Eat This Now

First Bite: Summer House Siesta Key

This new restaurant's star is shining bright.

06/22/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Hospitality

Two Sarasota Restaurants Ranked Among America's 100 Best 'Al Fresco' Eateries

Columbia and Ophelia's on the Bay were both included in the list, published by the online restaurant reservation system OpenTable.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

Calusa Brewing's Inaugural Beer Dinner, Chocolate 101 and More Local Dining Events This Week

Including craft beer and wings at JDub's, an Indian cooking class at Curry Station and more.

06/20/2018 By Staff

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'Sandwich Night' Comes to Indigenous

Wednesday nights are getting much more exciting.

06/19/2018 By Megan McDonald

Food

Restaurants Extend Savor Sarasota Offerings

Savor Sarasota ended last week, but a number of eateries are continuing to offer their special menus.

06/18/2018 By Staff

Parts Unknown

Remembering Anthony Bourdain

Sunday nights will never be the same.

06/13/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

Father's Day Brunch, Craft Tacos and More Local Dining Events

Including Sarasota's monthly food truck rally.

06/12/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Food

Restaurant Chain Names New CEO

Chris Tomasso, the president of First Watch, recently took on the additional role of chief executive officer.

06/12/2018 By Staff

BEACH BAR BASH

Sharky’s on the Pier Named Florida’s Best Beach Bar

And the restaurant's celebrating with a party on June 10.

06/06/2018 By Pam Daniel

Wine Time

Friday Date Night BOGO, Culinary Art Cooking Class, Bordeaux Wine Tasting and More Local Dining Events

Including G2H2 at Tsunami Sushi & Hibachi Grill and a Rodney Strong six-course wine dinner.

06/06/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Food

Restaurant Chain Named One of America's Best Places to Work

First Watch was recently honored by Business Intelligence Group, which uses crowd-sourced research to recognize top businesses.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Eat This Now

First Bite: Overture at Art Ovation Hotel

Art Ovation's restaurant is worthy of applause.

05/30/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

Savor Sarasota, the St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival and More Local Dining Events

Including a Beer Garden Bazaar, National Doughnut Day and more.

05/30/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Let Freedom Ring

Venice Brew Bash, Memorial Day Weekend Celebrations and More Local Dining Events

Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with beer, barbecue and more.

05/22/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Flashback

Early Southwest Florida Settlers Feasted on Sea Turtles

The now-endangered sea turtles once were a plentiful source of food.

05/22/2018 By Pam Daniel

Beer Here

Craft Beer Week at Oak & Stone, Warhol Nights, Sarasota's Monthly Food Truck Festival and More Local Dining Events

Including "Men Who Cook & Brew" and a wine dinner at Cafe Amici.

05/16/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Food

Scientist Discusses Future of Mullet Species in Italy

Kenneth Leber of Mote Marine Laboratory delivered a talk titled "Stock Enhancement and Mullet Culture in Hawaii."

05/16/2018 By Staff

Eat Your Heart Out

Savor Sarasota Details Unveiled

Close to 90 eateries are participating in the restaurant promotional campaign, offering multi-course meals for just $16 at lunch and $32 at dinner.

05/15/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Environment

New Campaign Encourages Locals to 'Skip the Straw'

Skip the Straw Suncoast is a new campaign created to eliminate the use of single-use plastic straws and food containers.

05/14/2018 By Staff

Eat This Now

First Bite: Breakfast at Zota Beach Resort on Longboat Key

Chef Judi tries out the breakfast offerings at Zota, which opened in 2017.

05/10/2018 By Judi Gallagher