Food News & Events

Choc Talk

Make Your Own Valentine's Day Chocolates at the Faulhaber Fab Lab

Using the lab's new vacuum former machine, attendees can transform 3D printed objects into a custom Valentine’s Day chocolate mold.

02/04/2022 By Megan McDonald

Valentine's Day

Say ‘I Love You’ on Valentine's Day With a Box of Specialty Chocolates

Indulge in gourmet chocolates from Noela, Banyan Tree, Norman Love and Gabriella Chocolates

02/03/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Fore!

Tiger Woods' Newest Venture, PopStroke, Is Opening Soon in Sarasota

The two-story entertainment venue features two golf courses designed by co-owner Woods, a rooftop bar and a full-service restaurant.

02/02/2022 By Staff

In the Mood for Love

Make Your Valentine's Day Reservations at One of These Romantic Restaurants

Book a date night at one of these spots, pronto.

02/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Chocolate and Chill

Cozy Up With a Cup of Cocoa and a Book for National Hot Chocolate Day

Curl up with a cup of cocoa and a good book at Shelf Indulgence Used Book Café on Tamiami Trail.

01/28/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Say (Vegan) Cheese

A Local Creamery Is Making Gourmet Cheese—Without Animal Products

Who says you need milk to make cheese? Dairy Free Creamery is making plant-based cheeses that are worthy of your charcuterie board.

01/25/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Pass the Baton

Cafe L'Europe Restaurant Sold to Anna Maria Oyster Bar Owners

The St. Armands restaurant was founded in 1973 and was once John Ringling's sales office.

01/24/2022 By Staff

Coming Attraction

Ruth's Chris Steak House Is Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The chain will join a shopping center that will also be home to a new Owen's Fish Camp and a new Italian restaurant.

01/21/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Dog(e)

A Bradenton Hot Dog Joint Is Now Accepting Dog-Themed Cryptocurrency

Willy-Yums Hotdogs and more can now take payment in—what else?—Dogecoin.

01/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Fast Track

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Announces 2022 Board Executive Committee

Anna Maria Oyster Bar owner John Horne will serve as vice-chair.

01/18/2022 By Staff

Keep it Unreal

Publix Is Carrying a New Line of Plant-Based Deli 'Meats' From a South Florida Native

Unreal Deli products mimic slices of corned beef, steak and roasted turkey.

01/14/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

In the Driver's Seat

Sarasota Food Truck Hires New Chef

Lisa Shields recently took the wheel at Hamlet's Eatery, which sets up at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime.

01/10/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tuesday Taco News

New Mexican Restaurant Coming to University Town Center Area

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar will open this summer.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke Shop

SRQ Cured Is Bringing Smoked Fish and Meat to a Store Near You

The smoked fish and charcuterie business's products can be found in markets and restaurants around town.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Unity Awards

With Rise & Nye's, Beaver Shriver Created a Workplace of Dignity for People With Developmental Disabilities

“It’s a human rights movement disguised as a coffee and ice cream shop."

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Consider the Shrimp

Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World’s Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

01/04/2022 By Alexander Lobrano

Resources

Transition Sarasota Launches 'Eat Local Guide'

The online guide showcases more than 250 local businesses.

12/28/2021 By Staff

2021 in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Food and Drink Stories of 2021

We published tons of food stories this year. Here are the 10 that people clicked on the most.

12/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Aging like fine wine

A Local Coffee Roaster Has Begun Selling Barrel-Aged Beans

Banyan Coffee Co. is aging beans in bourbon, rye, rum, tequila and wine barrels to impart extra flavor.

12/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Free & Freeish

Delicious and Cheap Spots to Grab a Bite in Sarasota-Manatee

From an incredible selection of Asian food to over-the-top doughnuts, you can eat well on a budget here.

12/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker