Local Restaurants Need You & Deserve Your Trust

Original post appeared in Herald Tribune as a Guest Editorial by Michael Klauber on March 17, 2020. View the article here.   Hundreds of thousands of people dine in restaurants all across the Gulf Coast every day. Our region has an international reputation as a world-class dining destination. Our well-traveled residents have helped by supporti...
We all share a responsibility to protect our families and communities, and Michael’s On East has implemented the following procedures in response to COVID-19.  What Our Team Is Doing:  Removing 50% of our Restaurant seating capacity to create additional spacing between tables and comply with the CDC’s safety recommendation of 6 feet. In a...
We are pleased to announce the Child Protection Center  as our Charity Happy Hour Partner during the months of March and April!   Child Protection Center  is the only DeSoto and Sarasota service provider with a multifaceted approach to the prevention, intervention, and treatment, of child abuse. This program works together with ...
Michael’s On East is hitting the road to serve Selby Gardens visitors with its NEW restaurant-on-wheels, Michael’s Food Truck. The mobile cuisine food truck has debuted with a menu inspired by the Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind exhibition on display in the botanical gardens. Guests can enjoy Michael’s Food Truck from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. daily. Wh...
Spring has sprung and it’s time to finalize your holiday plans for Easter Sunday and Mother's Day! Each spring, Michael’s On East opens its Restaurant's doors on two extra-special Sundays to provide Sarasota residents and visitors with luscious brunch buffets on these special holidays. Please join us for a holiday brunch on Easter Sunday ...
You’re invited!  Michael Klauber & Phil Mancini personally invite you to join them for a dazzling evening in Michael’s Wine Cellar with Dick and Lorraine Vitale on Wednesday, February 12, 2020.   The Dick Vitale Wine Dinner is being underwritten by Michael’s on East with all funds from the evening going directly to the Dick Vital...
About Forks & Corks Savor local flavor during the SunCoast’s premier Food and Wine and Festival. Forks & Corks will showcase the palate-pleasing products of an international cast of visiting winery owners and winemakers alongside the deliciously diverse cuisine of The Sarasota-Manatee Originals restaurants. The Sarasota-Manatee Originals ar...
Month-Long Promotions Epicurean Adventure - Southern Comfort         Explore exotic food and wine destinations at a great value every month! Enjoy $38.95 three-course themed dinners, Monday-Saturday, and $19.95 two-course lunches, Monday-Friday. NEW! Monday Happy Hour Charity Partner - Make-A-Wish Foundation      ...
We’re kicking off our 2020 Epicurean Adventures by bringing “Southern Comforts” to Sarasota. No matter where you’re from, comfort food almost always resembles the delicious foods from states below the Mason-Dixie Line. The southern foods that we know and love,  provide just the right amount of nostalgia & comfort. Fried, stewed, boiled, or...
Our Head Pastry Chef, Ray Lajoie, shared this recipe with  Sarasota's Abc7  News on December 19, 2019.    Here's the complete recipe in case you missed the cooking segment! Cranberry Gingerbread Cake Ingredients: 2 2/3 cup flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 teaspoon baking soda ½ teaspoon salt 1 ½ teaspoon cinnamon 1 ½ teaspo...