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


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:


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.


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!


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.


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.


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.) 


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 or 941-365-7702 x221.

Captain Brian’s Joins SRQ Nosh Channel

If you’ve ever thumbed through an issue of SRQ Magazine, you already know. We don’t just report on the restaurants and dishes around town, we wax poetic about them. That’s why we’re excited to share our new food channel, Nosh, with you. Consider Nosh an invitation to our table: the spot where we spill juicy scoop on the latest food happenings around town. A collaborative program with local restaurants, Nosh is our unique way to tell the story behind the food and to share of the moment news from local eateries.

A memorable meal could be as simple as your favorite comfort food, or a new dish that opens a flavor profile that you’ve never tried before. Either way, we believe in the power of delicious eats.

Enter Captain Brian’s Seafood Market & Restaurant

The man. The legend. Our first official SRQ Nosh partner. As this is our first foray into the world of content marketing, we found it only reasonable to drive to his place on North Tamiami Trail to celebrate in an appropriate fashion (read: ask him as many questions as he would allow). What he told us made us love him even more. Captain Brian’s Seafood Market & Restaurant started 32 years ago this September, a milestone that his restaurant will be celebrating. Considering the amount of change our region has faced since 1983, we immediately acknowledge that he must be doing something right. For 11 of those years, he’s been in his current location just north of the airport. Being so close to planes has its benefits, namely, flying in the freshest seafood you can imagine. Especially lobsters.

Captain Brian shows the SRQ Team a fresh Maine Lobster for the nightly special at his restaurant on N. Tamiami Trail

Captain Brian shows the SRQ Team a fresh Maine Lobster for the nightly special at his restaurant on N. Tamiami Trail

Walking into the restaurant, guests are greeted by a tank full of feisty Maine lobsters, each with gargantuan claws. “We run a special everyday on a lobster dinner,” said Brian, pulling an enormous lobster from the tank. “Guests seated before 5:30 can order a whole steamed lobster and a side for $17.95. You don’t see deals like that around town every day.” Nope. You sure don’t. We immediately scribbled “GO TO CAPTAIN BRIAN’S NEXT WEEK BEFORE 5:30PM” in our day planners.

The gourmet and specialty food section of Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant.

The gourmet and specialty food section of Captain Brian’s Seafood Market & Restaurant.

Rounding the corner to check out his impressive display of fish, oysters, clams and shelves full of gourmet and specialty ingredients, it’s clear that all you need to do is walk through the door for inspiration to cook your own seafood feast at home. If you’d rather relax and have your meal prepared for you, he’s got that covered, too. “Everything on the salad bar is homemade. We do our own dressings and you’d be surprised how much of a difference that makes for flavor.” The salad bar is a new addition to the restaurant and is a point of pride for the good captain.

As we sat at the bar Brian told us about his most recent change to the restaurant. “In December, we added in a full bar. We now serve cocktails in addition to beer and wine,” he said. Nodding to an automated system behind the bar he told us about his decision to invest in a computerized system to serve as his bar back. With thousands of drink recipes programmed and ready at the touch of a button, every pour is consistent and keeps his staff’s focus on preparing great meals.

Drink specials at Captain Brian's Seafood Market & Restaurant.

Drink specials at Captain Brian’s Seafood Market & Restaurant.

A large saltwater fish tank serves as the dining room’s focal point. “Large” might be a misrepresentation. Brian tells us the exact size–16 feet long by four feet wide by three feet tall. His idea was to have the tank serve as a room divider between tables. Holding 1,500 gallons of water, this is not an ordinary pet store fish tank. “I clean it myself,” says Brian, proving that he is more than the owner of the market and restaurant. He is clearly the Captain.

The SRQ Nosh team looks forward to bringing you more information on Captain Brian’s Seafood Market and Restaurant throughout the year. Look for his Kitchen Confidential profile in the September 2015 issue of SRQ Magazine and other bites of information on SRQ Daily and on our website.

Get a Table
Captain Brian’s Seafood Market & Restaurant
8412 North Tamiami Trail
Sarasota, FL  34243

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