Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

WHERE to EAT & DRINK at the FEST

Newspaper article Sarasota Herald Tribune

WHERE to EAT & DRINK at the FEST

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SARASOTA FILM FESTIVAL 2014

There are plenty of places to grab a bite or snag a cocktail before, between or after screenings at the Hollywood 20, but let's face it: You probably don't want to bother driving to another spot if you can help. To help you pick a place to refuel during your film frenzy, here's our guide to restaurants within a very short walk from the SFF's primary screening spot.

Applebee's

1991 Main St., Sarasota

955-7234, applebees.com

It's easy to find.

Bombon Cafe

1952 Main St., Sarasota

331-4351, bomboncafe.us

Simple breakfast and lunch sandwiches, plus some tasty baked goods and excellent coffee at this bakery cafe.

Bravo's Pizza

1995 Main St., Sarasota

906-9500, bravospizzeria.com

The easiest spot to grab a bite before or after a movie, Bravo's pizza is good and there are some heartier options if you need something more than bread and cheese.

Divino Restaurant

1766 Main St., Sarasota

330-9393, divinosarasota.com

Old-school Italian cuisine in a subdued setting, Divino is the place to go if you need a little peace and quiet away from the bustle of the more crowded block around Hollywood 20.

Eat Here

1888 Main St., Sarasota

365-8700, eatheresarasota.com

Eat Here's upscale comfort and beautiful setting - with plenty of outdoor seating - plus the upstairs lounge make it an ideal spot for pre- or post-film celebrations.

Giuseppe's Ristorante

1900 Main St., Sarasota

366-6610

Home of the SFF Filmmakers' Lounge, not only might you run into some of the people behind the films you're seeing, you can also nosh on some authentic Italian cuisine with a clear view of the people streaming in and out of Hollywood 20.

Il Panificio

1703 Main St. Sarasota

366-5570, panificiousa.com

This thin-crust pizza is some of the best in Sarasota, with slices available at all hours if you need to grab-and-go before the next screening.

Made Restaurant

1990 Main St., Sarasota

953-2900, maderestaurant. …

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