The Ultimate Sarasota Bucket List

100 ways to explore and enjoy our city. Plus, the best Italian restaurants in Sarasota and a guide to the arts.

In this issue:

Arts & Entertainment

New Kids on the Block

Four New Arts Leaders Shaping Our Future

All of them are charged up to enhance our cultural landscape.

11/13/2022 By Kay Kipling

Public Displays of Affection

Sarasota's Collection of Public Art Features More Than 95 Works Citywide

We have a love affair with public art, but the road to a happy marriage isn’t always smooth.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Where the Magic Happens

The Hermitage Artist Retreat Has Become an Incubator for Artists from Around the Country

More than 600 artists have found inspiration there, and the work they have done at the retreat has gone on to stages and museums around the world.

11/12/2022 By Kay Kipling

Eat & Drink

Origin Story

For Our Eat & Drink Editor, a Lifelong Obsession With Food Started With Just One Dish

"I haven’t been back to Italy in almost 15 years, but I still prepare my favorite dishes from the country at least weekly," Jackson says.

11/12/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Noodle Nights

Where to Get Great Ramen in Sarasota

After years of waiting impatiently for more ramen, our restaurant scene is suddenly rich with options.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Impossibly Good

With Phenomenal Food and Strong Coffee, Project Is the Place to Be

The all-vegan menu will win over even the most militant meat-eaters.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Little Italy

The Best Italian Restaurants in Sarasota

Sarasota has dozens and dozens of Italian restaurants. Here are the 22 best.

11/03/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Health & Fitness

Cause and Effect

New Research Is Exploring the Connection Between Alzheimer's and Inflammation

Local experts offer tips for people to prepare their future by creating good habits now.

11/13/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

Home & Real Estate

Glam It Up

How to Use Color to Liven Up Any Room

Sarasota designers share their best tips.

11/12/2022 By Kim Doleatto

News & City Life

Only in Sarasota

The Ca’ d’Zan Reflecting Pool Dates to 1926

The pool was recently restored by longtime Ringling Museum employee Ron McCarty.

11/11/2022 By John Pirman

Local Love

The Ultimate Sarasota Bucket List

How Sarasota are you? Take our quiz to find out.

11/03/2022

Travel & Outdoors

Essential Intelligence

Mangroves Are Powerful Coastal Guardians

Beyond their inherent value as living organisms, mangrove trees are vital when it comes to protecting healthy waters and fisheries—and even human development.

11/12/2022 By Yasi Bahmanabadi