7 downtown Sarasota restaurants, bars near Van Wezel, Mangrove Walkway, The Bay

It’s an exciting time for downtown Sarasota’s iconic Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

The purple palace overlooking Sarasota Bay, which has hosted everyone from Bette Davis to Dave Chappelle, celebrated its 50th anniversary in early 2020 – and then remained almost entirely closed for the following year. Now, the famed waterfront theater is finally ready to return to business with a show by Brian Regan on April 15 (read our interview with him). The star comedian’s performance will be the first event on the Van Wezel’s main stage since last March.

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5 beloved Dallas-area restaurants and bars that finally reopened

After “hemorrhaging money for a year” during the coronavirus pandemic, Dallas-Fort Worth restaurateurs like Rich Vana are finally feeling comfortable enough to reopen their businesses. The Heritage Table in downtown Frisco will re-emerge as a cautious copy of its former self, albeit a little war-torn.

The Heritage Table closed in March 2020, reopened in May, closed again in November, relaunched as a sandwich shop, closed a month later, then stayed dormant while Vana and his team waited. Nervously.

“If it hadn’t been for the response we’d gotten for the first three years — if it hadn’t been for the success

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The Best Restaurants, Bars, and Cafes in Renton

Sago Kitchen is known for its wonderful fried catfish.
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Sago Kitchen [Official Photo]

Renton — home of the Seahawks’ training camp, plenty of antique shops, and the site of a Boeing campus — has a dynamic culinary scene. From the historic downtown where many of the storefronts are holdovers from the city’s mining town days, to the highlands, the restaurants of Renton reflect the spirit of a diverse and growing city. With three local breweries, a true old school steakhouse, and one of the region’s best tacos trucks, the city’s food scene continues to impress in 2021, despite the

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The best restaurants, bars and ice cream shop in Siesta Key Village

Again ranked among the best beaches in the United States by Tripadvisor, Siesta Beach on the north end of Siesta Key remains the most popular place to visit in Sarasota County. Especially during spring break, which, yes, is right around the corner.

Featuring sugary sand made almost exclusively of pure quartz that remains cool on the feet even when baked in the Florida sun, Siesta Beach provides the perfect setting for swimming, sunbathing and perhaps a few games of beach volleyball.  

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