Rescue Mission

Taste of Asia Nearly Closed Down for Good. Thank Goodness It Didn’t

While keeping its menu intact, the restaurant has made slight changes to how it does business.

12/09/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Giving grapes

What to Buy for the Wine Lover in Your Life This Holiday Season

There are thousands of wine-related gifts out there. Most of them useless, says our wine blogger, Bob McGinn.

12/06/2019 By Bob McGinn

Sweet spot

Sample Exotic Candies From Around the World at This Colorful Sarasota Shop

Dulcefina Candy & Sweets specializes in international candies and chocolates, with dozens of unusual brands and flavors.

12/06/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Copy and paste

Selva to Add Second Location Near University Town Center Mall

After 15 years in business, the ever-popular Sarasota restaurant Selva is expanding.

12/05/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekly Planner

A Seafood Festival, a Food Truck Rally and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a walking food and history tour and a mermaid festival.

12/04/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sky's the limit

New Oak & Stone Restaurant Opens

When completed, the new downtown Bradenton location will offer nice views of the Manatee River.

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coffee Klatch

What's Brewing at Burns Court's Project Coffee?

The new café has embarked on a social experiment.

12/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Side effects

Four Satisfying Sides (And One Recipe for a Terrific Holiday Casserole)

Chef Judi often prefers sides and salads to the main dish. Here are four of her favorites.

12/02/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Black Friday Brunch, a Brewery Craft Market and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: the always-fun downtown Sarasota Farmers Market and tasty barbecue at Calusa.

11/27/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Cheers!

How to Get the Most Out of Wine Events

Wine columnist Bob McGinn shares his top sip tips.

11/26/2019 By Bob McGinn

Agriculture

Visit Sarasota County, Discover DeSoto Update Local Farm Guide

The guide information on locally owned farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources.

11/25/2019 Photography by Staff

cake walk

This Rosemary District Bakery Lets You Make Your Cake and Eat It, Too

Discover your inner cake boss at Make It Swirl.

11/20/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Weekly Planner

A Taco Festival, a Friendsgiving Potluck and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: lessons on how to prepare holiday treats and a class in the subtle art of food photography.

11/20/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Ugly Delicious

'Ugly Produce' Delivery Company Begins Shipping to Florida

Misfits Market brings food that's not aesthetically pleasing enough for the grocery store right to your doorstep.

11/18/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Storage

New South Sarasota Detwiler's Farm Market Opens Wednesday

The store will hold a ceremonial "cutting of the pie," and the first 500 customers will get a gift card worth between $5 and $500.

11/18/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Openings

Blasé Bistro Brings French-Mediterranean Food to Southside Village

Blasé Café & Martini Bar's second location will open its doors on Nov. 14.

11/14/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Turn off the oven

Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving Day

Don't feel like cooking this year? Here are some great Sarasota restaurants offering special meals and takeout options.

11/14/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly Planner

A Murder Mystery Dinner Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a food track rally at JDub's and a special wine dinner at Grove.

11/13/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Pair well

How to Pick the Perfect Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving

There's no need to stress if you're tasked with selecting wine for the big meal.

11/12/2019 By Bob McGinn