Social Eatery & Bar, which opened on First Street in 2012 to much buzz, lives up to its hype. With its city-chic interior design and outdoor patio space, it’s an excellent post-work happy hour or dinner spot. And it’s a natural stop for a late-night bite and libation, thanks to its late (for Sarasota) hours and proximity to Florida Studio Theatre and downtown attractions. Our recommendations? Any of the selections from the “Meatballeria” section of the menu, one of the restaurant’s signature wood-fired pizzas or the Butcher’s Table special. Don’t forget the cocktail, either.