Shell yes

The Six Best Oyster Bars in Sarasota

For a shuckin' good time, head to any one of these local spots.

08/05/2021 By Staff

Call it a Comeback

SorBabes Is Back With a New Look and New Flavors

After a year of struggles with manufacturing delays, the company is back on shelves and offering online orders.

08/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

And the winner is...

Three Local Restaurants Join Wine Spectator's 'Award of Excellence' List

The Crow’s Nest, Grove and Sage were honored by "Wine Spectator" this year, joining a number of other local restaurants that maintain strong wine lists.

08/03/2021 By Bob McGinn

Ain't No Thing but a Chicken Wing

No Need To Fear Shortage on National Chicken Wing Day, Sarasota Butchers Say

A nationwide chicken shortage has led to low availability and raised prices. But local butchers aren't worried.

07/28/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Awards

Sage Restaurant Wins Wine Spectator 'Award of Excellence'

The restaurant also recently rolled out a new summer menu.

07/27/2021 By Staff

Food News

A New French Breakfast and Lunch Spot Is Coming to Main Street

Mademoiselle Paris will open this October.

07/26/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Top tapas

Another New Wine Bar? Yes, Please!

Checking out Vino Bistro, a new addition to the Sarasota wine scene.

07/21/2021 By Bob McGinn

Marcella's Magic

A Documentary About Legendary Cookbook Author Marcella Hazan Is in the Works

Hazan's fascinating life story is set to be documented in a new film, if the director can raise the necessary funds.

07/20/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good stuff

Indigenous and Mattison's Recognized for Sustainability, Transparency

The restaurants were recently honored by the Good Food Media Network, which works to promote practices that are good for the environment and food industry workers.

07/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Passion project

Give Your Spritz a Tropical Twist With Chinola

The passion fruit liqueur tastes great on its own, but it's even better when mixed with sparkling wine.

07/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big Top, Big Plans

Big Top Brewing Is Taking Over the Cock & Bull

The legendary Sarasota beer bar, which is closed for renovations, will reopen later this summer as Big Top's tasting room.

07/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Stream team

Motorworks Creates New Beer for Central Florida Golf Resort

Little Payne Creek Lager will be served exclusively at Streamsong in Bowling Green, Florida.

07/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Birthday party

Gecko's Is Throwing a Party to Celebrate the Sarasota County Centennial

100 Years Feature Night will take place 5-8 p.m. on Tuesday, July 13, at the Gecko's Grill & Pub near Fruitville Road.

07/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Super bowls

A Dreamy New Vendor Has Joined the Sarasota Farmers Market

Dream Earth Bowls, an açaí bowl company founded in Hawaii, has found its way to the Sarasota Farmers Market.

07/07/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Buy now

Our Wine Writer Names Some of His Old Favorites and Some Great New Prospects

Bob McGinn picks some of his favorite recent bottles, and most of them are quite affordable.

07/07/2021 By Bob McGinn

Skrt Skrt

Conservation Foundation Launches New Food Truck Event Series

The first gathering will take place Friday, July 23, with the food truck Curb Your Appetite.

07/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Aloha

Popular Hawaiian Barbecue Chain Opens in Sarasota

L&L Hawaiian Barbecue makes island cuisine that is very different from our own.

06/29/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Restaurant news

Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant Opens Monday

The Sarasota location will be the company's 12th Florida restaurant.

06/25/2021 By Kim Doleatto

All the deals

Here Are All the Restaurants Continuing to Offer Specials Deals After Savor Sarasota

Eleven restaurants are extending their summer specials.

06/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Log on

Where to Find Out About Wine Events Near You, and All Over the World

LocalWineEvents.com hosts thousands of wine event listings each week, and local restaurants and wine shops are using the site to find new customers.

06/23/2021 By Bob McGinn