Caked up

Five Crave-Worthy Cakes

Chef Judi shares her five favorite slices, including a limited-time-only holiday treat from C'est La Vie!

12/20/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Staycation special

Your New Sunday Splurge: Brunch & Brushes at the Art Ovation Hotel

This fun weekly event lets you stuff yourself silly, then hang out in the hotel's rooftop pool.

12/20/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Luck Charm

Cotechino and Lentils Is the Delicious New Year's Tradition You Deserve

What's so special about this simple, luxurious meal? The memories.

12/19/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pork for Your Fork

Family Farm Brings Its Pork to the Downtown Sarasota Farmers Market

At Sarasota's Tatum Ridge Farms, teamwork makes the dream work.

12/18/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Feasts of the Seven Fishes, Christmas Day Brunch and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Plus: the best places to find your holiday spirits.

12/18/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Good Deeds

Darwin Brewing Company Partners With Grocery Stores, Distributors to Support Mote

The company's Revival Session IPA and Leatherback Lager are available at local Winn Dixie stores now.

12/15/2019 By Staff

Finally

New Main Street Coffee Shop Opens

O & A Coffee and Supply, the brick-and-mortar outpost of Justin Banister's mobile coffee cart Out and About Coffee, is open for business.

12/12/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Hello Kitty Food Truck, a Beer Festival and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: an ugly sweater bar crawl and a celebration of seafood and music.

12/11/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Rescue Mission

Taste of Asia Nearly Closed Down for Good. Thank Goodness It Didn’t

While keeping its menu intact, the restaurant has made slight changes to how it does business.

12/09/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Giving grapes

What to Buy for the Wine Lover in Your Life This Holiday Season

There are thousands of wine-related gifts out there. Most of them useless, says our wine blogger, Bob McGinn.

12/06/2019 By Bob McGinn

Sweet spot

Sample Exotic Candies From Around the World at This Colorful Sarasota Shop

Dulcefina Candy & Sweets specializes in international candies and chocolates, with dozens of unusual brands and flavors.

12/06/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Copy and paste

Selva to Add Second Location Near University Town Center Mall

After 15 years in business, the ever-popular Sarasota restaurant Selva is expanding.

12/05/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Weekly Planner

A Seafood Festival, a Food Truck Rally and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a walking food and history tour and a mermaid festival.

12/04/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sky's the limit

New Oak & Stone Restaurant Opens

When completed, the new downtown Bradenton location will offer nice views of the Manatee River.

12/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coffee Klatch

What's Brewing at Burns Court's Project Coffee?

The new café has embarked on a social experiment.

12/02/2019 By Isaac Eger

Side effects

Four Satisfying Sides (And One Recipe for a Terrific Holiday Casserole)

Chef Judi often prefers sides and salads to the main dish. Here are four of her favorites.

12/02/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Black Friday Brunch, a Brewery Craft Market and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: the always-fun downtown Sarasota Farmers Market and tasty barbecue at Calusa.

11/27/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Cheers!

How to Get the Most Out of Wine Events

Wine columnist Bob McGinn shares his top sip tips.

11/26/2019 By Bob McGinn

Agriculture

Visit Sarasota County, Discover DeSoto Update Local Farm Guide

The guide information on locally owned farms, farmers markets, community gardens, culinary events and farm resources.

11/25/2019 Photography by Staff