Tripletail Seafood & Spirits coming to The Landings

SARASOTA — Gecko’s Hospitality Group Founders Mike Gowan and Mike Quillen plan to open a new contemporary restaurant concept called Tripletail Seafood & Spirits in early 2021 Courtesy, Chad Spencer Photography. The Tripletail Seafood & Spirits menu will offer fresh,…

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Where and how to eat stone crab in Sarasota-Manatee

Florida stone crab season, starring one of our state’s most famous foods, starts Thursday with restaurants across Sarasota and Manatee counties eager to serve the delicacy. The demand for stone crab remained strong locally last season through the spring despite the coronavirus and state-ordered restaurant shutdown.…

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Florida Amendment 2 Hurts Workers & Small Businesses

Nathaniel Santiago began working at a McDonald’s in Fort Lauderdale for $8.56 an hour, Florida’s minimum wage, six months ago. He lost a previous job in a warehouse because of the Covid-19 pandemic, which wiped out roughly $1,500 of his savings, and he was forced…

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Favorite Salads in Sarasota-Manatee

Siesta Salad From Gecko’s 6606 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, (941) 248-2020; 7228 55th Ave. E., Bradenton, (941) 727-8988; 5585 Palmer Crossing Circle, Sarasota, (941) 923-6061; 351 N. Cattlemen Road, Sarasota, (941) 378-0077; 1900 Hillview St., Sarasota, (941) 953-2929; geckosgrill.com During Southwest Florida’s…

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