Eat & Drink

Pop Quiz

We Asked Local Chefs to Share Their Favorite Ingredients, Kitchen Gadgets and Junk Foods. Here's What They Said.

Who loves Cheetos? Whose favorite way to unwind after service is with beer and a gummy? Read on to find out.

11/07/2023 By Lauren Jackson

That Was Quick

The Original Wolfie's & Rascal House Opened in the Rosemary District Last Week. It Closed Two Days Later.

The restaurant has not yet announced a reopening date.

11/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

48 Hours in Sarasota

The Food Lover's Guide to Sarasota

Spend a long weekend eating your way through town.

11/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Publix Display of Affection

The 10 Best Publixes in the Sarasota Area, Ranked

Publixes are like seashells: Each one is special and deserves to be cherished. But some are more special than others.

11/02/2023 By Lauren Jackson

A Triumph!

Calusa Brewing and PigFish Are Opening This Weekend

Guests can anticipate expertly brewed beer, served all day, paired with sustainable seafood offerings from PigFish in the evening hours.

11/01/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Trader Joe's Lakewood Ranch Location Opens Tomorrow, Oct. 26

It's the second Trader Joe's location in Sarasota.

10/25/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Shell Yeah

The Beach House Waterfront Restaurant Is Celebrating Its 30th Anniversary

The oceanfront restaurant will offer a series of specials inspired by its original menus from 1993.

10/20/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Caviar Dreams

By Patrik Pettersson Is Now Open for Dinner Inside the Kompose Hotel

Chef Patrik Pettersson's menu will feature two tasting menu options.

10/12/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Romaine Calm

Where to Find a Farmers Market

Get ready for fresh produce, jams, and other artisanal goods at oh-so-many locations around town.

10/10/2023 By Lauren Jackson

The Plot Chickens

Slim Chickens Will Open in Sarasota in Mid-October

The quick-service chicken chain will make its home on Clark Road.

10/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Piping Hot

Ruth's Chris Steak House Is Now Open in Lakewood Ranch

With prime cuts of beef and 500-degree plates, what's not to love?

10/05/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Something New

Oak & Stone Artisan Pizza & Craft Beer has Opened Its Sixth Location

Downtown Wellen Park residents and visitors can enjoy pizza and beer as they watch the community continue to grow.

10/04/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Cheers for Beers

3 Bridges Brewing's New Taproom Is Open in Venice

Venice locals Scott and Corey Harper aim to give back to their community through food, beer and plenty of fun.

09/27/2023 By Lauren Jackson

High Note

What to Expect at This Year's Sarasota Opera Food & Wine Festival

Our wine writer previews the pours you should be excited about at this Saturday's event.

09/19/2023 By Bob McGinn

Works of Art

Sarasota's 11 Best Burgers

From brilliant mash-ups to simple classics, these are the 11 best burgers you can get your hands on right now.

09/18/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Light Bites

Lakeside Bites Opens in Downtown Wellen Park

The new dining venture joins Pop Dawgs and Claw & Co. in The Yard.

09/13/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Calusa Brewing and Chef Steve Phelps Are Teaming Up, and We're Stoked

The former White Buffalo Saloon will soon be home to PigFish, Phelps' new restaurant, and Calusa Brewing's new taproom.

09/08/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Bread and Butter

Bread Bandits Is Serving Seriously Good Sourdough at Its New Sarasota Bakery

Business partners Jules Thuet and Brad Rutledge know a thing or two about bread.

09/08/2023 By Lauren Jackson


Are Muscadine Grapes the Next Big Superfood?

New research shows that the grape, which is used to make wine in the southeastern United States, can improve your skin and fight inflammation.

09/07/2023 By Bob McGinn

Restaurant Review

At Tzeva, Inside Downtown Sarasota's Art Ovation Hotel, Food Is Art

The hotel restaurant offers an unexpected culinary journey filled with Mediterranean-inspired twists and turns.

09/07/2023 By Lauren Jackson