Food News

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Florence and the Spice Boys Has Opened a Brick-and-Mortar Location

Modern Middle Eastern fare mixed with warm hospitality make for an ideal meal.

12/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Hot Noods

DalMoros Serves Up Pasta To Go on St. Armands Circle

The Venice, Italy-based franchise opened on John Ringling Boulevard last Wednesday.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Down Home

Snook Haven Restaurant Will Reopen In December, Pending Sarasota County Commission Approval

Post-Hurricane Ian repairs made by the Venice Pier Group are slated to begin immediately.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Chef Profile

After 17 Years in Downtown Sarasota, MéLange Chef Lan Bradeen Continues to Evolve

Thanks to Bradeen's focus and creativity, MéLange has become a downtown stalwart.

11/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

La Ciociara

Primo Ristorante Has Closed. For Fans of Its Iconic Billboards, It's Another Example of a Vanishing Sarasota.

Chef-owner Maurizio Colucci looks back on the controversy that greeted the restaurant's billboards.

11/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Crazy Delicious

At Meshugana Deli in Gulf Gate, Jewish Food Reigns Supreme

Adam and Liz Woldman do Jewish deli right.

11/14/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Origin Story

For Our Eat & Drink Editor, a Lifelong Obsession With Food Started With Just One Dish

"I haven’t been back to Italy in almost 15 years, but I still prepare my favorite dishes from the country at least weekly," Jackson says.

11/12/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Noodle Nights

Where to Get Great Ramen in Sarasota

After years of waiting impatiently for more ramen, our restaurant scene is suddenly rich with options.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Impossibly Good

With Phenomenal Food and Strong Coffee, Project Is the Place to Be

The all-vegan menu will win over even the most militant meat-eaters.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Little Italy

The Best Italian Restaurants in Sarasota

Sarasota has dozens and dozens of Italian restaurants. Here are the 22 best.

11/03/2022 By Lauren Jackson

More Than Coffee

Pastry Art Café Is Hosting Weekend Pop-Ups

Owner Jon Raynor offers a space for up-and-coming chefs to feature their food.

11/03/2022 By Lauren Jackson

🎶 There Goes My Hero 🎶

Faicco's, a 120-Year-Old New York Sandwich Shop, Opens in Sarasota

It's the first non-New York location for the Greenwich Village stalwart.

11/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Your Health Questions Answered

How Can You Make Sure You've Got Real Extra Virgin Olive Oil and Not the Fake Stuff?

We enlisted the help of an olive oil expert to sort the good from the bad.

11/02/2022 By Isaac Eger

Feast Mode

These Restaurants Are Serving Up Thanksgiving Dinner So You Don't Have To

Leave the dishes for the amateurs and head out to one of Sarasota's favorite spots to enjoy your Turkey Day. Don't hesitate to make reservations because these spots will fill up fast.

11/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Sick or Treat

The Best Halloween Candy: The Good, the Bad and the Yucky

Sarasota Magazine’s definitive 2022 Halloween candy rankings.

10/27/2022 By Isaac Eger

Mochi Love

Find Mochi Doughnuts, Corn Dogs and Boba Tea at a New Shop on University Parkway

Stop by Mochinut and RoyalTea for a feast for the eyes and the belly.

10/25/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Earthly Delights

There's a New Ethiopian Pop-Up at Pastry Art Café

Adey excites the palate with complex flavors that still feel familiar.

10/20/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Some Like It Hot

Nashville-Style Hot Chicken Has Arrived In Sarasota

Hot Chikn Kitchn serves up excellent chicken with an emphasis on superior service.

10/19/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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Stone Crab Season Is Here

Miles Lewis has been crabbing for more than 60 years and monitors roughly 5,000 traps spanning Anna Maria Island to Casey Key during season, which runs through May 2.

10/14/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

Uncle Phil's Organic Popcorn Trailer Was Damaged In Hurricane Ian

The popcorn trailer, called the "Popcorn Barn," is a staple at many Sarasota events.

10/13/2022 By Lauren Jackson