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

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

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

Video

Let’s Learn How to Make a Jalapeño Watermelon Margarita

Via Zoom, Loaded Cannon Distillery's Michelle Russell shows us how to whip up a summer-friendly cocktail.

06/12/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fins up

Gecko's Cocktail Raises $10,000 for Mote

In 2018, Gecko's pledged to donate $1 for every sale of a new cocktail named in honor of Mote founder and world-renowned scientist Eugenie Clark.

06/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Expert Bartender Begins Offering Video Cocktail Tutorials

Unable to tend bar because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Rob Boyland has begun teaching people how to do it themselves.

04/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Buzz

Drink of the Month: El Melvin's Spicy Sweet Mezcal Cocktail

This spicy-sweet cocktail sets the bar at the new El Melvin Cocina Mexicana.

02/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

A Chili Cook-Off, a Whiskey Dinner and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a country concert and food truck rally and a community barbecue with the Sarasota Police Department.

01/08/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Happy New Year!

Your Guide to Celebrating New Year's Eve in Sarasota

The best spots for fireworks, Champagne toasts and midnight smooches.

12/26/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly Planner

Feasts of the Seven Fishes, Christmas Day Brunch and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Plus: the best places to find your holiday spirits.

12/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sober Up

More and More Bars Are Mixing Creative Non-Alcoholic Cocktails

It’s part of what some call a nationwide “sober curious” trend.

10/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

How Cool

Eskimo Bros.'s Clean Ice Makes Cocktails Taste Better

A Sarasota company is helping bartenders improve an often-overlooked ingredient: ice.

09/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What's the craic?

New Irish Pub Serves Up Comfort Food and Community

Irish 31, "the people's pub," brings Sarasota the luck of the Irish.

08/22/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Yo Ho Ho

Lakewood Ranch Distillery Opens Its Doors

Avast ye! The pirate-themed Loaded Cannon Distillery promises to entertain, educate and inebriate.

08/21/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Summertime sadness

How to Survive a Breakup, Sarasota Style

You might get through the five stages of post-breakup blues quicker if you follow our suggestions.

08/05/2019 By Olivia Letts

Mix it up

Four Cocktails That Will Boost Your Summer Pool Party

Four local bartenders picked their summertime favorites, and we took notes.

07/24/2019 By Hanna Powers

Blender bender

Five Great Piña Coladas

A well-made piña colada still remains a favorite poolside summer drink.

07/10/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Dive in

Six Fun Sarasota Dive Bars

Tired of the same ol' happy hour? These local dive bars are worth a shot.

06/18/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Bubble Bus

The Wandering Whale Offers a Boutique Bar Experience on Wheels

A new business brings the booze to you.

06/10/2019 By Hanna Powers

Slice capades

New Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Opens Friday

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria is situated in a beautifully rehabbed law office on the eastern edge of downtown Sarasota.

05/15/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker