Eat & Drink

Feelin' Saucy

Fiorella Italian Bistro Is a Creative Addition to Sarasota's Italian Food Scene

The new restaurant offers an impressive Italian menu with subtle French influences.

08/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Bottled Up

How Local Restaurants Are Dealing With Rising Wine Prices and Delivery Delays

We spoke with chefs and owners about how they are responding to challenges in the wine world.

08/10/2022 By Bob McGinn

Nice Slice, Baby!

The Best Pizza in Sarasota

We tasted pizzas for weeks to bring you our 20 favorite pizza pie spots, from hole-in-the-wall strip-mall joints to fine-dining restaurants.

08/10/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Ooey Gooey and Chewy

Clarabell Cookies Is Changing the Local Cookie Game

The new Gulf Gate bakery is serving up decadent chocolate chip cookies.

08/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Doughnut Miss This

Five-O Donut Co. Is Opening in Bradenton This Weekend

The chain will celebrate with plenty of freebies for its loyal following—plus its new vegan doughnuts.

08/04/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Strawsome

First Watch Has Adopted a New, Biodegradable Type of Straw

The rapidly growing chain is making a sustainable switch.

08/03/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Simply the Zest

Florida Scallops With Lemon Butter Spaghetti Are Our Newest Obsession

Delicate bay scallops shine with just a few simple ingredients.

08/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pasta La Vista, Baby

Sarasota Chef Christopher Covelli Showed Off His Italian Roots on the Food Network This Weekend

Covelli showcased his Italian roots in the fast-paced cooking show.

08/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Eggscellent News

Louie's Bistro Opens Tomorrow in Wellen Park

The restaurant will join the growing list of new Wellen Park businesses.

07/28/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Fake It Till You Bake It

Five Excellent Cookbooks That'll Get You Cooking in No Time

Chop, fry and bake to your heart's content with the simple techniques and recipes found in these essential cookbooks.

07/27/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Don't Worry Be Hoppy

Sun King Brewery Is a Welcome Addition to Sarasota's Craft Beer Scene

The brewery will feature its flagship beers in addition to brews crafted specifically for Florida.

07/26/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Keep Truckin'

Sarasota County Has Introduced a Mobile Vending Permit Program for Area Parks

The Sarasota program will provide greater access for park visitors and small businesses

07/21/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Withering on the vine

Extreme Heat, Droughts and Inflation Are Hitting Winemakers Hard

And, in response, wineries are consolidating and cutting costs.

07/20/2022 By Bob McGinn

Fin-tastic News

Sandwich Night Is Returning to Indigenous

James Beard-nominated chef Steve Phelps is bringing his delicious seafood sandwiches to Indigenous on Wednesday nights—and highlighting the importance of sustainability.

07/20/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Ice Ice Baby

It's Time to Celebrate National Daiquiri Day

Simple ingredients and clean flavors make this cocktail a must—especially today.

07/19/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Food safety

Update: 16 Big Olaf Ice Cream Flavors Test Positive for Listeria

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is issuing formal stop sales on the 16 products where listeria was found.

07/14/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Believe the Hype

Meliora Is One of Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

The restaurant is led by a chef who worked at Michelin-starred Washington, D.C., restaurants like The Dabney, Plume and Rose's Luxury.

07/13/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf Has Issued a Recall for Its Products

Following a CDC food safety alert recommending all Big Olaf products be discarded, the creamery has issued a recall.

07/12/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Food Safety

A Sarasota Ice Cream Maker May Be Linked to a Listeria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that consumers and retailers dispose of Big Olaf Creamery products.

07/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

The After After Party

The Best Late Night Restaurants in Sarasota

Night owls, take note.

07/06/2022 By Lauren Jackson