Empanada Be Thy Name

New Empanada Spot Opens in Gulf Gate

EmpaCurious began slinging empanadas to the masses on Tuesday.

11/17/2017 By Ella Melzer

Virtual Insanity

Thanks to Augmented Reality, You Can Now Bring Your Tervis to Life

Just in time for the holidays, Tervis introduces the first design in its new line of Augmented Reality tumblers.

11/15/2017 By Ella Melzer

Two for one

Two New Main Street Restaurants Open Today

Element and PBnT share the same owner, but are very different.

11/15/2017 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Plant-Based Thanksgiving Cooking Class, Cocktails with Designer Camilyn Beth, and Other Local Dining Events

Plus, the sixth annual Multicultural Festival and the Sarasota Garden Club's 90th anniversary.

11/15/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Breaking News

UberEATS Comes to Sarasota

The service will launch tomorrow, Nov. 9.

11/08/2017 By Megan McDonald

Weekly Planner

Suncoast Food & Wine Fest, Cortez Stone Crab Festival and Other Local Dining Events

Including a kombucha-making class, high tea at Latte Luna and a white truffle menu at Cafe Amici.

11/08/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Bivalve Bliss

Atlantic Beer & Oyster Opens on State Street

A modern seafood shack is opening on State Street in downtown Sarasota.

11/01/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Mark Your Calendars

Heads Up: Forks & Corks 2018 Tickets Go on Sale Next Monday

The annual epicurean event is always a crowd-pleaser.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Cheers!

The i-Ride is Downtown Sarasota's Newest Ride-Sharing Option

The low-speed cruisers make for a fun way to let you pack as many destinations as possible into that narrow happy hour window, without having to drive with a buzz.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cheers!

How Sanitary Are Those Communal Bar Snacks?

We scooped up some nuts from a bowl at a local happy hour and had them analyzed. Here are the results.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Taste of Manatee, Safari Sarasota and Other Local Dining Events

Including Beer, Boats & Bacon, Pillar of Hope, Sunday Supper at Louies Modern—and more.

10/31/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Masterpiece Theater

From a Fashion Empire to a Cherry Pie, Eugene Stutzman Lives to Create

Sarasota's Eugene Stutzman was the founder of a fashion company that dressed Whitney Houston, Elizabeth Taylor, Jane Fonda and many more.

10/30/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Second Coming

Wicked Cantina Opens on the North Trail Next Week

Mike and Janice Dolan are bringing their hit Bradenton Beach spot to Sarasota.

10/30/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cocktails Ahoy!

Jack Dusty Debuts New Fall Menu

Jack Dusty hits a high note with its new, rum-heavy fall cocktails and seafood-forward dinner menu.

10/25/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Latte Art Competition, Harvest Milkweed Festival and Other Local Dining Events

Including Hunsader Farms' Pumpkin Festival, Acropolis' grand opening and a taste-and-learn chef series at Andrea's.

10/24/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Weekly Planner

A Sushi Brunch With Unlimited Mimosas, a Latte Art Throwdown and Other Local Dining Events

Including a food and drink tasting inspired by orchids at Selby Gardens, a wine dinner for Napa Valley fire relief and Lakewood Ranch Main Street's annual block party.

10/17/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Weekly Planner

OAKtoberfest, Hunsader Farms Pumpkin Festival and More Local Dining Events

Including Eat Like a Local Week, a fermentation workshop and Taste of UTC.

10/10/2017 By Eat Beat Staff

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

Weekly Planner

Beer, Bands and BBQ, Taste of UTC and Other Local Dining Events

Including Mandeville Beer Garden's Oktoberfest, Retropalooza in Village of the Arts and the 18th annual Firehouse Chili Cook-Off.

10/04/2017 By Ella Melzer

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