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Bradenton as a culinary destination from Suncoast News June, 2016 "This is the best place and only place I have found where you walk into this restaurant as a stranger and leave as a family member. Open MIC night on Wednesdays is so fun!! You never know what to expect from young musicians talented singers poetry readings to Chef Jim and Donna Slawsky aka "Jims sweetie pie" doing a few sets to the whole place singing and dancing along. You may even get a cooking lesson too. Food is out of this world and causes quite a "bang" on the palate... Come out and check this place out I promise you will not be disappointed !!!!"  Aimee Gascon Amazing! My sister and brother-in-law needed a place to celebrate her graduation and stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant. Arts & Eats accommodated 20 people (we basically rented out the entire place) and set up one of the best buffets I have ever had in my life! They even included non-alcoholic drinks and desserts...all at one affordable fixed price. We had ravioli, salad, wild rice, veggies, a variety of indian foods, chicken, and the biggest shrimp I've ever seen. Arts & Eats even allowed us to hook up our phones/mp3 players to their stereo system and dance/have a good time! The owners even joined in on our celebration by playing the drums and lending us various musical instruments. Also, this place is beautiful! It's so well decorated and they have the most unique items on display and for sale. All in all, we all felt so comfortable and welcome...it was such a great experience. I would definitely recommend Arts & Eats and hopefully will get another opportunity to visit! Sarah K., Miami Bradenton Herald Cooking with Chef Jim Copening, May, 2016  Flavors of Persia Bradenton Herald Cooking with Chef Jim Copening, February, 2016 Cooking Under Water a la Sous Vide Bradenton Herald Cooking with Chef Jim Copening, December, 2015 A Prime Holiday Dinner (Prime Rib) Sarasota Herald Tribune Ticket, November 2nd, 2015   An interview with Chef Jim about his culinary background and influences. Bradenton Herald Cooking with Chef Jim Copening, October, 2015  Chef Jim explores Manatee's local foods and flavors Bradenton Herald, July 20th, 2015  Chef Jim writes about his Seafood Tagine Atchley Realty Blog, April, 2015 Spotlight on Arts & Eats Sarasota Magazine "Hot Dish" Arts & Eats' Lamb Tagine by Chef Judi Gallagher, May 2015 Femme Rouge, March, 2015   Profile of Arts & Eats Bradenton Herald March 11th, 2015  Chef Jim writes about "Coulis" Bradenton Herald, January 14th, 2015 Chef Jim writes about French and Japanese cooking Edible Sarasota, January, 2015 The magazine's feature about eateries in the Village of the Arts, including us. Bradenton Herald, November 19th, 2014  Chef Jim writes about Thanksgiving. Bradenton Herald, October 1st, 2014 Chef Jim writes about Burmese Breakfast, which he'll demonstrate at the first Bradenton Farmer's Market on Oct. 4th. Bradenton Herald, August 20th, 2014 Chef Jim writes about ethnic culinary adventures. Trip Advisor Reviews Bradenton Herald, June 25th, 2014  Chef Jim writes about summer foods Bradenton Times, May 28th, 2014  Article about Gov. Scott recognition for health and safety Sean Murphy of the Beach Bistro praising Chef Jim's Vichyssoise, December 2013 Mention of us in the Bradenton Herald applauding our marketing on Trip Advisor.  Bradenton Herald article with Chef Jim on the cover.  Discusses his free demo at the Farmer's Market, February, 2013 Yelp Reviews This Week in Sarasota article, July 2012 Bradenton Herald article about the Village of the Arts ArtWalk with Donna's fish mosaic, October 2012 Bradenton Herald article announcing Grand Opening, November 2012 Bradenton Herald article about the mayor's race mentioning the Grand Opening and need for support for the Village, November 2012 Bradenton Magazine announcement of the Grand Opening, November 2012 Bradenton Herald mention in editorial about the Village of the Arts, November 2012 Bradenton Herald Grand Opening Announcement in Food Section, November 2012 Bradenton Times article about Grand Opening, November 2012 Bradenton Times article announcing Grand Opening, November 2012 Sarasota Property Group Blog, November, 2012 Town Taster Review, 2012