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Gifts for foodies, Christmas dining and New Year’s celebrations

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Yes indeed, it is the merriest time of year. Parties with family and friends, special meals, traditional holiday foods, and ringing in the New Year are just a few of the activities we enjoy. While it is truly a festive time, there is also a bit of anxiety as an accompaniment. What type of gift to get? Where to shop? Should we dine in or go out for Christmas dinner? What about New Year’s? Here to allay some of those qualms, I bring you ...

A Food-Centric Guide to the Holidays in Sarasota

Gifts for the Foodies:

A gift of food is always appreciated, and this year is no exception. A number of restaurants are offering discounted gift cards either through their own site or through a partner.

In addition to restaurant gift cards, there are always gourmet shops offering fine foods and gifts. Stop into one (or a few) of these specialty stores:

Holiday Dining:

Christmas Day:

Finding a restaurant open on Christmas Day in Sarasota can be challenging, but not impossible. Here are a few for you to consider:

New Year’s Eve:

Finding a place to celebrate New Year’s Eve Sarasota-style is not too difficult. However, trying to decide on one place might be more challenging because there are so many options. Our highlights include:

It is hard to believe 2012 is already coming to a close. It has been a busy, productive and fun year. Thank you for making it so good. I wish you a Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas and the Happiest of New Years. Enjoy the holidays and this time of year!


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