Bean Coffee House as skateboards click-clacked across the café’s back-yard half pipe and local bands entertained a laid-back crowd of friends and well-wishers.

Experience Sarasota: Siesta Key Rum & Drum Circle Distilling

Experience Sarasota: Siesta Key Rum & Drum Circle Distilling

Snug amid an anonymous industrial estate near US 301, DrumCircle Distilling provides a sweet-smelling, rum-laden oasis. They offer tours of the distillery and people are often shocked at the operation, but in a good way.

Experience Sarasota: Pecky

Experience Sarasota: Pecky

They wanted a space to show what could really be done with their custom pieces. The name 'Pecky' just seemed to fit.

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