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Veronica Fish & Oyster Will (Softly) Open on Thursday in Southside Village

Plus, the newest from Tableseide Restaurant Group and the Originals' famous gift certificate sale.

By Alaina Upman July 6, 2016

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Veronica Fish & Oyster, the latest from the team behind Caragiulos, Owen's Fish Camp and Shore Diner, is set for a soft opening this Thursday, July 7, in Southside Village on Osprey Avenue. Expect striking décor, friendly staff and a seafood-forward menu from executive chef Mark Marjorie.

Oak and Stone Restaurant Opens in the Square at University Town Center

Oak and Stone, Tableseide Restaurant Group’s newest venture, officially opened its doors on July 2 in the Square at the University Town Center. The restaurant offers a unique self-serve beer wall, with 50 on tap inside and 6 on tap outside. Similar to a wine bar, you get a bracelet to try the various craft beers and see which ones you enjoy the most. At the end of the meal, you pay for whatever you’ve accumulated on your bracelet bar tab. The beer (or specialty cocktails from the restaurant’s full bar) pairs well with Oak and Stone’s artisan pizza.  

Sarasota-Manatee Originals Dining Gift Certificates Go on Sale July 11

Mark your calendars: Sarasota-Manatee Originals’ famous 50 percent off discount on dining certificates to local restaurants will start at 9 a.m. on July 11—and the sale only lasts for 24 hours. Be sure to get your $25 certificates for $12.50, $20 certificates for $10 and $15 certificates for $7.50. The discounted dining certificates are available at; they can be printed on your home computer or emailed to you after your purchase.

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