R.I.P.

Remembering Blasé Café Founder Cynthia Breslin

The founder and co-owner of Blasé Café on Siesta Key died from cancer last week.

09/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Industry update

Restaurant Sales Are Up, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

The National Restaurant Association warns that the rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the Delta variant could hurt the industry's rebound.

09/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

New Discoveries

Where to Find Kolaches in Sarasota

Kolaches, which are similar to pigs in a blanket, can be found at a couple of local spots.

08/31/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gut Feeling

Meet the IMG Academy Grads Behind Sunny Culture, a Water Kefir Probiotic Drink

It might make your tummy—and overall health—better.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Kippis!

Miles Teller Talks 'Long Drink,' a Tasty, Gin-Based Alternative to Hard Seltzer

The actor, who stars in the upcoming "Top Gun: Maverick," grew up in Florida and co-owns The Finnish Long Drink. He tells us why he likes the beverage so much.

08/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Deeds

Knick's Tavern and Grill, Artisan Cheese Company Help Feed Frontline Workers

As Covid cases surge, the restaurants are providing meals for local first responders.

08/26/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Around the world in three days

Sarasota Art Museum Chef Is Leading a New Series of Cooking Classes

Bistro chef Kaytlin Dangaran will focus on the cuisine of a different country at each upcoming event.

08/25/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Pie high

New Vendor Brings Chicken Pot Pies to the Sarasota Farmers Market

MawMaw's Chicken Pies sells frozen pies made by hand in North Carolina.

08/24/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Pumpkin Mindset

Pumpkin Spice Season Is Back, Baby

It's starting to feel like fall, maybe?

08/24/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Booze Flash

New Liquor Store Opens in Lakewood Ranch

The new ABC Fine Wine & Spirits includes a walk-in cigar humidor, a walk-in beer cooler and a station for refilling growlers.

08/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wine Maven

Meet Gina Lyons, Sarasota's Champagne Doyen

Through her company, A Vine Affair, Lyons offers in-depth Champagne seminars and tastings in private homes and corporate venues.

08/18/2021 By Bob McGinn

Q&A

This New Cookbook Is All About Middle Eastern Desserts

Author Salma Hage answers questions about her latest book, "Middle Eastern Sweets: Desserts, Pastries, Creams & Treats."

08/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Table talk

Food Writer Alexander Lobrano Discusses His New Memoir, My Place at the Table

Lobrano will discuss his work and career during a Bookstore1Sarasota Zoom event on Thursday, Aug. 19.

08/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food News

How Sarasota Restaurants Are Navigating a Labor Shortage

Wages are rising and more restaurants are offering benefits and other bonuses—but servers and cooks remain scarce.

08/11/2021 By Elizabeth Djinis

Top lobster

Where to Find a Great Local Lobster Roll

The price of lobster has risen this year, but it's still easy to find a tasty, affordable roll in Sarasota.

08/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

More s'mores

Where to Celebrate National S'mores Day in Sarasota

Every day is National S'mores Day in our world, but the holiday technically falls on Tuesday, Aug. 10.

08/09/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Alcohol Olympics

'Set the Bar' Cocktail Competition Will Return in October

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals contest will feature drinks from 25 different restaurants.

08/06/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Deals

Venice Restaurant Group Takes Over Siesta Beach Concessions

Venice Pier Group, a restaurant business that owns Sharky's on the Pier, has begun management of the Siesta Beach Concessions.

08/06/2021 By Staff

The waffle truth

New Waffle Café to Open on St. Armands Circle

Crisp Waffle Company is set to open by the end of the month.

08/06/2021 By Emma Moneuse

In Their Element

Sarasota Bar Kicks Off New Pop-Up Series

The Lounge at Element is showcasing the talents of different staff members. First up: Puerto Rican cuisine from sous chef Alexa Diaz.

08/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker