Review

Umbrellas 1296 Delivers Affordable Eats in a Fashionable Downtown Space

The restaurant's menu covers the globe.

05/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Sage Brings New Energy to a Historic Downtown Address

Owner Sharon Carole purchased the property for $2.1 million in 2014; it opened in January this year.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Bushido Izayaki Rolls Out Creative Japanese Fare in a Samurai-Themed Strip Mall Space

“Bushido” is a reference to the samurai code of ethics, and you’ll find warrior-themed designs throughout the 4,000-square-foot space.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Grove Serves Up Good Food and Good Times in Lakewood Ranch

After Polo Grill closed last April, Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell, the partners behind Bradenton’s Pier 22, took over the space and gutted the building.

02/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Rudolph's, a Hip Restaurant and Bar, Enlivens the Stylish New Sarasota Modern Hotel

The restaurant is gorgeous—and the food matches the look.

01/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

After a Rocky Start, The Overton Finds Its Footing

The Overton has established itself as one of the city’s best hangouts.

12/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Rosemary District's Spice Station Is a Hot Spot for the Arts Crowd

The menu hops around the Asian continent, pulling in customers for both the food and the excellent deals.

09/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

At His Darwin Evolutionary Cuisine, Chef Darwin Santa Maria Has Found a New Home

The menu is an Endless Summer of flavors and techniques the chef has become known for.

08/31/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Summer House Is the Best New Restaurant on Siesta Key

Summer House pays homage to a Siesta Key legend while charting a new course.

07/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Review

Gulf Gate's Tiny Tokaj Offers Big Hungarian Flavors

In this intimate, 40-seat eatery, you'll find authentic Hungarian dishes.

06/27/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Restaurant Review

Review: Pazzo

Southside Village's Pazzo stands out in a crowd of Italian eateries.

05/29/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Restaurant Review: Michael John's

A little bit French, a little bit steakhouse at Bradenton's Michael John’s.

04/26/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Restaurant Review: Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

Southern specialties dominate at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen.

03/28/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Restaurant Review: Element

Marsha Fottler samples modern Mediterranean at downtown’s new Element.

02/28/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review: Napulé Ristorante Italiano

This new South Sarasota hotspot will transport you to Italy.

01/24/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Modern Sizzle

Restaurant Review: Connors Steak and Seafood

At Connors, beef is beautiful.

12/27/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Review: Italian Tradition Opens in the Rosemary District

Italian Tradition takes over the space formerly occupied by Pomona.

09/27/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Review: Seafood Stars at Downtown’s Duval’s

You'll get seafood with style at Duval’s on Main Street.

08/28/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Queue Up for 'Cue

Review: Sublime Smoked Meats at Brick’s

Brick's Smoked Meats is making its mark on State Street.

07/26/2017 By Marsha Fottler