Food News

Cheese the Day

Andrea Bozzolo's New Wine Shop, Malmosto, Opens on Siesta Drive

With wines starting at $20 and a comprehensive food menu—including great pizza—there's a little something for everyone.

03/22/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hoppy Hour

Chef Darwin Santa Maria Has Reacquired Darwin Brewing

He plans to open a new brewing facility with a restaurant and distillery in late 2024.

03/14/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Just Keep Swimming

JPan Is Showcasing Different Cuts From a 170-Pound Tuna at a Special Dinner, and You're Invited

The chefs at JPan will showcase different cuts from a 170-pound bluefin tuna in an eight-course tasting menu.

03/08/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Let's Settle This!

Publix Subs: God's Gift to Florida or Wildly Overrated?

Our editors enter the rhetorical ring to determine the correct take.

03/07/2023 By Isaac Eger and Lauren Jackson

Los Mejores

20 Great Local Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants enrich our community in so many ways, and their influence can be seen in the restaurants that punctuate nearly every neighborhood in town.

03/03/2023 By Lauren Jackson

All Dogs Go to Boo's

Expect Food, Fun and Fur at Boo's Ice House and Dog Bar

"That's what we’re envisioning for Boo’s: a community center and an asset for dogs and dog lovers.”

03/01/2023 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Roasty Toasty

Stop by Banyan Coffee Co. in Palmetto for a Cup of Joe and a Show

Josh and Abbey Schmitt want you to drink more coffee.

02/28/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Wine and Dine

The 33rd Annual Florida Winefest and Auction Returns April 1

The organization has given more than $9.3 million to children’s charities since 1991.

02/21/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Restaurant Review

Modern Middle Eastern Cuisine Finds a Home at Florence and the Spice Boys

As friendly as the vibe is, as funky and cool as the interior is, it’s the food that will keep you coming back. 

02/15/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Valentine's Day

Say ‘I Love You’ on Valentine's Day With a Box of Specialty Chocolates

Indulge in gourmet chocolates from Noela, Norman Love and more.

02/08/2023 By Chloé Cuyler

Food Famous

The Château Sarasota Has Opened on Siesta Drive

You might recognize owners Buddy Foy, Jr. and Jennifer Foy from the Food Network show "Summer Rush."

02/07/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Go, Sports!

Where to Get Great Takeout for the Super Bowl

We all know the best part of the Big Game is the food, right?

02/03/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Shiso Good

A New Restaurant Is Opening Next Month Inside the Art Ovation Hotel

Chef Ken Shiro Lumpkin will draw from Israeli, Mediterranean and Japanese influences at Tzeva.

01/17/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hoppily Ever After

99 Bottles Has Received National Recognition for Its Stellar Beer Selection

The downtown Sarasota taproom and bottle shop is known for its wide array of drinks, food and knowledgable staff.

01/11/2023 By Lauren Jackson


The Sarasota Jewish Food Festival Returns This Month

The annual Temple Sinai event will feature plenty of beloved Jewish food and fun for the whole family.

01/11/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Back That Glass Up

Early Access and VIP Tickets for the 2023 Forks & Corks Grand Tasting Go On Sale This Thursday

The popular event returns after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

01/10/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Bring the Heat

At Turmeric, Indian Cuisine Warms You From Within

The new Indian restaurant occupies the old Starlite Room on the corner of 10th Street and Cocoanut Avenue.

01/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

The Best Part of Waking Up

A Guide to the Region's Best Breakfast Spots

Our comprehensive guide to the region's finest breakfast destinations.

01/03/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

That's a Wrap

Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

Last year was a big one for new restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Here are the ones that stood out.

12/27/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Deja Brew

Project Opens in the Rosemary District

The new Rosemary District location features a refreshed menu alongside the shop's excellent coffee.

12/15/2022 By Lauren Jackson