Best Lunches

The 25 Best Lunch Spots in Sarasota

Where to go, what to order and how to relish the midday meal.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Top Stories

On With the Show

Juliette Feld Grossman Steps Into the Spotlight as Feld Entertainment Transitions to the Third Generation

Grossman's father, Feld Enertainment CEO Kenneth Feld, prepares to pass the baton.

10/29/2018 By Susan Burns

Table of Contents

Arts & Entertainment

The Next Stage

Big Moves are Coming for Three Performing Arts Groups

Lots of change is on the horizon for the Van Wezel, Sarasota Orchestra and the Players.

10/29/2018 By Ilene Denton

Spotlight

Castro Coleman Headlines This Year's Bradenton Blues Festival

Coleman won the International Blues Challenge in 2014.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

A Gentleman’s Guide to a Quick Costume Change

Adrienne Webber’s Costume Shop is Florida Studio Theatre’s Best-Kept Secret

10/29/2018 By Giulia Heyward

The Artful Child

7 Great Arts Experiences for Kids

Got a kid (or grandkid) itching to perform, paint or just discover the artist within? Sign ’em up for one or more of these opportunities.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Talk to Me

Highlights of the 2018-2019 Lecture Season

Sarasotans love to turn out for a good talk—especially if it features an expert or a celeb. Here are a few highlights of the upcoming lecture season.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Spotlight

The Naughton Sisters are Some of the Most Exciting Pianists Performing Today

The 29-year-old identical twins will perform at the Van Wezel from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Spotlight

Actor Noah Racey on Starring in Asolo Rep's The Music Man

“This role is so much fun, because he’s such an accomplished showman."

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Season Preview

Here's What's Coming to Sarasota in 2018-2019

Carol Burnett! The Lion King! Jerry Lee Lewis! Gaugin at Selby Gardens! And much, much more.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

On With the Show

Juliette Feld Grossman Steps Into the Spotlight as Feld Entertainment Transitions to the Third Generation

Grossman's father, Feld Enertainment CEO Kenneth Feld, prepares to pass the baton.

10/29/2018 By Susan Burns

And the Award Goes To...

Another Ringling College Student Wins an Oscar

Shukla’s bronze makes 14 Ringling computer animation students who have won a Student Academy Award.

10/25/2018 By Susan Burns

From the Editor

From the Editor: The Restorative Tonic of the Arts

"Hope may not be at the heart of everything I pick this season—and I can’t completely avoid my phone and current events—but the arts are beautiful, tragic, poignant and ultimately a tonic for the soul."

10/25/2018 By Susan Burns

Best of Sarasota

Season Preview

Our Indispensable Guide to This Season's Best Shows

Our arts editor scoops up the don’t-miss tickets for the coming cultural season, from theater and music to comedy, dance and more.

10/29/2018 By Kay Kipling

Best Lunches

The 25 Best Lunch Spots in Sarasota

Where to go, what to order and how to relish the midday meal.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat & Drink

Bowled Over

Poke Is All the Rage Right Now. But What Is It?

Pro tip: it's pronounced "poh-kay."

10/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Crust University

Baker & Wife Chef Isaac Correa Offers Tips on Home Pizza-Making

The restaurant offers periodic workshops to help up your pizza game.

10/29/2018 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Hungry on University Parkway? Here's Where to Fill Your Belly

Fast-casual deals abound, from 99-cent raw oysters to mix-and-match grain bowls.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

The Real History of the Cuban Sandwich

Spoiler alert: It doesn't come from Cuba.

10/26/2018 By Scott Mahler

Best Lunches

A Day in the Life of a Jimmy John's Delivery Driver

Intrepid food reporter Cooper Levey-Baker finds out what it's really like delivering all those sandwiches.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Sad Desk Lunch, Be Gone!

Take your midday meal from bad to rad with these simple upgrades.

10/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Best Lunches

Where to Eat Lunch in Manatee County

World-class barbecue, seafood and more await in Sarasota's neighbor to the north.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Pizza, Curry, Turducken—Oh, My! Here's Where to Eat Lunch in South Sarasota

A sandwich made out of pizza dough? Delicious tacos? Sign us up.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

5 Great Spots for a Midday Meal in Mid-Sarasota

From seafood to salads, there are plenty of options for a delicious and filling lunch in this neck of the woods.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Where to Eat Lunch in Downtown Sarasota

From vibrant veggies to perfect pho, here's where to grab your midday meal downtown.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

8 Killer Sandwiches

We scoured the region for the tastiest of this lunchtime favorite.

10/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Health & Fitness

Totally Smitten

Pip and Grow's Cardboard Bassinet Boxes Help Babies Sleep Safely

The company's baby boxes—which are based on a Finnish tradition—just won a National Outstanding Retail Small Business award from SCORE.

10/25/2018 By Megan McDonald

Home & Real Estate

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: Sanderling Beach Club Cabanas

The cabanas were designed in 1952 by architect Paul Rudolph.

10/29/2018 Illustrations by John Pirman

Mod World

This Year's Sarasota MOD Weekend Celebrates Architect Paul Rudolph

Pulitzer Prize-winning architecture critic Paul Goldberger headlines this year’s Sarasota MOD Weekend.

10/29/2018 Edited by Ilene Denton

News & City Life

Mr. Chatterbox

Who Exactly is Disgraced Political Candidate Melissa Howard?

Mr. Chatterbox investigates.

10/25/2018 By Robert Plunket

What I've Learned

Venice Resident David Crane Pioneered Closed Captioning

In addition to leading the development of closed captioning technology, Crane is a multi-Emmy Award-winning technical manager for NBC's Olympics coverage—and owns a landscaping business with his son.

10/25/2018 By David Hackett

Education

Pine View Grad Minnah Stein Helps Educate Fellow Students About Sexual Assault

"The most important part of solving this is starting the conversation.”

10/25/2018 By Ilene Denton

Fish Wish

Want to Help an Iconic Florida Species Devastated by Red Tide? Adopt a Snook

New fish parents will receive updates on the snook that their donation supports.

10/25/2018 By Jonathan Davide-Goodman

Housing Hope

Three New Affordable Projects Address Sarasota’s Workforce Housing Dilemma

Forty-two percent of the households in Sarasota County are cost burdened, which means that they pay more than 30 percent of their family’s income in rent or for a mortgage.

10/25/2018 By Nancy Joy Cook

Do Walls Work?

Understanding the Immigration Crisis

New College human geography professor Ilaria Giglioli on how we got where we are today and what our future might look like.

10/25/2018 By Isaac Eger

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The Naughton Sisters are Some of the Most Exciting Pianists Performing Today

The 29-year-old identical twins will perform at the Van Wezel from Nov. 30-Dec. 3.

11/13/2018 By Kay Kipling