Skip the Straw

A New Group Works to Eliminate Single-Use Plastic

Rethinking Plastic Sarasota holds quarterly meetings to educate the public about plastic consumption, reduction and legislation.

08/29/2018 By Megan McDonald

Yap!

Motorworks Brewery Goes to the Dogs—for a Good Cause

The Animal Network hosts a Yappy Hour extravaganza at the brewery every third Sunday of the month.

08/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Unity Awards 2019

Promote Diversity: Nominate Now for the 2019 Unity Awards!

We're searching for our region's champions of diversity.

08/27/2018 By Staff

Philanthropy

Grant Goes to Support Nonprofit's Culinary Training Program

Loveland Center's Hearty Kitchen Academy is designed to teach, train and help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities find employment.

08/23/2018 By Staff

10 Bucks Or Less

Tamiami Tacos Offers Budget-Friendly Mexican Food Inside an Exxon Station

This tiny four-table restaurant serves both drivers cruising by on 41 and boaters puttering along on nearby Bowlees Creek.

08/23/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Seafood Safety

Is Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

Which Gulf seafood is safe to eat—and which Gulf seafood you should avoid—during red tide.

08/21/2018 By Audrey Warne

First Bite

Chef Judi Finds Authentic Cuban Fare at Rincon Cubano

This family-owned restaurant delivers big flavors.

08/20/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Bulgogi Bonanza

New Korean Barbecue Restaurant Opens

A popular food truck has pulled into the space that once housed La Dona Donuts.

08/17/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

National Honey Bee Day, Sarasota's Monthly Food Truck Rally and More Local Dining Events

Including Englewood Pioneer Days, yoga classes at The Westin and more.

08/14/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Food

New Commercial Kitchen Space Opens

Metz Culinary Management's new Culinary Center serves corporate dining clients, charitable initiatives, schools and more.

08/13/2018 By Staff

Rising

Five-O Donut Co Opening Second Location

Christine Nordstrom plans to open a second Five-O at 7119 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, in September.

08/12/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Woodstock Revival, Sandwich Night and More Delicious Dining Events

Including pizza-making classes at Baker & Wife and a five-course wine dinner at Harry's Continental Kitchen.

08/08/2018 By Staff

Drink

Self-Serve Wine and Beer Bar Opening Soon

Grand Cru Wine Bar, a self-serve wine and craft beer bar, is opening soon at 1528 Main St., Sarasota.

08/03/2018 By Staff

Food

Former Popeyes Executive Joins First Watch

The University Park-based restaurant chain First Watch recently hired Mel Hope as its new chief financial officer.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

Siesta Key Rum Tour, Pizza Workshops, National Oyster Day and More Local Dining Events

Including a "Barstool Open" hosted by Venice MainStreet Inc.

08/01/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Eat This Now

Chef Judi Checks Out the New Yummy House

The Chinese restaurant has moved to a new location across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

07/30/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Joyful Noise

Blue Rooster's Gospel Brunch Shakes Up Sunday Mornings

White, black, young, old, locals and visitors alike, they’re all here to leave their cares behind for a couple of hours while enjoying Sarasota’s gospel band, Truality.

07/26/2018 By Kay Kipling

Eat Drink Jump

These Three Party Boats Offer the Ultimate Sarasota Summer Experience

Three more reasons to love the water.

07/26/2018 By Isaac Eger and Cooper Levey-Baker

Platinum 2018

The Gazillionaire's Guide to Sarasota

Want to know what to buy when money is no object? Here’s a list of over-the-top bling for the home, for the body, for the spirit, or just for the heck of it. And it’s all available right here in Sarasota.

07/25/2018 By Staff

Cheap Eats

Mirna's, a Tiny Eatery on the North Trail, Is a Winner

The menu, which largely follows Cuban tradition, keeps the place packed.

07/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker