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Dry Dock Waterfront Grill a delicious part of enjoying the Great American Pastime

The 2019 Spring Training Guide to Tampa/St. Pete, Orlando and SW Florida by Scott Rouch, wheretraveler.com Discover the hotspots while traveling through the Grapefruit League. When planning your Florida spring training trip to preview the 2019 Major League Baseball season,…

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Gecko’s Hospitality Group’s Shark Lady philanthropic Cocktail to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory

Restaurant News in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Dec. 13-19 Sarasota Herald-Tribune ‘The Shark Lady’ Gecko’s Hospitality Group has created The Shark Lady cocktail “as a way to raise awareness to the valuable work being done by our own local world class independent marine…

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Looking for a great Grouper sandwich, Dry Dock has it!

Looking for a Great Grouper Sandwich? Here’s How to Find One by Cooper Levey-Baker, Sarasota Magazine We’ll never know the name of the genius who first grilled a hunk of grouper flesh and pressed it between two slices of bread,…

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Gecko’s Maintains Top of the List for Best Places to Do Lunch

5 Great Spots for a Midday Meal in Mid-Sarasota Cooper Levey-Baker, Sarasota Magazine WHERE EVERYBODY KNOWS YOUR NAME Gecko's Grill & Pub After your first visit to a Gecko’s, you’ll feel like a regular, thanks to one of the friendliest…

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Tervis Lifestyle Blog – The Shark Lady Cocktail

Bartending, Drinks, A Good Cause & The Shark Lady Tervis Blog What’s left after you’ve been awarded three honorary doctorate degrees, been inducted to the Florida’s Women’s Hall of Fame and Maryland’s Women’s Hall of Fame and countless others awards…

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Restaurant News: Dry Dock Waterfront Grill Has a Fresh New Look

Restaurant News in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice, Oct. 4-10 Sarasota Herald-Tribune Dry Dock Waterfront Grill A Longboat Key landmark dating back to 1989, Gecko’s Hospitality Group’s Dry Dock Waterfront Grill has reopened with a fresh new look with help from the restaurant’s friends…

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The Shark Lady Philanthropic Cocktail to benefit Mote Marine Laboratory

Lady in Blue by Brittany Mattie, SRQ Daily All of Gecko’s Hospitality Group family of restaurants will be offering a newly crafted and exclusive cocktail developed by Mike Ferrara, Gecko's Director of Operations. Dubbed The Shark Lady—this aqua blue libation…

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Gecko’s in Southside Village featured on The Today Show

4 unexpected places to visit during Memorial Day weekend The Today Show, May 4, 2018 Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of the summer season. It’s when millions of people hit the road. So bring out the bathing suit, slather…

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Gecko’s Sustainable Partnerships help Keep Sarasota Beautiful

10 Ways to Keep Sarasota County Beautiful for Future Generations Everyday ways to ensure our area remains healthy, enjoyable and viable. Nicole Coudal, Visit Sarasota There are several national celebrations coming up that draw attention to our environment. June 5…

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Gecko’s Hospitality Group Creates Jobs, Drives Economy

Reputation and giving back to community helps hospitality company attract workers By Grier Ferguson, Business Observer Mike Quillen, co-owner of Sarasota-based Gecko’s Hospitality Group, echoes many in hospitality when he says “it’s a very tight labor market that’s getting much…

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