Check out the food and fun on Dearborn Street in Englewood.
What Main Street is to both Sarasota and Venice, Dearborn Street is to Englewood. As you roam down the road, you'll discover all sorts of places you might like to make your new haunts. Great food, shopping and fun hangouts await you down on Dearborn.
Englewoods on Dearborn serves up an innovative menu, as well as nightly entertainment, including live music and karaoke. The restaurant has both indoor and outdoor bars and features enticing menu items, like the artichoke and crab dip, a fun twist on the traditional spinach and artichoke dip, and a slew of Italian dishes--from casual to the traditional and more refined.
362 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, (941) 475-7501, http://englewoods.tripod.com.
Roasters Coffee Bar at Village Gifts and Gallery is a popular hangout for both locals and visitors and it's easy to see why. Not only is the spot home to local favorite Big Olaf's delicious ice cream, patrons can sip on coffee while using the free WiFi or peruse the creative pieces for sale. Village Gifts and Gallery offers up art, jewelry, candles and more while Roasters serves fresh roasted beans and specialty drinks.
425 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, (941) 473-2300
Everything about Mango Bistro is colorful, from the decor to the menu to the salsa dancing classes they offer. Soups, salads and wraps dominate the dinner menu while crepes and other delicious surprises are served for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Jazz nights begin Saturday evenings in October, as well.
301 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, (941) 681-3500, www.mangobistro.com
Frames By the Thousands offers not only a huge selection of frames but art supplies and art books, note cards and hand-crafted jewelry.
110 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, (941) 474-4413
After shopping and dinner, take in a play at the Lemon Bay Playhouse. Individual performance tickets sell for as low as $18 and student tickets are just $12. The playhouse will perform seven plays (both drama and comedy) in the 2012-13 season.
96 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, (941) 475-6756, http://lemonbayplayhouse.com
Stop by the Elsie Quirk Public Library for a good book before you go!
100 W. Dearborn St., Englewood, (941) 861-1205
Also on Dearborn Street, you'll find the Winter Art Festival taking place Dec. 1-2, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Get your holiday shopping done early at the many booths set up by the artists. Duck into any of the shops and restaurants along the street along the way. Over 100 artists will be selling jewelry, paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, pottery and more.
For more information on all there is to enjoy along Dearborn Street and in Olde Englewood Village, visit http://oldeenglewood.com.