Eat & Drink

Ice Ice Baby

It's Time to Celebrate National Daiquiri Day

Simple ingredients and clean flavors make this cocktail a must—especially today.

07/19/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Food safety

Update: 16 Big Olaf Ice Cream Flavors Test Positive for Listeria

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is issuing formal stop sales on the 16 products where listeria was found.

07/14/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Believe the Hype

Meliora Is One of Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

The restaurant is led by a chef who worked at Michelin-starred Washington, D.C., restaurants like The Dabney, Plume and Rose's Luxury.

07/13/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf Has Issued a Recall for Its Products

Following a CDC food safety alert recommending all Big Olaf products be discarded, the creamery has issued a recall.

07/12/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Food Safety

A Sarasota Ice Cream Maker May Be Linked to a Listeria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that consumers and retailers dispose of Big Olaf Creamery products.

07/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

The After After Party

The Best Late Night Restaurants in Sarasota

Night owls, take note.

07/06/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Small But Mighty

Osprey Is Emerging as a Wine and Food Destination

Mel Weber recently opened Southern Vines Fine Wine & Spirits, among other new ventures in the town.

07/06/2022 By Bob McGinn

Letter of Recommendation

LobsterCraft Brings Its Exquisite Lobster Rolls to St. Armands Circle

The rolls are a perfect meal for a hot summer afternoon.

07/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Main Squeeze

A Fancy New Lemonade Stand Is Coming to Fruitville Road

It will be the chain's first location in Florida.

07/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Calusa Brewing's Citronious

Want a tasty local beer on your boat this weekend? Try this juicy IPA bursting with citrus and tropical flavors.

07/01/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Consumer Reports

Why Are Cocktails So Expensive Right Now?

With some drinks now costing as much as a nice meal, it’s hard not to wonder whether the drink is worth it.

07/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Bartenders Anonymous

Bartenders Are Begging You to Avoid These Amateur Drink-Ordering Moves

We asked several unnamed drink makers to reveal what they wish they could tell customers, but can’t.

07/01/2022 Photography by Kim Doleatto

Cheers!

Sarasota's Best Bars

Whether you’re looking for a toes-in-the-sand tiki hut, a secretive speakeasy or a big boisterous beer garden, Sarasota has the bar for you.

07/01/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Lauren Jackson, Allison Forsyth, and Kim Doleatto

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Big Top Brewing Company's Hotter Blonde

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this golden ale spiced up with jalapeños.

06/30/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Deli Belly

The Overton Has Closed, and a New Deli Will Take Its Place

Chef Solomon "Sol" Shenker is bringing his New York-style deli cuisine to the Rosemary District space.

06/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Best brews

Summer Beer of the Week: Motorworks Brewing's Low Light

Looking for something refreshing to sip while lounging in the pool? Try this "very light lager" flavored with lemon and lime.

06/29/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now—and what to order when you're there.

06/29/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Tropical Paradise

Sarasota's New Summer Tap Juice Bar Will Help You Beat the Heat

If you're looking for a healthy treat, this new Sarasota spot is the place to be.

06/24/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Pedal Pusher

The Caragiulo Family Is Planning to Build a New Restaurant on the Legacy Trail

The brothers will add a new venture to their growing list of successful restaurants in Sarasota.

06/23/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Shop Talk

Two Chefs on Hillview Wants to Be Your Go-To Specialty Food Store

The new gastronomy shop in Southside Village may be small, but it packs a big punch.

06/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson