Restaurant Reviews

Scarpino’s gets a fresh new look, new menu and new owners.

Scarpino’s Classic Italian Restaurant changed hands at the end of 2023. The new owners are Bradenton locals with a lot of experience in the restaurant business. This trio of restaurant business veterans saw and opportunity to open a restaurant in

Mean Deans Local Kitchen Offers a Fabulous New Summer Menu

A NEW SUMMER SUNSET MENU marks the beginning of the season at Mean Deans Local Kitchen. Right now is the perfect time to visit for the first time or get reacquainted with this chef-owned and run restaurant in West Bradenton.

3 “Must-Visit” Eateries in East Bradenton

There’s no shortage of excellent restaurants in East Bradenton! Recently, Discover Bradenton’s food blogger Jean Totti provided some insight into three newer locations that he’s deemed “must-visit” eateries. Check out his recommendations… Miller’s Ale House Miller’s started in 1988 in

A Culinary Tour of the Oneco Farmer’s Market

The Oneco Farmer’s Market is a unique shopping plaza located in East Bradenton. It’s home to a huge variety of vendors selling produce, dry goods, retail items, and more – but the best feature (in my opinion) is the variety

Scuderia Italian Cuisine: Delicious Italian Food in Bradenton

When I first visited Scuderia Italian Cuisine, I wanted to taste as much as I could on the first visit, since everything on the menu seemed to be a favorite of mine. My guest and I started with an order

Gumbozilla & Manatee Avenue Market

Fresh Made Seafood Gumbo, Soups, Sandwiches, and Salads are a major draw to this neighborhood store.

B & B Chophouse & Market: A Memorable Dining Experience in Lakewood Ranch

There are few places that create a great impression from the first encounter – and this is one of those places. B & B Chophouse & Market is nestled in Lakewood Ranch’s San Marco Plaza, along with Cassariano Italian Eatery, 

Hong BBQ & Hot Pot Bradenton: A Unique All-You-Can-Eat Experience

A new Asian dining concept opened a few weeks back in Bradenton at the Orange Blossom Plaza on Cortez Road. Your trusted friends from Discover Bradenton were there to check it out already, and we’ve got a lot of great

Vampire Penguin & Uncle Nick’s Bagels – Real NY Style Bagels + Delicious Sweet Treats

Since it opened in 2017, Uncle Nick’s NY Style Deli & Bagels has earned a reputation for having some of the best bagels in Bradenton, offering over 15 different kinds of bagels every day. The business opened when two New

Sweet Deli Cafe: New Owners Bring Delicious Deli Sandwiches and Waffles to Downtown Bradenton

It seems that more eateries keep popping up on every block of the Historic Downtown District in Bradenton, and I can’t wait to visit them all. This week, we visited the Sweet Deli Cafe on 13th Street West – one