Best of Sarasota 2021

You can't keep a good city down. Introducing the Best of Sarasota 2021, plus, 373 top doctors and dentists and more.

In this issue:

Arts & Entertainment

Step by Step

How The Sarasota Ballet Pivoted to Digital Performances During the Pandemic—and How It Plans to Return to Normal

The company recently announced its upcoming 2021-22 season.

05/18/2021 By Kay Kipling

All That Jazz

For Four Decades, Sarasota Has Been a Mecca for Jazz Musicians and Fans

What does the future hold?

05/03/2021 By Jo Morello

Eat & Drink

Au Naturel

Here's an Easy Introduction to the World of Natural Wine

If you’re new to this unusual and sometimes wild category of wines, Artisan Cheese Company is offering a starter pack.

06/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Two of a Kind

Two New Restaurants Are Offering Creative Spins on Asian Cuisine

Kojo, which took over the former Lemon Tree Kitchen space, and K-Nam Korean BBQ & Sushi take a unique approach to tried-and-true favorites.

06/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Shopping and Services

New stores. New beauty treatments. New flights. Here's what our editors splurged on.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

Health & Fitness

Competitive Edge

Doctor-Athletes Tell Us How They Fuel Their Workouts

“I’m a physician first and then, in my other time, I get to be an athlete.”

05/28/2021 By Susan Burns


Should We Eat Like Pro Athletes?

The answer is more complicated than you may think.

05/24/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Home & Real Estate

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: BOTA Center

The newly restored center, formerly the Baker Babcock Furniture store, has been getting a lot of attention for its historical interest.

06/01/2021 By John Pirman

Hidden Gem

Tour a Renovated Sarasota School of Architecture Home That Pays Homage to Its Roots

It's a thoroughly modern house with a midcentury spirit.

05/13/2021 By Kim Doleatto

News & City Life

On the Road

A Sarasota Couple Is Helping People Embrace 'Van Life'

Nomads Rob Thorington and Stephanie Jaramillo remodel vans for other wanderers.

05/12/2021 By Jessika Ward

Travel & Outdoors

A Story of Belonging

What It's Really Like to Hunt Burmese Pythons in the Everglades

Who’s more Floridian? Me or the snake?

05/27/2021 By Isaac Eger

Essential Intelligence

It's Lovebug Season

A primer on the annoying critters covering your windshield.

05/18/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Small But Mighty

Pocket Parks Make Neighborhoods Come Alive

Here are five of our favorites.

05/10/2021 By Kim Doleatto

The Future of Fish

Proposed Aquaculture Facility in the Gulf of Mexico Draws Opposition from Sarasota Environmentalists

Suncoast Waterkeeper founder Justin Bloom says waste from the facility could worsen red tide.

05/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker