Weekly Planner

Cocktails and Video Games, a Beer Dinner and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a California wine dinner and a taco shack birthday party.

By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson August 28, 2019

The Sarasota Modern pool

Classic Video Games at The Sarasota Modern

Thursday, Aug. 29

Enjoy lounging poolside with a cocktail while crushing some classic video games? You're in luck! Starting at 4 p.m. at The Sarasota Modern, you can play solo or challenge your friends to a nostalgic arcade game. If Princess Peach has you beat, you can recoup with one of the hotel's signature drinks before the next round. This event is free to the public.

End of Summer Beer Dinner With Calusa Brewing

Friday, Aug. 30

1812 Osprey a Neighborhood Bistro is hosting its second annual End of Summer Beer Dinner, featuring Calusa Brewing. A total of five courses will each be accompanied by a complementary brew for the discerning palate. Tickets are $65 per person, not including tax and gratuity. For reservations, call the restaurant at (941) 954-5400. Seats are limited, so act fast.

Cakebread Wine Dinner at Grove

Saturday, Aug. 31

Grove is teaming with Cakebread Cellars to bring guests a night of food, wine and philosophy. Executive chef Greg Campbell has designed a five-course meal with pairings such as "lobster stuffies" and chardonnay. (Find the full menu here.) As part of the experience, attendees will learn about food and wine matching, as well as winemaking philosophies and practices. Tickets are $100 and can be purchased online. Introductions and hors d'oeuvres start at 6:30 p.m.

Birthday Bash at Birdrock Taco Shack

Sunday, Sept. 1

From 2 to 5 p.m. join Birdrock Taco Shack as it celebrates its fourth birthday. Guests can groove on the restaurant's new deck to live music provided by The Brown Bag Brass Band. In addition to the shack's signature lobster classic, the chef is whipping up a special taco: chicken mole with dried apricots and pistachios.

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