Edelweiss Oktoberfest: Restaurant Edelweiss, 611 Manatee Ave. E., Bradenton, will celebrate Oktoberfest Sept. 24-27 with live music, tent party, dancers, giveaways, several contests and dinner specials. The dinner menu is truly authentic German cuisine, and the restaurant serves typical lunch dishes along with German lunches. Beer and wine is served as well as soft drinks. Every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Edelweiss has an ala cart brunch, starting as low as $5, which includes a free mimosa and live piano music. Every Wednesday and Thursday night from 5:30 p.m. there is live music with Klement Kackovic in his lederhosen. The restaurant is open noon- 9 p.m. daily 12pm -9 p.m. Information: 941-748-3838 or edelweissbradenton.com.
Sample Sarasota Evening Foodie Market: Sample Sarasota, an evening foodie market presented by the Central Sarasota Farmer's Market, Geraldson Community Farm and Edible Sarasota, Sample Sarasota will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 and the fourth Thursday of every month at Mandeville Beer Garden, 428 N. Lemon Ave. Enjoy free samples, locally crafted beer, and locally produced food from a variety of vendors, including restaurants, bakeries, farms, food producers and other local businesses. For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Christopher Austin at 941-726-4391or marketinfo@Central SarasotaFarmersMarket.com.
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Roy's filet and lobster special: Roy's, 2001 Siesta Drive, Sarasota, will offer a filet and lobster special through Oct. 15. The two-course menu for $32.95 features lobster potstickers with a spicy Japanese togarashi miso butter sauce and charred filet mignon with a coriander chimichurri sauce and ginger glazed lobster tail. Reservations: 941-952-0109.
Capital Grille's Wagyu & Wine: The Capital Grille at the Mall at University Town Center in Sarasota announced its annual Wagyu & Wine event which runs through Nov. 22 in The Capital Grille's lounge. For $25, guests can choose from two different styles of Wagyu burgers, accompanied by their choice of a glass of two exceptional wines typically reserved for bottle purchases only -- Justin Isosceles Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, 2012 and Landmark Overlook Pinot Noir, California, 2013. Information/reservations: 941-256-3647, thecapitalgrille.com/Sarasota-FL.
Taste of Asia now serving lunch: Taste of Asia, 4431 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, is now open for lunch from 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday, Wednesday-Saturday. Some old favorites have been added to the Thai-inspired menu for lunch, including lum mein, bun, and bird's nest. Plenty of vegan and gluten-free options are available. For more information about the menu and dining experience, visittasteofasiasrq.com.
Jazz brunch: The Sandbar's Sunday Jazz Brunch features nationally recognized, top local jazz musicians. The menu, served from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., includes items made with farm-to-fork produce along with fresh gulf seafood, breads made on site and drinks made with fresh fruits. Lunch menu is also available. The restaurant is at 100 Spring Ave., Anna Maria. Information: 941-778-0444.
Apron's classes: Apron's Cooking School at Publix At University Walk, 2875 University Parkway; students may register for all classes online at www.publix.com.
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