Stone cold beer awesome

New Oak & Stone Opens Monday

After this location opens, look for two more to open soon: one in Bradenton and one in Naples.

05/17/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Extreme makeover

New Renovations in the Works for The Mable (aka Growler's)

The pub's owners are hoping to transform the bar into an 18-and-over hangout for neighboring college students.

05/16/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Mix it up

Coffee + Tonic = Deliciousness

Inspired by classic cocktails, coffee shops are serving your everyday espresso and cold brew with a weekend-friendly twist.

05/16/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Weekly Planner

A Blue Crab Festival, Morton's 50th Anniversary Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Slice capades

New Pizzeria and Italian Restaurant Opens Friday

Bavaro's Pizza Napoletana & Pastaria is situated in a beautifully rehabbed law office on the eastern edge of downtown Sarasota.

05/15/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Iron-ic

Gecko's Launches Month-Long 'Iron Chef Challenge'

During the competition, each Gecko's location will design a special Iron Chef Menu and a winner will be chosen each week.

05/14/2019 By Olivia Letts

Tiki Time

Sharky's on the Pier Named Best Florida Beach Bar

It's the second year in a row the restaurant tops Florida Beach Bar's annual list.

05/14/2019 By Staff

The French revolution

Libby's Will Reopen Later This Week. Here's What to Expect

The relaunch coincides with plans for a second Libby's that is expected to open in Lakewood Ranch later this year.

05/13/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Take one down, pass it around

99 Bottles Is Your New Downtown Beer Bar

Looking for a fun, new after-work meetup spot? Head here.

05/09/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouler

The Venue Replaces 15 South Ristorante on St. Armands Circle

The Venue is a New Orleans-inspired upscale restaurant and music club.

05/08/2019 By Staff

Brunch Time

Here's Everything You Can Do In Sarasota On Mother's Day

From jam-packed brunch options to a night at the movies, there are plenty of ways to celebrate Mom.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Newtown Nation

The Newtown Farmers Market Is Moving

And we've got the scoop on where it will set up from now on.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

New to town

The Starlite Room Reopens as El Mandilón

The restaurant's transformation into a "craft Mexican" restaurant will be featured in the new Food Network show, Restaurant Flip.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Lettuce eat

Trend Report: The Kale Caesar

Dressed up with egg or dressed down sans oil, the kale Caesar is a delicious twist on an old-fashioned salad.

05/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Sunday Fun Day

What to Do in Sarasota on Cinco De Mayo

$100 margaritas, golf tournaments and tons of great deals—this is your definitive guide to Cinco De Mayo in Sarasota.

05/01/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2019: Readers' Choice

Presenting the winners of our Best of 2019 readers’ poll.

05/01/2019

Clean Sweep

The Hottest Food Trend in Sarasota? Nutrition

The word of the year on the Sarasota dining scene is “clean.”

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philly Flair

You'll Find Real-Deal Cheesesteaks at Gentile Bros. on the South Trail

More than a sandwich shop, Gentile Bros. is a shrine to all things Philadelphia.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tel Aviv in a Truck

Spice Boys Brings Modern Israeli Food to Sarasota

Steven Schmitt and Carl Kolber were inspired by eateries Shaya in New Orleans and The Palomar Restaurant in London and chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best of Sarasota 2019

Our Editors' Picks for the Best New Restaurants, Shopping and Services in Sarasota-Manatee

We celebrate the best in dining, shopping, the arts and attractions.

04/30/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Kay Kipling, Ilene Denton, and Giulia Heyward