R.I.P.

Remembering Arthur Lopes

The widely respected Sarasota chef died last week after receiving a cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

10/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wine City

Sarasota's Wine Bar Renaissance

Our area is home to a number of bars with big selections of wines and friendly, knowledgeable staffers.

10/20/2020 By Bob McGinn

Butter Up

Stone Crab Season Starts Today. So What Do You Do With Them?

Here are some tips on serving the Florida delicacy.

10/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Brews and Bites

Five Tips on How to Pair Beer and Food

We asked 99 Bottles owners Mark and Christine Tuchman for some general tips on how to pick the right beer for the right meal.

10/14/2020 By Allison Forsyth

End of an Era

Nancy's Bar-B-Q in Downtown Sarasota Is Closing

But don't fret: The restaurant's Lakewood Ranch location will remain open for business.

10/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Playing Fair

Weekend Festival Showcases Fair Food

A new event in Manatee County will give you the chance to eat all the funnel cakes and corn dogs you want, without even having to visit the fair.

10/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Drink Up

Set the Bar Event Celebrates Great Local Cocktails

Every day this week, participating bars and restaurants are serving special new drinks, offering discounts and more.

10/12/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sip Trip

Sarasota’s Best Wine Stores

Here's a list of full-service stores in our region to try when you're on the hunt for your next bottle.

10/08/2020 By Bob McGinn

Best beers

The Best Breweries in Sarasota-Manatee

With a dozen breweries to choose from, our region’s craft beer scene has never been better. Here's what's on tap.

10/07/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fizz Frenzy

Looking For a New Cocktail Mix-In? Try a Shrub

Shrubs, a fermented drink like kombucha, will be sold by Port Charlotte company Rock Creek Shrubs at the Phillippi Farmhouse Market.

10/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Brew Buzz

Java Dawg Coffee Expands Hours of Operation

This Sarasota farmers market coffee vendor is bringing its iconic red bus to other parts of Sarasota during the week.

10/06/2020 By Allison Forsyth

That time of year

Two Local Farmers' Markets Start Up Again Wednesday

Sarasota's Phillippi Farmhouse Market and North Port's Atlanta Braves Farmers Market both return this week.

10/05/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breaking

Lila Chef Opening New Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Lucile Pizza & Wine Bar will open just down the street from Lila in mid-November.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in Wellen Park

The food scene hasn't quite caught up to the population explosion happening in Wellen Park. But locals have a few good options for a satisfying meal.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best beers

Celebrate Oktoberfest With These Fun Events

Oktoberfest is a German celebration filled with food, beer and good company. Here's what locals are doing to celebrate.

10/01/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Heading south

Blasé Bistro to Reopen With New Focus on Southern Food

The new menu includes a crab cake with a bay scallop succotash, buttermilk fried chicken with honey mustard and shrimp and grits.

10/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's Go Shopping

Bradenton Farmers' Market Returns Saturday

The market has a new layout, new vendors and some new rules to keep customers safe.

09/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Baked good

Dave's Killer Bread Creator to Speak as Part of Sarasota Lecture Series

The Project 180 series also includes an event highlighting local "second chance" employers.

09/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breaking News

DeSantis Announces Phase 3 Re-Opening of Florida Businesses

The governor's executive order means restaurants will now be allowed to operate at 100 percent capacity, with no operational limitations enforced by the state.

09/25/2020 By Staff

Go for the gold

Gold Star Donuts Is Back

After being closed for three years, Gold Star is once again open for business.

09/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker