Moments of Joy

A Home Chef ‘Travels’ to Her Beloved New Mexico in Her Kitchen

Online classes at the Santa Fe School of Cooking are helping her through the pandemic.

10:42am By Ilene Denton

Best salads

How to Get Your Hands on Great Salad Ingredients, Safely

Most local grocery stores are offering delivery or curbside service to keep you stocked with leafy greens and whatever other salad ingredients you fancy.

10:05am By Allison Forsyth

Squad goals

Food Delivery Service Wants to Hire 200 New Drivers in Sarasota

As demand for delivery from restaurants rises, so has the need for more drivers.

08/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hunger

Meals on Wheels Shifting Food Distribution for Manatee County Families

Meals on Wheels PLUS of Manatee has seen need spike because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

08/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Moment of Joy

There's Nothing Like Gorging on Mangoes in the Summer

July and August are peak months to enjoy this tropical fruit.

08/10/2020 By Susan Burns

Rising

New Pop-Up Restaurant Serves Sourdough Pizza and Other Italian Classics

Tralia is a family-run "virtual" restaurant that serves customers every Saturday.

08/10/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Cookie Monsters

New Cookie Company Delivers Fresh, Unique Flavors to Your Door

Suncoast Cookies is a new local business that delivers unique Florida-inspired sweets.

08/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

10 Bucks Or Less

Smoqehouse Specializes in Tasty Sandwiches

The restaurant replaced The Oaks Open Pit B-B-Q on the South Trail earlier this year.

08/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Is It Safe to Eat Out?

How Local Restaurants Are Handling COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Restaurants have instituted a number of new safety measures, but dozens of complaints about a lack of social distancing have been filed with the state.

08/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Moments of Joy

Moment of Joy: Sipping That Nitro Cold Brew With Sweet Cream

Cooper Levey-Baker has been working from home since March, and since he doesn't have regular access to his favorite coffee shops, he's come to rely on Starbucks.

07/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

Gyros & Seafood Express Gets Facelift, Adds Online Ordering System

The north U.S. 301 restaurant has something I'm hunting for more and more these days: a drive-through.

07/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers' Choice: Best Global Restaurants

Our readers voted for their favorite spots for Thai, sushi, pizza and more.

07/21/2020

Moments of Joy

Moment of Joy: Baking Through the Pandemic

A 25-pound bag of flour is a sweet distraction for this novice baker.

07/20/2020 By Ilene Denton

Breaking

The Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market Will Reopen Saturday, Aug. 1

The market has created what it calls a "customer code of conduct" for shoppers that includes wearing a mask and staying at least six feet apart from others.

07/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Plant Power

Where to Get the Best Plant-Based Burgers in Sarasota

Have a craving for a juicy burger, but looking for something meat-free? Here are some excellent plant-powered alternatives.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Pop, pop

New Popcorn Shop Opens

The former executive director of the Sarasota Farmers Market recently opened Uncle Phil's Organic Popcorn.

07/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Potato Party

Where to Get the Most Delicious French Fries in Sarasota

French fries come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some of our favorites.

07/13/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

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