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Eat At Pomona in Downtown Sarasota

Pomona Bistro in Edible Sarasota Spring 2016Sarasota Magazine recently compiled a list of where to eat in Downtown Sarasota and Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar made the list! The staff writes, “An intimate urban-sophisticated restaurant that is refined both in ambiance and menu, Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar is a favorite with local gourmands and visiting culinary adventure-seekers. Chef/owners Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes (see also Lila) strike a balance between global and local dishes and include all the niceties, like a lavish charcuterie board, cheese course and glamorous desserts. Good wine list. Dine in a relaxed bistro setting or choose the formal dining room or the private enclosed patio.”

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We Are 2017 Golden Spoon Winners

We are so honored to share the news that we’ve been awarded a Golden Spoon Award for New American Cuisine in Sarasota. This award is the oldest and most coveted dining award in the state and has been around for 40 years. The awards were originally created to help traveling executives find great local restaurants for dining. Not just anyone with hype or good food can be awarded a Golden Spoon, only those restaurants that utilize top ingredients sourced carefully and prepared with imagination and authenticity from entrees to vegetables and breads are chosen.

Usually the award is given to fine dining restaurants that have been in business for at least three years. We won the Golden Spoon for Best New Restaurant in 2011, and were honored to be awarded last year, but we never imagined we’d win another award! This is such a huge honor and we are so grateful! Thanks so much to our hard-working staff who always put our customers first and thank you to Chris Sherman!

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We’ve Been Named in the Top Restaurants of 2017

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We’ve Been Named in the Top Restaurants of 2017! We are so pleased and honored to be listed in Sarasota Magazine’s Top Restaurants of 2017 amongst amazing restaurants including our sister restaurant Lila. Read what they had to say below.

“An intimate urban-sophisticated restaurant that is refined both in ambiance and menu, Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar is a favorite with local gourmands and visiting culinary adventure-seekers. Chef/owners Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes (see also Lila) strike a balance between global and local dishes and include all the niceties, like a lavish charcuterie board, cheese course and glamorous desserts. Good wine list. Dine in a relaxed bistro setting or choose the formal dining room or the private enclosed patio. Dinner. Reservations suggested. 481 N. Orange Ave., Sarasota, (941) 706-1677 ”

Read about the other picks here. For more Pomona News, Follow us on Twitter or Like us on Facebook!

Owners Ryan and Arthur – Food Fighters Making a Difference in Our Community

Recently, Sarasota Magazine writer, Andrew Theophilopoulous, shared an article titled, “5 “Food Fighters” Who are Making a Difference in Our Community.” Amongst other amazing people working in our community, including our friend and supplier Christa Leonard from Geraldson Community Farms, he named owners of Lila Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes.

He writes, “Creativity is the hallmark of the longtime business partners, whose Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar in the Rosemary District has won a foodie following since it opened in 2011. At Lila, the menu will change as much as every other day, depending on what regional organic farmers like Aloe Organics and Geraldson Community Farm and meat purveyors like Grove Ladder Farm and Sarasota Beef Company deliver to the back door. The two prioritize organic above local, turning to outside organic purveyors when nearby farms can’t supply organic produce.”

Ryan and Arthur also recently were named as honorable mentions in SRQ Magazine’s Culinary Newsmakers of the Year for their successful opening of Lila and continued success with Pomona Bistro.

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