Weekly Planner

Sarasota Wing Fest at JDub's, a Jazz Brunch at Louies Modern, and Other Local Dining Events

Including a decadent music and chocolate event at Booker High School, First Friday at Retrobaked, and a wine tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar.

01/31/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

Shack Attack

Shake Shack Is Coming to Sarasota

Will Shake Shack shake up the local burger scene?

01/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

Restaurant News

The Coolinary's Hungarian-Focused Menu is a Winner

The second-story Main Street restaurant serves up big flavors.

01/29/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Hospitality

Turnover in the Restaurant Industry Remains High

The turnover rate for employees in the restaurant industry exceeded 70 percent for the second straight year, according to a new report from Upserve.

01/26/2018 By Staff

Made in SRQ

Made in SRQ: Lickity Splits Ice Cream

Owner Matthew Eastman hopes to soon move from his 1,400-square-foot space to a 20,000-square-foot facility.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Wine Dinners at Salute, Element and More Local Dining Events

Including a Willamette Valley wine dinner at Pier 22, the sixth annual Tasting Under the Tent at Butcher's Block and a casual wine tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar.

01/24/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

Weekly Planner

A Mac 'n' Cheese Cook Off, JDub's Monthly Food Truck and Indian Restaurant Classics and More for This Week

Including a six-course Hahn dinner at Mattison's Fourty-One, all-you-can-eat pasta day at Tavern on Main, and the sixth annual Tasting Under the Tent at Butcher's Block.

01/15/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Retail

New Lakewood Ranch Grocery Store Opens Jan. 27

The grocery store chain Earth Fare is opening its new Lakewood Ranch location soon.

01/11/2018 By staff

Food

Sarasota Restaurant Opening Second Location in St. Pete

Oak & Stone is opening a second location in St. Petersburg later this year.

01/11/2018 By staff

New hires

Gourmet Grocery Store Picks New Catering Chef

Morton’s Gourmet Market recently hired Michelle Wolforth.

01/10/2018 By staff

First Bite

First Bite: By the Bay Bistro

By the Bay Bistro is a welcome new spot in Osprey.

01/10/2018 Photography by Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Farm to Fork Dinner at Phillippi State Park, Sunday Funday at Louies Modern and More Local Dining Events

Including Richard's fifth annual Health Expo, the grand opening of Peterbrooke Chocolatier and local artist Billy Lyon performing at JDubs Brewery.

01/03/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

Red-Hot Market

Four Great Food Stalls at the Venice Farmer's Market

Under savvy leadership, the Venice Farmer’s Market keeps getting bigger—and better.

01/02/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Feeding the Soul

Restaurateur Steve Seidensticker Starts a Nonprofit Newtown Eatery

An upscale restaurateur starts a nonprofit Newtown eatery.

12/27/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Weekly Planner

Miracle on Palm Ave, A Feast of Fishes, and Other Local Dining Events

Including Storytelling with Santa and the Christmas Fairy at the Powel Crosley estate, an Ugly Christmas Sweater Party and Food Drive at Evie's on Main Street, and the opportunity for kids to meet Santa at The Market at Lakewood Ranch.

12/20/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Year in Review

Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

Hurricane Irma, MTV's Siesta Key, the best restaurants in Sarasota and more—here's what you were buzzing about this year, Sarasota.

12/14/2017 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Ahoy

The Gingerbread Display at The Ritz-Carlton is Seriously Impressive

Titled Journey of Discovery, the display is made of 320 lbs. of gingerbread.

12/12/2017 By Megan McDonald

Hot Pockets

10 Bucks Or Less: EmpaCurious

A casual new Gulf Gate spot stuffs global flavors into doughy half-moons.

12/12/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Applause

Michael's On East Honored with Florida Trend Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Award

The restaurant celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

12/11/2017 By Megan McDonald

Sip it Up and Start Again

Men, Whiskey, Watches & Wheels Tickets Still on Sale

Cocktails for a cause.

12/07/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker