I've been hearing that a brewpub, a restaurant that brews its own beer, was coming to Sarasota.
It's true. Mad Crow Brewery and Grill will open at the site of the old Rustic Grill at Fourth Street and Kumquat Court downtown.
I went by the place (it's on the Kumquat Court side of the building) this week -- nobody was there -- and saw that they have some of the brewing equipment installed, but it looks like it might be a while before they open.
This is exciting news. Mad Crow would be the second brewpub in Sarasota County after the Sarasota Brewing Co. in Gulf Gate.