Hi Chounds ;)
I'll be making a quick trip to Sarasota in the middle of next week to surprise my mom for her 60th birthday. I'm arriving at lunchtime the day of her birthday and wanted to whisk her off to a special birthday supper. I like the idea of a beach setting, but it is not a necessity.
I've been over the board a few times in the last few days and was kind of thinking between Beach Bistro and Euphemia Haye... until I read somewhere (Yelp?) that either of these places carry a $150/person price tag!? Considering that I'm flying in from San Diego for the weekend, I'd like to keep my supper bill under the price of my flight.
We're both Montreal natives, so we have a good nose for good food. My grandparents are from Florida and we have done the Sarasota beach/intercoastal food places (tiki huts, oyster bars, dive bars) to death, so we know our way around too.
I'll be staying in the Siesta Key/Gulf Gate area, but I am not adverse to driving as far as Tampa/St.Pete's or Naples (in the other direction), if that's what it takes.