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Beachhouse and Mar Vista Help Fill Up Some Empty Bowls

Beachhouse and Mar Vista Help Fill Up Some Empty Bowls

Bradenton, FL-- Join the Beachhouse and Mar Vista for the annual Empty Bowls event, an annual fundraiser for the Food Bank of Manatee.

Local artists and potters partner with Art Center Manatee to create beautiful, handcrafted, one of a kind bowls which are available at the event for $20. For the $20 fee, attendees can then sample all the 20-30 soups from area restaurants, along with fresh bread and bottled water.

Once you've sampled the soups, organizers say you will get a soup voucher, which allows you to fill your bowl with your favorite soup. 

Local restaurants help to try to end childhood hunger

Local restaurants help to try to end childhood hunger

Anna Maria Island, Florida -- During the week of Sept. 16-22, three local restaurants will join thousands of restaurants nationwide to help the Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign by raising money for the campaign's Dine Out For No Kid Hungry program.

The Sandbar, Beachhouse and Mar Vista Restaurants will give $1 from the sale of all burgers and grouper sandwiches to the campaign.

Roach falling from ceiling triggers inspection of McDonald's

Roach falling from ceiling triggers inspection of McDonald's

TAMPA, Fla.- This week's Restaurant Red Alert focuses on one of America's favorite fast food restaurants.

In May, a customer at the McDonald's on Martin Luther King Blvd right off I-275 filed a complaint with the state saying a live roach fell out of the ceiling and into their food.

The complaint prompted a state inspection, and more problems for McDonald's. The inspector says upon his arrival, he was denied immediate access to the kitchen and told to "take a seat."

McDonald's offers free FCAT breakfasts Monday morning

McDonald's offers free FCAT breakfasts Monday morning

Tampa, Florida-- According to a recent release, more than 800 McDonald's restaurants in the state of Florida will provide a free breakfast to students on April 16, the first day of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test (FCAT).

Students in grades three-11 can enjoy a complimentary Egg McMuffin, Apple Slices, and a low-fat milk or orange juice from any of the 188 McDonald's restaurants in the Tampa Bay area. 

Be sure to get there between 5 a.m. and 9 a.m. to take advantage of this offer!

 

 

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals offer discounted dining certificates

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals offer discounted dining certificates

Sarasota, Florida -- The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is offering over $33,000 in discounted dining certificates as of Thursday, March 8.

Executive director Kate Atkin said $50 certificates will sell for $35, $25 certificates will sell for $17.50 and $15 certificates will sell for $12.50.

Discounted dining certificates are available online at www.freshoriginals.com. The certificates can be printed and used immediately. 

 

7th Annual Thanks-4-Giving blood drive

7th Annual Thanks-4-Giving blood drive

Bradenton, FL -- Bright House Networks have teamed up with Florida Blood Services and Chili’s restaurants to host their 7th Annual "Thanks-4-Giving" blood drive on Tuesday, Nov. 22 to build our community's blood supply before the long Thanksgiving holiday weekend. 

Florida Blood Services bloodmobiles will be on site from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at these participating Chili’s restaurants:

Restaurant review: Tarpon Point Grill

Restaurant review: Tarpon Point Grill

Bradenton, Florida (Danielle Palli, via Metromix) -- Silly me, I expected to visit the newly opened Tarpon Point Grill and Tiki Bar and have my friends and I be among the only patrons. To our pleasant surprise, one month out and the place was hoppin’. We snatched the best people-watching  table we could find under the restaurant's cover, climbed onto our pub stools (some of us are short) and were promptly presented with the Happy Hour martini menu…Excellent.

For the full review, including menu recommendations and price points, please visit Metromix.com.