Looking at the readership data on Sarasota Magazine's top food and drink stories from this year, it's clear that people love a good list. Several of our top 10 most-read stories were lists of top restaurants, some of them categorized by type of food and others by geographical location. In addition to the lists, a few fun food news stories broke into the upper rankings. People apparently love ice cream and bars, and so do we.

Here's our list of the top 10 most popular Sarasota Magazine food and drink stories from 2021:

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now—and what to order when you're there.

The Best Pizza in Sarasota

We tasted pizzas for weeks to bring you our 22 favorite pizza pie spots, from hole-in-the-wall strip-mall joints to fine-dining restaurants.

Sarasota Ice Cream Maker Wins Big at National Ice Cream Competition

Yoder’s Southern Creamery was recognized for its classic vanilla, as well as its non-dairy peanut butter brownie flavor.

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

Sarasota’s Coolest New Bar Is Tucked Inside the Back of a Liquor Store

Dive Wine & Spirits is your new destination for a great cocktail.

Where the Locals Eat in Venice

From sunup to sundown, Venice residents have plenty of options for a great meal. Here are 13 of our favorites.

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Sarasota

From French to Vietnamese, there’s something for every palate in downtown Sarasota.

How to Find What’s in Season in Florida

Florida has a unique growing season. Here’s a month-by-month guide to what the state’s farms are typically producing.

The 39 Best Breakfast Spots in Sarasota-Manatee

Our comprehensive guide to the region’s finest breakfast destinations. (And yes, the Waffle House is included.)

A Conversation With Chef Erin French, Star of The Lost Kitchen

“When you grow up in America, there’s all this pressure to be perfect. But that sets us up for failure.”

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