The Pandemic

USF, Restaurant & Lodging Association to Explore Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety

The virtual panel discussion is titled “Planning for the Future: How Covid-19 Will Alter the Food Safety Landscape."

03/22/2021 By Staff

Hitting the Road

G's Southern Kitchen Is Leaving Bobby Jones Golf Club

With the Bobby Jones clubhouse set to be demolished soon, G's is moving out, with plans to operate as a pop-up and mobile food company.

03/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Congratulations are in order

Farmers Market Design Contest Winner Announced

The winning image was created by Michael White, a Ringling College of Art and Design graduate and freelance illustrator.

03/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Act Now!

Snag Discounted Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals is selling vouchers at a 30 percent discount.

03/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

R.I.P.

Steven Spurrier: A Life in Wine

Paying tribute to a man who almost singlehandedly changed the direction of California wine in the 1970s.

03/17/2021 By Bob McGinn

Sweet Treat

New England-Style Ice Cream Shop Opens in Lakewood Ranch

Wicked Awesome Ice Cream Emporium offers ice cream made with less air—resulting in a denser, creamier treat.

03/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Shamrock Specials

Enjoy Green Beer, Irish Food at These St. Patrick's Day Events

Here are some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Sarasota area.

03/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Eyes on the Prize

You Could Win Free Fried Chicken Sandwiches From the Old Packinghouse Cafe

Customers who order a Buffalo chicken sandwich from J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe this month could land a valuable prize.

03/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Beach renourishment

New Concession Stand at Lido Beach Pavilion Opens Next Week

The Lido Island Grill will be overseen by Laszlo Bevardi, the chef and owner of Bevardi's Salute! in downtown Sarasota.

03/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Life of the paddy

Irish 31 Offers Tips on What to Drink This St. Patrick's Day

Bartender Robyn Danski recommends her favorite brews and lucky libations, and offers a recipe for a classic cocktail with an Irish kick.

03/12/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Politics

The American Rescue Plan Act Includes Help for the Restaurant Industry

The law creates a $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help restaurants and other food businesses struggling because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

03/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tender is the night

New Chicken Tender 'Ghost Kitchen' Comes to Sarasota

Tender Shack is a new delivery-only offering from the company behind Outback Steakhouse.

03/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Greek Squad

'Greek Nights' at Athens Family Restaurant Kick Off Saturday

The weekly parties will include belly dancing and a three-course prix-fixe menu.

03/08/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Dockside Dining

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota

Where to tie up for a great meal while you’re out on the water.

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gulf Gate on the Grow

Four New Restaurants Have Opened in Gulf Gate

Covid-19 hasn't slowed the dining district's growth.

03/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Ups and downs

The Changing Role of the Restaurant Sommelier

While many diners think of sommeliers as just waiters who pour wine, they are much more than that.

03/03/2021 By Bob McGinn

The Pandemic

Restaurant Sales Were Down 26 Percent in January

A new National Restaurant Association report shows that eateries around the country continue to struggle because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

03/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Salt life

Local Sea Salt Adds a Pinch of Paradise to Any Plate

Southwest Florida's shores are the source for Sea Salt Florida's organically harvested salts.

03/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Rare species

Whatever Happened to the Early Bird Special?

The decline of this once-common dining discount says a lot about how Sarasota has changed.

03/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Where the Locals Eat in Venice

From sunup to sundown, Venice residents have plenty of options for a great meal. Here are 13 of our favorites.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker