Unity Awards

Meet Our 2017 Unity Award Winners

Our 2017 Unity Award winners see strengths in differences.

02/24/2017 By Sylvia Whitman, Susan Burns, and Anu Varma Photography by Barbara Banks

Best Restaurants 2017

Best Restaurants in Sarasota 2017

Here they are, in no particular order: our 62 top restaurants of 2017.

02/01/2017 By Staff

Sunshine Memories

100 Years of Sarasota History

Our history in words and pictures.

12/28/2016 Edited by Bob Plunket and Kay Kipling

Hot Properties

941CEO's 2016 Real Estate Awards

This year's top sales, deals and producers.

12/12/2016 By Kevin Allen

Neighborhood Snapshots

Your Guide to Sarasota Neighborhoods

From old-Florida beachy to bustling downtown, these hotspots have charms and amusements all their own.

12/01/2016 By Su Byron

Season Preview

A&E Season Preview 2016

Our top 24 picks in drama, dance, musicals, opera, art and more.

10/27/2016 By Kay Kipling, Ilene Denton, and Abby Weingarten


What Do Working Women Really Want?

Eight high-powered women put down their smartphones and pair up for candid conversations.

10/20/2016 By Susan Burns and Sylvia Whitman Photography by Matt Holler

Greater Good Awards

Meet Our 2016 Greater Good Awards Winners

Announcing our champions of corporate giving.

10/17/2016 By Susan Burns, Ilene Denton, and Sylvia Whitman Photography by Salvatore Brancifort

Fall Getaways

4 Perfect Fall Getaways

We're going leafing.

09/28/2016 By Megan McDonald, Cooper Levey-Baker, and Kay Kipling

Guide to Giving

Our 2016-2017 Guide to Giving

544 ways to volunteer, give back and love our city.


Power Players

Meet the 25 Most Influential Men and Women in Sarasota Today

Each of the 25 power players on our list wields major clout in our community.

08/31/2016 By Susan Burns, Tony D'Souza, Pam Daniel, Ilene Denton, Kay Kipling, and Cooper Levey-Baker

Platinum 100

Our 2016 Platinum 100

Our ultra-luxe look at the region's top 100 retailers, plus super-rich splurges, outrageous indulgences and more.

08/01/2016 By Ilene Denton, Heather Dunhill, and Felicity Warner

Best Bars

The Best Bars in Sarasota/Manatee

Life gets brighter, easier and a lot more fun in a great bar. Life gets brighter, easier and a lot more fun in a great bar. Here’s your guide to the region’s 31 best.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace, Susan Burns, Tim Dorsey, and Margo Rometo

Cheap Eats

The Best Cheap Eats in Sarasota-Manatee

25 dining destinations where a great meal costs $15 or less.

05/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Greater Good

941CEO Greater Good Awards

941CEO honors businesspeople who give back.

05/23/2016 By 941CEO Staff

Family Fun Guide

Ultimate Family Fun Guide

Make this your best family summer ever, with our guide to top camps, cool adventures, arts, crafts and more.

05/06/2016 By Ilene Denton, Heather Dunhill, Tony D'Souza, and Cooper Levey-Baker


The Best of Sarasota 2016

From cool new pleasures to classic treasures, our editors and readers pick what makes Sarasota great right now.

04/29/2016 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Get Wild

20 Great Local Outdoor Adventures

Hike! Bike! Paddle! Camp!

04/05/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Day Tripper

Great Florida Road Trips

24 great adventures on one tank of gas.

03/01/2016 By Scott Vogel, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Ilene Denton, and Pam Daniel

Rise & Dine

Your Guide to Sarasota’s Best Breakfast Spots

It’s easy to make a passable breakfast. It’s difficult to make an outstanding one.

01/25/2016 By Staff