Food News & Events

Window Wonderland

A New Bradenton Café Offers Coffee and Greek-Inspired Breakfast and Lunch Items

Kefi Streetside Cafe is located in a former bank converted into a walk-up outdoor café.

12/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Love at First Bite

Vampire Penguin Serves Up Unique Frozen Treats

Offering a light, fluffy alternative to ice cream, shaved snow has arrived at The Landings.

12/15/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

On Island Time

How to Visit Longbeach Village

Where to eat and what to do.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast track

State Street Restaurant Names New Chef

State Street Eating House + Cocktails recently hired a new executive chef: Michelle Wolforth.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Special occasion

Where to Get Christmas Dinner in Sarasota This Year

Ten great places to dine at or get takeout from on Christmas Eve and Day.

12/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fresh news

The Manatee County NAACP Has Started a New Monthly Farmers Market

The next one takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 11.

12/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Act Now! Supplies Are Limited!

Discounted Gift Certificates to Dozens of Local Restaurants Go on Sale Thursday

Sarasota-Manatee Originals is selling discounted dining certificates to more than 60 local restaurants this holiday season.

12/08/2021 By Marc Griffin

Hitting the Road

Miss Susie's Newtown Kitchen Goes Mobile

The truck has a busy schedule, with multiple stops scheduled for most weeks, most of them located in north Sarasota.

12/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Veg Vibes

Stop By Sarasota Veg Fest for Delicious Food and Fun This Weekend

Enjoy plant-based food while browsing goods and gifts and enjoying live music and informative talks.

12/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

My Favorite Dishes

Food Writer Tanya Steel Shares Her Favorite Sarasota Dishes

A big-time food writer and recent New York transplant shares her favorite Sarasota meals, from burgers to sushi to ice cream.

12/01/2021 By Tanya Steel

Essential Intelligence

The Incredible History and Uncertain Future of the Iconic Florida Orange

The citrus industry is in trouble, but the orange continues to symbolize the Sunshine State’s allure.

11/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Turkey Talk

What Not to Say at Thanksgiving Dinner This Year

Etiquette advisor Olympia Baylou of Blooming Impressions helps us with the art of holiday conversations.

11/22/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekend update

The Meadows Has a Farmers Market Now

The market kicked off in early October and operates from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Sunday.

11/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Victory Is Sweet

Sarasota Ice Cream Maker Wins Big at National Ice Cream Competition

Yoder's Southern Creamery was recognized for its classic vanilla, as well as its non-dairy peanut butter brownie flavor.

11/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Be our guest

Looking for a Restaurant to Eat at on Thanksgiving Day? Here Are Six Satisfying Options.

But call to make a reservation soon, because they're filling up fast.

11/17/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Bundle Up

Taste of Immokalee's Holiday Gift Bundles Are Back

The company is run by high school students who use the profits to provide scholarships, internships and job training to young people in Immokalee.

11/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Ghost Kitchen

Deck's Plate Brings Delicious Plant-Based Food to Your Doorstep

Brothers Erik and Evan Decker offer vegan delivery and takeout from a space on Bee Ridge Road.

11/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Friendly City Food

New Cookbook Spotlights Recipes and Stories From Bradenton

"Tales From the Table: Flavors, Families, and Friends" contains 10 local recipes.

11/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Wait Is Over

The Bijou Café Will Reopen Next Week

The restaurant has been closed for three months for renovations.

11/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pie possibilities

Your Holiday Pie Doesn't Need to Be Pumpkin. Here Are a Few Tasty Alternatives.

Key lime pie? Strawberry pie? Oatmeal pie? Your options are limitless.

11/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker