Happy & Fit!

Get in shape for the new year. Plus, meet our 2022 Unity Award winners and how the hunt for Brian Laundrie hurt Florida.

In this issue:

Eat & Drink

Smoke Shop

SRQ Cured Is Bringing Smoked Fish and Meat to a Store Near You

The smoked fish and charcuterie business's products can be found in markets and restaurants around town.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

The Château Livens Up an Anna Maria Island Resort

Owned by Buddy Foy Jr., and his wife, Jennifer, it’s an adaptation of a similar restaurant named The Château on the Lake in upstate New York.

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Consider the Shrimp

Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World’s Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

01/04/2022 By Alexander Lobrano

Fashion & Shopping

Chic Sneaks

Four Pairs of Sneakers That Don't Sacrifice Style

If two years of a pandemic—and working from home—have taught us anything, it’s that comfort is key.

01/01/2022 By Megan McDonald and Lauren Pritchard

Health & Fitness

Forever Fit

Great Gyms Where You Can Get in Tip-Top Shape in 2022

We asked some svelte, sexy and supple locals, who span the gym spectrum, which gyms they think are best. Here's what they said.

01/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Home & Real Estate

Style Setter

A New Home in Gillespie Park Stands Out Thanks to Dark Details and Luxe Design

Modern and minimalist, the home stands apart from the neighborhood's 1960s duplexes, Florida Cracker vacation villas and 1920s Mediterranean cottages.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

News & City Life

A Growing Conspiracy

Myakka City’s Lemur Conservation Foundation Celebrates Its 25th Year With Plans to Expand

The Myakka facility is one of the few that has become a "safety net" for the world's oldest primate.

01/04/2022 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Come Together

Our 2022 Unity Award Winners Understand the Power of Belonging

We are a better place because of their passion and commitment.

01/04/2022

Unity Awards

With Rise & Nye's, Beaver Shriver Created a Workplace of Dignity for People With Developmental Disabilities

“It’s a human rights movement disguised as a coffee and ice cream shop."

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bug Business

A Local Teenager Turns His Love of Creepy Creatures Into a Moneymaker

A Bradenton teenager's menagerie includes eight tarantulas, five scorpions and one Madagascar hissing cockroach.

01/03/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Tipping Point

Will Florida Join Other States in Restricting Access to Abortion?

With a GOP-dominated legislature in an election year in Florida, abortion access is poised to change. To what extent is the big question.

01/01/2022 By Elizabeth Djinis

From the Editor

An Economist's Forecast for Sarasota in 2022

If you’re coming here with assets, the economy is going to feel great.

01/01/2022 By Susan Burns

The Big Story

How the Brian Laundrie Case Hurt Florida

A manhunt, a dead body and a media frenzy over the Gabby Petito-Brian Laundrie tragedy have scarred Carlton Reserve, of our state's most beautiful parks.

12/31/2021 By Isaac Eger