Weekly planner

Ten Fun Ways to Celebrate St. Patrick's Day

Looking for ways to party like the Irish? Check out these St. Patrick's Day events happening in and around Sarasota.

03/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Party Planning

Florida Winefest Returns for 30th Year Next Month

Over the past three decades, the multi-day wine bash has raised $8.6 million for 87 charities.

03/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Plant party

Vegan Food Festival Comes to Bradenton This Weekend

The organizers promise that "eating a plant-based diet doesn’t have to boring or bland."

03/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Going pro

Café Evergreen Wants You to Eat Like a Superstar Athlete

With its new Food Is Fuel program, the Nokomis restaurant is offering discounts to students to help them boost their athletic and academic performance.

03/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Small but mighty

Five Amazing Appetizers

Chef Judi often likes appetizers more than her main entrée. Here are five of her favorites.

03/09/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Sweet story

Kona Ice Trucks Are Helping Local Schools Raise Money, One Shaved Ice at a Time

"We simply care about our kids, and if there's a need, we go after it," says Elizabeth Boyers, one of the local franchise's owners.

03/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

The Ballpark Food Hall of Fame

What to Eat at Ed Smith Stadium, LECOM Park and CoolToday Park

These days, going to a spring training game means indulging in gourmet cuisine.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Freshening Up

Zota Beach Resort Restaurant Updates Menus

Viento Kitchen + Bar has added new options to its breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner menus, all of them overseen by executive chef Jeremy White.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Milking It

Which Alternative Milk Is Best For You?

From classic soy milk to almond and even hemp milk, we’ve explored a variety of options to answer that question.

03/04/2020 By Lauren Jackson

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fast Track

Sage Restaurant Promotes Two

Brett Wagner has been named executive sous chef, while dessert specialist Cole Isaacs has been named head pastry chef.

03/02/2020 By Staff

Homage to Catalonia

Michael's on East Food Truck Brings Spanish Cuisine to Selby Gardens

The truck is setting up throughout the gardens' "Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind" exhibit, which concludes in June.

03/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Scoop

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to Sarasota This Summer

A Jeni's shop will open near the University Town Center mall later this year.

03/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Buzz

Drink of the Month: El Melvin's Spicy Sweet Mezcal Cocktail

This spicy-sweet cocktail sets the bar at the new El Melvin Cocina Mexicana.

02/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Avlí Mess Hall Takes a Mix-and-Match Approach to Mediterranean Cuisine

The menu is rooted in Greek cuisine but also takes in influences from Turkey, Syria, Portugal and Italy.

02/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bottle basics

How to Store Your Wine

Should you invest in a wine refrigerator, a wine room or space in a wine storage facility? Our expert weighs in.

02/28/2020 By Bob McGinn

Glades Grub

The Best Places to Eat in the Everglades

From gas station fare to authentic Cuban, these are our favorite spots to chow down around the swamp.

02/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: the De Soto Food & Music Festival, an Englewood beer bash, a pizza-making lesson and the Cornhole & Cocktails Festival.

02/26/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big shrimpin'

Sarasota's Four Most Scrumptious Shrimp Dishes

Chef Judi lists her favorite places to go for glorious Gulf shrimp.

02/25/2020 By Judi Gallagher

River view

Manatee River Restaurant Will Open Next Month

Whiskey Joe's Bar & Grill is opening its new Ellenton location in mid-March.

02/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker