Party like it's 2021

Say Goodbye to 2020 With a Glass of Quality Champagne

An estimated 360 million glasses of Champagne will be served this New Year's Eve.

12/23/2020 By Bob McGinn

Making Spirits Bright

Take Off the Chill with a Seasonal Cocktail from Sage

Master mixologist Cliseria Padilla-Flores shares what inspires her and a recipe for boozy champurrado, a Mexican hot chocolate.

12/22/2020 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Recipe

'Tis the Season: Tips for Making Great Eggnog

Even if you think you don't like eggnog, we have a feeling you'll enjoy this version.

12/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philanthropy

Sarasota Organization Is Giving Away 300 Holiday Turkeys on Saturday

Greatness Beyond Measure is hosting its second annual Community Turkey Giveaway tomorrow.

12/18/2020 By Staff

Cuckoo for coquito

This Christmas, Try Coquito, a Puerto Rican Drink Similar to Eggnog

Coquito, or 'small coconut' in English, is made with rum and coconut flavors.

12/18/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Local Restaurants Recognized for Covid-19 Sanitation Practices

The Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association's Seal of Commitment is awarded to businesses with top sanitation and safety practices.

12/15/2020 By Staff

A Château By the Beach

New French Restaurant Coming to Anna Maria Island Resort

The Château Anna Maria will be the second location of a restaurant featured on the Food Network show Summer Rush.

12/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fresh Additions

Phillippi Creek Adds New Salads to Its Menu

The new offerings include a "Florida Cobb salad," a tuna Niçoise salad and a chopped salad topped with grilled shrimp.

12/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let me upgrade you

Turn Your Hanukkah Celebration Up a Notch With an Ultimate Latke Bar

Why limit your latke toppings to just sour cream and applesauce?

12/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

We've Got a Great Lunch Recommendation: Birria Tacos From Bombón

A special technique gives birria tacos a Mars-like hue and a unique richness.

12/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Curbside concoctions

Sage Is Now Selling Bottled Take-Home Cocktails

The restaurant's beverage director says the flavors are meant to "capture the distinct spirit of the holiday season in southwest Florida."

12/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Holiday shopping tips

The Gifts That a Wine Lover Really Wants

Our wine blogger gives you the scoop on what will really please the wine lover in your life.

12/08/2020 By Bob McGinn

Help Needed

Restaurant Association Says the Industry Is in 'Free Fall'

According to the National Restaurant Association, 10,000 restaurants have closed in just the last three months.

12/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Trunk Treats

Old Packinghouse Cafe Offers New Curbside Catering Pickup Option

The OPC is now letting you order Cuban items in bulk and pick them up with just a pop of your trunk.

12/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Bones

A Case For the Healing Power of Chicken Feet

Our writer uses local chicken feet from Grove Ladder Farm to make nourishing bone broth.

12/04/2020 By Isaac Eger

Good Brews

New Downtown Coffee Shop Hires People With Disabilities

Rise Coffee Co. & Nye's Cream Sandwiches on State Street was created to provide job opportunities for the disabled community.

12/04/2020 By Allison Forsyth

A view to a Grill

Floridays Adds to the Area's Waterfront Dining Options

A Jimmy Buffett-themed hotel in Bradenton has a restaurant Parrotheads should love.

12/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Risky Business

In a Time of Uncertainty, a Number of Local Chefs Have Opened New Eateries

They include Chef Dave Shiplett's Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen in Bradenton's Village of the Arts.

12/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Juicy

CROP Juice Opens New Stickney Point Road Location

The "cold-pressed, raw, organic produce" juice company recently closed its Gulf Gate location and reopened in a nearby space.

12/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Open for business

The Sarasota Farmers Market Has a New Manager and Is Adding New Vendors

Foot traffic on Saturday mornings may be lighter than normal this fall, but despite the still-fraught environment for small businesses, the market is growing.

11/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker