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Experience Sarasota: The Spice and Tea Exchange

Experience Sarasota: The Spice and Tea Exchange

If there’s one store on Armand’s Circle that can guarantee to heighten your senses, it’s The Spice and Tea Exchange. Visually, it’s a treat. With carefully arranged glass jars replete with teas, salts and colorful spices lining the walls you can’t help but assume you’ve entered a bygone era.

Experience Sarasota: Drunken Poet Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar

Experience Sarasota: Drunken Poet Thai Bistro & Sushi Bar

How many times have you heard a restaurant boast that they offer a ‘unique dining experience’ only to find out that their idea of unique means underwhelming and overpriced - in a very unique way, of course. I’m not sure if Drunken Poet has ever used that term in describing their own restaurant, but if I were owner, Oy Punyahotra, I would never stop gloating about it.

Experience Sarasota: Pecky

Experience Sarasota: Pecky

They wanted a space to show what could really be done with their custom pieces. The name 'Pecky' just seemed to fit.

Experience Sarasota: Barbershop 941

Experience Sarasota: Barbershop 941

Barbershop 941 offers is a classic haircut, pure and simple.

Experience Sarasota: Siesta Key Rum & Drum Circle Distilling

Experience Sarasota: Siesta Key Rum & Drum Circle Distilling

Snug amid an anonymous industrial estate near US 301, DrumCircle Distilling provides a sweet-smelling, rum-laden oasis. They offer tours of the distillery and people are often shocked at the operation, but in a good way.

Experience Sarasota: The Cottage

Experience Sarasota: The Cottage

The Cottage’s lounge-themed late night ‘get happier’ hour has locals and tourists alike congregating at this cozy joint after 10pm on Fridays and Saturdays to enjoy great drink specials and select delectable bites from The Cottage kitchen.

Experience Sarasota: Pub 32 Irish Gastropub

Experience Sarasota: Pub 32 Irish Gastropub

Much like Ireland, the country of its inspiration, Pub 32 is a small, yet proud destination next to the behemoth of its neighbor.

Experience Sarasota: Green Bean Coffee House

Experience Sarasota: Green Bean Coffee House

Ramped-up is one way to describe the Green Bean Coffee House as skateboards click-clacked across the café’s back-yard half pipe and local bands entertained a laid-back crowd of friends and well-wishers.

Experience Sarasota: American Shave

Experience Sarasota: American Shave

Described as a barber shop and spa, American Shave, according to Justin Rosado, will, “be a place just for men, created by men. Here, no-one is going to judge you or criticize you about what you want. This is an exclusively male environment.”

Experience Sarasota: Lauren Grace Living

Experience Sarasota: Lauren Grace Living

Our bodies can be thrown out of balance by many things. There doesn’t seem to be much that acupuncture can’t help with: pain, stress, fertility, digestion, Crohn’s disease, insomnia, depression, lack of energy, migraines, emotional overload, boosting the immune system, and even hormonal imbalances such as menopause.

Experience Sarasota: Painter's Palate

Experience Sarasota: Painter's Palate

All through Chef Marc Brediger’s travels, from his native France, to Thailand and finally to Sarasota, an eclectic curiosity has always driven him to search beyond the merely satisfied.

Experience Sarasota: Gettel Hyundai

Experience Sarasota: Gettel Hyundai

McGuire’s objectives for the future are quite simple: make sure customers buy a car the way they want to buy a car and, along with that, maintain a sense of trust the dealership’s staff of more than 100 have worked so hard to earn.

Experience Sarasota: Simply The Very Best for Men

Experience Sarasota: Simply The Very Best for Men

Chris Wagner is at the forefront of a global marketing campaign that aims to take on the behemoths of the men’s grooming industry with Simply the Best for Men grooming products.

Experience Sarasota: Daiquiri Deck

Experience Sarasota: Daiquiri Deck

The World Famous Daiquiri Deck is located at the heart of Siesta Key Village in Sarasota Florida. A favorite restaurant and raw bar for locals, and a genuine treat for visitors!

Experience Sarasota: Bijou Cafe

Experience Sarasota: Bijou Cafe

Situated on the site of a former Twenties-era Texaco gas station, the Bijou Cafe, on First Street, has proved a resilient member of Sarasota’s business community.

Experience Sarasota: Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches

Experience Sarasota: Carats Fine Jewelry & Watches

Warning: Not for the faint of heart. Walking into Carats may result in swooning, increased heartbeat and shortness of breath.

Experience Sarasota: Pure Barre Sarasota | Pure Barre LWR

Experience Sarasota: Pure Barre Sarasota | Pure Barre LWR

I thought that this class would be a breeze. Instead, I found myself making exclamations aloud like, “are you serious?”, “you’ve got to be kidding me!” and “please tell me we’re done!”

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