News & Awards

The Shark Lady cocktail brings home the gold at Florida Public Relations Association annual Golden Image awards

Sarasota Magazine, 8/9/2019 The Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association (CWC-FPRA) was recognized with 16 Golden Image awards during FPRA’s 81st annual conference in Tampa. Chapter members were recognized for excellence in public relations programs and…

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GHG’s Legendary Tavern, The Red Barn Bar, Always a Fun Time!

Tired of the same ol’ happy hour? These local dive bars are worth a shot. Pour one out for the local dive bar. An American tradition, dive bars are informal watering holes with dedicated (and very eclectic) clienteles. The drinks…

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OpenTable Names Dry Dock Waterfront Grill among 2019 List Best Al Fresco Restaurants in America

As someone who grew up in Southeast Asia, I feel most at home during summer.  It’s not just the steamy weather I love, it’s being able to enjoy activities not possible during the other nine months of the year. To…

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GHG’s Annual Iron Chef competition is ON!

Gecko's Launches Month-Long 'Iron Chef Challenge' Olivia Letts, Sarasota Magazine During the competition, each Gecko's location will design a special Iron Chef Menu and a winner will be chosen each week Starting today and running through Sunday, June 9, diners…

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Dockside and Dry Dock top list of great locally owned restaurants for stone crab

28 great restaurants for stone crab in Sarasota-Bradenton-Venice by Wade Tatangelo, Florida Times-Union Stone crab season runs through May 15 Take note, fans of Florida’s famed stone crab claws. Season continues through May 15 and then stone crab claws will…

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Gecko’s Hospitality Group scores again in Sarasota Magazine Best Of awards

Best of Sarasota 2019 Sarasota Magazine editors' picks for the best new restaurants in Sarasota-Manatee Best New Way to Drink for a Good Cause The Shark Lady In the middle of last year’s red tide crisis, the folks at Gecko’s…

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Menus with a Mission: Gecko’s Hospitality Group promotes local farms and seasonal fare

Menus with a Mission: The Gecko's Hospitality Group promotes local farms and seasonal fare by Abby Weingarten, Edible Sarasota Growing sustainable partnerships with local farms is a hallmark of the Gecko’s Hospitality Group, and the weekly menus at their numerous…

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Gecko’s Opens New Event and Meeting Space

Signature Events & Catering is located in The Landings, in the original Gecko’s location that closed in 2017 by Cooper Levey-Baker, Sarasota Magazine The company that owns and operates six Gecko’s Grill & Pub locations, plus a handful of other…

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Restaurant News: Here Comes a New Catering Venue for Gecko’s

Dining, drinking out info and deals for Sarasota and Manatee counties Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 7, 2019 Gecko’s new venue Mike Gowan and Mike Quillen have enjoyed a presence at The Landings in Sarasota since the opening of their Gecko’s Grill…

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Signature Events & Catering to Open March 15, 2019

Gecko’s new event and catering space opening March 15 by Laura Finaldi, Sarasota Herald-Tribune, March 4, 2019 Did you know that the first ever Gecko’s Grill & Pub opened in The Landings in 1992? It’s hard to imagine Sarasota without…

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