Gulf Feast

The Ultimate Guide to Great Gulf Seafood

Dive into our favorite fish houses, top seafood shops, the secrets of mullet-smoking and why clams are eco-friendly superstars.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Top Stories

Cannabis Quest

Florida's Attitude Toward Pot is Warming. But What Does it Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Sarasota?

With his wife in pain, Tony D’Souza goes on the hunt.

04/02/2019 By Tony D’Souza

Return to Tuscany

Home Tour: Peek Inside 'The House of Beautiful Sunsets' on Manasota Key

A timeless, elegant design for a Gulf-to-bay vacation home.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

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Arts & Entertainment

The Fourth Quarter

Photojournalist David Burnett’s Ringling Museum Exhibit Turns the Lens on Senior Athletes

Burnett has captured senior athletes in Alabama, California, New Jersey, upstate New York, at a boxing gym in Brooklyn and at the Huntsman Senior Olympics in Utah, and at the National Senior Olympics in Las Vegas, where 20,000 people competed.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Heat Index

The Sarasota Film Festival Keeps the Movie Mojo Going All Year-Round

And this year's festival will take place April 5-14.

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Au Revoir, Anu

Exit Interview: Departing Sarasota Orchestra Music Director Anu Tali

"One has to win people on your side in order to change things. We were able to achieve so much together thanks to agreeing on things.”

04/02/2019 By Kay Kipling

Best of Sarasota

Gulf Feast

The Ultimate Guide to Great Gulf Seafood

Dive into our favorite fish houses, top seafood shops, the secrets of mullet-smoking and why clams are eco-friendly superstars.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat & Drink

True Roe-mance

Mullet Roe Is Delicious. Here's How to Use It

And where to get it, too.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get Out Your Weber

How to Conquer a Classic Florida Dish: Smoked Mullet

History rarely tastes this good.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shell Game

Curt Hemmel Runs Florida’s Largest Clam Hatchery

Hemmel is the "Pied Piper of clams."

04/03/2019 By Isaac Eger

Adventure Chef

Sophie Hollingsworth Creates Outdoor Feasts

And she's sharing her recipe for sizzling snapper.

04/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Gulf Feast

Five Shops That Specialize in Great Gulf Seafood

Where to take home some top-notch fish.

04/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gulf Feast

10 Local Restaurants Serving Up Succulent Gulf Seafood

Our favorite fish houses.

04/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tea Time

Tea Time: Your Guide to Great Local Cups

Tea is having a moment.

04/02/2019 By Megan McDonald

Green Hour

Absinthe, a Previously Forbidden Drink, is Popping Up on Suncoast Cocktail Menus

Absinthe makes the heart grow fonder.

04/02/2019 By Mana Gale

Review

Bushido Izayaki Rolls Out Creative Japanese Fare in a Samurai-Themed Strip Mall Space

“Bushido” is a reference to the samurai code of ethics, and you’ll find warrior-themed designs throughout the 4,000-square-foot space.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks or Less

3 Pepper Burrito Co. Brings Mission Burritos to the Heart of Downtown

The restaurant just opened its 10th location dead center in the middle of the downtown Sarasota Farmers Market, perfectly situated amid dozens of offices within a walkable range.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

Pins and Needles

There's a Trend in 20-Somethings Seeking Botox. Why?

With the rise of social media, and the pressure to look perfect, more and more people want a quick fix to enhance their physical appearance, no filter needed.

04/02/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Health & Fitness

Cannabis Quest

Florida's Attitude Toward Pot is Warming. But What Does it Take to Get a Medical Marijuana Card in Sarasota?

With his wife in pain, Tony D’Souza goes on the hunt.

04/02/2019 By Tony D’Souza

Home & Real Estate

Return to Tuscany

Home Tour: Peek Inside 'The House of Beautiful Sunsets' on Manasota Key

A timeless, elegant design for a Gulf-to-bay vacation home.

04/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

Shop Talk

Enliven Your Living Space with These Home Goods

Four fab finds you'll keep forever.

04/02/2019 By Megan McDonald

Only in Sarasota

Only in Sarasota: The Selby House

Illustrator John Pirman sketches the historic Selby House.

04/02/2019 Illustrations by John Pirman

Back in Time

A Classic American Farmhouse in Terra Ceia Will Thrill Old-Home Lovers

The interior features several rooms with the original shiplap paneling, guaranteed to warm the hearts of Chip and Joanna Gaines and other old-home lovers.

04/02/2019 By Robert Plunket

News & City Life

Yay, Mullet!

The City of Sarasota Should Ditch the David and Embrace Its Fishy Heritage

We can think of no better representation of the charms of Sarasota than those laid out in the city’s original seal, with the beautiful, flavorful, iconic mullet front and center.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

People to Watch

Meet Three Sustainable Seafood Innovators

Get to know Allie ElHage, Kevan Main and Steve Phelps.

04/03/2019 By Susan Burns

After the Bloom

A Year of Catastrophic Algal Blooms Has Local Seafood Companies Hoping For a Rebound

Overall, the Gulf seafood industry experienced huge losses last year.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Why I Care

Jane Watt Harnessed the Power of Collective Philanthropy to Create Impact 100 SRQ

Watt has seen membership soar to 107 women, each of whom contributes $1,000 annually.

04/02/2019 By Ilene Denton

Call of the Wild

The Sarasota Sea Lion Preserve Opens to the Public in Myakka City

Marco Peters, who previously trained big cats for the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, is the man behind the for-profit preserve.

04/02/2019 By Dyllan Furness

From the Editor

From the Editor: Why Is the Lionfish Population Decreasing?

Susan Burns on lionfish and Mother Nature.

04/02/2019 By Susan Burns

What I've Learned

Retired General and Venice Resident Gerald E. McIlmoyle Played a Major Role in the Cuban Missile Crisis

"I’ll never forget President Kennedy telling me eyeball to eyeball, ‘I’ll never be able to thank you enough for bringing back those pictures and allowing me to peacefully settle this crisis.’"

04/01/2019 By David Hackett

Travel & Outdoors

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Returns to Havana

Sixty years after fleeing Havana during the Cuban Revolution, our humor columnist returns for the first time to the changed island nation.

04/02/2019 By Robert Plunket