465 John Ringling Blvd, #200
AWARD: Golden Spoon
If Brian Wilson wanted post-surfer cool, no place is more styish than this open-air bar and breezy menu. Lobster sliders, truffle fries and Korean lettuce cups for rockin'; cauliflower steak, black bean burgers and grilled cheese and gazpacho to take it easy. Beautiful drinks mixed with sun and herbs like gin with lemongrass and bird's-eye pepper. Of all the magic from the various Caragiulos, this is a special charmer, modern Florida retro of the Sarasota School at its best. Gotta have chocolate-cake-for-two.