Sushi Hana

5/24/24 – 4274 53rd Ave E, Bradenton, FL 34203 – sushihanabradenton.com

Family owned and operated opened in 2014.

Q-tips say: Occasionally we order for take out.

Mrs. Q had: Sashimi Bento Box Lunch. Brown rice, soup & salad, crabmeat rangoon, fried shumai, 6pc. california rolls. I asked for Brown rice was $1.00 extra.

The other half had: Sashimi Lunch. 10pcs. sliced assorted raw fish & served with miso soup & salad.

Photo of Sushi Hana - Bradenton, FL, United States. Bottom: spicy tuna, top: Mexican
Rolls
Photo of Sushi Hana - Bradenton, FL, United States. Bento box w/ teriyaki salmon
Bento Box w/ Salmon
Photo of Sushi Hana - Bradenton, FL, United States. Green tea and miso
Miso Soup
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School Spirits

movie poster

Maddie is a teen girl stuck in the afterlife investigating her own mysterious disappearance; she goes on a crime-solving journey as she adjusts to school in the afterlife, but the closer she gets to the truth, the more secrets and lies she discovers.

Q-tips say: DO NOT WASTE YOUR YOUR TIME OR MONEY ON THIS.

Stream it or Skip it? SKIP IT!

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BRIO Italian Rest. Sarasota FL 5/23/24

BRIO – 190 University Town Center Dr., Sarasota, FL 34243, (941) 702-9102
brioitalian.com

Q-Tips say:
Go and enjoy, we did. Happy Hour begins at 3:00 to 7:00 in the bar/or outside sitting. 

Each Q had:  Their Manhattan. Shared the bread.

 Mrs. Q had: Chopped Salad &  Carpaccio –  Shaved tender beef, field greens, capers, mustard aioli. Minestrone (N)

Mr. Q had: Lobster Bisque – A light cream lobster bisque with a touch of sherry & then Carpaccio – Shaved tender beef, field greens, capers, mustard aioli.  

 Indoor/outdoor/bar area seating & good libations.

Photo of Brio Tuscan Grille - Sarasota, FL, United States. Lobster Bisque

Lobster Bisque

  Photo of Brio Italian Grille - Sarasota, FL, United States. Hot, fresh baked bread

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Carpaccio
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STONEWOOD REST. 5/22/24

Photo of Stonewood Grill & Tavern - University Park, FL, United States. Lovely interior

STONEWOOD – 5415 University Pkwy., Sarasota, FL 34276, (941) 355-3315
stonewoodgrill.com

Q-tips say: Go & enjoy!  Bar bites in the entire restaurant. 

Happy Hour:  I had my usual Old Fashion w/ their Happy Hour Bourbon with dirty ice on the side.  The Other half had: Perfect Manhattan w/ dirty ice on the side. 

We shared the pretzels & had dinner & a wonderful visit with a long time friend.

Our long time friend:  Roger had: Sangria 

Mr. Q had: A Perfect Manhattan

The Two Dudes, Roger & Mr. Q, had:   NEW ENGLAND CLAM CHOWDER – Chopped clams, diced potatoes, onions, celery, cream & BUFFALO SHRIMP – Lightly seasoned, flash fried, bleu cheese crumbles, & all sauces on the side.

Mrs. Q had: an Old Fashion & HOUSE SMOKED SALMON – Chilled salmon, mustard dill glaze, toast points, chive aioli. 

Photo of Stonewood Grill & Tavern - University Park, FL, United States. Freddy m the bread basket. Yum!

Pretzel sticks

Buffalo Shrimp
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Salmon appetizer

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PIER 22 – 5/21/24

PIER  22 -1200 1st Ave W., Bradenton, (941) 748-8087      pier22dining.com  

Pier 22 – Good drinks, food, ambiance & nice service.

 Q’s had: Old Fashion – Maker’s Mark Whiskey, simple syrup, orange bitters. 

Mrs. Q had: Soup of the day: Lentil Soup & 1976 – small salad & I added grilled Shrimp – Iceberg lettuce and Parmesan dressing finished with applewood smoked bacon crumbles, chopped egg and Parmesan cheese.

Mr. Q had:  Soup of the day: Lentil Soup & Fish Tacos – Tempura fried cod, pico de gallo, slaw, lemon aioli.

Baked Onion Soup

                                                French Onion Soup

Fish Tacos
Fish Tacos
Tempura fried cod, pico de gallo, slaw, lemon aioli
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Unfrosted

Michigan, 1963. Kellogg’s and Post, sworn cereal rivals, race to create a pastry that will change the face of breakfast forever. A tale of ambition, betrayal, sugar, and menacing milkmen, Unfrosted stars writer/director Jerry Seinfeld.

Q-tips say: Yes, we enjoyed it. Unfrosted is silly and dumb, but it’s meant to be silly and dumb. You don’t expect it to take anything seriously and it really, really doesn’t.

This is a silly comedy that doesn’t take itself serious at all. It’s the fictional retelling of how the Pop-Tart was invented. It has a star-studded cast, with whom each pull off their roles very nicely, and it was a fun time, but it is not a great movie by any stretch of the imagination. Turn your brain off when you go into this one, and you will have some cheesy fun.

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Peridia Golf & CC Mon. Madness – Slider Madness

5/20/24 – Monday Madness – Slider Madness

Monday Madness – you get 50% off Well Drinks, House Wines, Beer & Beverages & All you can eat buffets.

Q-tips say: Yes, go if you like Monday Madness. Enjoy the food/drinks and visiting with neighbors from the hood. Enjoyed but we will stick with Wings & Nacho Madness & Slider Madness. Perhaps Pasta Night. Subs & More Madness was just so so – way too much bread.

Slider Madness: Was decent. Make your own Burger slider, fried chicken patties, pulled pork & various toppings & Cole Slaw & Mac salad.

The Q-tips say: Munchie Madness was nothing special. Everything was breaded & fried. Because of the breading, & no signs posting what it is, was difficult to know was in the pot.

We had our usual Libations.

Mrs. Q says: We will stick to WING Madness, NACHO Madness & SLIDER Madness & maybe Pasta Night. Pizza Madness?? Maybe.

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Cole Slaw
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Rosebud’s Steak & Seafood –

2215 S Tamiami Trl, Osprey, FL 34229 (941) 918-8771

www.rosebudssarasota.com

Rosebud Steak & Seafood

5/19/24 – Had good dinner/drinks and enjoyed every aspect of this visit.

Especially nice visit because we were dining with very long friends from Long Boat Key: Rae Ann & Chuck

YES, to Rosebud. Go in the Dining Room.

During “snow bird/money birds & spring break time,” make a reservation for the dining room.

The dining room is much nicer & not as loud so you can actually carry on a conversation especially during “prime season“. Go to the dining room & ask for TOM – One of the nicest people & server we have met.

We shared the bread & butter.

Friends had: Scotch & water & Liver & Onions.

Mrs. Q had: Old Fashion up – dirty ice on the side.

Mr. Q had: Perfect Manhattan up – dirty ice on the side.

The Q’s shared: A Salad & an order of Liver & Onions & shared a Loaded Baked Potato.

Some of our favorite dishes: Awesome Prime Rib dinner, delicious fish items such as Salmon, several whitefish choices, ribs, shrimp, best Liver & Onions around. Go in the dining room & enjoy.

Photo of Rosebud's Steak & Seafood House - Osprey, FL, United States
Complimentary Delicious warm bread
Perfect Manhattan
Old Fashion up w/dirty ice on the side
Manhattan Recipe - Preppy Kitchen
Perfect Manhattan up w/dirty ice on the side

Veal Liver
Caesar Salad
Twice-Baked Loaded Potatoes Recipe by Tasty
Loaded baked potato
Liver & Onions
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Connors Steak & Seafood Restaurant 5/17/24

Connors Steak & Seafood Restaurant - Sarasota, FL | OpenTable


Connors
  Steak/Seafood – 3501 S Tamiami Trl., Sarasota, FL,  (941) 260-3232 , http://connorsrestaurant.com

Q-tips say:  They offer the same menu to eat in/to go/take out

Go and enjoy! Good food, drinks and ambiance & great service.

Began with sharing: A dozen Blue Point Oysters & shared fresh bread with delicious champagne butter.

Libations: Old Fashion up (dirty ice on the side – ice from the shaker) & Perfect Manhattan up.

Mrs. Q had: PRIME RIB SANDWICH— hand carved slow roasted prime rib, au jus, mac ‘n’ cheese.

The Mr. had:  LOBSTER CRAB BISQUE Soup & Blackened Fish Trout & Loaded Baked Potato & Coleslaw on the side.

Delicious Bread & butter

Lobster Crab Bisque

Final Serve Blue Point Oysters - Picture of Ryleigh's Oyster, Baltimore -  Tripadvisor

Blue point oysters

Photo of Connors Steak & Seafood - Sarasota, FL, United States
Shrimp & couscous

    

Prime Rib Sandwich

     

Trout
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CARRABBAS – Sarasota, FL

5/16/24

Photos at Carrabba's Italian Grill - Northwest Columbia - Columbia, SC

CARRABBAS Italian Restaurant – 5425 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL 34201, Phone: 941-355-4116,  www.carrabbas.com

Q-Tips say:  Go and enjoy. Nice menu and a variety of entrees offered.

We enjoyed: $7 Cocktails. $7 Bites. 4-7PM Daily. 

Mrs. Q had: ITALIAN OLD FASHIONEDMaker’s Mark Bourbon,
Disaronno Amaretto, Orange, and a Cherry.

The other half had: ITALIAN OLD FASHIONEDMaker’s Mark Bourbon,
Disaronno Amaretto, Orange, and a Cherry. And a glass of wine.

We shared: Happy Hour: MEZZALUNA FRITTE – Half-Moon Ravioli Stuffed With Chicken, Italian Cheeses, Spinach, Tomato Cream Sauce.

MEATBALL SLIDERS – Hand-Rolled Meatballs,
Italian Cheeses,
Toasted Garlic Butter Focaccia. 

We did not enjoy these Happy Hour choices – Prefer the CHARCUTERIE.

Minestrone Soup

Photo of Carrabba's Italian Grill - University Park, FL, United States
Delicious warm bread


Caesar side salad
Carrabba's Happy Hour! - $7 Cocktails. $7 Bites. 4-7PM Daily. Saluti!
CHARCUTERIE
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