Taste The Rainbow the Whole Month of June

Project Pride’s annual Taste of Pride event—celebrating the flavor and diversity of our colorful community—will have you seeing, and tasting, the whole spectrum. 

From June 1st to June 30th, those fun and fabulous enough to participate will experience the best of Sarasota and Venice's LGBTQ-friendly businesses and the foods/beverages they have to offer. 

These local businesses will be offering a discount, pre-fix menu, or free item to celebrate pride month, with some adding rainbow items to the menu. Here are the places to go this June to get your rainbow-colored fixings and show your support for Pride Month!

Rainbow-Colored Bagel Sandwiches

Head to 99 Bottles Taproom & Bottleshop, where every weekend is a special New York Bagel Brunch menu on tap—including the coveted and popular rainbow-dyed bagels. For the month of June, 99 Bottles will be offering BOGO deals on the rainbow bagels. Try with a flavored cream cheese or add egg and bacon to make it a true breakfast sandwich. Best paired with a mimosa or glass of rose!

Rainbow Sprinkle Cookies & Ice Cream

Find great coffee and ice cream in an inspiring environment at Rise & Nye’s. From delicious lattes, cold brews and affogatos, to house-baked cookies and artisan ice cream flavors, enjoy a free rainbow sprinkled sugar cookie with any purchase here. And don’t forget to take a photo of you and your crew in front of their rainbow graffiti heart mural. 

Rainbow-Colored Margarita Flights

Circo is a spot for rare and/or interesting bourbons and mezcals, fun cocktails and classic margaritas. For Taste of Pride, Circo will be shaking things up with $4 rainbow-colored margaritas. As pretty in pink, purple, blue and green as they are, they’re just as refreshing on a hot June summer day in Sarasota!

Rainbow-Inspired Dessert Flight 

Head to The Ringling Grillroom inside The Ringling museum to have a unique meal in an unassuming atmosphere. The rich heritage, history and art of The Ringling can be found within the restaurant, and they didn’t disappoint by preparing a specialty dessert for those who dine in for Taste of Pride. The Grillroom is also offering 15% off any food purchase during the month of June (excluding alcohol). 

Rainbow Pasta with Tri-Color Sauces 

Down in Venice, dine out at Ristorante San Marco to experience and enjoy the authentic, flavor-filled cuisine of Southern Italy. And definitely don’t miss out on getting your pasta fix in a rainbow affair. San Marco’s rainbow menu item for the month of June includes homemade rainbow pasta with tri-color sauces to savor your pride. 

Rainbow-Colored Cocktail & Dessert Pairing

Located in a historic building of downtown Sarasota, find the fine-dining and culinary team of Sage SRQ. With an award-winning and internationally-acclaimed chef of the LGBTQ community, enjoy two free glasses of Chef’s Selection of wine with the purchase of two entrees at dinner. Additionally, Sage will be offering a rainbow-colored cocktail and dessert pairing to top off the evening with some sweetness to cheers to. 

Lemon-Flavored Rainbow Donut & Cold-Pressed Juice 

A local staple for juices and other healthful beverages and bites is CROP. During Taste of Pride, take advantage of a special coconut-based lemon donut dipped in fresh strawberry glaze with dye-free rainbow sprinkles. Try some organic, colorfully vibrant and nutritious juices, and with a purchase of $20 or more, receive also a free 4-pack of classic CROP bites. 

Iced Teas & 5-Piece Rainbow Set of French Macarons

Recently opened in downtown, check out Elevation Tea Company’s new storefront. Starting out at a tea truck at the Sarasota Farmers Market, Elevation opened its doors to offer more of its all-natural flavored and healthful iced and hot teas. For June, receive BOGO free on all drinks at the storefront location (excludes upgrades, add-in’s and Nitro). In addition, its rainbow item available will be five French macarons in different colored flavors. 

Rainbow Sprinkle Cookie Shake 

Indulge extra the month of June and go all out to show our support for the LGBTQ+ community by stopping in at Sarasota’s own Shake Shack. The Sprinkle Cookie Shake (rainbow menu item) is made of cookie butter frozen custard hand-spun with rainbow crispies and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles. Better yet, enjoy a free fry with purchase (in-store only). 

Rainbow Sushi Roll 

Craving some sushi on your trip to Sarasota? Get your chopsticks ready for Kona Grill, where you’ll find the popular and stacked Rainbow Roll on the menu, a California roll, topped with tuna, salmon, shrimp and yellowtail. For the month of June, also enjoy 15% off your entire order. 

A Fresh Rainbow Salad 

Cooking from the ground up, find FAM’s Kitchen, which sources only the freshest ingredients, sourced locally and seasonally. Nurturing and elevating your tastebuds with honest food, enjoy a rainbow salad with balsamic dressing at FAM’s.

*Be sure to mention "TASTE of PRIDE" when ordering to receive your special item/discount.