Good Brews

New Downtown Coffee Shop Hires People With Disabilities

Rise Coffee Co. & Nye's Cream Sandwiches on State Street was created to provide job opportunities for the disabled community.

12/04/2020 By Allison Forsyth

A view to a Grill

Floridays Adds to the Area's Waterfront Dining Options

A Jimmy Buffett-themed hotel in Bradenton has a restaurant Parrotheads should love.

12/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Risky Business

In a Time of Uncertainty, a Number of Local Chefs Have Opened New Eateries

They include Chef Dave Shiplett's Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen in Bradenton's Village of the Arts.

12/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Juicy

CROP Juice Opens New Stickney Point Road Location

The "cold-pressed, raw, organic produce" juice company recently closed its Gulf Gate location and reopened in a nearby space.

12/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Open for business

The Sarasota Farmers Market Has a New Manager and Is Adding New Vendors

Foot traffic on Saturday mornings may be lighter than normal this fall, but despite the still-fraught environment for small businesses, the market is growing.

11/30/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Going fast

Originals Restaurant Group Starts Selling T-Shirts, Tank Tops

The new designs include slogans like "Eat Sip Support Local," "Be Original" and "Eat Like a Local."

11/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shopping for a good cause

Taste of Immokalee Begins Selling Holiday Gift Bundles

One hundred percent of the profits go toward scholarships and job-training programs for Immokalee students.

11/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sugar rush

Specialty Chocolate Shop Opens Tuesday

The new Norman Love Confections store is located near the University Town Center mall.

11/23/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Secret Life of Pie

What It's Really Like to Make Pies with the Yoder's Bakers

Our amateur baker, digital editor Megan McDonald, tests her skills in the Yoder's kitchen.

11/23/2020 By Megan McDonald

Shopping list

How to Find What's in Season in Florida

Florida has a unique growing season. Here's a month-by-month guide to what the state's farms are typically producing.

11/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Party City

'It's Not All Doom and Gloom': There Are Signs of Life for the Catering Industry

Even as the number of cases of coronavirus is rising again in Sarasota, many people are starting to plan events for next spring.

11/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Market Report

Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota's Bustling Farmers' Markets

Your top spots for fresh produce, seafood, artisanal local products and much more.

11/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What to drink

How to Pick the Right Wine for a Thanksgiving Dinner Unlike Any Other

Whether you're hosting a small gathering or getting together via Zoom, here are some tips on what wines to pour this Thanksgiving.

11/17/2020 By Bob McGinn

Brewing

New Kahwa Coffee Shop Opens Wednesday

And to celebrate, the store will be handing out free hot and cold coffees all day.

11/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's a hit

First Watch Rolling Out Alcohol Menu Around the Country

The Manatee County-based chain is planning to bring its drinks menu to half of its 400-plus locations by the end of 2020.

11/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's talk turkey

Our Big List of Places That Are Offering Thanksgiving Dinner Meals To-Go

Don't want to cook Thanksgiving dinner? You're in luck.

11/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Good things come in threes

Origin Pizzeria Opening Third Location Near University Town Center

The new restaurant will be located at 8193 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton, near a CROP juice shop and Scullers Draft House.

11/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Holidays

All Faiths Food Bank Kicks Off Holiday Turkey Distribution Effort

All Faiths hopes to provide 9,000 turkeys and 4 million meals to feed children, families, veterans and seniors this holiday season.

11/10/2020 By Staff

Sweet stroll

'Chocolate Walk' Takes Place in Venice Next Week

Participating businesses will be offering chocolate snacks, drinks, ice creams and even chocolate CBD.

11/10/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's been too long

Sage Will Reopen Next Week

The reopening coincides with the launch of a new fall menu.

11/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker