Eat & Drink

SEA and Be Seen

Get a Sneak Peek of Mote's New Aquarium at This Year's 'SEAsonal' Tasting

Enjoy light bites, beer and wine while supporting the aquarium's newest endeavor.

04/04/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Chag Sameach!

Celebrate Passover With Meals From These Sarasota Spots

Whether you order in or dine out, these locations have you covered.

03/31/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Lager Than Life

Yard House Opens on April 2 at University Town Center

The restaurant boasts 110 beers on tap.

03/30/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Get Egg-Cited

Don't Forget to Make Your Easter Reservations

Easter Sunday is April 9, so make your reservation now at one of these Sarasota-Manatee favorites.

03/29/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Tap That

Join 99 Bottles for a Grown-Up Easter Egg Hunt Around Downtown Sarasota

Explore downtown Sarasota for a chance to win big prizes from 99 Bottles.

03/24/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Cheese the Day

Andrea Bozzolo's New Wine Shop, Malmosto, Opens on Siesta Drive

With wines starting at $20 and a comprehensive food menu—including great pizza—there's a little something for everyone.

03/22/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Blu Kouzina is Opening its Second Sarasota Location at University Town Center

Owners Effie and Dennis Tsakiris want you to feel like you're entering their home.

03/21/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Éirinn go Brách

Where to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Sarasota-Manatee

Grab your friends and head out for green beer and a fun-filled day.

03/15/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hoppy Hour

Chef Darwin Santa Maria Has Reacquired Darwin Brewing

He plans to open a new brewing facility with a restaurant and distillery in late 2024.

03/14/2023 By Lauren Jackson

In the Weeds

A New Documentary Examines the Use of Chemicals in Winemaking

Brian Lilla's Children of the Vine takes a hard look at the use of glysophate in vineyards.

03/13/2023 By Bob McGinn

Just Keep Swimming

JPan Is Showcasing Different Cuts From a 170-Pound Tuna at a Special Dinner, and You're Invited

The chefs at JPan will showcase different cuts from a 170-pound bluefin tuna in an eight-course tasting menu.

03/08/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Let's Settle This!

Publix Subs: God's Gift to Florida or Wildly Overrated?

Our editors enter the rhetorical ring to determine the correct take.

03/07/2023 By Isaac Eger and Lauren Jackson

Los Mejores

20 Great Local Mexican Restaurants

Mexican Americans and Mexican immigrants enrich our community in so many ways, and their influence can be seen in the restaurants that punctuate nearly every neighborhood in town.

03/03/2023 By Lauren Jackson

All Dogs Go to Boo's

Expect Food, Fun and Fur at Boo's Ice House and Dog Bar

"That's what we’re envisioning for Boo’s: a community center and an asset for dogs and dog lovers.”

03/01/2023 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Roasty Toasty

Stop by Banyan Coffee Co. in Palmetto for a Cup of Joe and a Show

Josh and Abbey Schmitt want you to drink more coffee.

02/28/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Worth The Drive

In Bradenton, Oscura Offers Something for Everyone

From inspired small plates to strong coffee and live music in the evenings, Oscura is worth a visit.

02/24/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Offensive and Defensive Wine-Men

Could Wine Ever Compete With Beer as Football Fans' Drink of Choice?

Some teams and ex-players seem to think so.

02/22/2023 By Bob McGinn

Wine and Dine

The 33rd Annual Florida Winefest and Auction Returns April 1

The organization has given more than $9.3 million to children’s charities since 1991.

02/21/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Happy Day

Café L'Europe Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary

Enjoy wine dinners, complimentary Champagne and more during the historic restaurant's year-long celebration.

02/15/2023 By Lauren Jackson