Cool Thing #1: Lucky's is more than a grocery store. It's part of a trend toward establishments called "grocerants," which include the usual shopping options, along with kiosks serving prepared dishes and tables where diners can sit and hang. Lucky's has a ramen and sushi station, a made-to-order sandwich stop and more.
Cool Thing #2: Drink while you shop! Right when you enter, swerve to the left, where you can grab a glass of craft beer or wine at budget prices ($2 for a pint of beer, $3 for a glass of wine). The Sarasota Lucky's is even partnering with Bradenton's Darwin Brewing Co. to offer a handful of exclusive brews that will change with the seasons and that can be purchased in cans, too.
Cool Thing #4: The Lucky's tagline is "organic for the 99 percent," and the Colorado-based chain offers a big pick of nice-looking fruits and vegetables, along with dry bulk items and olive oil and balsamic vinegar on tap.
Lucky's Market is located inside the Westfield Siesta Key mall, 3501 S. Tamiami Trail, #430, Sarasota. Normal hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. For more info, call (941) 260-1223 or visit the store's website.