Eat & Drink

Turf War

Del Taco Has Opened in Bradenton and Sparked a War of Words With a Nearby Taco Bell

Del Taco is a California-based chain that serves terrific fast food tacos, burritos and more.

3:57pm By Lauren Jackson

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Don't miss Selby Gardens' 'Lights in Bloom,' the Holiday Boat Parade of Lights on Sarasota Bay and a free day at Sarasota Art Museum.

12/08/2022 By Bethany Ritz

'Tis The Seasoning

These Local Shops Have The Best Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

We shopped around for the best food gifts in town, perfect for the aspiring chef in your life.

12/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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Florence and the Spice Boys Has Opened a Brick-and-Mortar Location

Modern Middle Eastern fare mixed with warm hospitality make for an ideal meal.

12/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Hot Noods

DalMoros Serves Up Pasta To Go on St. Armands Circle

The Venice, Italy-based franchise opened on John Ringling Boulevard last Wednesday.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Down Home

Snook Haven Restaurant Will Reopen In December, Pending Sarasota County Commission Approval

Post-Hurricane Ian repairs made by the Venice Pier Group are slated to begin immediately.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Chef Profile

After 17 Years in Downtown Sarasota, MéLange Chef Lan Bradeen Continues to Evolve

Thanks to Bradeen's focus and creativity, MéLange has become a downtown stalwart.

11/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Opa!

Michael's on East's November Epicurean Menu Shines a Light on Greece

The three-course, prix fixe menu is inspired by co-proprietor Michael Klauber's recent cruise to the Greek islands.

11/28/2022 By Lauren Jackson

La Ciociara

Primo Ristorante Has Closed. For Fans of Its Iconic Billboards, It's Another Example of a Vanishing Sarasota.

Chef-owner Maurizio Colucci looks back on the controversy that greeted the restaurant's billboards.

11/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Deep Red

Six California Pinot Noirs to Try This Holiday Season

A number of California small producers are bringing back pinot noir's depth and richness.

11/21/2022 By Bob McGinn

I Scream

Rise & Nye's Ice Cream Eating Contest Humbled Me

Isaac Eger competed in the shop's second annual Ice Cream Eating Championship and got rinsed.

11/17/2022 By Isaac Eger

So Fresh

Tampa's Naked Farmer and Punta Gorda's Fat Point Brewing Are Coming to UTC

Naked Farmer will bring farm-fresh food while Fat Point Brewing will offer sunshine-inspired brews.

11/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Turkey Twist

How Immigrants Blend American Thanksgiving Dishes With Their Own Culinary Traditions

We talked to six locals who moved here from elsewhere about how they celebrate this very American holiday.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Crazy Delicious

At Meshugana Deli in Gulf Gate, Jewish Food Reigns Supreme

Adam and Liz Woldman do Jewish deli right.

11/14/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Origin Story

For Our Eat & Drink Editor, a Lifelong Obsession With Food Started With Just One Dish

"I haven’t been back to Italy in almost 15 years, but I still prepare my favorite dishes from the country at least weekly," Jackson says.

11/12/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Noodle Nights

Where to Get Great Ramen in Sarasota

After years of waiting impatiently for more ramen, our restaurant scene is suddenly rich with options.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Impossibly Good

With Phenomenal Food and Strong Coffee, Project Is the Place to Be

The all-vegan menu will win over even the most militant meat-eaters.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

South County Update

Hurricane Ian Damaged Multiple Local Wine Bars. Here's How They're Faring.

Now is the time to show support for these great establishments.

11/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

You Ask, We Answer

Are Turkeys Becoming Less Flavorful?

Tasteless turkey is a common complaint, but one local farm is trying to serve a better bird.

11/09/2022 By Isaac Eger

You Bread My Mind

What is the Best Thanksgiving Side Dish, and Why Is it Stuffing?

Eat & Drink editor Lauren Jackson shares her beloved stuffing recipe.

11/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson