Food & Drink

Culinary calendar: June 15

Father’s Day

Polo Grill lobster dinner

The restaurant will feature a three-course Maine lobster dinner on June 19. Start off with a salad, followed by two 1-pound Maine Lobsters with sides of corn on the cob and new potatoes and dessert. Dads will also get two free draft beers. Reservations are strongly encouraged in order to secure a lobster. The regular dinner menu is still available. Cost is $34.50 per person plus tax, gratuity and beverages. 941-782-0899, ext. 2 or When making a reservation, indicate how many lobster dinners. The restaurant is at101670 Boardwalk Loop, Lakewood Ranch.

Pier 22 Brunch Buffet

The restaurant will serve a delicious Father’s Day brunch buffet from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. June 19. The buffet includes a ham and prime rib carving station, eggs Benedict, sushi display, omelet station, shrimp and grits, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy, breakfast potatoes, Belgian waffles, salad, fruit, Danishes and pastries, fish, chicken Florentine, cheese tortellini alfredo, garden vegetables and more. The buffet is $32.95 for adults and $14.95 for children 12 and younger. Dads also get their choice of a complimentary draft beer or Bloody Mary. Prime rib dinner specials begin at 4 p.m. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling 941-748-8087, or Pier 22 is at 1200 1st Avenue West, Bradenton.

Riverhouse Reef and Grill specials

This Father’s Day weekend (June 17-19) the restaurant is offering an 18-ounce grilled porterhouse steak, char-grilled and topped with our pine-nut and gorgonzola compound butter paired with jumbo grilled asparagus and a loaded baked potato for $30. On June 19 dads over the age of 21 get a free draft beer. Reservations are recommended for the dinner seating each night of the Father’s Day weekend, as well as for Sunday Brunch on Father’s Day morning/afternoon ($19 adults, $10 kids 6-12, free for age 5 and younger). The restaurant is at 995 Riverside Drive, Palmetto. 941-729-0616.

Blu Mangrove specials

Celebrate Father’s Day at Blu Mangrove at the Riviera Dunes Marina, 102 Riviera Dunes Way, Palmetto. Menu specials include smoked barbecue, tomahawk rib-eye steaks, all-you-can-eat snow crab legs, fried shrimp and draft beer specials. 941-479-7827

On the menu

Blue Mondays at Yo! Sushi

Beat the Monday blues with Blue Monday at YO! Sushi. Every Monday from 11 a.m.-9 p.m., all plates off the sushi belt are only $3.50 each. Guests can choose from more than 40 dishes. The restaurant is in The Mall At University Town Center. 941-313-7091,

Painter’s Palate AYCE Sushi

Painter’s Palate, 2801 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, offers all-you-can-eat sushi for $20 every Thursday night (8 p.m.-midnight) in June. Guests can select from a variety of rolls from California to Crispy Chicken, to Mega Crab and Thai to Sweet Potato, Tofu and Avocado rolls for the vegetarian. 941-355-4620.

Clancy’s weekly specials

Clancy’s Irish Sports Pub is offering new weekly daily specials. Monday is pasta night with dinner for two and a bottle of wine for $19.99. Tuesday is taco night. Wednesday features Irish dishes. Thursday is comfort food and Friday features seafood specials. 6218 Cortez Road, Bradenton 941-794-2489 or

Cooking classes

Apron’s classes: Apron’s Cooking School at Publix At University Walk,. 2875 University Parkway; register for all classes online at or call 941-358-7829.

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