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Calling all Foodies—Join us for Good Eats at LaStrada: SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival, October 20

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If you’re a foodie, you’ll love our sneak peek at the Food Trucks coming to our LaStrada Street Festival on Saturday, October 20th!

SRQ MEDIA brings you a night of sensory delights with La Strada our 20th Anniversary Street Festival. It begins just as soon as you step out of the car with the delicious scent of delectable dishes.

Let’s dive in:

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Take a tour down memory lane with PB & Jelly Deli, they have reinvented the classics to create a bite that is savory, sweet and reminds you of the best part of home.

Kuwai Venezuelan Street Food

Travel to South America with Kuwai Venezuelan Street Food. No passport required! This dynamic brother duo brings the authentic flavors of their homeland to Sarasota with amazing sandwiches and sauces.

24301463_1737745776267272_3202022582583849635_n.jpgFly back home for a nosh at WingWay. Serving up delicious wings and fries with 27 different flavors to choose from, you could be here all night.

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Now that you’re back, relax for a minute with the sweet and savory offerings at Tropical Crepes and Waffles. Embrace our local paradise and try a bubble waffle, delicious crepe, waffles on a stick and more!

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Still feeling fruity? Bowl’d Life is our next stop! Take your pick from acai bowls, pitaya (dragonfruit) bowls, smoothies, avocado toast, and a quinoa bowl this truck is anything but basic.

27972987_2077504372483847_6602521662262045221_n.jpgDripping with decadence, Fillaburger is not to be forgotten. Get your burger stuffed with mac ‘n cheese or pulled pork. Try the Cali burger with a side of hot and crispy fries.

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There’s always room for dessert with Sweet Niche Baking Company. Satisfy your sweet tooth with homemade cupcakes and cookies.

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For the love of tacos…no festival night would be complete without them. Enter  Tamiami Tacos, a hidden gem in Bradenton but the secret is out! You won’t be able to get enough of Chef Robert’s tacos made with love.

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Ride the FLAVORWAVE all the way to the sweet end with Kona Ice Sarasota. Celebrate the opportunity to mix and match up to all 10 flavors or choose your favorite.

 

Bring the family out for a magical #LOVE LOCAL evening celebrating 20 years in our hometown!

LaStrada | SRQ’s 20th Anniversary Street Festival
Saturday, October 20, 2018
6:00PM to 11:00PM
Dolphin Street, Sarasota, FL 34236
(located between S. Orange Ave. and S. Pineapple Ave., South of Ringling blvd.) 

RESERVE YOUR TICKET

Advance Admission | $10/person online
At the Door Admission | $15/person
Kids 12 and under, free

VIP Ticket | $45/person, includes access to the SRQ Studio VIP space, featuring exclusive live performances, catered bar and bites

Reserved Festival Table | $150, includes admission for six and reserved table street-side for the evening

SRQ MEDIA would like to thank 20th Anniversary Season Sponsor Ringling College of Art and Design for its support of this monumental milestone. We would also like to thank LaStrada event sponsors, Sarasota FordSabal Palm BankMarina JackAloft SarasotaAl Purmort InsuranceGold Coast Eagle DistributingChillounge Night, Popcraft and Sir Speedy Printing.

A portion of the proceeds will go to support our exclusive LaStrada | SRQ 20th Anniversary Street Festival Nonprofit Partner, Suncoast Charities for Children.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. For more information please contact Associate Producer of Marketing, Events and Programs, Rebecca Brey at rebecca.brey@srqme.com or 941-365-7702 x221.

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In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s September 2018 Trendsport Issue Is Here!

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Summer is coming to an end and Fall is around the corner—giving new life and a sense of revival to the same old staples lead us to Sarasota-Bradenton’s keenest innovations for 2018. Enjoy September’s special edition of Trendsport—highlighting the cultivated creations from around town. We have a sneaking suspicion you’ll enjoy what we discovered on our scavenger hunt to bring you the latest and greatest trends. #LOVELOCAL

FEATURES:

  • Trendsport: Cultivated trends and the keenest creations of 2018.
  • Rosemary Rising: With decades of false starts behind it, the north Sarasota district now booms. Rosemary is in the midst of a long-awaited investment, revival and vibrancy.

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • More Than Coffee: Local artist and small business owner Tracy de Chevron Villette fosters community at The Clever Cup in Gulf Gate.
  • Flying The Crystal Skyes: Sarasota travel agency Admiral Travel International books lush and lavish jet for safari adventure
  • Triumph In Tandem: Heidi Brown values human equity in her work at Jewish Family and Children’s Service.
  • A Strange And Beautiful Flower: Judy Alexander unites community and creativity at the Bazaar on Apricot & Lime
  • The Sun + The Siren: CEO of Tri Sirena shares her story of protective sports gear apparel
  • Green No Longer: With a change in leadership and bold plans for expansion, the future looks rosy for PINC.
  • Empathy Epidemic: An interview with Forty Carrots Community Speaker Michele Borba on raising empathetic kids.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • A Theory of Evolution: Saying goodbye to Ringling International Arts Festival means more contemporary performance, not less.
  • Passing The Baton: After a yearlong search, Venice Symphony welcomes a new music director and a new chapter with conductor Troy Quinn.
  • Call To The Wild: In her Rosemary studio, Grace Howl embraces the anarchic side of artistic expression.
  • Bright Ideas:  Ringling College students shine at 2018 SOURCE Awards for lighting design.
  • ArtSheet: Events not to be missed this month.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Motorcycle Mania:For the thrill-seeking daredevils vying to ride in style at full-throttle.
  • Malbi In Mind: Drape yourself and your home in coveted provisions from this Italian downtown boutique.
  • Game Night: Challenge yourself to a pursuit of good old-fashioned fun with this mid-century Maj Jongg set.
  • Book It: Between sci-fi epics and World War II heroes, questionable personality tests and Southern alchemy.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, Three Way, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • As Seen On TV: Behind the Chef Rolf brand is a real tale of happenstance and adventure.
  • From Kingston With Love: From oxtails to Audrey’s and from Sarasota to Palmetto, local Jamaican eateries bring Caribbean flavors.
  • Trois Souffles: Whet your appetite with varying takes on the souffle and have a hand in baking the French masterpiece yourself at home.

RECONNOITER- Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

  • Tariff Tension: Will tariffs help or hurt Gulf Coast commerce?

PARTING SHOT-

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here  to access the pages of the SEPTEMBER 2018 SRQ digital edition.

In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s Special Edition August 2018 WATER issue!

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Water, water, everywhere. Every August, our team works undercover to curate our “mystery box” special edition. This year, we turn our pens and lenses to the waters surrounding Sarasota and Bradenton. Unarguably one of the region’s most powerful assets, the Gulf Coast beaches from Anna Maria down to Venice play quintessential matchmaker to the many residents who have come and fallen in love with our coastline.

FEATURES:

  • Six Decades Studying the Sea: More than six decades later, the laboratory continues to provide a foundation for marine and science-based industry in the region.
  • All in for Seafood: Nothing makes living on the Gulf Coast more like paradise than easy access to some of the best seafood in the country.
  • Beneath the Surface: In 2016, a recreational diver found human skeletal remains off the coast of Manasota Key, setting off a flurry of activity that culminated in an impossible discovery.

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

  • Live Your Legend: From the Cape of Good Hope to the Gulf Coast of Florida, the legend of Van Hunks comes to Sarasota in superlative form.
  • Supremacy of the Seas: A royal vessel’s voyage to the Gulf Coast.
  • Body of Knowledge: How marine biology students at New College of Florida are quietly amassing a serious scientific study.
  • Clear Skies Ahead: After rocky years of scarce funding and beached sailboats, New College of Florida senior Ren Chock leads the sailing team into calmer waters.
  • Making of a Mascot: A year after Snooty’s passing, we look back at the greatest wonders of his life.
  • Eye of the Beholder: The secret to understanding the Bowhead whale could be staring scientists right in the face.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • Putting on a Show: With the annual convention and exhibition coming to town, Florida Watercolor Society President Jerome Chesley preps a citywide canvas.
  • Shape of Water: From Myakka to the mangroves, artist Jean Blackburn captures the region’s waters unlike any other.
  • ArtSheet: Fish your heart out, party on the pass, get your pioneer on and get groovy at the Very Merry Jerry Day, August closes out summer in style.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Life Aquatic: “Seas” the day and soak up these opalescent, watercolored finds—inspired by the planet’s hydrosphere and its marine dwellers.
  • Shark Charmer: Charming Shark owners unearth fossilized shark teeth in Morocco to make Hawaiian-style necklaces and distribute its surf jewelry worldwide, all from their office in Osprey.
  • Diver Down: A vintage diving helmet resurfaces from the depths and finds shelter in Sarasota Architectural Salvage’s warehouse.
  • Book It: A new graphic novel from the celebrated creators of Artemis Fowl highlights the perilous journey of many modern migrants, a murder mystery unfolds at a Hampton beach house and a centuries-old Chesapeake Bay crabbing community faces an uncertain future.

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  • Riding the Waves: Watercolorist Judy Saltzman rides an award-winning wave with Sarasota Bay-inspired painting.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here  to access the pages of the AUGUST 2018 SRQ digital edition.

In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s July 2018 Modern Home Flip Edition Has Arrived!

We’re thrilled to present the special edition of July’s magazine flipbook. On one side, get to know the Hear Me Roarers from our Women In Business initiative, and then do the flip! The third edition of Modern Home is published on opposite side—featuring local home builders’ profiles, newly released books on architecture and modern interior furnishings. #LIVELOCAL #THRIVELOCAL

FEATURES:

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  • Cuni Tuni’s Sweet Success: Middle Eastern flavor with a family touch can be found at Sarasota Farmers Market.
  • Making Bank: Gulfside Bank will be the first new community institution to open its doors in a decade.
  • Worth The Wait: An in-brief interview with comedian Ali Wentworth with another round of irreverent insight.
  • Right In Our Own Backyard: Lucas Lagoons ups the ante transforming drab backyard spaces into aquatic sanctuaries.
  • Hands On: Creative Recruiter Sidney Clifton nurtures the talent she seeks.
  • Financing The Drama: Theater facilities throughout Sarasota bear Arnold Simonsen’s name.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • Seize The Carp: Strasbourg’s finest look to live it up at the Sarasota Improv Festival.
  • Conservation Couture: Embracing the snakeskin style with Nikki Sedacca of 530 Burns Gallery.
  • A Study In Sand: From Kentucky boy to Florida man: Tim Jaeger embraces a new home.
  • 30 Under 30: Interviews with Abigail Oakes and Melissa Coleman Sperber.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Turkish Treasures: Dispatch to the Middle East with passport stamped provisions from Karavan Treasures.
  • Dialing Doctor Who: Own your own piece of British history with a vintage telephone booth from across the pond.
  • Book It: Murder mysteries, real-world political thrills, flights of fancy and even some special recommendations to send readers back to the classics.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • A Cut Above: Southern Steer aims to not only fill bellies with matchless marinated meats, but warm hearts with a commitment to community.
  • Dulce De Leche: Enjoy the sweet decorum of Dulce de Leche in tres maneras.

WANDERLUST- Florida Staycations and Weekend Getaways

  • Ocean’s Edge: A special birthday spent at the perfect family island escape in Islamorada at Amara Cay Resort.

RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

  • Schoolyard Taunts: Secret texts and games of chicken mar school board discourse. What’s going on with Gulf Coast school leaders?

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  • Queen Of The Night: Get a glimpse of the exotic, rare flower at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens.

MODERN HOME FLIP SIDE-

  • Mindful Masters: The locale-minded designs of mid-century modern abodes— from Judith Chafee’s desert oases to Paul Rudolph’s coastal landmarks.
  • Getting Smart: Accidental archivist wants a record of the movement that made Sarasota famous.
  • Living Pages: Fly through the pages of these newly released books—geared for design junkies, architecture buffs, students of modernism, activists of elegant solutions and admirers of modern homes from around the globe.
  • Interior Artforms: Eclectic textural design to dominate interior furnishings.

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here to access the pages of the JULY 2018 SRQ digital edition.

 

In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s May 2018 Women Who Roar Edition Has Arrived!

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It’s Roar Time! SRQ’s Women in Business Leadership initiative celebrates it’s fifth anniversary with a Roaring Retrospective. May’s Special Tribute Edition showcases participants who share their stories of insight, inspiration and empowerment, as we recognize their success as influential and impactful leaders in Sarasota & Bradenton.

FEATURES:

  • STEM VS. STEAM: Few acronyms developed such ubiquity in the world of education as STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math). Meanwhile, the concept of STEAM (adding an ‘A’ for Arts), gains ground.
  • His Stand: Novelist David Baldacci on assassinating illiteracy.

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  • Of Tech and Tesserae: From computer science pioneer to celebrated mosaic artist, Dr. Ken Knowlton blurs the lines.
  • Detail Work: The tiny parts in medical devices come from a Sarasota firm.
  • The Right Strings: Jack Dezelski at the Manatee Chamber is ready to Help Ya, Help Ya, Help Ya.
  • Point. Click. Drive?: How will new online companies reshape the Gulf Coast car market?
  • Stepping Stones: The Studdiford’s put their hearts behind the new foundation helping local college-aspiring kids.
  • Shear Genius: Fashion Focus Academy attracts cutting-edge coaching from the best in the industry.
  • 30 Under 30: The Marketing Guru, Marissa Rossnagle and The Constant Colleague, J. Barton Lowther.

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • All For One: On the public-private partnership that brought international sculpture to Sarasota, and what this means for the future.
  • Dressed to Impress:  New Ringling Museum exhibition gives a behind-the-seams look at the work of costume designer extraordinaire Miles White.
  • Conjuring the Canvas: Journey to another world with the art of Barbara Krupp.
  • The Stuff of Magic: Amongst writers, directors, actors and audiences, one man helps bring them all together.
  • Art Sheet: Events not to be missed this month.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Lucky Lavender: Immerse yourself in the it color of the year.
  • Endless Summer: Jacob Shields dives into the ins and outs of what makes this community shred.
  • You’re Just the Type: Sarasota Vintage Typewriters take you on a journey through history.
  • Book It: Broadening horizons and exploring the unknown, these thought-provoking picks will be great for your reading lists.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • All in the Family: Pazzo Southside offer a homey spot for Italian-American comfort food.
  • Jarring Nibbles: Feast on creative bites served in trendy glass jars.
  • Coconut Crazed: Learn how to get your coconut fix in a trichotomy of different forms.
  • 4141. S Tamiami Trail: Strip Mall Findings–Amongst the overlooked and undersung, scope out these choice options.

RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

PARTING SHOT-

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click Here to access the pages of the MAY 2018 SRQ digital edition.

 

In Your Mailbox: SRQ’s April 2018 Best Of SRQ Local Edition Has Arrived!

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SRQ readers/voters set a groundbreaking record in this 10th annual Best of Local SRQ Competition! Meet all the hometown favorites and local businesses who came out on top doing what they do best for our close-knit community! #LOVELOCAL

SRQIST- Local Heart & Soul Stories About the People, Places and Experiences that Define Our Hometown

CULTURE CITY- Arts + Culture, Performing and Visual Arts, Portfolio, In Studio, Artsheet

  • For Your Consideration: Sarasota Film Festival searches high and low for the audience’s viewing pleasure.
  • Between The Lines:  An intimate interview with poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
  • Art Sheet: Events not to be missed for April 2018.

CARGO- The Goods, Retail Therapy, Book Brand, NicNacs, Antique Story, Nest

  • Earth Kind: A modern hippie’s guide to Earth Day shopping.
  • Circle to Cube: Transforming a small lot into an enviable piece of modern property.
  • Burl Bowl Raconteurs Trees that tell stories make for antique bowls at Crissy Galleries.
  • Book It: Broadening horizons and exploring the unknown, these thought-provoking picks will be great for your reading lists.

FORAGE- At the Table, Crumbs, Restaurants, 5 Ingredients, Pantry, Foodie Life

  • Local Bakeries Rise: Exploring the rise of local bakeries include culinary restaurants’ behind-the-scenes stories—Jim’s Small Batch Bakery in A Small Batch for Big Hunger, OfKors Bakery in Rising Stars, Morton’s Gourmet Market in Stirring Things Up, and Sugar Cubed Pastry Lab in Sweet Tooth Science.

RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

PARTING SHOT-

Get in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s edition today!

-The SRQ team

Click here to access the pages of the APRIL SRQ digital edition.

 

In Your Mailbox: SRQ Magazine’s March 2018 Issue!

FMAR18-ITB SPREADS + COVERMarch’s issue features a special supplement for the 2018 Home of the Year Awards– meet the stunning spaces designed by this year’s competition winners. Also dive in to Spring Home Portfolio featuring fresh new design trends and influences on creating gorgeous residential living spaces from local home builders, designers and professionals.

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  • Search Conductors: Inside a season of Finding Maestro at Venice Symphony
  • Bird’s Eye View: Nature photographer, Dr. Gerald Barrack talks technique, technology and the perfect spot for the perfect shot
  • Art Sheet: Events not to be missed this month

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  • Factory Fashion: Goods inspired by Selby Garden’s Warhol: Flowers in the Factory experience
  • Yummy to the Core: Design Dossier on stretchtastic leggings that will have you signing up for an extra Pilates class
  • Global Antique: “Old Wold Wine” takes on a whole new meaning with this 20th century Italian globe bar
  • Book It: a Florida fiction recommendation from Brant’s Used Books and a new release by Alex Hutchinson

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  • Royal Treatment: A family vacation to the famous Don CeSar “Pink Castle” in St. Pete Beach, Florida

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RECONNOITER- Collaborative Dialogue, Dispatches, Case Study, Agenda, Rattlebag

  • Incentives Assault: Will Sarasota need a new way to attract business?F-MAR18-BackPageGet in on all the goodness and pick up a copy of this month’s issue today!

-The SRQ team

Click here to access the pages of the March SRQ digital edition