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Waterfront Tiki Bar & Resturant for sunset/ live music / beverage / dinner
Come out and join new and old friends at this casual waterfront tiki bar & restaurant on the bay. Order a beverage and / or dinner. No pressure to drink alcohol. I was just looking for something different from a typical vegan lunch or dinner and this place has a beautiful waterfront view with live music. I was told it is usually just one guy with a guitar. I stopped the other day and it was good music with a nice volume, not to loud to chat over. It should be a good place to hang out that is easy to move around and mingle with others in the group. This meetup starts at 5:00, but it is casual. If you work till 5:00 or after it is fine to arrive a little late. We will probably be there at least a couple hours. They have a limited menu, but they do show salads which can be made into wraps and portobello mushrooms are an option that can be added to any salad or wrap. A Portobello Italian sandwich could also be vegan if the cheese was omitted. The owners own about a dozen restaurants in Sarasota. None of their restaurants had any vegan options not long ago. Now they have a some different vegan options at multiple restaurants. This event can happen rain or shine. The tiki bar / restaurant has a large tiki roof that covers both the large bar and many tables. They also have heaters and sides they can zip down if the weather is cool. Behind the tiki roof is several long picnic tables waterside that would be great if the weather is warm. They light tiki torches after sunset. If we get a good size group going I will request the location based on the expected attendance and weather a day or two prior as they only take reservations for larger groups. I am always open to meetup suggestions or if anyone would like to help plan and / or host events let me know. I am planning to get this group active and growing again. It's a goal to meet more veggie friends in 2018! :-)

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This group is for friendly people interested in the vegan lifestyle who want to have fun, share awesome tasty food and socialize with like-minded people in a relaxed comfortable atmosphere. There are many reasons to choose this lifestyle from compassion and love for animals, animal rights, health, environmentalism to kindness and peace. You do not have to be vegan to be part of this group. Vegetarians and veg curious people are welcome to join with no pressure, but you must respect our lifestyle choice. Remember this is a vegan group please do not order or eat meat, fish, seafood, cheese, dairy, eggs, honey or other items containing animal products at this groups events or you may be removed from the group.

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I am aiming for a fun, happy, enjoyable and respectful group of like-minded people.

If you RSVP for an event and don't show up and you didn't update your RSVP to indicate you were no longer going you may be deleted from the group. Most of the time we have seats reserved for the people signed up to attend and need a accurate count. Restaurants plan with reserved seating, employees and amount of vegan food needed. I don't want members leaving a bad impression of our group where we are not welcome back.

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I always look forward to meeting more veggie friends. Don't worry about attending an event alone as this is a very welcoming group.

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