Work It Out

Five Local Online Workshops to Try This Summer

From belly dance to furniture restoration, there's something for everyone.

07/08/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Back at it

Venice Farmers Market Reopens Saturday

The market is the first in the area to reopen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Market Watch

Want to Invest in Wine? Here Are Some Tips on How to Get Started

For the serious wine lover, collecting fine and rare bottles can be a wonderful experience.

07/07/2020 By Bob McGinn

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in North Manatee County

Five restaurants where people from Parrish, Ellenton, Palmetto and Terra Ceia like to gather.

07/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Takeout Time

Thai Seed Supplies the Flavors of Bangkok to the University Town Center Area

The restaurant is currently offering dine-in service up to 25 percent of its capacity, plus takeout with curbside service.

07/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Beyond Bananas

Six Delicious Summer Fruits to Try Right Now

An assortment of seasonal suggestions to get your hands on before they're gone.

07/02/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Survey Says...

Survey Finds Most Floridians Think It's Important to Wear Masks in Restaurants

According to a new survey, eight in 10 Floridians say it's either "very" or "somewhat" important to don a mask while visiting a restaurant.

06/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

First Look

Willow's Cafe Brings More Breakfast, Lunch Options to the Rosemary District

The restaurant, which opened in April, serves everything from simple egg-based breakfasts to sandwiches, wraps and salads.

06/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Independence Day

How to Pick the Perfect Wine for Your Fourth of July Celebration

For a throwback experience, consider Madeira, a favorite drink in America before the Revolutionary War.

06/29/2020 By Bob McGinn

Breaking

Florida Is Shutting Down Bars Again Because of COVID-19

The state issued the order the same day it was reported that Florida had 8,942 new confirmed cases of COVID-19, a single-day record.

06/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get Your Fixe

Bradenton's Excellent Château 13 Reopens With a New Prix Fixe Menu

The restaurant was a hit as soon as it opened its doors last year. After a prolonged shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's back.

06/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Roast master

Coffee-Roasting Company Brings Ethiopian Blends to Sarasota

Blane Charlot, the owner of Buna Roaster, is gaining local recognition for her small-batch blends.

06/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Expanded menu

More Food and Drink Options Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The developers behind Waterside Place recently announced that the project will be home to Duck Donuts, Atria Bread + Coffee and CROP Juice.

06/23/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

G's Southern Kitchen Dishes Up Terrific Takeout in a Golf Course Clubhouse

The restaurant offers an eye-catching selection of chicken wings, sandwiches, salads and sides.

06/23/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Overtime

Which Restaurants Are Extending Their Savor Sarasota Deals?

We're keeping a running list of which local restaurants are continuing to offer their prix fixe lunch and dinner deals.

06/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Ice age

Stay Cool This Summer With These Delicious Frozen Treats

Chill out with locally made gelato, ice cream, popsicles, Italian ices and more.

06/18/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Day Drinking

First Watch Starts Serving Alcohol

It's the first time the restaurant chain has sold alcohol since its first location opened in 1986.

06/18/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Spring Cleaning

Clásico Has a New Look, a New Menu and a New Chef

It's the restaurant's first extensive refresh since it opened roughly eight years ago.

06/16/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in Palmer Ranch

Five restaurants where the folks in Palmer Ranch like to get together.

06/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Papa presents

Father's Day Gifts for Dads Who Love Wine

Remember: It's the thought that counts, not the price tag.

06/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker