Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Avlí Mess Hall Takes a Mix-and-Match Approach to Mediterranean Cuisine

The menu is rooted in Greek cuisine but also takes in influences from Turkey, Syria, Portugal and Italy.

02/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nursing

Scholarships Available for Local Nurses, Nursing Students

Since 2016, SNAC has awarded $264,000 in nursing scholarships to 72 local recipients.

02/27/2020 By Staff

Family Fun Guide

Great Things to Do With Kids in Sarasota

From toddler art to untamed nature, a guide to under-the-radar adventures.

02/05/2020 By Pam Daniel and Ilene Denton

Things to Do

A Rum Tour, an Atlanta Braves Celebration and More of This Week’s Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: two top local farmers' markets.

02/05/2020 By Rachel Suwak

The T-Shirt Wars

Inside the Bitter Fight for the Future of Sarasota

A series of hard-fought conflicts has created a situation in which you can tell by the color of someone’s T-shirt whether that person is an ally or a mortal enemy.

02/03/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Diet-Friendly Dining

Vegan, Kale, Paleo, Raw—Here Are Nourishing Local Meals for Every Kind of Diet

Restaurants are stepping up to offer nourishing meals for every kind of diner and diet.

01/27/2020 By Su Byron

Second Sight

A Tiny Telescope Is Restoring Vision for Macular Degeneration Patients

Age-related macular degeneration is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in people over 60. A Sarasota doctor wants to change that.

01/17/2020 By Hannah Wallace

Finally

New Main Street Coffee Shop Opens

O & A Coffee and Supply, the brick-and-mortar outpost of Justin Banister's mobile coffee cart Out and About Coffee, is open for business.

12/12/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Insider's Guide

The Ultimate Guide to What to Eat, See, Do and Enjoy in Sarasota and Beyond

There’s always something new for you to experience. Let us be your guide to the fun.

12/04/2019 By Ilene Denton

There Goes The Neighborhood

Is Airbnb Ruining Our Neighborhoods?

Do sites like Airbnb boost the local economy or tear neighborhoods apart?

10/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Call it a comeback

Phillippi Farmers' Market Returns Wednesday

It's that time of year. Temperatures are dipping below 95, pumpkin spice is flowing freely and seasonal farmers' markets are returning to action.

10/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Even After a Major Overhaul, Mar Vista Retains Its Old Florida Bona Fides

Mar Vista's updates include a state-of-the-art kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and a revamped dining room and bar. What hasn’t changed? The magic.

09/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nursing

Local Scholarships Awarded to Help Strengthen Nursing Workforce

Fourteen scholarships were awarded, totaling $50,000.

08/08/2019 By Staff

Restaurant Review

Chef Wei Ren Brings His Ramen to Bradenton

Ren serves up spectacular ramen at Mitaka Japanese Ramen House in Bradenton.

08/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Stone cold beer awesome

New Oak & Stone Opens Monday

After this location opens, look for two more to open soon: one in Bradenton and one in Naples.

05/17/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Extreme makeover

New Renovations in the Works for The Mable (aka Growler's)

The pub's owners are hoping to transform the bar into an 18-and-over hangout for neighboring college students.

05/16/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Iron-ic

Gecko's Launches Month-Long 'Iron Chef Challenge'

During the competition, each Gecko's location will design a special Iron Chef Menu and a winner will be chosen each week.

05/14/2019 By Olivia Letts

Tiki Time

Sharky's on the Pier Named Best Florida Beach Bar

It's the second year in a row the restaurant tops Florida Beach Bar's annual list.

05/14/2019 By Staff

Tel Aviv in a Truck

Spice Boys Brings Modern Israeli Food to Sarasota

Steven Schmitt and Carl Kolber were inspired by eateries Shaya in New Orleans and The Palomar Restaurant in London and chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker