Diner Dish

Chef Judi Visits Metro Diner

A new restaurant brings a true diner experience to Westfield Siesta Key.

08/16/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Food Truck Rally, a Yoga Brunch Club and More Local Dining Events

Including a pasta making class, a pet happy hour and a Siesta Key rum pairing dinner.

08/15/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Applause

Ophelia's on the Bay Named One of the Most Scenic Restaurants in America

The restaurant is the only one in Sarasota—and one of only five in the state—to make OpenTable's list.

08/11/2017 By Megan McDonald

Weekly Planner

A Beer Fun Run, a French Macaron Ice Cream Cart and More Local Dining Events

Including a shopping and coffee event with your dog and a wine walk in downtown Venice.

08/09/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

A View to a Chill

The Star of the New Westin Rooftop Bar? That View

Over the course of a couple hours, I must have uttered some variation of "Holy moly," "Wow" and "Golly" 12 dozen times.

08/09/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nitrogen Fixation

10 Bucks or Less: Krave n Joy

Tacos and ice cream? Deal me in.

08/02/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Sustainable Seafood Dinner, a Cupcake Eating Contest and More Local Dining Events

...including a celebration of National IPA Day, First Friday at Retrobaked and a movie night at JDub's Brewing Company.

08/01/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Comfort Kitchen

Revisiting Millie's Restaurant

Chef Judi finds great breakfast and lunch option at Millie's on Clark Road.

07/31/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Mad for Mangoes

In Praise of Mangoes, the Ultimate Summer Fruit

In praise of summer’s ultimate tropical fruit.

07/26/2017 By Ilene Denton

Oodles of Noodles

State Street's Newest Offering: Monday Night Ramen

Mondays just became a little less hellish.

07/25/2017 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Funky Buddha Tasting Menu, Fourth Friday at the Downtown Village, and More Local Dining Events

...including a mac 'n' cheese bar at JDub's and macaron ice cream sandwiches.

07/25/2017 By Katherine Flanders

Super Smoker

10 Bucks or Less: Sea Smoke

A newish Cortez shop smokes its own fish and bacon, makes head cheese from scratch and serves up dope lunch grub.

07/24/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Rosé Wine Dinner, a Beach Market, Sustainable Seafood and More Great Local Dining Events

...including a beer-and-cheese pairing and the debut of Libby's street fare menu.

07/19/2017 By Staff

Don't Want None Unless You Got Bundts, Hon

Nothing Bundt Cakes Opens on Fruitville Road

Kelly Erdmann's new business celebrates—and elevates—the humble bundt cake.

07/19/2017 By Megan McDonald

Travelogue

Where to Experience a Taste of the Northeast in Sarasota

Chef Judi savors the tastes of the northeast and reminds us where we can get them right here in Sarasota.

07/18/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Diner Leagues

New Diner Opens at Westfield Siesta Key Mall

Metro Diner, a burgeoning chain born in Jacksonville in 1992, recently opened its first Sarasota location in a revamped space inside the Westfield Siesta Key mall.

07/06/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Lionfish Cooking Derby, Bell Cow Float Day and More Local Dining Events

...including First Friday at Retrobaked and Anna Maria Oyster Bar's upcoming Summer Fest.

07/05/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Things to Do

Find a Restaurant

Your guide to the best restaurants in the region.

06/30/2017

Weekly Planner

Ribfest at Darwin Brewing Co., Garden Party Brunch at Geraldson Community Farm and More Local Dining Events

...including food for a good cause at Metro Diner and the Funky Fusion food truck's grand opening.

06/28/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Biz Bites

Five Great Al Fresco Eateries

Wow potential hires and clients at these plein air places.

06/28/2017 By Ruth Lando