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McDonald's offers free breakfast for dads this Father's Day

McDonald's offers free breakfast for dads this Father's Day

McDonald’s thinks a delicious morning entrée will be the perfect Father’s Day gift, so they're inviting local fathers to enjoy and celebrate their day of honor on June 16, 2013, during their breakfast service hours.

From 5:30-10:30 a.m., fathers can head to any of the 191 McDonald’s locations across the Tampa Bay area for a free meal. Restaurant reps say no purchase is required, but fathers must be accompanied by a child, and there is a limit of one free offer per customer.

Last year, over 8,800 local fathers celebrated their morning with a complimentary meal.

Sarasota's historic Snook Haven Restaurant to reopen in February

Sarasota's historic Snook Haven Restaurant to reopen in February

Sarasota, Florida -- Sarasota's historic county-owned restaurant along the Myakka River will reopen in February after being close for several months.

The County Commission approved an agreement with the Venice Pier Group to operate the popular 67-year-old landmark.

Michael’s On East celebrates Greek cuisine in the New Year

Michael’s On East celebrates Greek cuisine in the New Year

Sarasota, Florida -- Michael's On East is celebrating Greek cuisine in its first Epicurean Adventure of the New Year starting Wednesday, Jan. 2.

The three-course Epicurean Adventure dinner menu is $29.95 per person as well as a two-course lunch menu for $18.95 per person. The restaurant also carefully selected wine pairings that are available for $10 per pairing during dinner and $5 during lunch.

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Tickets for Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival sell out in record time

Tickets for Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival sell out in record time

Sarasota, Florida -- Just as fast as we posted the 2013 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival tickets were on sale...they sold out!

Sarasota-Manatee Originals says they sold 110 VIP tickets in under an hour and 1,250 general admission tickets in three hours and 50 minutes.

Tickets for 6th Annual Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival on sale

Tickets for 6th Annual Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival on sale

Sarasota, Florida -- Tickets go on sale Nov. 12 for the much anticipated sixth annual Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival, January 25-28, 2013.

Presented by The Sarasota-Manatee Originals (SMO), the four-day culinary festival features the following events:

Bacchus on the Beach this Saturday

Bacchus on the Beach this Saturday

Longboat Key, Florida -- Stone crab, wine and a beach setting combine for a luscious fundraiser this Saturday. The Longboat Key Club & Resort is hosting Bacchus on the Beach to benefit the LBK Center for the Arts and the Child Protection Center.

This is the third year for the event, which features winemakers from across the country, resort chefs showcasing stone crab, and a charity auction.

It runs from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 10.

Student-staffed Bistro 502 at SCTI to reopen for lunch

Student-staffed Bistro 502 at SCTI to reopen for lunch

Sarasota, Florida -- Bistro 502, a restaurant staffed by high school and adult students in the Commercial Foods and Culinary Arts Program at the Sarasota County Technical Institute, will open its doors to the public for the 2012-13 school year at 11 a.m., Tuesday, Sept. 18.

The facility will serve lunch from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Tuesdays through Thursdays throughout the school year, with some exceptions. Bistro 502 is located on the SCTI campus at 4748 Beneva Road.