Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

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

06/29/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Solidarity

The Ringling Bridge Will Light Up in Yellow and Blue in Support of Ukraine This Week

For seven nights, the bridge will be lit in the colors of the Ukraine flag.

03/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Be Our Guest

Peek Inside Three Dreamy Local Guesthouses

These three guesthouses, each with different interior design styles, offer luxurious touches inside and lush green spaces outside.

03/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Manatee Strong

Watch Big Guys and Gals Get Physical at the World’s Strongest Manatee Competition

Watch big guys and gals get physical at the World’s Strongest Manatee competition.

03/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Style Setter

A New Home in Gillespie Park Stands Out Thanks to Dark Details and Luxe Design

Modern and minimalist, the home stands apart from the neighborhood's 1960s duplexes, Florida Cracker vacation villas and 1920s Mediterranean cottages.

01/04/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Vacation Rentals

City of Sarasota's Vacation Rental Registration Open

The vacation rental ordinance establishes an occupancy limit and requires 24-hour contact information for the rental.

12/31/2021 By Staff

Mergers and Acquisitions

Big Changes Are Underway in the Bradenton Craft Beer Scene

The Darwin Brewing Co. brand has been sold to a Clearwater brewery, while its physical location has been acquired by a Tampa brewery.

12/22/2021 By Marc Griffin

Meet Me at the Fishin' Hole

You've Got to See This Incredible Collection of Mayberry Memorabilia

Check out this holiday display of Mayberry memorabilia.

12/22/2021 By Susan Burns

Home Tour

An Original Longboat Key Cottage Modernizes and Holds Onto Its History

Take a peek inside this respectful redo.

12/14/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Politics

Home Sharing May Soon Be Allowed in the City of Sarasota

That would mean homeowners can rent out a portion of their home while they're on site.

10/19/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Essential Intelligence

The Long, Complicated Story Behind Sarasota's New Lift Station

Ever wondered what that new brick building on Mound Street is? Here's what you need to know.

08/16/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Big Top, Big Plans

Big Top Brewing Is Taking Over the Cock & Bull

The legendary Sarasota beer bar, which is closed for renovations, will reopen later this summer as Big Top's tasting room.

07/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Government

Sarasota County Fire Chief Lifting Recreational Burn Ban

Seasonal rain patterns have begun, and officials say they are seeing a reduction in the wildfire threat throughout Sarasota County.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Politics

New Rules for 'Hotel Houses' Receive Final Approval

The new rules limit the number of guests who can spend the night in a vacation rental and require the owners of the properties to register with the city.

05/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Sarasota Moves Ahead With New Rules for 'Hotel Houses'

The regulations are intended to curtail large-scale vacation rentals on Lido and St. Armands keys.

04/07/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

Will Sarasota Crack Down on 'Hotel Houses'?

Next week, the Sarasota City Commission will debate implementing new rules to regulate vacation rentals that residents say are ruining their neighborhoods.

03/29/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The "Other" Round House

After a Meticulous Remodel, This One-of-a-Kind Round House is for Sale

Shaped like a cylinder, the house has an unusual floorplan and features. Let's take a look inside.

03/06/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Mobile Home

Why One Sarasota Couple Decided to Live on Their Boat—For Good

“We said, ‘We’re not going to do this when we’re 80. If we’re going to do it, let’s do it.'"

03/05/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Where the Locals Eat in Venice

From sunup to sundown, Venice residents have plenty of options for a great meal. Here are 13 of our favorites.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

Anna Maria Island Offers a Taste of Old Florida

Three communities, each with its own distinct personality, make up this popular vacation destination.

01/04/2021 By Ilene Denton