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Dining with a Sarasota-Manatee Originals Restaurant, Jan. 2009

Dining with BeachHouse Restaurant Sarasota-Manatee Originals Restaurant, Jan. 2009

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Does anyone ever win those Twitter contests? Indeed they do, I finally won one! Not that I enter many but when I saw the Sarasota-Manatee Originals were giving away $25 dining certificates every weekday between Dec. 1 and Dec. 24, 2009, knew I had to enter and I won!

How can you win? It’s pretty easy but you need a Twitter account and follow @the_originals. Then, Tweet this message:

RT @the_originals RT to win a $25 gift certificate redeemable at 30 of Sarasota’s best locally-owned restaurants.

I love the Sarasota-Manatee Originals, it’s an organization of independently owned restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee Counties. They believe in slow and good food. They also collaborate with the Sarasota Convention & Visitors Bureau to produce Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week each June. For at least the past two years (maybe three?) I’ve purchased their discounted dining certificates as gifts, especially nice for when my parents visit or for my Sarasota friends. For instance, a $25 dining certificate can be purchased for a specific restaurant for $17.50.

These certificates are great for visitors and residents looking to save a little bit and these days, who isn’t looking to save a little dough?

Actor Jon Voight Enjoying Dinner at Michael's on East, a Sarasota-Manatee Original, During Sarasota Film Festival, April 2009

Actor Jon Voight Enjoying Dinner at Michael’s on East, a Sarasota-Manatee Original, During Sarasota Film Festival, April 2009

Now they have introduced group dining certificates. They aren’t sold at a discount (unless buying in bulk) but can be used at any of the participating restaurants rather than just one. It’s kinda like a gift card and I love the flexibility these certificates offer. And yes, I will be giving these to my favorite people this year.

Planning a Sarasota vacation? Live in or near Sarasota? Get Tweeting and support the Originals!

Author: Solo Travel Girl

Originally from Buffalo, N.Y., a hiking trail led Jennifer Huber, aka: Solo Travel Girl, to a career path in tourism. She has worked in the tourism industry for more than 20 years including 10 years with a park management company in Yellowstone, Death Valley and Everglades National Park. She currently lives in Southwest Florida, and maintains this travel blog with the goal of inspiring others to travel alone, not lonely.

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