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This Week's Top 5 Dining and Drink Events

The extended Fourth of July weekend is stocked with fun parties and primo dining deals. Here are five of the best.

By Felicity Warner June 29, 2016

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Dine Out for Orlando United at The Seafood Shack

Cortez's Seafood Shack will join hundreds of other restaurants from around the state in donating portions of proceeds to the OneOrlando Fund, created to support those affected by the Pulse nightclub shooting. This Thursday, 10 percent of all proceeds at The Seafood Shack will be donated to OneOrlando. Make sure to stop by later in the evening for The Karen & Jimmy Band Show in The Neptune Room; the $5 cover charge will be directly donated to the Fund as well. 4110 127th St. W., Cortez.

All American 4th of July at The Crow’s Nest

Don’t miss out on classic American cuisine all weekend long at The Crow’s Nest Marina Restaurant. Maine lobster, Alaskan king crab, barbecue ribs and Georgia peach cobbler are just a few of the mouth-watering dishes being served by chef Tony Bellanca starting June 30 and ending after the fireworks on July 4. Whether you’re looking to catch some live entertainment during the evening, or you’re in search for the perfect spot at the marina to watch the fireworks, head to The Crow’s Nest. 1968 Tarpon Center Drive, Sarasota. $50 per person. Reservations required.

Made in America Pairing Lunch at MoZaic

Experience an extraordinary three-course meal with paired wines at MoZaic’s at noon this Saturday. Carefully crafted by fine wine specialist Robin Stephenson, each course from the pairing menu is complimented with a glass of Stephenson's “Made in America” California wine. Matches made in heaven. 1377 Main St., Sarasota. $29.95 per person. Early reservations are encouraged.

Red White & Brew Tour

Step onto the trolley this Saturday and make your way to some of Sarasota’s finest beer gardens and breweries during the Red White & Brew Tour. Enjoy copious amounts of craft beer and learn all about the brewing process as you stop by local favorites and hidden gems throughout the city. One ticket gets you a pint of craft beer at each of the five brew stops, a complimentary craft beer on the trolley, free beer-related souvenirs and much more. Meet at 1888 Main St., Sarasota, beginning at 12:30 p.m. The trolley departs at 1. $65 per ticket.

Annual Fourth of July Fireworks Celebration and Pig Roast at Pier 22

Bring the whole family for a VIP waterfront buffet under the fireworks this Monday at Bradenton's Pier 22. Enjoy unlimited surf and turf dishes, including mussels, shrimp, sushi, burgers, prime rib and barbecued chicken, along with essential comfort food sides like mashed potatoes, baked beans and more. 1200 First Ave. W., Bradenton. $69.95 for adults, $19.95 for children under 12, additional $30 for optional open bar wristbands. Reservations required.

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