Coronavirus

Mattison's Donates More Than 600 Meals for COVID-19 Relief

The restaurant group is partnering with local businesses to prepare and deliver meals to first responders and underserved populations.

04/24/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Bradenton Farmers Market Begins Offering Online Orders

Orders must be placed by late Wednesday to be picked up on Saturday.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Two Out of Three Restaurant Workers Have Lost Their Jobs

A new survey from the National Restaurant Association estimates that the restaurant industry will lose $80 billion in sales by the end of April.

04/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers' Choice: Best Neighborhood Joints

From Lakewood Ranch to Venice, here are our readers' votes for their favorite neighborhood restaurants.

04/21/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers' Choice: Best Global Restaurants

Our readers voted for their favorite spots for Thai, sushi, pizza and more.

04/20/2020

Local Produce

You Can Still Go Blueberry Picking at Albritton Fruit Farms

Pick fresh blueberries, then use your bounty to make blueberry pancakes. You won't regret it.

04/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Sarasota Restaurants Shift to Support Those in Need

During the COVID-19 pandemic, restaurants have been feeding hungry kids, police officers, front-line health care workers and many more.

04/16/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

'It's Been Like Hell': How the COVID-19 Shutdowns Have Hurt a Local Dairy

Dakin Dairy Farms is being forced to dump 7,000 gallons of milk a day because of lost sales.

04/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Restaurant Association Says More Help for the Industry Is Needed

After the pandemic passes, the National Restaurant Association warns, nearly all American restaurants will be "in desperate need of cash."

04/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Farmers Market Suspends All Operations

The decision has led to the layoff of two employees, the closure of the market's office and an end to social media posts from the market.

04/06/2020 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Grocery list

Restaurants Have Begun Selling Groceries and Paper Goods, Too

Running out of milk, eggs or even toilet paper? These restaurants may be able to help you out.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Slow burn

Smoking a Brisket Is a Simple Pleasure for Un-Simple Times

To give form to formless days, last week I made the decision to attempt to smoke a brisket—without a smoker.

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Passover-To-Go

Restaurants Are Offering Complete Takeout Seder Meals for Passover

Passover starts at sundown next Wednesday, April 8.

03/31/2020 By Ilene Denton

Coronavirus

How the Coronavirus Relief Act May Help Struggling Restaurants

The bill contains at least $349 billion in federally guaranteed loans for small businesses.

03/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Kahwa Is Giving Out Free Coffee to Health Care Workers

'Our hearts go out to all individuals on the front line fighting this pandemic.'

03/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Farm Begins Offering Produce Delivery Service

Jessica's Organic Farm is adding the service to reduce crowding at its market.

03/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Digital Marketing Agency Launches TakeoutSRQ to Help Support Local Eateries

TakeoutSRQ encourages consumers to support their favorite spots by directly contacting eateries for local delivery rather than using a third-party company, allowing the restaurant to receive more profit.

03/26/2020 By Staff

Coronavirus

Will I Get Coronavirus From Ordering Takeout?

The lowdown on safety and ethics in our new takeout-only restaurant reality.

03/25/2020 By Benjamin Tepler

Coronavirus

Vendors Switch Up Sales Strategies in Wake of Farmers' Market Closures

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many farmers' markets to shut down during what is usually their busiest season of the year.

03/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Restaurants Get Creative in Response to COVID-19 Shutdowns

Just because you have a stocked pantry and refrigerator, that doesn’t mean you actually want to cook a meal, or do those dishes.

03/23/2020 By Lauren Jackson