Eat & Drink

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

Supplies Are Limited!

Discounted Gift Certificates to Local Restaurants Are on Sale Again

More than 30 restaurants are offering gift certificates at a 30 percent discount, starting today.

09/09/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fright Night

'Haunted Tavern' Pop-Up Cocktail Bar Promises a Scary Good Time

The national touring event comes to Bradenton Sept. 9-11.

09/08/2021 By Marc Griffin

Clubs and corks

The Surprising Overlap Between the Worlds of Golf and Wine

Multiple professional golfers have their own vineyards and wines, and special wines are created for some of the world's biggest tournaments.

09/08/2021 By Bob McGinn

New In Town

Celebrated Editor and Author Tanya Steel Surveys the Local Food Scene

Steel is the award director for the Julia Child Award and launched the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids’ “State Dinner” with former First Lady Michelle Obama.

09/07/2021 By Susan Burns

Smoke Shops

Sarasota's Best Barbecue

Where to find the best ribs, brisket and pulled pork in town.

09/03/2021 By Staff

10 Bucks Or Less

Rogers Market Delivers Upscale Gas Station Cuisine

This just might be the swankiest convenience store you've ever set foot in.

09/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Chill Out

Beat the Heat With These Sweet, Cold Treats

From ice cream sandwiches to smoothies, there's something for everyone.

09/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Wine Freak

You've Got to See These Amazing Local Wine Cellars

Sarasota wine collectors go all out on custom wine cellar designs in their homes and condos.

09/03/2021 By Kim Doleatto

R.I.P.

Remembering Blasé Café Founder Cynthia Breslin

The founder and co-owner of Blasé Café on Siesta Key died from cancer last week.

09/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Industry update

Restaurant Sales Are Up, But Still Below Pre-Pandemic Levels

The National Restaurant Association warns that the rise in Covid-19 infections caused by the Delta variant could hurt the industry's rebound.

09/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

New Discoveries

Where to Find Kolaches in Sarasota

Kolaches, which are similar to pigs in a blanket, can be found at a couple of local spots.

08/31/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gut Feeling

Meet the IMG Academy Grads Behind Sunny Culture, a Water Kefir Probiotic Drink

It might make your tummy—and overall health—better.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Kippis!

Miles Teller Talks 'Long Drink,' a Tasty, Gin-Based Alternative to Hard Seltzer

The actor, who stars in the upcoming "Top Gun: Maverick," grew up in Florida and co-owns The Finnish Long Drink. He tells us why he likes the beverage so much.

08/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Deeds

Knick's Tavern and Grill, Artisan Cheese Company Help Feed Frontline Workers

As Covid cases surge, the restaurants are providing meals for local first responders.

08/26/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Around the world in three days

Sarasota Art Museum Chef Is Leading a New Series of Cooking Classes

Bistro chef Kaytlin Dangaran will focus on the cuisine of a different country at each upcoming event.

08/25/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Pie high

New Vendor Brings Chicken Pot Pies to the Sarasota Farmers Market

MawMaw's Chicken Pies sells frozen pies made by hand in North Carolina.

08/24/2021 By Emma Moneuse