With the holidays behind us and 2019 coming to a close, now is the perfect time to take a look back at some of the highlights of Discover Bradenton’s first year. From our extremely popular “Best of Bradenton” dining guides to the many business spotlights and community event announcements, it seemed like there was never a shortage of great things going on in The Friendly City.
Since our initial launch in March, we’ve grown by leaps and bounds! In case you’re a newer follower, here are some of the things you might have missed.
Cinco in Style: Bradenton’s Best Mexican Restaurants (According to the Locals)
Originally Published 04/29/2019
With Cinco De Mayo right around the corner, we took to the streets, taste-testing some Bradenton’s best Mexican restaurants (according to the locals!). READ MORE
Originally Published 05/13/2019
Next, we took on the challenge of finding the best local barbeque joints in celebration of National BBQ Month. We must say, the city of Bradenton didn’t disappoint! READ MORE
Originally Published 06/14/2019
Who doesn’t love spending time with their furry friends? With summer in full swing, we explored some of the best local spots to hang out with your dog. READ MORE
Originally Published 08/07/2019
As the idea of the “Best of” round-ups started to grow in popularity, we decided to reach back out to the locals and find out which restaurants they ranked highest overall. READ MORE
Originally Published 09/09/2019
We rounded out our “Best Of” series with everybody’s favorite topic — pizza! This one stirred up a lot of strong opinions, and we found some amazing places we had never tried before! READ MORE
We did a lot more than just talk about food this year. We also highlighted some of the newest and most exciting Bradenton businesses and visited a few of the area’s longtime favorites. Check out Discover Bradenton’s 2019 Business Spotlights.
Last (but definitely not least!) we highlighted the awesome work some of our local nonprofits are doing and explored some of the area’s best community events.
- 5 Local Bradenton Locations to Donate Gently Used Items
- Meals on Wheels Plus: Fighting Hunger in Manatee County Since 1972
- Round Up for Charity at Mattison’s Riverwalk Grille
- The Bradenton Farmer’s Market Returns! Here’s What to Expect This Season
- Add More Music to Your Life! Check Out the Manatee Community Concert Band
- Bradenton’s Makers, Musicians, and Creatives Gather for the Friendly City Flea
- Painting with a Purpose: A Fun New Twist on Giving
- All Aboard “The Foster Express”: Help Shelter Pets Celebrate the Holidays
- The Manatee County Animal Shelter Needs Your Help!
Coming Soon: Discover Bradenton 2.0
As we wrap up Discover Bradenton’s first year of publication, we can’t help but reflect on just how amazing our local community really is. We’re proud to be a part of Bradenton’s renaissance and can’t wait to see what the future brings.
On January 2nd, we’re launching a brand new platform that will make it even easier to “Keep Your Finger on the Pulse.” Check back soon to view our all new Bradenton Business Directory, Community Events Calendar, and a special spot where you can find the area’s best offers and discounts! In the meantime, follow Discover Bradenton on Facebook, so you don’t miss a thing!