Smoke Out

Brick's Smoked Meats Opens Downtown

Sarasota's newest barbecue restaurant, Brick's Smoked Meats, opened for lunch and dinner on Tuesday.

05/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mother's Day

An Ode to Mothers

Chef Judi remembers her mother, Riva Cooper.

05/10/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Top shop

A Quick, Handy Guide to the Region's New Grocery Stores

We'll soon have four new grocery stores. Here's what to look for.

05/08/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

The Venice Seafood & Music Festival, Big Top's Anniversary Bash and More Local Dining Events

Plus plenty of Kentucky Derby and Cinco de Mayo fun.

05/03/2017 By Jasmine Respess

Food News

Jack Dusty Debuts Its New Cocktail Menu, Just in Time for Summer

Plus, what it's like to attend a Spice Pop-Up dinner.

05/01/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Pollo Grill

Pollo Tropical's First Sarasota Location Opens

The chain started in Miami in 1988 and has since expanded around Florida and into Texas, Georgia and Nashville and has even set up shop in a number of Latin American and Caribbean spots.

04/26/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fry High

Another New Downtown Doughnut Shop Is in the Works

Five-O Donut Co isn't the only new doughnut shop coming to downtown Sarasota.

04/20/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Brunch in Mable Ringling's Rose Garden, Blues, Brews & BBQ and More Local Dining Events

Including our fabulous Best of Sarasota Pop Society soiree at Selby Gardens.

04/19/2017 By Staff

Smoke Shop

Brick's Smoked Meats Plans to Open Downtown

The new restaurant is billed as an homage to the cuisine of central Texas, with brisket, tacos and a bar that emphasizes bourbons and tequilas.

04/18/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Crawfish Festival, BBQ Class and More

All of this week's best events for Sarasota foodies.

04/05/2017 By Riley Board

Glaze of Our Lives

New Doughnut Shop Coming to East Ringling Boulevard

Christine Nordstrom's Five-O Donut Co is set to open next month.

04/05/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Passover Alert

Beyond Matzo

A sampling of area restaurants offering matzo ball soup, potato kugel and more for Passover.

04/03/2017 By Ilene Denton

The Fate of the Fresh

Plated Modern Kitchen: The Newest Addition to the Cooper Creek Shopping Plaza

The restaurant offers a customizable pick of roasted and braised meats, salads, sandwiches and sides.

03/31/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A Night to Remember

Here's a Preview of Our Best of Sarasota 2017 Party

Enjoy all the decadence and fun that you've come to expect from the biggest party of the year.

03/29/2017 By Riley Board

Weekly Planner

A Whiskey Festival, Wine Walk and More Local Dining Events

Including the soft opening of a new brewery, a beekeeping seminar and coffee with a cop.

03/29/2017 By Riley Board

Seoul Power

Ssam Bar, a New Korean Restaurant, Opens on U.S. 301

Ssam Bar is growing the city’s Korean scene with a menu heavy on the peninsula’s classics and lunch platters that start at just $8.

03/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Downtown Dining

Revisiting Downtown Sarasota's Duval's

Pro tip: Don't miss the po' boys.

03/23/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Mobile Farmers Market, Oprah-Inspired Dishes, a Seafood Festival and More

The when and where of Sarasota's best weekly dining events.

03/22/2017 By Riley Board

Sugar Stories

Julie Deffense Brings Her Wedding Cake Business to Sarasota

The baker dishes on her unusual career path, why she’s expanding her services to Sarasota and how she makes those amazing sugar flowers.

03/21/2017 By Megan McDonald

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 3/15/17

This week: a sweet new sipper, perfect potato chips and more.

03/15/2017 By Eat Beat Team