This week’s local restaurant and bar news roundup contains a new location for Korean barbecue and sushi, a new put for refreshing pitas and the relocation of a popular chilly-pressed juice shop. As well as, details on a pair enjoyable eating events going on this weekend. Let’s begin with the new area for the winning combo of barbecue and sushi.
K-Nam BBQ & Sushi opens in Sarasota
There’s a new place for Korean cuisine in Sarasota. K-Nam Korean BBQ & Sushi has opened in the Beneva Village Shoppes, by the corner of Clark and Beneva roads. Soung-Ja Nam and spouse Justin Nam, who have been in the meals business for 8 yrs, most lately working a common food items truck that includes Korean barbecue, are owners of the new venture.
“We preferred to develop our room and our menu, specially including sushi,” claimed Soung-Ja Nam, whose spouse is a native Korean.
The two transformed a former sushi cafe into an captivating house with daring purple walls, warm wooden flooring, Asian screens and significant gloss tables, some with grill inserts for personalized cooking. There are 50 seats, as well as a sushi bar.
The new restaurant presents Korean and Japanese food stuff ranging from appetizers to desserts, in addition beer, wines and sake. Among favored starters are bulgogi tacos and quesadillas, vegetable tempura and salmon tataki. Popular Korean barbecue choices consist of bulgogi (marinated beef), galvi (shorter ribs) and pork selections. Customers also may opt for poke bowls, chicken or salmon teriyaki, seafood stir-fry, and specialty rolls like the pirate, the k-nam and the volcano as properly as nigiri and sashimi. For dessert there is mochi ice cream or Korean sweet-stuffed pancakes.
K-Nam also features shipping and delivery services with designs to insert curbside takeout. On-line purchasing is available at clover.com/on-line-purchasing/knam-korean-bbq–sushi-sarasota.
K-Nam Korean BBQ & Sushi, at 3440 Clark Road in Sarasota, is open up Tuesday by Friday from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. and 5-9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday from 5-9 p.m. For a lot more information and facts phone 942-312-6469 or visit fb.com/knamrestaurant.
CROP relocates to Stickney Place Highway
Regionally owned juice company CROP has relocated its original Gulf Gate store to the corner of Gateway Avenue and Stickney Place Street. CROP, short for “cold-pressed raw natural deliver,” is known for its nutrient-dense, chilly pressed, uncooked, natural juice packaged in glass as effectively as organic, vegan, gluten absolutely free smoothies açaí bowls, seize ’n go foods and doughnuts. This free of charge-standing developing at 2480 Stickney Point Road gives far more parking, a much larger retail room, a easy travel-through and an out of doors patio region with seating. CROP also has a University Park spot at 8211 Tourist Centre Push.
“This spot makes it possible for a lot more solutions to provide our guests and we are thrilled we could remain in the Gulf Gate location, correct close to the corner from our creation facility,” said proprietor Karen Odierna in a assertion. “Since opening in 2013, we continue on to run with a large common of infection control, wanting out for the basic safety of our guests and workers.”
Odierna added, “We are so grateful for the guidance we have gained from the Sarasota community and glance forward to preserving everyone protected and healthy.”
CROP, at 2480 Stickney Point Road in Sarasota, is open up 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. For a lot more information, call 941-923-8640 or visit cropjuice.com
Freskia Pita opens in Sarasota
Sam and Maya Trabelsi have reworked the former Pita Republic in Sarasota Commons into a Greek cafe with a blue and white coloration scheme and seating inside and out for 34 diners. The new Freskia (Greek for fresh) Pita provides the standard Greek pitas plus dwelling-created Mediterranean specialties.
“Greece has generally been my fantasy globe, so, even in the midst of a pandemic, when we have been able to purchase this spot at a incredibly acceptable cost, we determined to give it a try out,” Sam Trabelsi explained. “We had been in the restaurant organization for more than 8 many years, most recently owning a doughnut store. I have constantly liked Greek foodstuff. Not only is it delectable, but it is wholesome.”
Freskia Pita specializes in the well known pita sandwiches, which includes the conventional lamb gyro (roasted skewered lamb in pita bread with tzatziki sauce) and other selections such as roasted hen, falafel or veggies clients may well also make their very own variation. Among Mediterranean specialties are hummus, dolmas and tzatziki, pasta and Greek salads with a variety of additions, plus gyro or hen platters and Greek wraps. For dessert there’s baklava and Maya Trabelsi will make the sweet namoura Greek cake. The entrepreneurs strategy to insert curbside takeout, delivery and catering in the close to upcoming.
Freskia Pita, at 5321 Fruitville Street in Sarasota, is open daily from 11 a.m.-8 p.m. and may well be arrived at at 941-953-1342.
El Melvin anniversary celebration
El Melvin Cocina Mexicana is celebrating its one-calendar year anniversary with a block bash from 5 p.m.-midnight Saturday featuring DJ Deshawn offering dance tunes ranging from basic rock to modern hits adopted by salsa-flavored live audio from Hernando Tabueno. There will be beer, sangria and margarita specials, along with $2 avenue tacos. The cafe will also be open up for weekend brunch setting up at 10 a.m., pleased hour 3-5 p.m. and supper 5-10 p.m.
El Melvin Cocina Mexicana is at 1355 Main St. in downtown Sarasota. For much more details, call 941-366-1618 or visit elmelvin.com.
Jazz Brunch at Hamlet’s Eatery
Hamlet’s Eatery, the common food truck located in the outside courtyard of The Bazaar, will host a different jazz brunch with attendees invited to relax underneath the covered patio. Menu options will include both equally standard and vegan dishes these kinds of as construct-your-individual omelettes with contemporary organic and natural eggs or tofu scrambles. Free of charge mimosa with entree.
From 10:30 a.m. right up until 1:30 p.m., enjoy live jazz music featuring vocalist Nancy Pastore and guitarist Danny Hoefer. Stay later on for “A Xmas Carol” presented by The Gamers Centre for Undertaking Arts. Showtime is 2 p.m. and tickets are $20 (obtainable via The Players).
10 a.m. Sunday Hamlet’s Eatery, 821 Apricot Ave., Sarasota 941-445-1938 hamletseatery.com
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