The new site will feature restaurant and chef profiles, an interactive map and events calendar, dining guides, cooking demonstration videos and more.
(Sarasota, FL) The Sarasota-Manatee Originals (SMO), a trade organization comprised of more than 50 independent restaurants from Anna Maria to Venice, FL, launched a new, state-of-the-art website this week. Designed by the Sarasota-based Destiny Group, the new site offers a “fresh new look and a wealth of interactive tools,” says Kate Atkin, SMO’s executive director. The site’s address is www.freshoriginals.com.
“The new site better reflects our organization and our mission,” says Atkin, adding that the re-design has been a yearlong process. “We wanted a user-friendly platform that easily provides online visitors all of the information they need to learn about our region’s dining and culinary offerings. It’s easy to navigate and offers dynamic tools that allow visitors to easily access and learn about the region’s best dining opportunities. This dynamic design enhances the overall online experience.”
Atkin says the new site will feature restaurant and chef profiles, an interactive map and events calendar, dining guides and cooking demonstration videos. “It’s user-friendly, fun, up-to-date—and engaging,” she says. “People will also be able to buy dining certificates and tickets to special events, including tickets for our upcoming Forks & Corks food and wine festival in January. If you want to know anything or everything about inspired regional dining, this is the place to visit!”
Michael Klauber, president of The Sarasota Manatee Originals, and co-proprietor of Michael’s on East, says that he is very pleased with the new design. “Thanks to the large number of independently owned, forward-thinking restaurateurs, our region has become has become a top culinary destination. This website will serve as a portal for residents and visitors from around the world to learn more about Southwest Florida’s culinary distinctiveness.”
For more information about The Sarasota-Manatee Originals, visit www.freshoriginals.com or call 941-955-3663.
About The Sarasota-Manatee Originals
The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is a not-for-profit organization, founded in 2003, which consists of more than 50 locally owned, independent restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Member restaurateurs are dedicated to preserving the culinary heritage of the Suncoast.