Environment

City Moves Forward With Ban on Single-Use Straws, Polystyrene Containers

A final vote will take place at the city commission's August meeting.

12:16pm By Megan McDonald

Five alive

Five Terrific Indian Dishes

When Chef Judi is craving Indian food, these are her favorite destinations.

10:47am By Judi Gallagher

Hog U

Special Mattison's Dinner Raises Money for Farmer Scholarships

Next month's Niman Ranch Next Generation Scholarship Dinner highlights the benefits of humanely and sustainably raised livestock.

07/19/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

That drip

New Downtown Coffee Bar Says Hello

Project Coffee had its soft opening this past weekend and welcomed customers with good coffee and minimal and modestly priced fare.

07/19/2019 By Isaac Eger

Weekly planner

A Bonbon-Making Class, Keto Food Prep and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

The lineup includes a one-year anniversary festival at Mellow Mushroom and live music at Mandeville Beer Garden.

07/16/2019 By Hanna Powers

Let's make some black gold

Free Workshop Covers the Ins and Outs of Composting

Don't be that person trying to compost a Starbucks cup. Learn the basics from University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences.

07/12/2019 By Olivia Letts

Iberian eats

New Owners Plan Portuguese Makeover for Italian Restaurant

Portugal natives Tito and Liana Vitorino recently purchased downtown Sarasota's Amore Restaurant and a changeover is in the works.

07/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

WEEKLY PLANNER

A French Wine Dinner at Mattison's, a 'Shark Awareness' Party and Other Fun Food and Drink Events

Also happening this week: a wine tasting at D'Corato Ristorante and a vegan "cheese" class.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Go fish

The Sixth Annual Lionfish Derby Takes Place This Weekend

Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Go Fourth

Here's Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on the Fourth of July

From rooftop parties to barbecue extravaganzas, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Independence Day this year.

07/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Chocoholic

Banyan Tree Chocolate Wins Award at International Chocolate Salon

Banyan Tree's confections won in the "Best Spicy Chocolate" and "Most Unique" categories, among others.

07/02/2019 By Staff

Garden and Fun

New Sarasota Beer Garden Opens Today

Siegfried's Restaurant includes two separate areas: an indoor sit-down dining room and a beer garden with long picnic tables and a food trailer out back.

07/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

All The "Ways"

Cincinnati’s Skyline Chili Comes to Lakewood Ranch

Skyline is a revered Cincinnati institution dating back to 1949.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Waste Not

Five Products That Reduce Takeout Trash

Eco-conscious consumers are even bringing their own utensils to the table.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Great Disruption

How Food Delivery Apps Are Changing the Economics of the Restaurant Business

Today, Bite Squad works with more than 170 area restaurants.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shack Attack

Shake Shack Has Arrived at The Mall at UTC

Shake Shack now operates roughly 250 locations around the world.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke shop

A New Nancy's Bar-B-Q Is Opening in Lakewood Ranch Next Week. Here Are the Details

The new restaurant will be open seven days a week and will offer a full bar menu, a first for a Nancy's.

06/27/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Wine Flights, Canning Class and More Local Dining Events

Including a salad-in-a-jar meal prep class and wine, cheese and bees at The Westin.

06/26/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Business

First Watch Selects Manatee County for Site of New Headquarters

The expansion of the company’s headquarters is projected to create a minimum of 85 new jobs, with an expected average salary of nearly $82,000

06/25/2019 By Staff

WEEKLY PLANNER

Garden Parties, Bar School and More Local Dining Events

Including a food prep class at Southern Steer Butcher and Bijou Cafe's anniversary dinner.

06/19/2019 By Giulia Heyward