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

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

Event

Sarasota Tiger Bay Panel Will Discuss the Growing Privatization of Local and State Public Beaches

Some people have been arrested for walking on Sarasota beaches they’ve used for years. Why is this happening—and is it legal?

12/17/2021 By Staff

Free & Freeish

We Live in Paradise—Enjoy It With These Free Outdoor Actvities

From birdwatching to outdoor yoga to hiking, biking and swimming, there's an activity for every outdoor enthusiast.

12/01/2021

Free & Freeish

Five Essential—and Cheap!—Sarasota Experiences Everyone Must Have

Selfies, art strolls, shopping and more.

12/01/2021

Free & Freeish

Kids of All Ages Will Love These Free Local Activities

Take a trolley, hit a playground, go bowling and more.

12/01/2021

My Opinion

Sarasota Just Lost Some More of Its Public Beaches

Isaac Eger tells us about the new ordinance that further privatizes the Sarasota shoreline.

10/26/2021 By Isaac Eger

Restaurant Review

Chaz 51 Serves Up Steakhouse Classics in Venice

Chaz 51, which has morphed from a cafe and coffee shop to a bistro to a steakhouse, moved into Bird Bay Plaza last year.

10/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Ka Papa, in Southside Village, Offers Vegan Cuisine in a Fine-Dining Setting

Ka Papa isn't just a quality addition to Sarasota’s growing list of vegan dining options. It’s one of the city’s best new restaurants, period.

09/20/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shell yes

The Six Best Oyster Bars in Sarasota

For a shuckin' good time, head to any one of these local spots.

08/05/2021 By Staff

And the winner is...

Three Local Restaurants Join Wine Spectator's 'Award of Excellence' List

The Crow’s Nest, Grove and Sage were honored by "Wine Spectator" this year, joining a number of other local restaurants that maintain strong wine lists.

08/03/2021 By Bob McGinn

On Guard!

The Best Lifeguards in Florida Descended on Siesta Beach This Week

A glimpse in photos of this week’s steamy Siesta Key lifeguard competition.

07/22/2021 Photography by Chad Spencer

Good stuff

Indigenous and Mattison's Recognized for Sustainability, Transparency

The restaurants were recently honored by the Good Food Media Network, which works to promote practices that are good for the environment and food industry workers.

07/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

All the deals

Here Are All the Restaurants Continuing to Offer Specials Deals After Savor Sarasota

Eleven restaurants are extending their summer specials.

06/23/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Two of a Kind

Two New Restaurants Are Offering Creative Spins on Asian Cuisine

Kojo, which took over the former Lemon Tree Kitchen space, and K-Nam Korean BBQ & Sushi take a unique approach to tried-and-true favorites.

06/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Longboat Living

The Evolution of Whitney's

What started as a casual, serve-yourself kind of place has evolved into a full-service sit-down restaurant.

05/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Scholarships

Suncoast Nursing Action Coalition Awards Scholarships

The 33 scholarships total $125,000.

05/06/2021 By Staff

The Review That Wasn't

Revisiting Circo, Downtown Sarasota's 'Taco and Bourbon Joint'

What was it like to eat out before the pandemic? I barely remember.

04/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Football

Downtown Sarasota Alliance to Celebrate Tampa Bay Bucs

The event is part of the DSA's Spring Happy Hour series.

04/19/2021 By Staff