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Tap Into A Doggone Good Vibe It was not yet spring when we visited


Review and photographs by Anna Cooke


Tamiami Tap in Sarasota for brunch. The weather was beautiful - cool and sunny with a light breeze. The colorful large outdoor patio had comfortable seating - perfect for dog-watching. There was a nice crowd with their dogs


enjoying the bottomless Mimosa and Bloody Mary Bar. The pandemic was not quite on everyone’s radar, so the atmosphere was relaxed and upbeat. Life would soon be changing for all of


us, but that morning will remain a lovely memory for a long time. Sunday, March 1 was the last normal day, as we knew it, for us at The New Barker. Located in downtown Sarasota’s charm-


ing Laurel Park neighborhood, Tamiami Tap has a laid-back coastal feel. While other guests were enjoying their Sunday cocktails, we craved something ice cold from one of the dozen beers on tap: MotorWorks Pulp Friction and a Cigar City Jai Lai. Marc Epstein, the restaurant’s owner,


expanded the restaurant’s kitchen and menu in an effort to stand out in an already crowd- ed Sarasota bar and restaurant scene. This place is a true neighborhood hang out. Guests walking in with their dogs waved at other guests and their dogs. Some wandered


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to each other’s tables to say hello. Even dogs greeted one another. The service was warm and attentive. We


never felt rushed even with the steady crowd coming in. Marc bases the restaurant’s service on three guiding principles: fast, friendly and attentive. The philosophy holds true for both the front and back of the house. After enjoying a few sips of our beers,


we ordered brunch. I was first introduced to Huevos Rancheros when we were on a ski trip in Taos, New Mexico many years ago. Whenever I see it on a menu, it’s my go-to selection. The Tamiami Tap Huevos Rancheros dish was delicious with just the right amount of black beans, fresh salsa, queso fresco and pico de gallo. Steve ordered the French Dip, shaved ribeye that has been slow roasted, and a side of crispy french fries. The menu includes Impossible Burgers


and Impossible Tacos. “The Impossible Burgers are our most popular menu item,” said Marc. Whether you live in the area, or are


planning to drive through, please consider stopping by this lovely restaurant. Marc and his staff are doing all the right things. Please show them some love. We’ll be co-hosting a Yappy Hour here soon, so stay tuned on the Tamiami Tap Facebook page.


www.TheNewBarker.com


Tamiami Tap 711 S. Osprey Ave., Sarasota 941.500.3182. TamiamiTap.com Closed Mondays Tuesday - Friday, 4p to midnight Happy Hour, - 4p to 7p Saturday, 5p to midnight Sunday, 11am to 9p; Brunch 11a to 3p Live music and Trivia nights Doggy Menu


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