yeah, the Squadron was a lot of fun really, and not bad food, not great, but interesting they just torn down the old building and I think the airport authority actually may own the land now, but nothing's on it which I think is a bit strange, but these days, with its close close proximity to the actual perimeter fence separating the access ramps to the runway, I bet, nobody could get permission and FAA approval to build ANYTHING THAT close to a ramp/runway, given the security climate today since Sept 2001 - a real shame though - the only entity buying up property in that immediate area is The Univ of South Florida, and New College expansion !
Don't know if anyone mentioned The Magic Moment ?? on Siesta back in the day
Even Bennigan's in s 41 is gone ! lol great happy hour
The Holiday Inn on n 41 - whitfield area - with the marina was fun,now it's sort of garbage and it's another name
Ruby Tueday's (not the awful resto) on St. Armand's
bistro 41, s Trail - excellent French food ! small place, west side of trail near the old Oyster Bar - hmmm mid 80's ??
The Armand Inn..on Lido - gone lol late 78-79-80 ?
Zacchinni's on 12th...then the Dugout ?? near the stadium - great sandwiches but a dump
Walt's , DT SRQ on 301/Washington 2 blocks north of Fruitville, east side of the road - GONE, but a great place for lunch and cocktails back in the day
GEORGE's !! ah yes, downtown, first floor of condo building I think us 41 and Palm - super, super upscale dining, valet parking, super service, piano etc ! maybe late 79, 80, 83 one of the best damn resto when really I was just a kid
Darryl's ?? near the Sarasota Square Mall
Forest Hill country Club- back in the day ! lol Wednesday nights
L'Auberge du bon Vivant - LBK - excellent maybe to the early 90's ???
Poseidon - ditto - super food
The Bucanneer LBK - awful food but good for boat arrival
Rip Van winkle - sucked, but hey, it's bowling
OLD HEIDELBERG CASTLE ! on 301, dt SRQ neat Walt's ...the WORST DAMN German food (or any other kind) in the world, but they packed the place for unknow reason for YEARS ..try 1977-1979/80 ??