Eat & Drink

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

Small But Mighty

Osprey Is Emerging as a Wine and Food Destination

Mel Weber recently opened Southern Vines Fine Wine & Spirits, among other new ventures in the town.

07/06/2022 By Bob McGinn

Letter of Recommendation

LobsterCraft Brings Its Exquisite Lobster Rolls to St. Armands Circle

The rolls are a perfect meal for a hot summer afternoon.

07/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Main Squeeze

A Fancy New Lemonade Stand Is Coming to Fruitville Road

It will be the chain's first location in Florida.

07/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Calusa Brewing's Citronious

Want a tasty local beer on your boat this weekend? Try this juicy IPA bursting with citrus and tropical flavors.

07/01/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Consumer Reports

Why Are Cocktails So Expensive Right Now?

With some drinks now costing as much as a nice meal, it’s hard not to wonder whether the drink is worth it.

07/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Bartenders Anonymous

Bartenders Are Begging You to Avoid These Amateur Drink-Ordering Moves

We asked several unnamed drink makers to reveal what they wish they could tell customers, but can’t.

07/01/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Cheers!

Sarasota's Best Bars

Whether you’re looking for a toes-in-the-sand tiki hut, a secretive speakeasy or a big boisterous beer garden, Sarasota has the bar for you.

07/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Lauren Jackson, Allison Forsyth, and Kim Doleatto

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Big Top Brewing Company's Hotter Blonde

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this golden ale spiced up with jalapeños.

06/30/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Deli Belly

The Overton Has Closed, and a New Deli Will Take Its Place

Chef Solomon "Sol" Shenker is bringing his New York-style deli cuisine to the Rosemary District space.

06/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Motorworks Brewing's Low Light

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this "very light lager" flavored with lemon and lime.

06/29/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now—and what to order when you're there.

06/29/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Tropical Paradise

Sarasota's New Summer Tap Juice Bar Will Help You Beat the Heat

If you're looking for a healthy treat, this new Sarasota spot is the place to be.

06/24/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Pedal Pusher

The Caragiulo Family Is Planning to Build a New Restaurant on the Legacy Trail

The brothers will add a new venture to their growing list of successful restaurants in Sarasota.

06/23/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Shop Talk

Two Chefs on Hillview Wants to Be Your Go-To Specialty Food Store

The new gastronomy shop in Southside Village may be small, but it packs a big punch.

06/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

A Global Affair

Celebrate African Cuisine at a Selby Library Cooking Class

Join chefs Alex Jordan and Erik Decker for an educational evening filled with tasty treats.

06/16/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Deals on Deals

Here Are the Restaurants Extending Savor Sarasota Deals

After a successful Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week, these restaurants will continue to offer sweet deals.

06/15/2022 By Lauren Jackson