Eat & Drink

Better With Age

Were Grapevines the First Domesticated Fruit?

New research suggests that domesticated grapes (and wine) are older than previously thought.

06/07/2023 By Bob McGinn

Eat This Now

Nine Sarasota Doughnuts to Eat Before You Die

From mochi to red velvet to pork-stuffed, these local doughnuts are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

06/01/2023 By Megan McDonald

Unfiltered Pleasures

Where to Find Natural Wine in Sarasota

From well-stocked wine shops to fun pizzerias, here's where to explore the emerging world of natural and biodynamic wines in Sarasota.

05/30/2023 By Caleb Guedes-Reed


The New Owen's Fish Camp in Lakewood Ranch Is Open

If you like the downtown Sarasota Owen's, you'll find plenty to enjoy here, too.

05/26/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Don’t miss Monday's Memorial Day parade, "Dunkirk" at The Bay Park and the Veg Head Music & Wine Festival.

05/25/2023 By Bethany Ritz

S Tier

Discovering Some New Favorite Wines at Forks & Corks

Our wine writer names his top picks from the huge annual wine bash.

05/17/2023 By Bob McGinn

Our Savor Returns

Savor Sarasota Returns June 1-14

Participating restaurants will offer special prix fixe menus to attract locals and visitors alike.

05/16/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Road Trip!

The Michelin Guide Awarded Three New Stars to Tampa Restaurants Last Night

In its second year evaluating Florida, the Michelin Guide selected three Tampa restaurants and one Miami restaurant to receive new stars.

05/12/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Off The Hook

Tommy Bahama Is Opening a New Restaurant and Retail Space in Lakewood Ranch

Slated to open in the spring of 2024, Marlin Bar will offer a combination of retail and dining at Center Point at Waterside.

05/10/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Down South

The Best Restaurants in Osprey and Nokomis

Venture to south Sarasota County for a taste of one (or all) of these great spots.

05/09/2023 By Lauren Jackson

World traveler

The Growing Profile of South African Wines

A recent event at Michael's Wine Cellar introduced our wine writer to a number of exciting vineyards.

05/03/2023 By Bob McGinn

The Big Time

Restaurant Review: Rocco's Tacos

Rocco’s Tacos has opened in Sarasota, and just one meal will tell you why the chain has been such a big success.

05/01/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Lime Time

Where to Find Sarasota’s Best Margaritas, Just in Time for Cinco De Mayo

A great margarita will never go out of style. Here are some of our favorites.

04/25/2023 By Megan McDonald, Allison Forsyth, and Lauren Jackson

Class Is in Session

How to Avoid Making a Fool of Yourself at a Wine Tasting

With the Forks & Corks Grand Tasting right around the corner, let's review some basic rules.

04/19/2023 By Bob McGinn

The Mother Lode

Make Your Reservations for Mother's Day at One of These Restaurants

Treat Mom to a delicious meal to show her how much she means to you.

04/19/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hot Hot Hot

Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

The past year has a big one for new restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Here are the ones that stand out.

04/18/2023 By Lauren Jackson

For Whom the Bell Tolls

'I Love Taco Bell. There, I Said It.'

In a state and a region that are overflowing with quality Mexican restaurants, does Mexican-inspired fast food even have a place? Our writer argues yes.

04/12/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Recipe For Success

Osteria Southside, a New Italian Restaurant, Opens Today

The new spot replaces Reef Cakes in Southside Village.

04/10/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Sneaky Tiki Peeky

A New Tiki Bar Has Opened on Palm Avenue

The minds behind pan-Asian restaurant Kojo are bringing tiki flair to Bar Hana, right next door.

04/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Are Wine Pours Shrinking?

And how much wine is in "a glass of wine," anyway?

04/05/2023 By Bob McGinn