Eat & Drink

The Best Part of Waking Up

Sarasota's Best Breakfasts

Our comprehensive guide to the region's finest breakfast destinations.

01/03/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Party like it's 2023

Say Goodbye to 2022 With a Glass of Quality Champagne

An estimated 360 million glasses of Champagne will be served this New Year's Eve.

12/29/2022 By Bob McGinn

Made With Love

Holiday Recipe: Italian Lemon Hill Cookies

A boxed cookie mix addict reveals the homemade holiday cookie recipe she can’t live without.

12/21/2022 By Laura Paquette

Wicked Good

Kelly's Roast Beef, a New England Favorite, Lives Up to the Hype

Straight from the Massachusetts coast, Kelly's Roast Beef serves up sandwiches, chowder and memories on University Parkway.

12/21/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Making Spirits Bright

Tired of Eggnog? Try a Bushwacker Cocktail This Holiday Season Instead

A Sarasota distillery offers a delicious and creamy cocktail that feels like a beach in a bottle.

12/21/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Deja Brew

Project Opens in the Rosemary District

The new Rosemary District location features a refreshed menu alongside the shop's excellent coffee.

12/15/2022 By Lauren Jackson

A Gift From the Gods

You Need the Bahi Hut's New Commemorative Mug in Your Life

A perfect gift for any fan of Sarasota history or culture, this mug will sell out fast.

12/15/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Ho Ho Ho

These Local Restaurants Will Be Open on Christmas Day

Ditch the dishes and make Christmas Day reservations at these area restaurants.

12/14/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Turf War

Del Taco Has Opened in Bradenton and Sparked a War of Words With a Nearby Taco Bell

Del Taco is a California-based chain that serves terrific fast food tacos, burritos and more.

12/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson

'Tis The Seasoning

These Local Shops Have The Best Gifts for the Foodie in Your Life

We shopped around for the best food gifts in town, perfect for the aspiring chef in your life.

12/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

🥙 🥙 🥙

Florence and the Spice Boys Has Opened a Brick-and-Mortar Location

Modern Middle Eastern fare mixed with warm hospitality make for an ideal meal.

12/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Hot Noods

DalMoros Serves Up Pasta To Go on St. Armands Circle

The Venice, Italy-based franchise opened on John Ringling Boulevard last Wednesday.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Down Home

Snook Haven Restaurant Will Reopen In December, Pending Sarasota County Commission Approval

Post-Hurricane Ian repairs made by the Venice Pier Group are slated to begin immediately.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson


In Praise of Spaghetti and Meatballs

The tiresome debate over the authenticity of Italian American cuisine.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Chef Profile

After 17 Years in Downtown Sarasota, MéLange Chef Lan Bradeen Continues to Evolve

Thanks to Bradeen's focus and creativity, MéLange has become a downtown stalwart.

11/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson


Michael's on East's November Epicurean Menu Shines a Light on Greece

The three-course, prix fixe menu is inspired by co-proprietor Michael Klauber's recent cruise to the Greek islands.

11/28/2022 By Lauren Jackson

La Ciociara

Primo Ristorante Has Closed. For Fans of Its Iconic Billboards, It's Another Example of a Vanishing Sarasota.

Chef-owner Maurizio Colucci looks back on the controversy that greeted the restaurant's billboards.

11/21/2022 By Isaac Eger

Deep Red

Six California Pinot Noirs to Try This Holiday Season

A number of California small producers are bringing back pinot noir's depth and richness.

11/21/2022 By Bob McGinn

I Scream

Rise & Nye's Ice Cream Eating Contest Humbled Me

Isaac Eger competed in the shop's second annual Ice Cream Eating Championship and got rinsed.

11/17/2022 By Isaac Eger

So Fresh

Tampa's Naked Farmer and Punta Gorda's Fat Point Brewing Are Coming to UTC

Naked Farmer will bring farm-fresh food while Fat Point Brewing will offer sunshine-inspired brews.

11/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson