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Bridgewater in Lakewood Ranch


Bridgewater at Lakewood Ranch

Bridgewater: is a smaller village, currently being built by Lennar Homes and features their “Everything’s Included” package of features in an array of single family, maintenance-free homes ranging from 2,200 sq. ft. to 3,800. It is a private, gated neighborhood and prices range from the high $300’s.

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Brio Tuscan Grill

Brio Tuscan Grill

Whenever we can, we try to cater to locally owned and operated restaurants but Brio's is one chain that we like very much. The food is good, prices are good but the piece de resistance of the restaurant is its outside dining area, complete with fire pits, umbrellas, sofas, comfy chairs & of course tables. It's especially wonderful on a cooler evening when the fire pits are surrounded by diners, the sky is full of bright stars, and the smell of good food is in the air. It's dining al fresco at its best. We have some favorites that we often choose when we go to Brio. The Calamari Fritto Misto is so great, with peperoncini and creamy pomodoro sauce. Larry especially loves the chicken salad which features grilled chicken, spicy pecans, grapes, gorgonzola & incredible dressing ~ our waiter suggested adding bacon, oh boy. Next time I'll try the Shrimp & Lobster Fettuccine with crimini mushrooms, green onions, tomatoes and spicy lobster butter sauce. Several months ago I had an unbelievable risotto along with a customer, one of the specials of the evening. I'll definitely look for it again. Even if you're not a mall shopper, Brio's is definitely worth a trip. It's beautiful inside with flowing white drapes, stunning lighting and a peaceful, serene ambiance.

Burger and Beer Joint

Burger and Beer Joint

The Burger & Beer Joint has not been open long at our new luxury mall, University Town Center, but it is unbelievably popular! We can tell you why...it is a fun atmosphere with a rock and roll vibe. Very casual but the concept belies the casualness..."gourmet full-service concept" with 75 beers, a very enticing Happy Hour from 4-7pm with half off well drinks, draft beer and wines! The martinis are good too...we can vouch. The restaurant made its debut in South Beach in 2009 and currently has only 5 locations. The burgers they serve are unlike anything you have ever tasted...delicious, different, decadent. For instance, The Hotel California is 1/2 lb. of premium beef blend, with sharp cheddar, grilled onions, fried egg, guacamole, jalapeno relish, cilantro sour cream on a brioche bun. Wow. And we love this name, although we haven't tried it ~ the Stairway to Heaven, comprised of 1/2 lb. wagyu beef, 3 oz. pan-seared foie gras, and black truffle aioli, served on a brioche bun. They also off veggie burgers, chicken burgers, turkey burgers and salads, so there is something for everything. They have also created "Adult Milkshakes", OMG. Try the Spank the Monkey with Rocky Road Ice Cream, Banana, Cake Vodka, Banana Liquor, and Whipped Cream. Or for dessert instead, try The King, comprised of Twinkie Fritters, Vanilla Ice Cream and Caramel Sauce. Not your typical burger hang-out but a definite "must-go." On Fridays, there is live music. Try calling ahead for early seating. It's a great place.

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Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Lakewood Ranch Main Street

Main Street in Lakewood Ranch is designed to be just that, a Main Street filled with restaurants, boutiques, shops, cafes, a miniature golf course, a cinema, bars and special events planned all year long ~ inside of Lakewood Ranch, Sarasota's largest PUD of now over 9,000 homes, condos, town homes and villas along with several golf courses, private clubs, an athletic center, and more, catering to all residents. There are events all year long such as parades, Music on Main every month, and more. Check it out.

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Valentino's Pizzeria & Trattoria

Valentino's Pizzeria & Trattoria

I love Valentino's. It's all about good food, family, and tradition. Have you ever stepped one foot inside a restaurant, smelled a glorious smell, and knew you were going to have just really good food? Valentino's is that restaurant. Very casual with outside tables now for alfresco dining, their cuisine is "from every region of Italy along with a little influence from their Northern Jersey roots." Being a Jersey girl, the best pizza for me comes from NJ, hands down. So I love their thin crust pizza ~ we always order mushrooms, sausage and/or pepperoni since we are creatures of habit. But their selection of pizza and tomato pies is wonderful. One day we'll experiment. There is a selection of appetizers, salads and entrees as well but we tend to order their pasta, if not a pizza. My favorite is their Lasagna layered with ricotta, mozzarella, sausage & beef, it's Mamma Visaggio's homemade recipe. Larry likes the Crazy Alfredo pasta, which is penne, chicken, fire roasted red peppers, all in a spicy light alfredo sauce. Great atmosphere for family dinners!

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CJ Coury Movement Mortage

Hi! I'm C J Coury and I'm a Senior Loan Officer in Sarasota, Florida. I'm here to provide expert advice and bring you home faster.

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Georges Lussier BB&T Home Mortgage

25 years experience in Mortgage Lending, Georges has the ability to find the right mortgage for his customers needs. Georges believe in communication throughout the mortgage process and promises an expedient and professional closing.

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Whats Happening Near Bridgewater


Sarasota-Manatee region one of the hottest markets for New Home Construction last year.

The Sarasota-Manatee region was one of the nation's hottest markets for new home construction last year. The two counties ranked 27th for residential building among the 50 largest new-home markets in 2016, according to a report by data supplier Metrostudy. Sarasota-Manatee moved up one spot from 2... read more

Lakewood Ranch Expands into Sarasota ~ New Construction Coming

[caption id="attachment_1430" align="alignnone" width="300"] Waterside Taking Shape in New Section of Lakewood Ranch. {Artist's Rendering Courtesy of YourObserver}.[/caption] The southernmost part of Lakewood Ranch opened with construction activity as 2017 made its debut with construction equipme... read more

Lakewood Ranch Expands into Sarasota ~ New Construction Coming

[caption id="attachment_1430" align="alignnone" width="300"] Waterside Taking Shape in New Section of Lakewood Ranch. {Artist's Rendering Courtesy of YourObserver}.[/caption] The southernmost part of Lakewood Ranch opened with construction activity as 2017 made its debut with construction equipme... read more