Annals of Spiritous Beverages

Whiskey Obsession Tickets Go on Sale Friday

One new highlight: a brunch tasting event that celebrates prominent whiskey-making women.

11/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Black Friday Brunch at Louies Modern, the Third Annual Snow Crab Festival and More Local Dining Events

Including a movie night at Mandeville Beer Garden and the 941 Food Truck Rally.

11/22/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Empanada Be Thy Name

New Empanada Spot Opens in Gulf Gate

EmpaCurious began slinging empanadas to the masses on Tuesday.

11/17/2017 By Ella Melzer

Virtual Insanity

Thanks to Augmented Reality, You Can Now Bring Your Tervis to Life

Just in time for the holidays, Tervis introduces the first design in its new line of Augmented Reality tumblers.

11/15/2017 By Ella Melzer

Two for one

Two New Main Street Restaurants Open Today

Element and PBnT share the same owner, but are very different.

11/15/2017 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Plant-Based Thanksgiving Cooking Class, Cocktails with Designer Camilyn Beth, and Other Local Dining Events

Plus, the sixth annual Multicultural Festival and the Sarasota Garden Club's 90th anniversary.

11/15/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Thanksgiving 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving in Sarasota 2017

Don't feel like preparing a Thanksgiving feast at home this year? Here's your guide to local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.

11/14/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Breaking News

UberEATS Comes to Sarasota

The service will launch tomorrow, Nov. 9.

11/08/2017 By Megan McDonald

Weekly Planner

Suncoast Food & Wine Fest, Cortez Stone Crab Festival and Other Local Dining Events

Including a kombucha-making class, high tea at Latte Luna and a white truffle menu at Cafe Amici.

11/08/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Tiki Time

Plans for a New Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Spark Protest

Should the City of Sarasota partner with private businesses to add a 200-seat restaurant and tiki bar to Lido Beach?

11/07/2017 By Pam Daniel


TableSeide Restaurant Group to Hire More Than 100 Workers

Job fair set for Friday and Saturday at Louies Modern in downtown Sarasota.

11/06/2017 By staff

Biz Bites

Five Restaurants Conducive to Quiet Conversations

These places will allow to get right down to business.

11/02/2017 By Ruth Lando

Bivalve Bliss

Atlantic Beer & Oyster Opens on State Street

A modern seafood shack is opening on State Street in downtown Sarasota.

11/01/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Turkey Tipples

The Best Wines to Pair With Your Holiday Dinner

A master sommelier's cheat sheet.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Thanks for the Memories

The 12 Best Dishes Our Food Critic Ate This Year

Marsha Fottler shares her 12 top bites of 2016 (in no particular order).

11/01/2017 Photography by Marsha Fottler

Mark Your Calendars

Heads Up: Forks & Corks 2018 Tickets Go on Sale Next Monday

The annual epicurean event is always a crowd-pleaser.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald


The i-Ride is Downtown Sarasota's Newest Ride-Sharing Option

The low-speed cruisers make for a fun way to let you pack as many destinations as possible into that narrow happy hour window, without having to drive with a buzz.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


"Make Mine a Single Malt"

Novelist Adam Davies on his love affair with Scotch.

11/01/2017 By Adam Davies


The High-Proof Smarts of Lila's Low-Proof Cocktail Menu

You don't need high-proof liquors to fix a memorable cocktail.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker


How Sanitary Are Those Communal Bar Snacks?

We scooped up some nuts from a bowl at a local happy hour and had them analyzed. Here are the results.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker