Best of Sarasota 2023

Our readers and editors' picks for the best dining, shopping, arts, experiences and more. Plus, the life and times of Randy "Macho Man" Savage and our 2023 Top Doctors.

In this issue:

Arts & Entertainment

Eyes on the Street

Mark Wiseman Is Making a Name for Himself in the Emerging World of 'Calligraffiti'

Calligraffiti is a worldwide phenomenon that began appearing in streets and has increasingly migrated into galleries around the planet.

05/03/2023 By Kevin Coval

Eat & Drink

The Big Time

Restaurant Review: Rocco's Tacos

Rocco’s Tacos has opened in Sarasota, and just one meal will tell you why the chain has been such a big success.

05/01/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Fashion & Shopping

Back to Black

How to Wear 'Summer Black'

The latest trend to grace the runway is a surprising take on a classic: “summer black.” Here are our tips for rocking the look.

05/02/2023 By Elizabeth Djinis

Home & Real Estate

Dive In

Dive Into Four Luxurious Local Pools

These four incredible outdoor spaces will have you eager to go for a swim.

05/31/2023 By Kim Doleatto

This Old House

A Small Home in a Rapidly Changing Neighborhood Gets a Big, Beautiful Overhaul

The graceful redo adds chic touches while embracing the home’s history.

05/02/2023 By Kim Doleatto

News & City Life


Photo: A Sarasota Beach Bathhouse, Circa 1925

This private bathhouse was owned by the Edson Keith family, who were part of the elite Chicagoan clique migrating to Sarasota at the time.

05/25/2023 By Bethany Ritz

The Inescapable Sport

Why Is Pickleball Suddenly Everywhere?

Pickleball grew nearly 40 percent between 2019 and 2021, making it the fastest growing sport in America, and nearly 5 million people now play the game.

05/25/2023 By Isaac Eger

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2023

Honoring Sarasota’s best in the arts, food, shopping and more.


Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2023: Readers' Choice

We polled our readers and asked them to name their favorites in dozens of categories. Here’s what they had to say.


Growing Up Macho

How Sarasota Shaped the Life and Career of 'Macho Man' Randy Savage

For a time in the late 20th century, there was no more famous Sarasotan than Savage.

05/02/2023 By Clayton Trutor

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2023: Editors' Picks

Our editors name their favorite new food, shopping, arts experiences and more.

05/01/2023 By The Editors