Sidewalk Art

What's Up With Those Zigzag Sculptures on Cocoanut Avenue?

John Dehn, who lives in the historic Central Cocoanut neighborhood north of downtown Sarasota, is the man behind the zigzag.

01/25/2023 By Kim Doleatto

The Play Is On

Venice Theatre's Pinkerton Theatre Will Reopen Today

After facing devastation from Hurricane Ian, the theater has been issued a certificate of occupancy. "The Cemetery Club" is its first show since the storm.

01/20/2023 By Staff

urban up

A New Mixed Use Tower Is Going to Change the Face of Main Street

SOTA Hotel & Residences will be 16 stories high and have luxury residences, hotel suites and a ground-level restaurant open to the public.

01/19/2023 By Kim Doleatto

An Eye for Fashion

At 3rd WE + RE Create Studios, Sarasota Native Brent Yancy Is Dressing Celebrities and Athletes

"You can't do anything without fashion," Yancy says.

01/13/2023 By Jessika Ward

What's In My Closet

Sarasota Attorney Bryan Hannan Gives Us a Peek Inside His Designer-Filled Closet

Hannan's closet is filled with custom Armani suits, Prada shoes and high-end watches.

01/03/2023 By Jessika Ward

Astrology

Your February 2023 Sarasota Horoscope

Let your zodiac sign help you figure out how to make 2023 your best year yet.

01/03/2023 By Sir Helder Amos

The Best Part of Waking Up

A Guide to the Region's Best Breakfast Spots

Our comprehensive guide to the region's finest breakfast destinations.

01/03/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

A Look Back

The Top 10 Most-Read Stories of 2022

Hurricane Ian, the ongoing pandemic, controversial locals and more—here's a look back at the year that was.

12/30/2022 By Megan McDonald

Good News

The Best Local Feel-Good Stories of 2022

We rounded up a bunch of stories from 2022 that made us smile. We hope they do they same for you.

12/29/2022 By Megan McDonald

Best of the Year

Our Favorite Photos of 2022

From emotional portraits to striking natural beauty to one hilarious lemur, here are some of the best photos we ran in 2022.

12/29/2022 By Staff

Top 10 in 2022

10 Great Reads From a Year Full of Them

Our editor-in-chief picks some of his favorite stories from 2022.

12/28/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

That's a Wrap

Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

Last year was a big one for new restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Here are the ones that stood out.

12/27/2022 By Lauren Jackson

priceless

This Year, Give The Gift of Experiences or Helpful Services

Ditch the holiday wrapping paper for memory-making activities they'll love.

12/06/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Hurricane Ian

FEMA Extends Deadline to Apply for Hurricane Ian Federal Disaster Assistance

The new deadline is Jan. 12, 2023.

11/21/2022 By Staff

Crystal Crowns

Meet the Winners of the 2022 Siesta Key Crystal Classic

The annual sand sculpture competition turns the beach into an outdoor art gallery.

11/15/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Origin Story

For Our Eat & Drink Editor, a Lifelong Obsession With Food Started With Just One Dish

"I haven’t been back to Italy in almost 15 years, but I still prepare my favorite dishes from the country at least weekly," Jackson says.

11/12/2022 Photography by Lauren Jackson

Noodle Nights

Where to Get Great Ramen in Sarasota

After years of waiting impatiently for more ramen, our restaurant scene is suddenly rich with options.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

What's In My Closet

Jewelry Designer Patra Jordan Gives Us a Peek Inside Her Closet

"I believe clothes are pieces of art you move through the world in."

11/11/2022 By Jessika Ward

Hurricane Heroes

These Sarasotans Stepped Up to Help Their Neighbors After Hurricane Ian

We asked our readers to share their hurricane heroes. Here are their responses.

11/04/2022 By Isaac Eger

Little Italy

The Best Italian Restaurants in Sarasota

Sarasota has dozens and dozens of Italian restaurants. Here are the 22 best.

11/03/2022 By Lauren Jackson