Making Spirits Bright

Homemade Irish Cream Is an Excellent (and Easy) Holiday Gift

Make this, then bask in the knowledge that you're the best gift-giver of the year.

12/20/2021 By Megan McDonald

Window Wonderland

A New Bradenton Café Offers Coffee and Greek-Inspired Breakfast and Lunch Items

Kefi Streetside Cafe is located in a former bank converted into a walk-up outdoor café.

12/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Sarasota Ballet presents "Giselle," music from The Venice Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra, a holiday market and more.

12/16/2021 By Kay Kipling

Dive In

Sarasota's Coolest New Bar Is Tucked Inside the Back of a Liquor Store

Dive Wine & Spirits is your new destination for a great cocktail.

12/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Love at First Bite

Vampire Penguin Serves Up Unique Frozen Treats

Offering a light, fluffy alternative to ice cream, shaved snow has arrived at The Landings.

12/15/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

On Island Time

How to Visit Longbeach Village

Where to eat and what to do.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Fast track

State Street Restaurant Names New Chef

State Street Eating House + Cocktails recently hired a new executive chef: Michelle Wolforth.

12/13/2021 By Staff

Special occasion

Where to Get Christmas Dinner in Sarasota This Year

Ten great places to dine at or get takeout from on Christmas Eve and Day.

12/13/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Fresh news

The Manatee County NAACP Has Started a New Monthly Farmers Market

The next one takes place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. this Saturday, Dec. 11.

12/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's Get Holly Jolly

Six Sarasota Bars Making Spirits Bright

Gather for merry company, bright decor and Yuletime cheer.

12/10/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

It's beginning to smell a lot like Christmas

I Tried My Hand at Making Swedish Braid Bread, My Family's Favorite Holiday Treat

Enjoying this dense, cardamom-flavored bread is an annual tradition in my family. It can be in yours, too.

12/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The More the Berrier

Lila's Red Berry Mocktail Looks and Tastes Like the Holidays

You won't miss the alcohol in this drink, which combines kombucha, tea and rose syrup.

12/08/2021 By Dedriana Perry

Act Now! Supplies Are Limited!

Discounted Gift Certificates to Dozens of Local Restaurants Go on Sale Thursday

Sarasota-Manatee Originals is selling discounted dining certificates to more than 60 local restaurants this holiday season.

12/08/2021 By Marc Griffin

Under the Tuscan Sun

The Past, Present and Future of Chianti, Italy's Most Famous Wine

Our wine blogger recently Zoomed with the owner of Italy's Badia a Coltibuono to discuss wine regulations, climate change and more.

12/08/2021 By Bob McGinn

Hitting the Road

Miss Susie's Newtown Kitchen Goes Mobile

The truck has a busy schedule, with multiple stops scheduled for most weeks, most of them located in north Sarasota.

12/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Veg Vibes

Stop By Sarasota Veg Fest for Delicious Food and Fun This Weekend

Enjoy plant-based food while browsing goods and gifts and enjoying live music and informative talks.

12/03/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

The Bradenton Blues Festival, a Siesta Beach Seafood Festival, Cinderella, a premiere at Florida Studio Theatre, and more.

12/02/2021 By Kay Kipling

Essential Intelligence

The Incredible History and Uncertain Future of the Iconic Florida Orange

The citrus industry is in trouble, but the orange continues to symbolize the Sunshine State’s allure.

11/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Christmastime Is Here

You Need to Try My Mom's Sugar Cookie Recipe

Why? Because it's the best.

11/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Free Spirits

You Won't Miss the Alcohol in Sage's Highly Sippable 'Nogroni'

This version of the classic Negroni will keep spirits bright.

11/22/2021 By Dedriana Perry