Eat & Drink

Thirst down

Forget the Beer. This Year, Break Out Some Nice Wine at Your Super Bowl Party.

And which appetizers and snacks to pair them with.

02/09/2022 By Bob McGinn

Love Notes

Five Easy Yet Romantic Valentine's Day Date Ideas

Head to the park or a beach, pretend you're a tourist at a local attraction, and more.

02/07/2022 By Heather Dunhill

Choc Talk

Make Your Own Valentine's Day Chocolates at the Faulhaber Fab Lab

Using the lab's new vacuum former machine, attendees can transform 3D printed objects into a custom Valentine’s Day chocolate mold.

02/04/2022 By Megan McDonald

Valentine's Day

Say ‘I Love You’ on Valentine's Day With a Box of Specialty Chocolates

Indulge in gourmet chocolates from Noela, Banyan Tree, Norman Love and Gabriella Chocolates

02/03/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Suds 'n Spokes

Grab a Beer and a Bike at This New Bradenton Bike Shop

The bar sells beer, seltzers, energy drinks and CBD water.

02/03/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Fore!

Tiger Woods' Newest Venture, PopStroke, Is Opening Soon in Sarasota

The two-story entertainment venue features two golf courses designed by co-owner Woods, a rooftop bar and a full-service restaurant.

02/02/2022 By Staff

In the Mood for Love

Make Your Valentine's Day Reservations at One of These Romantic Restaurants

Book a date night at one of these spots, pronto.

02/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tap the keg

Sun King Brewery & Spirits Is Taking Over the Old JDub's Space

The Indianapolis-based brewery is taking over the old JDub's space on Mango Avenue in Sarasota.

02/01/2022 By Samantha Lane

Hot Chocolate and Chill

Cozy Up With a Cup of Cocoa and a Book for National Hot Chocolate Day

Curl up with a cup of cocoa and a good book at Shelf Indulgence Used Book Café on Tamiami Trail.

01/28/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Say (Vegan) Cheese

A Local Creamery Is Making Gourmet Cheese—Without Animal Products

Who says you need milk to make cheese? Dairy Free Creamery is making plant-based cheeses that are worthy of your charcuterie board.

01/25/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Pass the Baton

Cafe L'Europe Restaurant Sold to Anna Maria Oyster Bar Owners

The St. Armands restaurant was founded in 1973 and was once John Ringling's sales office.

01/24/2022 By Staff

Coming Attraction

Ruth's Chris Steak House Is Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The chain will join a shopping center that will also be home to a new Owen's Fish Camp and a new Italian restaurant.

01/21/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Dog(e)

A Bradenton Hot Dog Joint Is Now Accepting Dog-Themed Cryptocurrency

Willy-Yums Hotdogs and more can now take payment in—what else?—Dogecoin.

01/20/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Dry Times

Cutting Your Alcohol Use in January? Try Low-Alcohol Or Alcohol-Free Wines.

Many low-alcohol or alcohol-free wines are also lacking in taste, but new brands offer alternatives.

01/19/2022 By Bob McGinn

Fast Track

Florida Restaurant and Lodging Association Announces 2022 Board Executive Committee

Anna Maria Oyster Bar owner John Horne will serve as vice-chair.

01/18/2022 By Staff

Keep it Unreal

Publix Is Carrying a New Line of Plant-Based Deli 'Meats' From a South Florida Native

Unreal Deli products mimic slices of corned beef, steak and roasted turkey.

01/14/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota This Weekend

Jay Leno at the Van Wezel, the Sarasota Seafood & Music Festival, Embracing Our Differences and more.

01/13/2022 By Kay Kipling

In the Driver's Seat

Sarasota Food Truck Hires New Chef

Lisa Shields recently took the wheel at Hamlet's Eatery, which sets up at The Bazaar on Apricot & Lime.

01/10/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

In hindsight

A Look Back at the Year in Wine

From climate change to the rise of wine influencers, these are the stories that dominated the wine world in 2021.

01/05/2022 By Bob McGinn

Tuesday Taco News

New Mexican Restaurant Coming to University Town Center Area

Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar will open this summer.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker