Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2019

Our editors and readers celebrate the best in dining, shopping, the arts and attractions.

05/06/2019

Happy Trails

The Ultimate Guide to Biking in Sarasota

Biking is the perfect way to appreciate our region.

05/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Gulf Feast

The Ultimate Guide to Great Gulf Seafood

Dive into our favorite fish houses, top seafood shops, the secrets of mullet-smoking and why clams are eco-friendly superstars.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

40th Anniversary

40 Years of Sarasota Magazine

People, memories and milestones.

02/27/2019

Life of the Party

How to Plan the Ultimate Party

One party can change everything.

01/25/2019 By Ilene Denton, Giulia Heyward, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Michael Riedel

Unity Awards 2019

Meet the Winners of Our 2019 Unity Awards

We’re a closer, brighter place thanks to the winners of our 2019 Unity Awards.

01/24/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Isaac Eger, Kay Kipling, Megan McDonald, and Ilene Denton Photography by Everett Dennison

True Romance

Love, Sarasota Style

Love blooms brightly in our seaside city.

01/24/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Taste the Tropics

Sarasota is a Paradise for Fruit Growing, Fruit Cooking and Fruit Eating

Discover the many ways to sample our backyard bounty.

01/03/2019 By Scott Mahler

Under the Influence

Three Social Media Hotshots Find Their Niche—and Their Audiences

How did fashion star Blair Eadie, comic Tiffany Jenkins and guitar man Sean Daniel become such social media powers?

01/02/2019 By Megan McDonald and David Hackett

Hot 'Hoods

Old, New, Enormous and Tiny, Here are Five Neighborhoods Where Everything’s About to Change

Five very different neighborhoods where real estate is sizzling.

01/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

Season Preview

Our Indispensable Guide to This Season's Best Shows

Our arts editor scoops up the don’t-miss tickets for the coming cultural season, from theater and music to comedy, dance and more.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Best Lunches

The 25 Best Lunch Spots in Sarasota

Where to go, what to order and how to relish the midday meal.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Female Factor

These Nine Extraordinary Women Are Transforming Sarasota-Manatee (and the World)

Nine trailblazers with big dreams and fresh ideas.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Weather Report

How Weather Shaped Our History

Pam Daniel and Robert Plunket consider the sunshine factor, hurricane havoc, fatal freezes—and more.

06/27/2018 By Pam Daniel and Robert Plunket

Best Brews

The Local Craft Beer Scene Just Keeps Growing

The industry here has seen an explosion of interest, with 11 breweries right in Sarasota-Manatee.

05/30/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Adventures in Reading

Sarasota Is a Reader's Paradise. Here's Where, How and Why to Get Lost in a Great Book.

Books, authors, libraries, clubs, shops—we're a reading-crazy town.

05/30/2018

Best of Sarasota 2018

The Best of Sarasota 2018

254 reasons to love Sarasota and Manatee.

04/26/2018

Taco Crazy

The Best Tacos in Sarasota-Manatee

We admit it. We’re addicted to this humble Mexican street food.

03/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Ships Ahoy!

Five Great Florida Cruises

These fabulous trips will float your boat.

03/28/2018

Road Trips

Five Perfect Spring Road Trips

Feeling a touch of spring fever? Take to the highway—and the waterways—for some fun destinations, from laid-back Sanibel/Captiva to historic Winter Park and beyond.

03/01/2018