Testosterone is a crucial hormone for men and plays an important role throughout the male lifespan. Most of a male's testosterone is produced through the testicles. Also called the male sex hormone, testosterone starts playing its part during puberty.
When a male goes through puberty, testosterone helps males develop:
As boys turn to men and men grow older, testosterone levels deplete naturally. Sometimes, events like injuries and chronic health conditions like diabetes can lower testosterone levels. Unfortunately, when a man loses too much T, it results in hypogonadism. When this happens, the testosterone must be replaced, or the male will suffer from symptoms like muscle loss, low libido, and even depression.
TRT is exactly what it sounds like: a treatment option for men that replaces testosterone so that your body regulates hormones properly and restores balance to your life. Also called androgen replacement therapy, TRT alleviates the symptoms that men experience with low T.
Originally lab-synthesized in 1935, testosterone has grown in popularity since it was produced. Today, TRT and other testosterone treatments are among the most popular prescriptions in the U.S.
Without getting too deep into the science, TRT works by giving your body the essential testosterone it needs to function correctly. As the primary androgen for both males and females, testosterone impacts many of the body's natural processes â especially those needed for overall health. For example, men with low T are more prone to serious problems like cardiovascular disease and even type-2 diabetes.
When your body quits making enough testosterone, it causes your health to suffer until a solution is presented. That's where TRT and anti-aging medicine for men can help. TRT helps balance your hormones and replenish your depleted testosterone. With time, your body will begin to heal, and many symptoms like low libido and irritability begin to diminish.
For men, aging is the biggest contributor to lower testosterone levels, though there are other causes like obesity, drug abuse, testicular injuries, and certain prescribed medications. Sometimes, long-term health conditions like AIDS, cirrhosis of the liver, and kidney disease can lower testosterone levels.
When a man's testosterone levels drop significantly, it alters his body's ratio of estrogen and testosterone. Lower testosterone levels cause more abdominal fat, which in turn results in increased aromatase, which converts even more testosterone into estrogen.
If you're concerned that you might have low T, you're not alone. Millions of men in the U.S. feel the same way. The best way to find out if your testosterone is low is to get your levels tested.
For sustainable testosterone replacement therapy benefits, you must consult with hormone doctors and experts like those you can find at Global Life Rejuvenation. That way, you can find the root cause of your hormone problems, and our team can craft a personalized HRT plan tailored to your needs.
One of the most common reasons that men choose TRT is because they have lost that "spark" with their partner. It's not easy for a man to hear that they're not performing like they used to. Intimacy is a powerful part of any relationship. When a once-healthy sex life dwindles, it can cause serious relationship issues.
The good news is that low libido doesn't have to be a permanent problem. TRT and anti-aging medicines help revert hormone levels back into their normal range. When this happens, many men have a more enjoyable life full of intimacy and sex drive.
Weak erections â it's an uncomfortable subject for many men in the U.S. to talk about. It's even worse to experience first-hand. You're in the midst of an intimate moment, and you can't do your part. Despite being perfectly normal, many men put blame and shame upon themselves when they can't achieve an erection. And while the inability to perform sexually can be caused by poor diet, obesity, and chronic health conditions, low testosterone is often a contributing factor.
Fortunately, weak erections are a treatable condition. The best way to regain your confidence and ability in bed is to speak with your doctor. Once any underlying conditions are discovered, options like TRT may be the best course of treatment.
Do you find it harder and harder to work out and lift weights in the gym? Are you having problems lifting heavy items that you once had no problem lifting?
Recent studies show that when men are inactive, they lose .5% of muscle strength every year, from ages 25 to 60. After 60, muscle loss doubles every decade. While some muscle loss is common as men age, a significant portion can be tied to low testosterone levels. When a man's T levels drop, so does his muscle mass.
Testosterone is a much-needed component used in gaining and retaining muscle mass. That's why many doctors prescribe TRT Vamo, FL, for men having problems with strength. One recent study found that men who increased their testosterone levels using TRT gained as much as 2.5 pounds of muscle mass.
Whether your gym performance is lacking, or you can't lift heavy items like you used to, don't blame it all on age. You could be suffering from hypogonadism.
If you're like millions of other men in their late 20s and 30s, dealing with hair loss is a reality you don't want to face. Closely related to testosterone decline and hormone imbalances, hair loss is distressing for many men. This common symptom is often related to a derivative of testosterone called DHT. Excess amounts of DHT cause hair follicles to halt their production, causing follicles to die.
Because hair located at the front and crown is more sensitive to DHT, it grows slower than other follicles and eventually stops growing permanently. Thankfully, TRT and anti-aging treatments for men in Vamo, FL, is now available to address hair loss for good.
While it's true that you can't change your genes, you can change the effects of low testosterone on your body. Whether you're suffering from thinning hair or hair loss across your entire head, TRT and other hormone therapies can stop hair loss and even reverse the process.
Also called "man boobs," gynecomastia is essentially the enlargement of male breast tissue. This increase in fatty tissue is often caused by hormonal imbalances and an increase in estrogen. For men, estrogen levels are elevated during andropause. Also called male menopause, andropause usually happens because of a lack of testosterone.
If you're a man between the ages of 40 and 55, and you're embarrassed by having large breasts, don't lose hope. TRT is a safe, effective way to eliminate the underlying cause of gynecomastia without invasive surgery. With a custom HRT and fitness program, you can bring your testosterone and estrogen levels back to normal before you know it.
Decreased energy was once considered a normal part of aging. Today, many doctors know better. Advances in technology and our understanding of testosterone show that low T and lack of energy often go hand-in-hand.
If you're struggling to enjoy activities like playing with your kids or hiking in a park due to lack of energy, it could be a sign of low T. Of course, getting tired is perfectly normal for any man. But if you're suffering from continual fatigue, a lack of enjoyment, or a decrease in energy, it might be time to speak with a doctor.
Whether you're having a tough time getting through your day or can't finish activities you used to love, TRT could help.
A study from 2011 showed that men who lose a week's worth of sleep can experience lowered testosterone levels â as much as 15%, according to experts. Additional research into the topic found almost 15% of workers only get five hours of sleep (or less) per night. These findings suggest that sleep loss negatively impacts T levels and wellbeing.
The bottom line is that men who have trouble sleeping often suffer from lower testosterone levels as a result. If you find yourself exhausted at the end of the day but toss and turn all night long, you might have low T.
TRT and anti-aging medicines can restore your T levels back to normal, which can help you sleep better with proper diet and exercise.
You're feeling down about everything, and there's no solid explanation for why you're in such a crummy mood. Your daily life is great and full of success, but you can't help but feel unexcited and unmotivated. If you're experiencing symptoms like these, you may be depressed â and it may stem from low testosterone.
A research study from Munich found that men with depression also commonly had low testosterone levels. This same study also found that depressed men had cortisol levels that were 67% higher than other men. Because higher cortisol levels lead to lower levels of testosterone, the chances of severe depression increase.
Depression is a very real disorder and should always be diagnosed and treated by your doctor. One treatment option gaining in popularity is TRT for depression. Studies show that when TRT is used to restore hormone levels, men enjoy a lighter, more improved mood. That's great news for men who are depressed and have not had success with other treatments like anti-depression medicines, which alter the brain's chemistry.
Ask anyone over the age of 50 how their memory is, and they'll tell you it wasn't what it used to be. Memory loss and lack of concentration occur naturally as we age â these aren't always signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
However, what many men consider a symptom of age may be caused by low testosterone. A 2006 study found that males with low T levels performed poorly on cognitive skill tests. These results suggest that low testosterone may play a part in reducing cognitive ability. If you're having trouble staying on task or remembering what your schedule is for the day, it might not be due to your age. It might be because your testosterone levels are too low. If you're having trouble concentrating or remembering daily tasks, it could be time to talk to your doctor.
Why? The aforementioned study found that participating men experienced improved cognitive skills when using TRT.
Even though today's society is more inclusive of large people, few adults enjoy gaining weight as they age. Despite their best efforts, many men just can't shed the extra pounds around their midsections, increasing their risk of heart disease and cancer.
Often, male weight gain is caused by hormone imbalances that slow the metabolism and cause weight to pile on. This phase of life is called andropause and happens when there is a lack of testosterone in the body. Couple that with high cortisol levels, and you've got a recipe for flabby guts and double chins.
Fortunately, TRT treatments and physician-led weight loss programs can correct hormone imbalances and lead to healthy weight loss for men.
Sermorelin is a synthetic hormone peptide, like GHRH, which triggers the release of growth hormones. When used under the care of a qualified physician, Sermorelin can help you lose weight, increase your energy levels, and help you feel much younger.
Human growth hormone (HGH) therapy has been used for years to treat hormone deficiencies. Unlike HGH, which directly replaces declining human growth hormone levels, Sermorelin addresses the underlying cause of decreased HGH, stimulating the pituitary gland naturally. This approach keeps the mechanisms of growth hormone production active.
Benefits of Sermorelin include:
Ipamorelin helps to release growth hormones in a person's body by mimicking a peptide called ghrelin. Ghrelin is one of three hormones which work together to regulate the growth hormone levels released by the pituitary gland. Because Ipamorelin stimulates the body to produce growth hormone, your body won't stop its natural growth hormone production, which occurs with synthetic HGH.
Ipamorelin causes growth hormone secretion that resembles natural release patterns rather than being constantly elevated from HGH. Because ipamorelin stimulates the natural production of growth hormone, our patients can use this treatment long-term with fewer health risks.
One of the biggest benefits of Ipamorelin is that it is suitable for both men and women. It provides significant short and long-term benefits in age management therapies, boosting patients' overall health, wellbeing, and outlook on life. When growth hormone is produced by the pituitary gland using Ipamorelin, clients report amazing benefits.
Some of those benefits include:
Whether you are considering our TRT services, HRT for women, or our growth hormone peptide services, we are here to help. The first step to turning back the hand of time starts by contacting Global Life Rejuvenation.
Our friendly, knowledgeable TRT and HRT experts can help answer your questions and walk you through our procedures. From there, we'll figure out which treatments are right for you. Before you know it, you'll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than you have in years!866-793-9933
MIAMI — The Florida Panthers will kick off their 30th season back where it all began (or at least close to it) as their first celebrations will begin in Miami-Dade County.The Panthers spent their first five seasons playing at Miami Arena in Overtown and have rarely held official events south of the Broward County line since moving north.That will change next month when the teams holds two fan events in the Miami area — the first in Little Havana and the second in northwest Hialeah....
MIAMI — The Florida Panthers will kick off their 30th season back where it all began (or at least close to it) as their first celebrations will begin in Miami-Dade County.
The Panthers spent their first five seasons playing at Miami Arena in Overtown and have rarely held official events south of the Broward County line since moving north.
That will change next month when the teams holds two fan events in the Miami area — the first in Little Havana and the second in northwest Hialeah.
On Sept. 9, the Miami Marlins will celebrate 30 years of kinship with the Panthers as they play host to the Los Angeles Dodgers at Marlins Park.
The Panthers will then hold a Vamos Gatos block party on Sept. 22 at Hialeah Trail Park off of I-75 just south of Miramar.
While the Panthers and Marlins usually have reciprocal events during their respective seasons, this one will include a special t-shirt to commemorate the two organizations being born in the same year and of the same ownership and management teams.
The Marlins and Panthers were started by the late H. Wayne Huizenga and shared the same inaugural year, the Broward billionaire eventually sold both teams by 2000.
As has been the case in past years with Anton Lundell and Matthew Tkachuk, at least one member of the Panthers will throw out the ceremonial first pitch.
The Marlins say there will be “player appearances and an in-game takeover featuring Stanley C. Panther and Viktor E. Ratt.”
The ticket package sold through the Marlins includes a game ticket for the Marlins/Dodgers game as well as the t-shirt.
A portion of the proceeds benefit the Florida Panthers Foundation.
The Marlins are in the midst of their 30th anniversary season and wear retro 1993-era uniforms on Friday home games.
The Panthers, who started a few months after the Marlins did in 1993, have no plans to bring back retro jerseys for the upcoming season.
The Vamos Gatos event in Hialeah is free to the public and will run from 6-8 p.m. with food trucks, giveaways, games, music and more.
Since the Panthers will have started training camp by then, players may appear as well.
FLORIDA PANTHERS ON DECK
Special to The News-PressLast year, Florida’s sandy beaches and bustling bars were open for business. So was the coronavirus. Looking back, the state’s refusal to shut down the party to bring in tourism dollars cost thousands of lives.Now it’s tequila déjà vu. Despite many colleges and universities eliminating or adjusting spring breaks from the University of Delaware to the University of Michigan, students (and many adults) are already out in full force across the state’s beaches. With Flo...
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Last year, Florida’s sandy beaches and bustling bars were open for business. So was the coronavirus. Looking back, the state’s refusal to shut down the party to bring in tourism dollars cost thousands of lives.
Now it’s tequila déjà vu. Despite many colleges and universities eliminating or adjusting spring breaks from the University of Delaware to the University of Michigan, students (and many adults) are already out in full force across the state’s beaches. With Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ executive order preventing localities from enforcing mask mandates, and his new order wiping out unpaid fines, public health efforts have little teeth.
So Florida, now is the time to bring in the big guns. By guns, I mean Tom Brady and his right arm, which he can now use to throw masks across the land. Call in “The Rock” too.
Dwayne Johnson is apparently one of the nicest men ever, a man who is not ashamed to play tea party with his daughter and well placed to encourage COVID etiquette among the in-crowd.
We know that the time for action is now. Last year, a study tracked how COVID-19 followed 2020 spring breakers back home, using their smartphones to track them and their virus from their party scenes. The study, College Student Travel Contributed to Local COVID-19 Spread had a database of 1,326 universities and 7.5 million university students across the United States. Students who traveled to popular Florida spring break destinations contributed more to the spread of the virus compared to the average student. We don’t want a repeat.
College students are among last on the vaccination roll-out unless classified as essential workers or have a health condition. To date, 28 percent of the US population have been vaccinated, reminding us that we are not at our goal of a 70 to 90 per cent target vaccination needed to acquire resistance to the virus, reaching herd immunity.
As a professor in Michigan, I watched my sister, Cheryl Vamos, an associate professor of public health at University of South Florida go through the first wave when it hit last year. I watched the video of the young man boasting “If I get Corona, I get Corona, it’s not going to stop me.” She described last year’s pandemic as “surreal” with so many unanswered questions, even as spring breakers were allowed to let their party flags fly. No one knew any better.
Now we do. But last month the nation witnessed the mask-less Super Bowl festivities in Tampa. The outcome was Hillsborough County’s health department launching a national effort to track COVID-19 cases connected to other states and celebrations associated with the Super Bowl as a potential super-spreader. The more this happens, the more work lands on public health officials.
In preparation for spring break 2021, Miami Beach voted on a 7-week plan to enforce COVID-19 measures such as mask use and social distancing, including ads with the slogan ‘Vacation Responsibly.’ On March 20, the city of Miami Beach declared a state of emergency, including a 8pm curfew in hopes to control unruly spring break crowds. Bring in reinforcements like star power to help reiterate everyday COVID-19 public health measures we should all know very well by now.
So far in Florida there have been more than 32,000 deaths, with the number of new cases over 5,000 and on the increase. My sister described public health as a “team sport,” but says that not everyone is giving it their best effort. “Behavior change can be hard and it’s even harder when people think they are not at risk,” she said.
Some people just don’t get it. Others have become desensitized, an effect referred to as psychic numbing – the more who die, the less we care. Experts at USF Health explained that people who normally wear masks may choose not to do so among crowds relating this behavior to a social phenomenon, image, inconvenience, and risk-taking.
Should state and public health officials encourage celebrities to use their platform, although private citizens, to help save countless lives, to combat the pandemic? During an ongoing global health crisis, yes.
As more spring breakers pour onto Florida beaches, now is the time for the state to call upon its new number one resource, Tom Brady. Invite Brady to be the voice to spread COVID-19 messages for his newly chosen state. This gives the football hero a second chance following his Super Bowl MVP speech, where he gave up the opportunity to send important public health messages to millions of people, such as ‘wear a mask.’ We have seen how he promotes a healthy lifestyle by drinking those fruit smoothies, but what’s more healthy than avoiding the plague?
Influencers — whether it's a celebrity like Brady or the Rock, or sponsored campus social media stars like Baylor University twins Brooklyn and Bailey, or a community leader on the ground — all can help. The hope is to be a role model, wearing masks in public, washing hands and staying socially distant - even after being vaccinated, even on the beach, even after a tequila or two.
Sandra Vamos is an associate professor of public health at Western Michigan University.
This new exciting show features authentic Latin music an a lively and exciting show that is sure to please all audiences. This Latin dance show features heavy interaction with the audience, and is one of the most fast paced and energetic shows we’ve seen at Universal Studios.We found the performers to be energetic and enthusiastic, able to connect with the audience and create exciting guest interactions.The show features dancers set to Latin American music. It begins with just the dancers, in a high energy dance number th...
This new exciting show features authentic Latin music an a lively and exciting show that is sure to please all audiences. This Latin dance show features heavy interaction with the audience, and is one of the most fast paced and energetic shows we’ve seen at Universal Studios.
We found the performers to be energetic and enthusiastic, able to connect with the audience and create exciting guest interactions.
The show features dancers set to Latin American music. It begins with just the dancers, in a high energy dance number that mixes modern musical flair with classic design.
The dancers quickly split off into groups to show their skill within a more intimate setting, allowing the audience to focus on individual performance groups.
The two person pairings allow the dancers to shine, doing impressive moves that relate back to the cultural heritage the show is based on.
After pairing up, the dancers split off to dance on their own, showcasing their own unique skills and wonderful choreography.
First, the women take the stage, utilizing how the dresses spin to create a whirlwind of a effect, prior to the men taking the stage.
The men then take the stage for a showcase of their dancing skills.
The groups then pair up before inviting the audience for guest interaction. It is important to note that the dancing couples feature people of the same sex as well, working well to include people of all orientations. This is a unique sight for Universal shows, and goes far to help create a welcoming atmosphere for all guests who visit the park.
Audience members are invited to dance on stage with the performers, and are taught to twirl and dance in conjunction. This was one of the most interactive and high energy shows we have seen at Universal Studios Orlando.
Audience members were invited to join a dance line, which added to the excitement and atmosphere around the show.
Those who viewed the show compared it to a combination of “West Side Story” and “In The Heights,” which we would agree with. Overall, this is a wonderful high energy addition to the park. This can be caught between Louie’s Italian Restaurant and Häagen-Dazs.
Watch the full show below:
What do you think of this addition to the parks? Will you be watching this soon? Let us know in the comments below.
As a part of the ongoing refurbishments and improvements to Disney’s BoardWalk Inn, Dundry’s Sundries is closing permanently on October 3rd to make way for a new coffee shop. While this takes away a merchandise location, all items are expected to be available in the Screen Door General Store nearby.
This update is one of many given the recent refurbishment of Disney’s Boardwalk Inn, and we are sure guests well be happy to have one more option for breakfast.
The entire state of Florida is now under a State of Emergency as Tropical Storm Ian approaches from the gulf of Florida. While the previous order issued by Governor Ron DeSantis only included 24 counties, the new order includes the entire state. While the previous order included Osceola County, which holds portions of Walt Disney World, the new order has a much larger effect. While there has been no statement yet on what Walt Disney World Resort will be doing for this storm, we are expecting a statement soon.
State and county partners met with Walt Disney World officials this morning to create a plan of action that will keep guests and Cast Members safe. Walt Disney World Resort is renowned for ensuring guest and Cast Member safety during hurricanes and other extreme weather. We have been keeping track of Tropical Storm Ian for days, and will continue to update you on any impacts to the resort.
Sarasota County leaders on Tuesday OKed a plan to upgrade the park with proceeds from the sale of one of the homes on the property. January 26, 2022 A county-owned, nearly 100-year-old Mediterranean Revival home on Vamo Drive is fresh on the real estate market, and proceeds from the eventual sale will go toward improving the public park next door. The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously in favor of the plan yesterday—a final decision that follows ...
Sarasota County leaders on Tuesday OKed a plan to upgrade the park with proceeds from the sale of one of the homes on the property.
January 26, 2022
A county-owned, nearly 100-year-old Mediterranean Revival home on Vamo Drive is fresh on the real estate market, and proceeds from the eventual sale will go toward improving the public park next door. The Sarasota County Commission voted unanimously in favor of the plan yesterday—a final decision that follows multiple public meetings at which area residents expressed what they wanted to happen at the property.
The Vamo Drive Park improvements will be done in two phases. Phase one, slated for completion in 2023, includes improvements to sidewalks; expanded parking; upgrades to the existing small watercraft launch; replacing the existing boat dock with a fishing pier; installation of picnic shelters, tables and benches; construction of stormwater management; and native landscaping.
The director of Sarasota County’s Parks, Recreation and Natural Resources Department, Nicole Rissler, said Tuesday that the launch site will be limited to non-motorized boats due to the water’s shallow depth. “We don’t want to promote anything larger so we can protect seagrasses,” she said. “We’re also trying to balance the fact this is in a residential community.”
The Mediterranean Revival-style home sits on almost three acres of land that Sarasota County purchased in 2018 for more than $2.7 million as part of its Neighborhood Parkland Acquisition Program, which focuses on acquiring land for parks. The property has a mangrove shoreline, 440 feet of waterfront on Little Sarasota Bay, old oak trees, a lawn area, an old dock, a small craft launch and one other historic, two-story lodge next door that the county will keep. It was built in 1900.
The second phase of the Vamo Drive Park improvements includes adding more amenities and kicks off the restoration and preservation of the two-story lodge, proposed to be used to house two public restrooms.
Rissler noted the cost to preserve and maintain the more than 100-year old lodge may be high, “but we intend to preserve it,” she said. She also said the Neighborhood Parkland Acquisition Program has a current balance of $8 million.
Both the lodge and the Mediterranean Revival home have been designated as “signigicant historical resources,” but neither has been recognized as historic by state or national groups. As long as proper permitting processes are followed, being on Sarasota County’s list does not preclude a property from being demolished. The buyer of 1710 Vamo Drive could tear down the 1925 home and rebuild on the property, or keep it and designate it as a historic structure.
The sale price of the Mediterranean Revival home has yet to be determined, but based on the current housing market, and the close proximity to the water, the 1,766-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom home could fetch more than $500,000. A comparable 1924 home in the same style across the street sold for $710,000 in December 2020.
1092 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, (941) 244-0310, bayleafosprey.comWarm Indian spices abound at this cozy strip mall spot. Tuck into favorites like tikka masala or biryani, or try something new like Nirwana curry, a flavorful fish coconut stew. If you’re suffering from choice paralysis, swing by on the weekend for the buffet, which is offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. You won’t be disappointed....
1092 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, (941) 244-0310, bayleafosprey.com
Warm Indian spices abound at this cozy strip mall spot. Tuck into favorites like tikka masala or biryani, or try something new like Nirwana curry, a flavorful fish coconut stew. If you’re suffering from choice paralysis, swing by on the weekend for the buffet, which is offered from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday. You won’t be disappointed.
2301 N. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, (941) 313-9529, thebreakfastcottage.com
The Breakfast Cottage is a longtime Nokomis staple. Located in a Florida bungalow, the menu features plenty of morning-time items like omelets and Benedicts, but it’s the Monte Cristo that keeps us coming back. Honey-baked ham, roasted turkey and Swiss cheese nestled between two pieces of French toast? Yes, please.
801 Blackburn Point Road, Osprey, (941) 966-1901, caseykeyfishhouse.com
Perhaps the most iconic restaurant in Osprey and Nokomis, Casey Key Fish House brings the taste and ambiance of Old Florida to life. Pop in for a piña colada at the outdoor tiki bar, or relax on the patio with conch fritters and a grouper sandwich. Whatever you order, you’ll be mesmerized as you watch the boats navigate through the historic Blackburn Point Bridge. If you’re lucky, you may even catch a Stephen King sighting.
801 S. Tamiami Trail, Nokomis, (941) 412-4334, cafeevergreen.net
When you’re in the mood for something healthy, Café Evergreen has you covered. This small eatery packs a big punch in the flavor department with options for vegans, vegetarians and omnivores. We love the cheesy quinoa cakes, which also come in a vegan iteration. Try them on their own, or order them in the “Super Vegan Wrap” for your daily dose of veggies.
1254 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, (941) 918-0288, kikusushigrillosprey.com
This brand-new Japanese spot has all the locals raving thanks to its comprehensive menu and top-notch execution. Select a sushi roll from an extensive list of offerings and prepare for maximum satisfaction. If raw fish isn’t your bag, never fear. Kiku also features hibachi-style options like chicken, steak, shrimp and more.
66 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, (941) 909-0743, thelocal.pizza
Located in “downtown” Osprey, Local Pizza is serving up some seriously good pie. Ingredient combinations skew Italian-style, like the “Right in the Kisser,” made with soppressata, fresh mozzarella and Calabrian chili honey. And while the pizza is fantastic, the salads steal the show. We love the roasted hearts of palm salad with roasted lemon vinaigrette for a light reprieve from a rich, cheesy pie.
106 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, (941) 966-9700, madmoes.com
If you only have a chance to visit Mad Moe’s once, order a burger. Trust us. Generous, juicy patties are cooked to your preferred temperature and topped in a variety of ways. We like to keep it traditional with pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and cheddar cheese, but there are plenty of other options to make your burger dreams come true. If you have extra room, throw in an order of wings and prepare to be wowed.
115 S. Tamiami Trail, Osprey, (941) 220-7463, maxstablesrq.com
This breakfast and lunch staple—named for the initials of the owners’ daughter—offers consistently delicious fare. The dining room is bright and cheerful and the food is fantastic, with choices that run the gamut from healthy to traditional to nap-inducing. We particularly love the corned beef hash with over-easy eggs for a satisfying weekend brunch. Don’t forget to order the French fries, which we argue are the best in town.
112 Circuit Road, Nokomis, (941) 488-3177, popssunsetgrill.com
Soak up the Intracoastal views at Pop’s Sunset Grill (also pictured at top). This expansive waterfront stop has it all: live music, delicious food and the friendliest staff around. Pull up to the bar for a refreshing cocktail paired with fish tacos or shrimp ceviche for a taste of the good life. Before you head home, scoot over to Nokomis Beach, just across the bridge.
2033 Vamo Way, Sarasota, (941) 966-5688, roesslersrestaurant.com
We know this classic continental restaurant is technically in south Sarasota, but since it’s less than a mile from the Osprey border, we think it deserves to be included. The beautiful property overlooks a pond setting complete with a gazebo and footbridge, for surroundings you would never believe is a stone’s throw from U.S. 41. While we love everything on the menu, the wiener schnitzel is the star thanks to chef Klaus Roessler’s German upbringing.