Sarasota Magazine May 2015: The Best of Sarasota

The "Best of Sarasota 2015" issue.

By Sarasota Magazine May 4, 2015

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Best of 2015

Presenting 282 highlights and hotspots of our city by the sea, from the best new additions to our readers’ all-time favorites.

The New Age of St. Pete

Over the bridge in St. Petersburg, everything old is new again. And that veneration for vintage is revitalizing the town. By Robert Plunket

Stuck in Traffic

Brookings Institution fellow and Sarasota native Adie Tomer on what’s driving our current traffic crisis.

Welcome to Bendersonville

A by-the-numbers look at real estate giant Benderson Development Company and its imprint on our city. By Cooper Levey-Baker

Once in Love with Loesser

New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel on the legacy of songwriter Frank Loesser, the subject of an Asolo Rep world premiere onstage this month.


From the Editor

Pam Daniel asks our editors about their personal “bests.”

The Heat Index

People, issues and events on our radar, including top tickets, Carol Tisch’s shopping finds, chef Judi Gallagher’s dish, Heather Dunhill’s Fashion IQ, Bob Plunket's Home of the Month—and more.

Mr. Chatterbox

Trouble-shooting Mr. C signs up for a gun class.

Luxury Home

Sun-and-sky colors bring out the best in a Harbor Acres redo. Plus the latest news in real estate and design.

Health Report

Prostate cancer solutions, summer skincare tips and more. By Hannah Wallace

Food and Wine

Marsha Fottler praises the multicultural menu at MoZaic and enjoys Italian classics at Brio Tuscan Grille. Plus: foodologist Chelsea Elliott of La Dona Donuts.

Only in Sarasota

Illustrator John Pirman sketches downtown’s new landscape.




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