Coming Attraction

Ruth's Chris Steak House Is Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The chain will join a shopping center that will also be home to a new Owen's Fish Camp and a new Italian restaurant.

4:07pm By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Dog(e)

A Bradenton Hot Dog Joint Is Now Accepting Dog-Themed Cryptocurrency

Willy-Yums Hotdogs and more can now take payment in—what else?—Dogecoin.

01/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Fast Track

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Announces 2022 Board Executive Committee

Anna Maria Oyster Bar owner John Horne will serve as vice-chair.

01/18/2022 By Staff

Keep it Unreal

Publix Is Carrying a New Line of Plant-Based Deli 'Meats' From a South Florida Native

Unreal Deli products mimic slices of corned beef, steak and roasted turkey.

01/14/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

In the Driver's Seat

Sarasota Food Truck Hires New Chef

Lisa Shields recently took the wheel at Hamlet's Eatery, which sets up at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime.

01/10/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tuesday Taco News

New Mexican Restaurant Coming to University Town Center Area

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar will open this summer.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke Shop

SRQ Cured Is Bringing Smoked Fish and Meat to a Store Near You

The smoked fish and charcuterie business's products can be found in markets and restaurants around town.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Unity Awards

With Rise & Nye's, Beaver Shriver Created a Workplace of Dignity for People With Developmental Disabilities

“It’s a human rights movement disguised as a coffee and ice cream shop."

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Consider the Shrimp

Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World’s Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

01/04/2022 By Alexander Lobrano

Resources

Transition Sarasota Launches 'Eat Local Guide'

The online guide showcases more than 250 local businesses.

12/28/2021 By Staff

2021 in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Food and Drink Stories of 2021

We published tons of food stories this year. Here are the 10 that people clicked on the most.

12/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Aging like fine wine

A Local Coffee Roaster Has Begun Selling Barrel-Aged Beans

Banyan Coffee Co. is aging beans in bourbon, rye, rum, tequila and wine barrels to impart extra flavor.

12/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Free & Freeish

Delicious and Cheap Spots to Grab a Bite in Sarasota-Manatee

From an incredible selection of Asian food to over-the-top doughnuts, you can eat well on a budget here.

12/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Window Wonderland

A New Bradenton Café Offers Coffee and Greek-Inspired Breakfast and Lunch Items

Kefi Streetside Cafe is located in a former bank converted into a walk-up outdoor café.

12/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Love at First Bite

Vampire Penguin Serves Up Unique Frozen Treats

Offering a light, fluffy alternative to ice cream, shaved snow has arrived at The Landings.

12/15/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

On Island Time

How to Visit Longbeach Village

Where to eat and what to do.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast track

State Street Restaurant Names New Chef

State Street Eating House + Cocktails recently hired a new executive chef: Michelle Wolforth.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Special occasion

Where to Get Christmas Dinner in Sarasota This Year

Ten great places to dine at or get takeout from on Christmas Eve and Day.

12/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fresh news

The Manatee County NAACP Has Started a New Monthly Farmers Market

The next one takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 11.

12/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Act Now! Supplies Are Limited!

Discounted Gift Certificates to Dozens of Local Restaurants Go on Sale Thursday

Sarasota-Manatee Originals is selling discounted dining certificates to more than 60 local restaurants this holiday season.

12/08/2021 By Marc Griffin