Sip, baby, sip

Forks & Corks Tickets Go on Sale Monday

The 2020 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival is scheduled to take place Jan. 23-27.

10/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eastward bound

New Libby's in Lakewood Ranch Opens Today

The new eatery will ape the menu and ambiance of the Sarasota location and seat 189 between its indoor and outdoor spaces.

10/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

The Reborn Libby's Improves on the Original

This is French comfort food par excellence—delicious and satisfying.

10/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Coffee Shop Hangout, an Italian Wine Dinner and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a cooking class with Giuliano Hazan and a jam session at The Mable (formerly Growlers).

10/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Let's give 'em something to taco 'bout

New Mexican Eatery in Old Two Senoritas Spot to Open Next Month

The owners of El Melvin Cocina Mexicana are putting the finishing touches on its ambiance and menu.

10/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sound Wave

Restaurants Are Getting Louder. Not Everyone Loves the Trend

Let's hope restaurant owners are listening.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's Showtime!

At One of Sarasota's Oldest Restaurants, Great Service Matters

Columbia Restaurant assistant manager Richard Appelgren shares the secrets to the restaurant's success.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Au naturale

What Are Biodynamic Wines?

A primer on a winemaking trend that has become a hit in big cities.

10/28/2019 By Bob McGinn

Sunday service

Lakewood Ranch Farmers' Market Moves to Sundays, Starting This Week

The Market at Lakewood Ranch will run 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday from November through April.

10/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Sarasota 'Safari,' a Chili Cook-Off and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a wine tasting at Artisan Cheese Company and a food fair that is part of Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week.

10/23/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Health is Wealth

Healthy Café Delivers Fast-Casual Bowls With an Indian Twist

The restaurant is currently offering a 20 percent introductory discount on its dishes, plus free turmeric tea and watermelon juice.

10/21/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A wing and a prayer

Five Sarasota Spots That Serve Great Chicken Wings

Most sports bars offer tasty enough chicken wings, but Chef Judi has discovered some unexpected restaurants that serve crispy, delicious wings.

10/17/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Weekly Planner

Oktoberfest, Fried Chicken and Champagne and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a wine dinner at The Sarasota Modern and an eco-friendly event at Ben & Jerry's.

10/16/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

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Wine 101: What You Need to Know About Sulfites

Wine expert Bob McGinn dispels three common myths.

10/15/2019 By Bob McGinn

Farm fun

Eat Local Week Kicks Off Thursday

The theme of this year's Transition Sarasota celebration is "Exploring Food Waste."

10/14/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Doing good

Three-Day Event Raises Money for Rural Schools in South Africa

Safari Sarasota participants can listen to wildlife stories, taste wine and sample South African cuisine while supporting South Africa's Good Work Foundation.

10/10/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Weekly Planner

A Wizard Pub Crawl, Friends Trivia and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: an opportunity to taste-test local foods and a new jazz brunch.

10/09/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Snacks back

Bradenton Farmers' Market Returns Saturday

The market sets up along Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from October through May.

10/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Bridges Restaurant Marries Old World and New World Food

Be sure to ask for a table by the window for stunning views of downtown Sarasota.

10/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Rum Festival, a Pumpkin Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a jazzy brunch at Muse and a mother-daughter tea party.

10/02/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson