The daughter of local theater folk, Hannah Wallace received her English degree from Stetson University and has been an editor for Sarasota (et al) since 2005, specializing in health, culture, cocktails and sarcasm. When she’s not researching bars or interviewing comedians, Hannah abuses her body and entertains observers with various athletic pursuits, including ice hockey and running from zombies.

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Yuniku's Lychee Saketini

An Asian-inspired beverage at a cool sushi hideaway.

05/03/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Libations

The Margarita Is So Perfectly Local, We're Willing to Rewrite History

In the month of Cinco de Mayo, we celebrate the margarita and other cool tequila drinks.

04/26/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Saving Babies

Infant Swimming Resource Helps Kids Learn Water-Survival Techniques

Every parent’s nightmare, especially in Florida, starts with a young child falling into a pool, or off a dock, or into a pond. What happens next is the difference between life and death.

04/26/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Follow the Money

Here's How Our Region Has Spent $21 Million in EPA Grants

President Trump's proposed budget would cut EPA funding by one-third.

04/26/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Home Sweet Home

The March for Science, Earth Fest at Oscar Scherer, a Recycled Fashion Show and More Earth Day Events

Celebrate peace, the environment and the planet this Saturday at these local events.

04/20/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Drink in Downtown Sarasota

Quench your thirst at any one of these downtown watering holes.

04/18/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Take Me Out

Six Reasons to Catch Bradenton Marauders’ Minor-League Games

Get on over to LECOM Park this summer for major baseball fun.

04/17/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Duffy's Peep-tini

Happy Easter! We're sorry.

04/11/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Ice, Ice Baby

"My Life as a Rink Rat"

Adrenaline, laughter and deep-forged bonds on a Florida Women's Hockey League team.

03/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Drone Ranger

Tim Nilson Makes Parts for Drones

Former Sony Music CTO Nilson's Sarasota-based company offers high-performance components for drone-racing pilots.

03/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Capital Grille's Stoli Doli

When a pineapple and a vodka love each other very much...

03/29/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Beer Me

Your Guide to Sarasota's Best Breweries

Craft beer lovers’ cups are running over with several new and newish breweries in the 941. We tour their taprooms and sample the suds.

03/28/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: The Fish's Whiskey Beet Drop

We are, in fact, drinking more beets.

03/15/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Faith and Begorrah

Irish Bars and St. Patrick's Day Celebrations

Great spots to get your Gaelic on.

03/14/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Mi Pueblo's El Jefe Margarita

A big ol' margarita with three different kinds of booze, just to be sure.

03/08/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Road Trips

The Panhandle's Caverns Reveal a Strange Side of Florida

Florida’s caverns were discovered in the 1930s as a loosely connected warren of small stone rooms and tight-fitting corridors.

03/01/2017 By Hannah Wallace

The Inn Crowd

Four Fantastic Hotel Bars

These chic watering holes can be found in some of the area's coolest lodging spots.

03/01/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Tommy Bahama's Tahitian Limeade

You put the gin in the coconut and then you ponder the effects of colonialism.

02/22/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Star Trekker

De Soto Memorial No. 116 on Millennial's National Parks Tour

Mikah Meyer is visiting all 417 National Park Services sites to break a world record, inspire LGBT youth and remember his father.

02/18/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: State Street's Jimador en Llamas

Mescal and many other flavors combine for a fascinating wallop.

02/15/2017 By Hannah Wallace