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.

Biz Bites

Mediterraneo Offers Up Classic Italian Fare in an Elegant Setting

Mediterraneo is a primo business lunch spot.

06/23/2016 By Hannah Wallace

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

Best Bars

What's Your Drinking Personality?

Four great bars to hit depending on your, ahem, spirit animal.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace Illustrations by Emma Gerig

Best Bars

6 Great Local Tiki Bars

For instant attitude adjustment, head to one of these iconic tropical hotspots.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Best Bars

Our Favorite Local Bar Bites

Mini-masterpieces from some restaurant bars.

06/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Lido Key Tiki Bar's My-Oh Mai Tai

A tropical classic at the historic (and idyllic) Lido Key Tiki Bar.

06/15/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Baskets Case

Louie Anderson Will Perform at McCurdy's Comedy Theatre This Month

The stand-up veteran and co-star of Zach Galifianakis's Baskets on FX comes to McCurdy's June 17 and 18.

06/09/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Epicure's Corinthian Leather

Cafe Epicure serves up a sophisticated sipper for bourbon lovers.

06/08/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Starlite's Grasshopper

This week: a creamy, minty after-theater indulgence from the Starlite Room.

05/25/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Kona's Passion Fruit Gin Sling

Tropical froth at Kona Grill at the Mall at UTC.

05/18/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Rev-el-ry's Blood & Sand

This week: Whiskey and sweetness at Rev-el-ry Pub and Grill on University Parkway.

05/10/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: State Street's Mint Julep

A bourbon classic for this weekend's Kentucky Derby.

05/04/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 5/4/16

From pork sandwiches to vegetable-based doughnuts, here are the 5 best things we ate this week.

05/04/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Good Humor

Brenda Zook Serves Sweet Treats to Kids

The B's Cool Treats ice cream truck is a kid-friendly local staple.

05/02/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

You Can Find Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks in a Bradenton Strip Mall

Sandwich heaven at Bradenton’s South Philly Cheesesteak.

05/02/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: The Table's Ginger Bee

A ginger-licious masterpiece with a Key lime kick.

04/19/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 4/13/16

From bento boxes to Benedicts, here's the food we ate and loved this week.

04/13/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Big Pippin

Previewing Booker High School's Spring Musical

Director Scott Keys tells us about the latest production and what else his students have accomplished this year.

04/12/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Comic Stands

Talking To: Comedian Paula Poundstone

The comedian talks Trump, Robin Williams and falling into a vat of chocolate. She'll perform at the Van Wezel this Sunday.

04/11/2016 Edited by Hannah Wallace