May Days

Old Packinghouse Cafe Adds New Menu Items for May

New dishes include an intriguing Cuban twist on shepherd's pie and a geographically ambiguous sandwich called a "Miami Philly."

05/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Editors' Picks

Despite the pandemic, our editors found brave new businesses and innovative experiences that showed us how resilient our region is—and why we love living here.

05/02/2021 By The Editors

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Readers' Choice

Our readers speak.

05/02/2021 By Staff

Rescue Plan

Restaurants Can Start Applying for Revitalization Fund Money on Monday

Grant money can be spent on payroll, mortgage or rent payments, utilities, maintenance, supplies and other expenses.

04/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fiesta time

Local Cinco De Mayo Celebrations Start This Weekend

Enjoy a margarita (or two) at one of these festive events in Sarasota and Bradenton.

04/29/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Review That Wasn't

Revisiting Circo, Downtown Sarasota's 'Taco and Bourbon Joint'

What was it like to eat out before the pandemic? I barely remember.

04/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Corky

New Wine Tasting Room and Restaurant Will Open This Summer

Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant is looking to hire 140 employees before opening in Fruitville Commons.

04/27/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sneak Peek

A New Café Is Coming to the Rosemary District

Cafe Arts promises coffee, beer, wine and "bites."

04/26/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

OMG's

A New Short Film Profiles Gordon Gregory of G's Southern Kitchen

Colin Reid's short film about the chef and owner of G's will premiere next week as part of the Sarasota Film Festival.

04/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Things to Do

What to Do in Sarasota: April 22-28

The Suncoast Boat Show returns, WBTT unveils a new production, the Sarasota Ballet presents Ashton, and more.

04/22/2021 By Kay Kipling

Party time excellent

Highlights of This Year's Forks & Corks Food and Wine Festival

This year's event has something for every type of wine lover, from novice to expert.

04/21/2021 By Bob McGinn

The Pandemic

All Faiths Food Bank to Hold Monthly Food Distributions at Van Wezel

The large-scale events will take place on the fourth Saturday of each month through October at the Van Wezel.

04/15/2021 By Staff

In Vino Veritas

A New Bistro Has Opened in the Rosemary District

Vino Bistro serves a mix of tapas-like plates, along with an extensive wine list in the former Lolita Tartine space.

04/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Summertime Madness

Savor Sarasota Will Return June 1

The list of restaurants participating this year is nowhere near finalized, but it's never too early to start making dinner plans.

04/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

🍳🥞🥓🥗☕️

New Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Spot Coming to South Sarasota

The Lily Café is set to open in The Landings in June.

04/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Deeds

Mean Deans Local Kitchen to Host 'Goodwill Day'

Ten percent of all restaurant sales will go to Goodwill to support its Supported JobsPlus program for those with disabilities.

04/09/2021 By Staff

Mush Love

New Urban Farm Provides Gourmet Mushrooms to the Suncoast

Petrichor Mushrooms founders Micheal Shea and Howard Schmidt share their love for mycology, plus a mushroom bacon recipe.

04/09/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Bees Knees

Palmetto Sisters Open Country Music-Inspired Ice Cream and Coffee Shop

American Honey Creamery and Coffee Co. started as a food truck, but now has a physical location in Palmetto.

04/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Drink in a box

Practice Making Craft Cocktails at Home With Mixology Kits

Sarasota's Spencer Taliaferro recently launched a monthly subscription service that helps customers explore the world of cocktails.

04/08/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

House Party

Oak & Stone Launches New 'House Beer'

The restaurant's Snowbird Pilsner will be available at all locations year-round.

04/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker