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Two Former Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chefs Are Competing on the Food Network

Lyndsy Velasquez and Amy McBride teamed up to make a "scary sci-fi" chocolate sculpture for Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey's After Dark.

10/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Sips

Sarasota's Best Coffee Shops

Get your caffeine fix at one of these top spots.

09/29/2021 By Megan McDonald

Race for the prize

Sarasota Brewery Hosts Running Club With Ice-Cold Rewards

Big Top Brewing Company is home to a running club that meets at 6 p.m. every Monday.

09/27/2021 By Allison Forsyth

You Love to See It

Sarasota's Seasonal Farmers' Markets Are Returning Soon

Markets are starting up for the season in Bradenton, Sarasota and south Sarasota County.

09/27/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

New Noodles

A Restaurant Is Bringing Its Fast-Casual Approach to Pasta to St. Armands Circle

DalMoros Fresh Pasta to Go will open early next year.

09/24/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

I'm a Boba Boy in a Boba World

Here's Where to Get Great Boba in the Sarasota Area

Seven places that will satisfy your bubble tea craving.

09/24/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rising

Five-O Donut Co. Is Coming to Bradenton Next Year

And that's on top of the new location near University Town Center that is scheduled to open in early 2022.

09/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Going Public

First Watch Announces Launch of Initial Public Offering

The price is currently expected to be between $17 and $20 per share.

09/22/2021 By Staff

Fake It Till You Make It

Beyond the Beyond Burger: Taste-Testing Plant-Based Seafood Substitutes

You can find vegan "crab" cakes, "fish" fillets and chunky "tuna" in a number of local grocery stores.

09/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Back to School

Want to Learn More About Wine? Enroll in 'Wine School.'

Eric Asimov's monthly column helps wine lovers explore new varietals and examine their biases.

09/22/2021 By Bob McGinn

Sweet Heart

This Sarasota Woman's Brownies Have Gained a Cult Following

Marilou Berrios is a stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur. Her delicious brownies are sold at local markets and online.

09/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Restaurant Review

Ka Papa, in Southside Village, Offers Vegan Cuisine in a Fine-Dining Setting

Ka Papa isn't just a quality addition to Sarasota’s growing list of vegan dining options. It’s one of the city’s best new restaurants, period.

09/20/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Vive la France!

A Unique Sarasota Club Gathers to Celebrate the Wines of Bordeaux

The local chapter of the international Commanderie de Bordeaux hosts regular dinners that highlight specific varieties of Bordeaux wines.

09/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

That's Amore

Nine Great Kinds of Pizza From Around the World

Consider this your pizza style guide.

09/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Spend wisely

New Blog Series Offers Tips on 'Grocery Shopping for Your Health'

The Sarasota County office of the University of Florida's Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences is taking you on a tour of your neighborhood supermarket.

09/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Traditionalist

Dan Bavaro Is Fanatical About Making Pizza Just Like They Do in Naples

The restaurant makes many different types of Neapolitan pies these days, but the Margherita remains a crowd-pleaser.

09/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nice Slice, Baby!

The Best Pizza in Sarasota

We tasted pizzas for weeks to bring you our 22 favorite pizza pie spots, from hole-in-the-wall strip-mall joints to fine-dining restaurants.

09/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Vroom Vroom

Ford's Garage Makes a Mean Burger

But is it tasty enough to break into the upper ranks of Sarasota's crowded burger scene?

09/13/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On Pacific Time

Pacific Counter Crafts Tasty Bowls and Sushi Burritos

The quick-service restaurant mashes up flavors from Hawaii and Japan in a bright, friendly setting.

09/09/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker