Eat & Drink

That is the question

To Drink or Not to Drink?

Conflicting studies send contrasting messages about alcohol's effects on health.

09/21/2022 By Bob McGinn

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Head to Mattison's Forty-One Next Week For an Interactive Cocktail Masterclass

Expand your cocktail recipe arsenal with three delicious drinks and a step-by-step class on how to prepare them.

09/20/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pinkies Up

In Sarasota-Manatee, Tea Shops Marry Tradition With Modernity

Why the age-old beverage still matters today, according to Sarasota-Manatee tea house owners.

09/19/2022 By Laura Paquette

Restaurant Review

The New Korê Steakhouse Puts Diners in the Hot Seat

The restaurant, which opened in Lakewood Ranch's Waterside Place earlier this year, is one of Sarasota’s best.

09/16/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Shopping list

How to Find What's in Season in Florida

Florida has a unique growing season. Here's a month-by-month guide to what the state's farms are typically producing.

09/14/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bowled Over

Pacific Counter Is Coming to The Landings

The fast-casual St. Petersburg restaurant chain offers healthy, fresh and, most importantly, delicious food.

09/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Romaine Calm

Where to Find a Farmers Market

Seasonal farmers markets are making a return as fall approaches.

09/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

In Vino Veritas

A New Sopranos-Themed Wine Bar Has Opened in Gulf Gate

The shop is run by Mitchell Soffer, who owns TheWinetoBuy.com.

09/07/2022 By Bob McGinn

Fresh Look

At Almazónica Cervecería, Darwin Santa Maria Brings Together Peruvian Cuisine and Craft Beer

The restaurant is a rebrand of Santa Maria's Darwin Evolutionary Cuisine.

09/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Recipe

Love Snapper? Try Lionfish Instead

Eating the invasive species isn't just delicious—it also helps put a dent in their population, which threatens marine ecosystems worldwide.

09/02/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Born to Rum

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals' 'Set the Bar Cocktail' Competition Returns

Tickets are currently on sale for the lively competition, featuring 25 local bartenders vying for the top prize.

08/31/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Siesta Key

Siesta Key is home to one of the world's most famous beaches—plus plenty of great restaurants and places to party.

08/31/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Round of A-Paws

Celebrate National Guide Dog Month at the Daiquiri Deck

Daiquiri Deck is hoping to raise $50,000 for the nonprofit organization, which breeds, raises and trains guide dogs.

08/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pumpkin Mindset

Pumpkin Spice Season Is Back, Baby

It's starting to feel like fall, maybe?

08/30/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Community Engagement

A Food Truck Rally Raised $10,000 For Children Who Lost Their Family In I-75 Crash

JFCS of the Suncoast, Big Top Brewing Company and local food trucks partnered to raise money for the family of the crash victims.

08/24/2022 By Lauren Jackson

See Ya Later, Alligator

Weird, Wonderful Linger Lodge Has Reopened

The Manatee County icon—once named one of the top five weirdest restaurants in America by Al Roker—continues to serve up Southern delicacies in a memorable environment.

08/23/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Grate Minds Think Alike

Essential Kitchen Gadgets for Any New Cook

Chop, mince, slice and dice with our favorite beginner's kitchen items.

08/18/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Prize Possession

Sarasota Restaurant Wins Prestigious Wine Award

Marcello Ristorante Italiano recently received the "Best of the Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator

08/17/2022 By Bob McGinn

Cool Beans

O&A Opens Its Newest Location at Waterside Place

The latest outpost for the Sarasota coffee shop takes advantage of Waterside Place's outdoorsy atmosphere.

08/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Cheeseygoing

Origin Craft Beer & Pizza Café Has Opened Its Fourth Location in The Landings

At its new location, the Sarasota pizza chain offers a full bar and plenty of fun for the whole family.

08/15/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson