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A Chili Cook-Off, a Whiskey Dinner and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a country concert and food truck rally and a community barbecue with the Sarasota Police Department.

By Rachel Suwak January 8, 2020

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Glenmorangie Single Malt Dinner at State Street

Thursday, Jan. 9

State Street Eating House + Cocktails is hosting a dinner that is sure to keep spirits high. Each of the four courses will be accompanied by a spectacular aged whiskey. Some menu items include smoked duck, roasted mustard wild boar chop and caramelized pear compote. A bottle of the distillery's 14-year-old Quinta Ruban will be given to each diner at the end of the meal. Reserve your seat for $125 by calling (941) 951-1533.

One Night Rodeo Concert and Food Truck Rally

Saturday, Jan. 11

Head to Big Top Brewing Company for a free live performance from One Night Rodeo and food from more than eight different food trucks. One Night Rodeo is a country duo from Bradenton that has performed with Rascal Flatts, Keith Urban and many more famous artists. Food ranges from deli style to authentic gumbo. Admission is free.

Blue + You Community BBQ With Sarasota Police Department

Sunday, Jan. 12

Join the Sarasota Police Department at this free barbecue event at Arlington Park & Aquatic Complex this Sunday. The event is an opportunity for Sarasota residents to meet their local police officers. The event will include free food, beverages, face painting and family-friendly games and prizes.

Sarasota Bartender Chili Cookoff

Monday, Jan. 13

Made is hosting the first annual Bartender Chili Cookoff. Grab a great bowl of chili and a signature cocktail pairing. If you’re up for a spicy challenge, try your hand at the Dragon Spit Death Chili Challenge. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Child Protection Center.

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