The Scoop

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to Sarasota This Summer

A Jeni's shop will open near the University Town Center mall later this year.

03/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Glades Grub

The Best Places to Eat in the Everglades

From gas station fare to authentic Cuban, these are our favorite spots to chow down around the swamp.

02/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: the De Soto Food & Music Festival, an Englewood beer bash, a pizza-making lesson and the Cornhole & Cocktails Festival.

02/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big shrimpin'

Sarasota's Four Most Scrumptious Shrimp Dishes

Chef Judi lists her favorite places to go for glorious Gulf shrimp.

02/25/2020 By Judi Gallagher

River view

Manatee River Restaurant Will Open Next Month

Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill is opening its new Ellenton location in mid-March.

02/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Le Sunday Funday

Downtown C'est La Vie! Location Adds Sunday Brunch Service

From 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., the restaurant is serving eggs Benedict, avocado toast, croissant French toast and more, plus its regular menu.

02/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's official!

Local Farm Earns Organic Certification

Parrish's Honeyside Farms supplies produce to local restaurants, clubs and hotels and sells its goods at two area farmers' markets.

02/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sweet talk

Five Perfect Pastries

Chef Judi is craving something sweet to go with her espresso. Here are five of her favorite flaky, buttery, sugary delights.

02/19/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly planner

An Italian Carnival, a Pressure Cooking Class and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: yoga at a rooftop bar in Bradenton, a weekly grilling session and a Venice wine dinner.

02/19/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

Nine Fun, Romantic Options for a Special Valentine's Day Meal

Restaurants, stores and breweries are offering everything from heart-shaped steaks to beer-infused cupcakes this Valentine's Day. Here are some great options for a fun time.

02/12/2020 By Rachel Suwak and Cooper Levey-Baker

Philly up

Five Delicious Cheesesteaks That Will Please Your Inner Philadelphian

Chef Judi has noticed an uptick in the number of cheesesteaks on local menus and went on a mission to find the best.

02/10/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Things to Do

A Rum Tour, an Atlanta Braves Celebration and More of This Week’s Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: two top local farmers' markets.

02/05/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Farewell

Earth Fare Will Close

The grocery store chain that opened in Lakewood Ranch just two years ago is shuttering all of its stores.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wingstop

Annual Party Celebrating Buffalo, New York, Returns in March

The party will feature food and entertainment from Buffalo and plenty of Bills jerseys.

01/27/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Roadside Oasis

Remodeled Service Station Becomes Cool New Bodega and Restaurant

Whitney's opened earlier this week near the northern tip of Longboat Key.

01/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

On a Lighter Note

Sarasota's Five Most Mouthwatering Light Dishes

Chef Judi picks her favorite light bites for 2020.

01/23/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

Forks & Corks, a Seafood and Music Festival and More of This Week’s Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a winemaker dinner at Mattison's Forty-One and a Texas barbecue stand in Wimauma.

01/22/2020 By Rachel Suwak

Breaking News

Lucky's Market Will Close Feb. 12

The supermarket chain is closing all but one of its Florida locations. Liquidation sales begin Wednesday.

01/21/2020 By Staff

New year new you

Sage Debuts New Spring Menu

Highlights include a marinated anchovy appetizer, a shredded duck entrée and carrot cake bread pudding for dessert.

01/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

Dim Sum King Offers Royal Delights

A newish dim sum spot offers a tantalizing selection of small dishes.

01/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker