Dip In

Five Great Restaurant Dips and Spreads

Dip into something good.

12/27/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Year in Review

The Best Things We Ate in 2017

Meatballs, seafood, pasta and more: here are the dishes our editors are still dreaming about.

12/20/2017 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Hot Pockets

10 Bucks Or Less: EmpaCurious

A casual new Gulf Gate spot stuffs global flavors into doughy half-moons.

12/12/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Insider's Guide 2017

Sarasota's Barbecue Scene is Smokin' Hot

There's a restaurant for every kind of 'cue lover in Sarasota.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Six by the Sea

The Best Waterfront Dining in Sarasota-Manatee

Tampa Bay restaurant critic Laura Reiley on her favorite Sarasota-Manatee waterfront restaurants.

11/29/2017 By Laura Reiley

Thanksgiving 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving in Sarasota 2017

Don't feel like preparing a Thanksgiving feast at home this year? Here's your guide to local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.

11/14/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Tiki Time

Plans for a New Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Spark Protest

Should the City of Sarasota partner with private businesses to add a 200-seat restaurant and tiki bar to Lido Beach?

11/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Turkey Tipples

The Best Wines to Pair With Your Holiday Dinner

A master sommelier's cheat sheet.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Thanks for the Memories

The 12 Best Dishes Our Food Critic Ate This Year

Marsha Fottler shares her 12 top bites of 2016 (in no particular order).

11/01/2017 Photography by Marsha Fottler


The Best Happy Hours in Sarasota

A dozen hotspots where the drinks, food and deals will elevate your late-afternoon attitude.

10/31/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Dessert First

11 Pumpkin Treats Worth Splurging On

Can we interest you in an autumnal dessert?

10/17/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Top of the Shops

Four Cool Things About Sarasota's New Lucky's Market

A grocery store with beer on tap? Why yes, I would enjoy that, thanks.

10/13/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Feeling Lucky

The Grocery Shopping Landscape is Changing in Sarasota

Chef Judi says Lucky's Market is a welcome addition to Sarasota's growing grocery scene.

10/11/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Top of the Shops

Four Cool Things About Sarasota's New Lucky's Market

A grocery store with beer on tap? Why yes, I would enjoy that, thanks.

10/10/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

The Best Things We Ate in September

Perfect pancakes, accolade-worthy chopped salad, sensational fish and chips—and more.

10/04/2017 By Staff

Keep Calm and Get Your Pumpkin Spice On

Eight Local Places To Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix This Fall

These eight local coffee shops put their own unique spin on the ubiquitous PSL.

10/04/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Hut check

10 Bucks or Less: Tacos - To Go

A newish Bee Ridge taco shack gets it right.

10/03/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

La Dolce Vita

Seven Delicious Italian-Inflected Confections

It's amore with these sweet treats.

09/19/2017 By Marsha Fottler


Updated: These Sarasota Restaurants Are Open and Serving Food Post-Irma

Here's a preliminary list—we'll keep it updated throughout the week.

09/13/2017 By Staff

Gin Game

Six Great Local Gin Drinks

A cocktail classic mixer returns fresh and new. 

08/28/2017 By Marsha Fottler