On Wednesday evening we stopped at the Blue Rooster (1525 4th Street, Sarasota) to hear our friends Highway 41 South play their regular gig there. You can find them on most Wednesdays, but not any more this February. They'll resume in March. The Blue Rooster turned out to be a delightful venue to have a light supper or a full dinner while listening to music, which is offered seven days a week, including what appears to be a sumptuous gospel brunch on Sundays. The restaurant receives 3 1/2 stars on Yelp, where you can see reviews, too. Food is, as advertised, southern style, but with an imaginative twist. This is NOT your usual barbecue joint, but a stylish and very pleasant neighborhood pub with good food and good music. The music tends towards blues and jazz, but has plenty of variety. Check the schedule online.
Highway 41 South