Best Lunches

Hungry on University Parkway? Here's Where to Fill Your Belly

Fast-casual deals abound, from 99-cent raw oysters to mix-and-match grain bowls.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Pizza, Curry, Turducken—Oh, My! Here's Where to Eat Lunch in South Sarasota

A sandwich made out of pizza dough? Delicious tacos? Sign us up.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

5 Great Spots for a Midday Meal in Mid-Sarasota

From seafood to salads, there are plenty of options for a delicious and filling lunch in this neck of the woods.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Where to Eat Lunch in Downtown Sarasota

From vibrant veggies to perfect pho, here's where to grab your midday meal downtown.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

People's choice

Lila Ranked One of the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

The Sarasota restaurant was one of four eateries in Florida to make the list.

10/25/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Weekly Planner

Siesta Key Rum Tour, Pizza Workshops, National Oyster Day and More Local Dining Events

Including a "Barstool Open" hosted by Venice MainStreet Inc.

08/01/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Cluck

Five Great Fried Chicken Spots

We set off on a taste test to find Sarasota's best fried chicken.

07/06/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Review

Gulf Gate's Tiny Tokaj Offers Big Hungarian Flavors

In this intimate, 40-seat eatery, you'll find authentic Hungarian dishes.

06/27/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Kick it

Keep Up with the World Cup at The Shamrock

Soccer enthusiasts in Sarasota can watch every match at The Shamrock while winning raffle prizes.

06/14/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

BEACH BAR BASH

Sharky’s on the Pier Named Florida’s Best Beach Bar

And the restaurant's celebrating with a party on June 10.

06/06/2018 By Pam Daniel

Culinary Countdown

Savor Sarasota Restaurant Week Kicks Off June 1

Here are a few examples of great Savor Sarasota deals.

05/30/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Splash!

Cool Off at These Four Fantastic Splash Parks

It’s hot, the days are long and the kids are out of school. We’ve got four great places to let off steam.

05/30/2018 By Ilene Denton

Nonprofits

New Program Addresses Health Care Language Barriers

The Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center is offering training for medical interpreters.

05/17/2018 By Staff

Data

Manatee County Tourism Up

The total number of visitors to Manatee County exceeded 3.1 million in 2017.

05/11/2018 By Staff

Food

Almost 90 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota Promotion

Visit Sarasota County's annual Savor Sarasota event runs June 1-14.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Review

Restaurant Review: Michael John's

A little bit French, a little bit steakhouse at Bradenton's Michael John’s.

04/26/2018 By Marsha Fottler

"I'm Ready"

Sarasota Memorial's Nurse Residency Program Aims to Halt a Nursing Crisis

Florida may face an overall shortage of R.N.s as soon as 2025.

04/17/2018 By Hannah Wallace

Review

Restaurant Review: Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

Southern specialties dominate at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen.

03/28/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Happily Ever After

Venice Named a Great Place to Retire

Where to Retire magazine highlights Venice.

03/05/2018 By Pam Daniel

Data

St. Patrick's Day Spending Expected to Hit New High

The holiday is most popular among those ages 18-24, with 77 percent of those surveyed saying they plan to celebrate.

03/05/2018 By Staff