Dive in

Six Fun Sarasota Dive Bars

Tired of the same ol' happy hour? These local dive bars are worth a shot.

06/18/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Just like nonna did it

Six Perfect Pasta Dishes

It's a supreme challenge for Chef Judi to narrow down her list of her favorite Sarasota pastas, but she gives it a go.

06/17/2019 By Judi Gallagher

The art of the deal

Restaurants Extend Savor Sarasota Deals

As happens most years, many Savor Sarasota restaurants will keep offering the deals through at least the end of the month.

06/14/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food Drive

Food Bank of Manatee to Distribute 120,000 Summer Meals to Students This Summer

According to Manatee County Schools, more than 60 percent of Manatee County students qualify for the federal Free and Reduced Lunch program.

06/13/2019 By Staff

GONE WITH THE WIND

Newly Renovated Restaurant El Mandilón Closes, Just Weeks After Its Debut

The Starlite Room transformed into El Mandilón six weeks ago. Now owner Tyler Yurckonis has pulled the plug.

06/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Holidays

Here's Where to Eat in Sarasota on Father's Day

From carnivore-friendly meals to complimentary beer, these are the best places to celebrate Dad this weekend.

06/12/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Lunch-out!!

Downtown Restaurant Element Adds Lunch Service

The new menu includes a smattering of salads and sandwiches, plus heartier fare like pork belly and scallop entrées.

06/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bubble Bus

The Wandering Whale Offers a Boutique Bar Experience on Wheels

A new business brings the booze to you.

06/10/2019 By Hanna Powers

Salad days

Leaf & Lentil Serves Inexpensive Vegetarian Fare in a Cute North Trail Space

The café serves a mix of salads and "small" and "main" plates that rotates frequently.

06/10/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wheels of fortune

New Mexican Food Truck Hits the Streets of Bradenton

Rincon Mexicano serves tacos and quesadillas stocked with pork al pastor, beef or chicken.

06/06/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

See you there

Bar Karaoke, a Wine Tasting and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Plus: It's time to hit the books again for Bar School at The Sarasota Modern.

06/05/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Instant hit

A Sarasota Gas Station Boasts a Surprisingly Impressive Selection of Instant Ramen

The North Trail Mobil features a soup spread that will put your grocery store to shame.

06/05/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Brunch Fitness

Five Great Sarasota Brunches

Chef Judi searches for the perfect Sunday morning meal.

06/04/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Show business

Your New Sushi Splurge: 'Ultimate Omakase'

Star Thai and Sushi on Siesta Key recently began offering the over-the-top sushi extravaganza.

06/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Summertime and the Living is Easy

Five Reasons to Love Sarasota Summers

Yes, it's hot—but the crowds have waned, too.

05/30/2019 By Staff

Review

Umbrellas 1296 Delivers Affordable Eats in a Fashionable Downtown Space

The restaurant's menu covers the globe.

05/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Chicken

Daily Bird Specializes in Ultra-Crunchy Fried Poultry

The restaurant serves sandwiches with either grilled or fried chicken; three- and five-piece fried baskets; a salad and even poutine.

05/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

One of a Kind

Here's What Makes the Piada, an Italian Street Food, So Special

Chef Sara Valeri and her husband, Ken Doyle, opened Piada Mania in a small south Sarasota space last year.

05/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Planning commission

A Craft Beer Festival, a Brewery 5K and More Top Food and Drink Events

Consider your weekend plans made.

05/29/2019 By Giulia Heyward

#PIZZA

Hashtag Pizza, a New Food Truck, Wants to Be Trending Among Your Friends

The Venice-based food truck is the latest mobile cuisine to hit the area.

05/22/2019 By Giulia Heyward