Review

Bushido Izayaki Rolls Out Creative Japanese Fare in a Samurai-Themed Strip Mall Space

“Bushido” is a reference to the samurai code of ethics, and you’ll find warrior-themed designs throughout the 4,000-square-foot space.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks or Less

3 Pepper Burrito Co. Brings Mission Burritos to the Heart of Downtown

The restaurant just opened its 10th location dead center in the middle of the downtown Sarasota Farmers Market, perfectly situated amid dozens of offices within a walkable range.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Plant city

State Street Adds New Vegetarian Items as Part of Menu Revamp

New items include seared cauliflower and Szechuan noodles, with optional seafood upgrades.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Second coming

The Starlite Room Will Get a Makeover and Be Featured on the Food Network

The Starlite Room has closed, but the owner plans to reopen soon, thanks in part to a new TV deal.

03/29/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Full plate

A Brewery Trolley Tour, a Wine Walk and More of This Week's Top Dining Events

Hope you're hungry, because this week is packed with fun culinary events.

03/27/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Cluck cluck

New Chicken Restaurant Opens Downtown

Daily Bird serves sandwiches that feature either grilled or fried chicken; three-, five- and 10-piece fried baskets; and bowls stocked with greens or sprouted grains.

03/26/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Noodling around

Four Great Ramen Spots

Chef Judi goes on the hunt for quality broth and noodles.

03/26/2019 By Judi Gallagher

The politics of pours

Black Bourbon Society Founder Participating in Whiskey Obsession Festival

Samara Rivers wants more diversity in the whiskey world, and she's bringing her message to Sarasota.

03/25/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Worth the drive

Sebring Festival Lets You Explore the Sweet World of Craft Soda

Sample colas, ginger ales, root beers and cream sodas, with flavors like caramel apple, prickly pear, espresso, peach cobbler, candied bacon and more.

03/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Beer Bingo, Chicken Keeping and More Local Dining Events

Including a Meal Prep Class, Beer Garden and the Farmers Market

03/19/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Get lucky

Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on St. Patrick's Day

From pub crawls to cruises, celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.

03/14/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Hunger games

A Wine and Design Workshop, Craft Beer Yoga and More Top Food and Drink Events

Also on tap: a party benefiting Mote Marine Laboratory, a food truck rally and more.

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Season's greetings

4 Farms Worth the Drive

Southwest Florida's growing season is in full swing. Check out a handful of our favorite local agricultural pit stops.

03/12/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Smells fishy

Report Finds Widespread Seafood Mislabeling

The D.C. nonprofit Oceana used DNA analysis to test 449 fish from 287 restaurants and retail outlets in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

03/12/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fresh brew

Buddy Brew Coffee Now Available in Publix Stores Statewide

The Tampa-based speciality coffee chain has expanded.

03/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Diner league

New Metro Diner Opening in Bradenton Next Week

The new location will be the restaurant's third in the region.

03/07/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Overhaul

Louies Modern Is Closing. Here's What Will Replace It

The new Lemon Tree Kitchen is described as a casual, full-service eatery that will specialize in "fresh, local ingredients, exceptional flavors and truly clean eating."

03/06/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

WEEKLY PLANNER

Indian Cooking Classes, Russian Night and More Local Dining Events

Including a food prep class at Southern Steer and an Easter egg hunt at Fruitville Grove.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Nonprofits

Food Donations Up at Goodwill

Goodwill Manasota collected more than 115,000 pounds of food last year, up from 106,000 in 2017.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Big poppo

New Poppo's Taqueria Now Open on Main Street

The new location is the restaurant's fifth.

03/05/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker