ENGLEWOOD — In 2010 there was only one local source of sushi: Japanese-owned Amimoto Japanese Restaurant in Punta Gorda.
SOUTH VENICE — When Chris Taranto and silent partner Ben Bigelow took on Venice breakfast institution Bud’s Restaurant, Taranto couldn’t help adding his own home-style scratch cooking to its menu.
SOUTH VENICE — In 2001, when Ray Harmon opened Amore’s Italian Restaurant in South Venice, he credited both the Italian word for “love” (amore) and his own nickname as inspiration for its name.
SOUTH VENICE — The clock is ticking fast to get the largest auditorium renovations completed at the B&B Theatres Stadium 11 in South Venice before the arrival of “Star Wars — Episode IX.”
Perkins Restaurant and Bakery at 1331 South U.S. 41 Bypass, will reopen on Monday, Oct. 22, according to Julie Roettger, the vice president of Operations for Northcott Hospitality.
Fillippo and Lisa Villella recently acquired the downtown Ristorante San Marco at 305B West Venice Ave. Experienced in the hospitality industry and new to Venice, they want to personally welcome diners, encouraging them to feel like family sitting in an Italian grandma’s kitchen.