The Best Part of Waking Up

Sarasota's Best Breakfasts

Whatever breakfast means to you, our area is rich with options. From humble diners to culinary temples, local eateries serve a stunning variety of morning meals.

05/17/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Burger Brief

Update: After 67 Years, the Hob Nob Has Closed

The beloved burger joint has no immediate or evident plans to reopen.

05/14/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Hot Hot Hot

Florence and the Spice Boys Is Coming to University Town Center

The popular restaurant's second location is slated to open in late 2024 or early 2025.

05/08/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Hot, Hot, Hot

Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

The past year has a big one for new restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Here are the ones that stand out.

05/03/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Best of Sarasota

The Best of Sarasota 2024: Readers' Poll

We polled our readers about their favorite shops, services and more. Here’s what you had to say.


Savor Town

Savor Sarasota Is Returning for Its 19th Year

From June 1 to June 14, participating restaurants will offer prix fixe menus at a discounted rate.

03/11/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Can't Beat The View

The Best Waterfront Restaurants in Sarasota-Manatee

Where to get a great meal on the water.

03/06/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Holy Manasota Mansion, Batman

This Waterfront Manasota Key Home Can Pack In More Than Two Dozen Cars

Sprawling over three acres on Lemon Bay, this three-story home can be yours for just under $12 million. (Plus, you've gotta see the owner's replica Batmobile.)

02/29/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants in Downtown Sarasota

From French to Vietnamese, there's something for every palate in downtown Sarasota.

02/22/2024 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Restaurant Review

At Kolucan, Mexican Culinary Traditions Are Treated With Reverence

Diners will find established Mexican American favorites, but alongside the burrito bowls, carne asada and mole come upscale riffs on Mexican flavors previously unavailable here.

01/03/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Year in Review

The Best Things Our Food Editor Ate This Year

Ten excellent bites from 2023.

12/27/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Year in Review

The Top 10 Most-Read Stories We Published 2023

It was a banger of a year for restaurant roundups, top-tier real estate listings and more.

12/26/2023 By Megan McDonald

The After After Party

The Best Late Night Restaurants in Sarasota

Night owls, take note.

12/13/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now—and what to order when you're there.

11/07/2023 By Lauren Jackson

48 Hours in Sarasota

The Food Lover's Guide to Sarasota

Spend a long weekend eating your way through town.

11/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

48 Hours in Sarasota

Sarasota Is a Great Place for a Family Vacation

With lots of green space, parks and beaches galore, and great year-round weather, there’s plenty for families to do.

11/06/2023 By Kim Doleatto

48 Hours in Sarasota

Grab Your Besties and Head to Sarasota for a Friendship-Filled Weekend

Sarasota is a perfect place for a girls’ trip.

11/06/2023 By Megan McDonald

48 Hours in Sarasota

How to Spend a Romantic Weekend in Sarasota

Exactly what to do over the course of 48 lovey-dovey hours.

11/06/2023 By Megan McDonald

Works of Art

Sarasota's 10 Best Burgers

From brilliant mash-ups to simple classics, these are the 11 best burgers you can get your hands on right now.

09/18/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Restaurant Review

Owen’s Fish Camp in Lakewood Ranch Is a Worthy Successor to the Downtown Original

Turns out, the towering banyan tree canopy and historic downtown cottage are not necessary components of the formula that makes Owen’s a consistent hit.

08/15/2023 By Lauren Jackson