If you’re looking for something fresh to munch on, the Bradenton and Sarasota areas have plenty to offer. Check out one of these four new local restaurants for dynamic flavors in an enticing atmosphere.
Leon’s House of Omelets offers fresh local dishes for breakfast and lunch. Open daily from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., this is a great pick when you want to indulge in a satisfying meal without battling the dinner rush. The restaurant’s extensive menu of omelets is naturally one of its greatest highlights, but you also can enjoy distinctive options like The Coastal with shrimp, crab meat, spinach, mushrooms, and Monterey jack, or the Zorba with gyro meat, onions, tomatoes, feta, Kalamata olives, and tzatziki.
Ever since appearing on Shark Tank, Tom+Chee has been taking the United States by storm. Now you can get a taste of the cheesy phenomenon at the new Sarasota location. Tom+Chee gives the classic tomato soup and grilled cheese combo an innovative twist (one of the most iconic items on the menu is the grilled cheese donut). Available in several varieties, you can enjoy your donut with anything from fresh strawberries, candied lemon, lemon mascarpone, and mozzarella to blueberry compote, ham, and brie.
The standard grilled cheese sandwiches still give the classic a fun twist with options like a crunchy grilled cheese with chips on the sandwich, or the Hippy+Chee featuring hummus, cucumber, diced tomato, mixed greens, cheddar, and wheat berries.
Oak & Stone takes your traditional pizza joint to a whole new level. This restaurant prepares gourmet artisanal pizzas, wood fired and topped with unique ingredients. You can order your pizza with Cedar Key clams, roasted pineapple, caramelized garlic, and other distinctive ingredients, or pair your pizza with a local craft brew for a truly memorable take on the pizza and beer combo.
O’Bricks is a vibrant Irish restaurant with plentiful reasons for diners to stop in. The menu features steaks, seafood, and a global beer selection, and weekly specials offer enticing extras that will draw you in every day, from Martini Monday to Just a Bit “Brit” Wednesdays. Whether you’re chowing down on an Atlantic salmon sandwich or Tommy O’Brien’s strawberry blue salad, you’re sure to step away from this new restaurant feeling satisfied.
What’s your favorite new find in the area? Share your top picks for fresh eats in the comments below.