La Dolce Vita

Seven Delicious Italian-Inflected Confections

It's amore with these sweet treats.

09/19/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Rowing Repast

Polo Grill and Bar Among Caterers for 2017 World Rowing Championships Athletes

The Polo Grill and Bar and three other local caterers will prepare food for the world-class athletes from all over the globe competing in the World Rowing Championships.

09/19/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Irma

Paying it Forward After Hurricane Irma

Chef Judi reminds us that a cold drink or a batch of homemade cookies can make a huge difference in someone's day when times are tough.

09/14/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Irma

Updated: These Sarasota Restaurants Are Open and Serving Food Post-Irma

Here's a preliminary list—we'll keep it updated throughout the week.

09/13/2017 By Staff

Shop Local

A Guide to the Sarasota Farmers Market

A Saturday morning at the downtown farmers market is a Saturday morning well spent.

09/06/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Restaurant News

Connors Steak and Seafood Restaurant to Open at the Westfield Siesta Key Mall

Connors, a steak and seafood restaurant with an upscale bar, will open later this month. The original opening date was delayed due to Hurricane Irma.

09/06/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Sunday Funday

Louies Offers a Modern Take on Sunday Brunch

Eggs Benedict, made-to-order omelets and frosé—oh, my!

09/06/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Pioneer Homestead Party, a Pig Roast and Other Local Dining Events

Including a cake decorating class, Sarasota Opera's fourth annual Taste of Downtown and Let's Eat Englewood.

09/06/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Weekly Planner

A Bacon and Beer Festival, a Back-to-School Pizza Party and More Local Dining Events

Including First Friday at Retrobaked, a campout celebration at Geraldson Community farm and Englewood's annual restaurant week.

08/30/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Mall Madness

New Bravo Restaurant Opens in Sarasota

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen is part of the restaurant group that operates both Bravo Cucina Italiana and Brio Tuscan Grille.

08/29/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Gin Game

Six Great Local Gin Drinks

A cocktail classic mixer returns fresh and new. 

08/28/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Review

Review: Seafood Stars at Downtown’s Duval’s

You'll get seafood with style at Duval’s on Main Street.

08/28/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Weekly Planner

A Blues Brunch, a Cake Decorating Class and More Local Dining Events

Including a brown-bag lunch at the South Florida Museum, a happy hour at the Southgate Village Plaza and a movie night at Mandeville Beer Garden.

08/21/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Recipe

Alinea's Jaryd Hearn Returns to Polo Grill

And he's sharing a delicious recipe for pickled beet salad with us.

08/16/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Diner Dish

Chef Judi Visits Metro Diner

A new restaurant brings a true diner experience to Westfield Siesta Key.

08/16/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

A Food Truck Rally, a Yoga Brunch Club and More Local Dining Events

Including a pasta making class, a pet happy hour and a Siesta Key rum pairing dinner.

08/15/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Applause

Ophelia's on the Bay Named One of the Most Scenic Restaurants in America

The restaurant is the only one in Sarasota—and one of only five in the state—to make OpenTable's list.

08/11/2017 By Megan McDonald

Weekly Planner

A Beer Fun Run, a French Macaron Ice Cream Cart and More Local Dining Events

Including a shopping and coffee event with your dog and a wine walk in downtown Venice.

08/09/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

A View to a Chill

The Star of the New Westin Rooftop Bar? That View

Over the course of a couple hours, I must have uttered some variation of "Holy moly," "Wow" and "Golly" 12 dozen times.

08/09/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Comfort Food

Recipe: Baked Rigatoni from Cafe Barbosso

Learn how to make baked rigatoni with broccoli from Chef Joe DiMaggio at Cafe BarBosso.

08/03/2017 By Stephanie Hagan