Market Report

Everything You Need to Know About Sarasota's Bustling Farmers' Markets

Your top spots for fresh produce, seafood, artisanal local products and much more.

11/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Time Machine

The Best Seasonal Cocktails Take You Down Memory Lane

“Nostalgia is amazing if you can portray that through a cocktail,” says Made beverage director Spencer Taliaferro.

10/31/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breaking

Lila Chef Opening New Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Lucile Pizza & Wine Bar will open just down the street from Lila in mid-November.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fresh Air

Our Favorite Outdoor Dining Destinations

Covid-19 has made outdoor dining more popular than ever. Here are our favorite destinations for an al fresco feast.

09/22/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Breakfasts

Five Local Diners We Love

In a hurry? These old-school breakfast spots will get you in and out in a jiffy.

09/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Switcheroo

Avlí Mess Hall Has a New Name: 1592 Wood Fired Kitchen & Cocktails

The restaurant was forced to change its name because an Illinois company owns a trademark on the name Avlí.

09/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A Line in the Sand

Who Owns Florida's Beaches?

Most Floridians—and our visitors—have no idea that their ability to stroll our beloved beaches is in jeopardy.

09/03/2020 By Isaac Eger

Outdoor Adventures

Let's Explore Palmetto's Emerson Point Preserve

Walk shaded trails and explore ancient Native American artifacts at this preserve on Snead Island.

08/26/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in Lakewood Ranch

The Lakewood Ranch and University Town Center area offers a bevy of great dining options.

08/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Green Energy

Our Favorite Salads in Sarasota-Manatee

Where to find the freshest, most flavorful salads right now.

08/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker Photography by Chad Spencer

Spectator sport

Wine Spectator Honors Local Restaurants for Their Excellent Wine Lists

The annual list is like a road map for wine lovers. Many will make travel plans around these restaurants.

08/05/2020 By Bob McGinn

Potato Party

Where to Get the Most Delicious French Fries in Sarasota

French fries come in all shapes and sizes. Here are some of our favorites.

07/13/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Back at it

Venice Farmers Market Reopens Saturday

The market is the first in the area to reopen since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

07/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Outdoor Fun Abounds North of the Manatee River

From county parks and preserves to boating on the Manatee River, there’s plenty to enjoy.

07/06/2020 By Ilene Denton

Get Your Fixe

Bradenton's Excellent Château 13 Reopens With a New Prix Fixe Menu

The restaurant was a hit as soon as it opened its doors last year. After a prolonged shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's back.

06/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in Palmer Ranch

Five restaurants where the folks in Palmer Ranch like to get together.

06/15/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Sarasota Wants to Help Restaurants Expand or Add Outdoor Dining

Restaurants in the City of Sarasota can apply for a "temporary outdoor café permit" that allows more seating outside.

05/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Couch Cuisine

Where to Get the Best Takeout in Sarasota Right Now

Because of COVID-19, many of us are ordering takeout more often than ever before. Here are our current go-to destinations for an at-home feast.

05/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Allison Forsyth

Celebrating Nurses

What It's Like Being a Nurse During COVID-19

Behind the scenes with a Sarasota Memorial Hospital nurse.

05/06/2020 With Hannah Wallace

Coronavirus

Some Local Restaurants Will Begin Offering Limited In-Person Dining

Per new state rules, restaurants must follow social distancing regulations and limit indoor seating to 25 percent of total capacity.

05/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker