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018 Diners, Drinks, and Del Webb
Episode 1815th May 2018 • Selling Sarasota • Shelley and Edward Panas
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Highlights from this episode

  • Martini's as research? - (0:02)
  • Where can you find your mermaid? - (5:37)
  • Mermaids on Discovery Channel? - (7:47)
  • Two words - Strawberry butter! - (15:29)
  • Magic shows at Del Webb? - (22:31)
  • Ed takes a nap in a model home while Shelley works. - (27:40)

Update: Mermaid Vodka - (2:47)

Podcasting can present many opportunities and we have had many since starting Selling Sarasota Podcast. A recent opportunity presented by this show is a new job for Ed in sales with Mermaid Vodka. Soon after their interview with Carol Strickland, the founder and CEO of Mermaid Vodka, Ed was offered a job with the company to expand their sales efforts in the Sarasota area and beyond - and things are going great with new accounts being added weekly in area bars, restaurants, and liquor stores.


Mermaid Vodka is a premium brand vodka based in Sarasota and distilled in Riviera Beach Florida. This July it will be featured on the show Fish Mavericks on Discovery Channel. Mermaid Vodka is gluten free, made from premium corn, and distilled & filtered 6 times for exceptionally smooth delicious taste. Drink local. Be local. Get Hooked.

The Local Flavor - The Metro Diner - (14:12)

Despite having several locations around the country, Metro Diner was founded in Jacksonville Florida in 1992 and has a focus on being a spot for locals to eat and they support their local communities so it has its roots in being a local Florida company.


The Metro Diner

6056 North Lockwood Ridge Road

Sarasota, FL 34243

(941) 404-8815


From the Metro Diner website:

Metro Diner may not be the type of place where you’d expect contemporary culinary techniques, a commitment to creating dishes from scratch, an award-winning presentation, unique recipes and imaginative twists on old classics, but it is. It’s that type of place because we cook with heart. We cook for the love of food.

Since the building’s humble beginnings in 1938 and its revival as Metro Diner in 1992, Jacksonville’s favorite place for breakfast has been serving satisfied guests for nearly 25 years. In 2000, master chef Mark Davoli and family took over and elevated the menu to include innovative new dishes created from local ingredients. Along with culinary creativity, the Davoli family brought more than 80 years of combined restaurant experience to Metro Diner.


Known for warm, welcoming service, familiar faces and award-winning food, Metro Diner is a go-to eatery for locals, visitors and those just passing through town. Stop in for breakfast, lunch or dinner in select locations, we’d love to have you.

Del Webb Community - (20:03)

Del Webb 55+ community in Lakewood Ranch offers everything an active adult in Sarasota area is looking for, plus in this week's episode you can hear about Julie on the Lido Deck and why Ed has already picked out his favorite model home in the community. (It's because he fell asleep on the lanai.)


Del Webb Lakewood Ranch

6805 Del Webb Blvd, Lakewood Ranch, Florida 34202

(866) 307-8494


From the Del Webb website:

Building a new home in a Del Webb community in Sarasota means getting a new construction home with designs inspired by homeowners like you. The quality finishes that go into every new home we build complements the relaxed beach lifestyle that the area is known for. Here, we offer extensive amenities to help you feel like you’re truly a part of a close-knit community. Come experience all that Del Webb communities in Sarasota have to offer.


No one understands the importance of community like Del Webb. That’s why we can say we offer much more than a beautiful home; we offer a place to belong. Our communities are an extension of the Del Webb homeowners who live there—a collection of passions and activities you love to enjoy with others. When you choose to build in a Del Webb 55+ age-restricted community, you get the benefit of more than six decades of homebuilding experience. With homes designed for how you live with the features that matter most to you, backed by a warranty you can rely on so you’ll feel secure now and in the future. We’ve streamlined the process to make it easy for you to build the home you’ve always wanted in the vibrant community you’ve been looking for. Our dedication to quality means that we strive to exceed homeowner expectations every step of the way.




Have questions about real estate?

For more information on buying a home you can contact Shelley directly.


Call or text:  (941) 960-5115


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The information contained in this episode has been obtained through sources deemed reliable by Shelley Panas and / or any guest on Selling Sarasota Podcast, however, we cannot warrant the complete accuracy thereof subject to errors, omissions, change of price, rental or other conditions, prior sale, lease or financing, or withdrawal without notice. We recommend to our listeners that any information, which is of special interest, should be obtained through independent verification.