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

Pedal Pusher

Pedal Pubs Could Be Coming to Sarasota

Brittany Orlando, owner of Sip-N-Cycle Cruises, as well as Jason and Claire Kobza of Birmingham Pedal Tours, attended a Sarasota City Commission meeting on Monday, June 17, to discuss bringing their tours to downtown Sarasota.

06/18/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Just like nonna did it

Six Perfect Pasta Dishes

It's a supreme challenge for Chef Judi to narrow down her list of her favorite Sarasota pastas, but she gives it a go.

06/17/2019 By Judi Gallagher

The art of the deal

Restaurants Extend Savor Sarasota Deals

As happens most years, many Savor Sarasota restaurants will keep offering the deals through at least the end of the month.

06/14/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food Drive

Food Bank of Manatee to Distribute 120,000 Summer Meals to Students This Summer

According to Manatee County Schools, more than 60 percent of Manatee County students qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.

06/13/2019 By Staff

GONE WITH THE WIND

Newly Renovated Restaurant El Mandilón Closes, Just Weeks After Its Debut

The Starlite Room transformed into El Mandilón six weeks ago. Now owner Tyler Yurckonis has pulled the plug.

06/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Holidays

Here's Where to Eat in Sarasota on Father's Day

From carnivore-friendly meals to complimentary beer, these are the best places to celebrate Dad this weekend.

06/12/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Lunch-out!!

Downtown Restaurant Element Adds Lunch Service

The new menu includes a smattering of salads and sandwiches, plus heartier fare like pork belly and scallop entrées.

06/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker