Some Sarasota restaurants have already seen a boost in foot traffic, while at other restaurants it has not increased much.
Also on the menu: a winemaker dinner at Mattison's Forty-One and a Texas barbecue stand in Wimauma.
Next month's Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Dinner highlights the benefits of humanely and sustainably raised livestock.
A River Runs Next to It
Paul Mattison recently took over the YachtSea Grille, overhauled the space and rebranded it as Mattison's City Grille.
Food and Drink Events
Local chefs are gathering Dec. 14 to promote the use of organic meat that comes from ethically and sustainably raised animals.
Chef Paul Mattison helps students at Sarasota's Phillippi Shores Elementary grow and care for a sustainable garden.
Sarasota events: What to do in Sarasota this weekend, 2/1/2013.