Let Freedom Ring

Venice Brew Bash, Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations and More Local Dining Events

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with beer, barbecue and more.

05/22/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Flashback

Early Southwest Florida Settlers Feasted on Sea Turtles

The now-endangered sea turtles once were a plentiful source of food.

05/22/2018 By Pam Daniel

Beer Here

Craft Beer Week at Oak & Stone, Warhol Nights, Sarasota's Monthly Food Truck Festival and More Local Dining Events

Including "Men Who Cook & Brew" and a wine dinner at Cafe Amici.

05/16/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Food

Scientist Discusses Future of Mullet Species in Italy

Kenneth Leber of Mote Marine Laboratory delivered a talk titled "Stock Enhancement and Mullet Culture in Hawaii."

05/16/2018 By Staff

Eat Your Heart Out

Savor Sarasota Details Unveiled

Close to 90 eateries are participating in the restaurant promotional campaign, offering multi-course meals for just $16 at lunch and $32 at dinner.

05/15/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Environment

New Campaign Encourages Locals to 'Skip the Straw'

Skip the Straw Suncoast is a new campaign created to eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws and food containers.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Eat This Now

First Bite: Breakfast at Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key

Chef Judi tries out the breakfast offerings at Zota, which opened in 2017.

05/10/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Food

Almost 90 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota Promotion

Visit Sarasota County's annual Savor Sarasota event runs June 1-14.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Restaurants

New City Effort Highlights Benefits of Composting

The City of Sarasota and Sunshine Community Compost are partnering with Libby’s Cafe + Bar, Louies Modern and Muse to encourage composting.

05/08/2018 By Staff

Mother's Day

Your Guide to Mother's Day Brunch

Sunday marks a special day for mothers everywhere. Here are a few ways to celebrate.

05/07/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Technology

Uber's Restaurant Delivery Service Comes to Bradenton

The ride-sharing service Uber this week expanded coverage for its Uber Eats app and website to Bradenton and Palmetto.

05/03/2018 By Staff

New hires

Restaurant Chain Names New Chief Legal Officer

First Watch recently hired Jay Wolszczak as its new chief legal officer and general counsel.

05/02/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

Venice Seafood & Musical Festival, Sarasota Veg Fest, Cinco de Mayo and More Local Dining Events

Including a bakery pop-up that's raising money for mental illnesses and a Kentucky Derby party at the Ritz.

05/02/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Eat This Now

Revisiting Bradenton's Central Cafe

Pro tip: don't miss the fries.

05/02/2018 By Judi Gallagher

One Day

A Day in the Life of Sarasota Farmers Market's Phil Pagano

Navigating downtown’s farmer’s market with executive director Phil Pagano.

04/26/2018 By Ilene Denton

Stick Pick

The Hyppo Specializes in Unorthodox Popsicles

Think flavors like avocado cream, horchata and dark roast espresso.

04/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Egg Toppers

How Do You Make a Great Dish Even Better? Put an Egg On It.

Try these tasty egg-topped dishes.

04/26/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Restaurant Review: Michael John's

A little bit French, a little bit steakhouse at Bradenton's Michael John’s.

04/26/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Weekly Planner

An Avion Tequila Dinner, a Brunch in Mable's Rose Garden and More Local Dining Events

Including a six-course scholarship dinner and a kombucha class.

04/25/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Sweet Farewell

Two Beloved Bakeries Are Shuttering

Gulf Gate's Jim Small Batch and Bradenton's Retrobaked are closing their doors—temporarily, the owners say.

04/25/2018 By Megan McDonald