Neighborhood Snapshots

What to Do on Anna Maria Island

Think of Anna Maria as a seven-mile-long necklace with three cities shining like jewels.

11/30/2016 By Su Byron

What I’ve learned

How Lakewood Ranch's Ted C. Abrams Turned Joffrey's Coffee and Tea Around

Within seven months of Abrams' start date, the company was profitable.

11/21/2016 By David Hackett

Food Lovers' Guide

Niche Markets: Your Best Bets for Global and Local Specialties

From local beef to Middle Eastern specialties, our region's got it all.

10/27/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food Lovers' Guide

There's a Local Farmers Market for Every Kind of Shopper

Top spots for fresh produce, seafood, local products and more.

10/26/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

Where and What To Eat This Week - 10/12/16

An iconic burger, perfect pancakes and a gourmet Thanksgiving spread: Here's what our panel of food experts ate and loved this week.

10/12/2016 Photography by Eat Beat Team

Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review: Oak & Stone

Oak & Stone is a modern tavern that aims at a wider audience.

09/28/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Mall Madness

Mall Meal Deals at Taste of UTC

At a Taste of UTC, you'll get specially priced three-course lunch and dinner menus at seven mall restaurants.

09/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Siren Call

Restaurant Review: Veronica Fish & Oyster

At Veronica Fish & Oyster, seafood shines.

08/30/2016 By Marsha Fottler

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 8/3/16

This week: pillowy doughnuts, parking lot burgers and a giant meatball.

08/03/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Best Bars

The Best Bars in Sarasota and Manatee

Here are the toasts of our town.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Best Bars

The Best Bars in Sarasota/Manatee

Life gets brighter, easier and a lot more fun in a great bar. Life gets brighter, easier and a lot more fun in a great bar. Here’s your guide to the region’s 31 best.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace, Susan Burns, Tim Dorsey, and Margo Rometo

Weekend Planner

Your Top 8 Things to Do: June 9-15

Friday Fest at the Van Wezel, Splashing Saturdays at Selby Gardens and lots, lots more.

06/09/2016 By Ilene Denton

Cheap Eats

6 Sensational Sandwiches

You'll find immensely satisfying sandwiches at these six local spots.

05/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cheap Eats

6 Awesome All-American Eateries

Where to find standout burgers, hot dogs and more.

05/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cool Beans

Justin Banister's Mobile Coffee Cart Keeps Sarasota Caffeinated

Justin Banister’s mobile cart keeps Sarasota caffeinated.

05/31/2016 By Jenna Greenfield

Essay

The Golden Season: A Stay-at-Home Dad on Summer With His Kids

Tony D'Souza on what he loves best about summer.

05/02/2016 By Tony D'Souza

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do With Kids: Let Off Steam

Exactly where to cool off in that hot summer heat.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

My New Hometown

Steel Sculptor Pamela Olin Moves to Sarasota

Pamela Olin goes to the dogs—the Southeastern Guide dogs, that is.

05/02/2016 By Ilene Denton

Family Fun Guide

Things to Do with Kids: Nature & Outdoors

From boat tours to a children's garden to the drum circle, nature is front and center in Sarasota.

05/01/2016 By Ilene Denton

R.I.P.

Doc Sam's Deli, Formerly Sol Meyer, Closes

Welp, that didn't last long.

03/23/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker