Fake It Till You Make It

Beyond the Beyond Burger: Taste-Testing Plant-Based Seafood Substitutes

You can find vegan "crab" cakes, "fish" fillets and chunky "tuna" in a number of local grocery stores.

09/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Back to School

Want to Learn More About Wine? Enroll in 'Wine School.'

Eric Asimov's monthly column helps wine lovers explore new varietals and examine their biases.

09/22/2021 By Bob McGinn

Sweet Heart

This Sarasota Woman's Brownies Have Gained a Cult Following

Marilou Berrios is a stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur. Her delicious brownies are sold at local markets and online.

09/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Restaurant Review

Ka Papa, in Southside Village, Offers Vegan Cuisine in a Fine-Dining Setting

Ka Papa isn't just a quality addition to Sarasota’s growing list of vegan dining options. It’s one of the city’s best new restaurants, period.

09/20/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Vive la France!

A Unique Sarasota Club Gathers to Celebrate the Wines of Bordeaux

The local chapter of the international Commanderie de Bordeaux hosts regular dinners that highlight specific varieties of Bordeaux wines.

09/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

That's Amore

Nine Great Kinds of Pizza From Around the World

Consider this your pizza style guide.

09/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Spend wisely

New Blog Series Offers Tips on 'Grocery Shopping for Your Health'

The Sarasota County office of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking you on a tour of your neighborhood supermarket.

09/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Traditionalist

Dan Bavaro Is Fanatical About Making Pizza Just Like They Do in Naples

The restaurant makes many different types of Neapolitan pies these days, but the Margherita remains a crowd-pleaser.

09/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nice Slice, Baby!

The Best Pizza in Sarasota

We tasted pizzas for weeks to bring you our 22 favorite pizza pie spots, from hole-in-the-wall strip-mall joints to fine-dining restaurants.

09/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Vroom Vroom

Ford's Garage Makes a Mean Burger

But is it tasty enough to break into the upper ranks of Sarasota's crowded burger scene?

09/13/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On Pacific Time

Pacific Counter Crafts Tasty Bowls and Sushi Burritos

The quick-service restaurant mashes up flavors from Hawaii and Japan in a bright, friendly setting.

09/09/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Supplies Are Limited!

Discounted Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants Are on Sale Again

More than 30 restaurants are offering gift certificates at a 30 percent discount, starting today.

09/09/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fright Night

'Haunted Tavern' Pop-Up Cocktail Bar Promises a Scary Good Time

The national touring event comes to Bradenton Sept. 9-11.

09/08/2021 By Marc Griffin

Clubs and corks

The Surprising Overlap Between the Worlds of Golf and Wine

Multiple professional golfers have their own vineyards and wines, and special wines are created for some of the world's biggest tournaments.

09/08/2021 By Bob McGinn

New In Town

Celebrated Editor and Author Tanya Steel Surveys the Local Food Scene

Steel is the award director for the Julia Child Award and launched the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” with former First Lady Michelle Obama.

09/07/2021 By Susan Burns

Smoke Shops

Sarasota's Best Barbecue

Where to find the best ribs, brisket and pulled pork in town.

09/03/2021 By Staff

10 Bucks Or Less

Rogers Market Delivers Upscale Gas Station Cuisine

This just might be the swankiest convenience store you've ever set foot in.

09/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Chill Out

Beat the Heat With These Sweet, Cold Treats

From ice cream sandwiches to smoothies, there's something for everyone.

09/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wine Freak

You've Got to See These Amazing Local Wine Cellars

Sarasota wine collectors go all out on custom wine cellar designs in their homes and condos.

09/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto