Eat & Drink

I Scream, You Scream

Great Heights Creamery Opens This Weekend in the Rosemary District

The ice cream shop is the newest addition to Parkside .

04/18/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Go Big Or Go Home

A New Florida Law Lets You Buy Wine in Bottles as Big as 15 Liters

That's the equivalent of 20 standard bottles of wine.

04/17/2024 By Bob McGinn

Shop 'Til You Drop

The Fresh Market Is Opening a New Location in Lakewood Ranch

The store will open on State Road 70 on April 24.

04/16/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Something Old, Something New

15 South by Napulé Opens April 27 on St. Armands Circle

The newest rendition of an old Sarasota favorite is spearheaded by Alessandro di Ferdinando, the owner of Napulé.

04/16/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

A Swanky New Champagne Bar Is Coming to Downtown Sarasota

Sugar Champagne Bar will be a nod to Roaring '20s glamour, with a full bar and small plates.

04/11/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Art Smarts

Our Food Editor Shares Her Favorite Food Paintings at The Ringling

From the newly restored Watermelon Regatta to Snyders' divisive Still Life With Dead Game, we took a tour of the museum galleries with food in mind.

04/11/2024 By Lauren Jackson

How Sweet It Is

Norman Love Confections Has Moved

The Fort Myers-based chocolate company celebrated its grand opening in its new location this week.

04/02/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Star Power

Is a Visit to Tampa's Michelin-Starred Restaurants Worth the Drive?

Our food editor journeyed northward to see. Here’s what she found.

03/29/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Come One, Come All

Big Top Brewing's New Facility Is Massive, and It's Opening Soon

The Sarasota brewery may have opened 10 years ago, but it's just getting started. Here's a first look at its new beer garden, gastropub and production facility.

03/27/2024 By Lauren Jackson


Make Your Easter Reservations at These Sarasota Restaurants

After your Easter egg hunt, head into one of these restaurants for a beautiful brunch.

03/21/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Gotta Get Down On FryDay

Stop by These Local Churches for a Friday Fish Fry Before Lent Ends

With a few weeks left until Easter, there's still time to get your fish fry fix.

03/20/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Catching Up

Checking in on Some Favorite Wines and Finding Some New Favorite Bottles

A handful of recent highlights from our wine blogger's tasting adventures.

03/13/2024 By Bob McGinn

Can't Be Beet

Dalia Colón Highlights Florida's Fruits and Veggies in The Florida Vegetarian Cookbook

Colón entices vegetarians and meat-eaters alike with her produce-rich recipes.

03/11/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Savor Town

Savor Sarasota Is Returning for Its 19th Year

From June 1 to June 14, participating restaurants will offer prix fixe menus at a discounted rate.

03/11/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Big Dill

At Selby Gardens' New Restaurant, Sustainability Comes First

The Green Orchid was designed to generate more energy than it uses, thanks to ample solar energy and a rooftop garden.

03/07/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Can't Beat The View

The Best Waterfront Restaurants in Sarasota-Manatee

Where to get a great meal on the water.

03/06/2024 By Lauren Jackson

G'Bye, Mate

'Outback Steakhouse Shaped My Career as a Food Writer'

Our food editor pens a final farewell to the place that shaped her entire career.

02/29/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Bottoms Up

The 'Set the Bar' Cocktail Competition Is Returning in April

This fun Sarasota-Manatee Originals event will feature 25 local mixologists and light bites from Originals restaurants.

02/27/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Sarasota

From French to Vietnamese, there's something for every palate in downtown Sarasota.

02/22/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson


Bordeaux Wines Are Getting Stronger and Maturing More Quickly. Here's Why.

According to a recent panel featuring top French winemakers, answers range from climate change to competition from other styles.

02/16/2024 By Bob McGinn