Expansions

First Watch Will Open Chicago This Year

An 4,200-square-foot Oak Brook location is planned for late 2020.

01/28/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

First Watch Hires First Chief Transformation Officer

In his newly created role, Barber is responsible for leading strategy development.

01/15/2020 By Staff

Sponsored Content

Beer Lovers Rejoice: It’s Stout Season!

Few seasons of the year are as exciting as stout season.

11/08/2019

A Tropical Feast

How to Host Thanksgiving on the Beach

Venice’s beautiful beach provides the setting for a memorable holiday feast.

11/01/2019 By Megan McDonald

Down a Lazy River

Weeki Wachee Springs Offers Family-Friendly Floats

It's an ideal spring to bring the kiddos, with three huge slides that shoot swimmers into the clear water of Buccaneer Bay.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Down a Lazy River

Rainbow Springs State Park Is the Fourth-Largest Spring Formation in Florida

And you'll share the water with a lot of critters.

09/01/2019 By Isaac Eger

Can Do

You've Probably Heard of a Growler, But What About a Crowler?

The crowler is completely sealed, meaning it keeps your beer fresher.

08/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Business

First Watch Selects Manatee County for Site of New Headquarters

The expansion of the company’s headquarters is projected to create a minimum of 85 new jobs, with an expected average salary of nearly $82,000

06/25/2019 By Staff

The Pros Say

Top Party Planners Share Their Secrets to Great Events

From greeting hosts to dealing with dietary preferences, four party planning pros share their top tips.

01/25/2019 By Giulia Heyward

FRESH OUT THE OVEN

New Junior League of Sarasota Cookbook Captures Sarasota's Stomach and Soul

Junior League of Sarasota's latest cooks up recipes with healthy ingredients and proceeds go right back into the community.

11/21/2018 By Giulia Heyward

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'Sandwich Night' Comes to Indigenous

Wednesday nights are getting much more exciting.

06/19/2018 By Megan McDonald

Food

Restaurant Chain Named One of America's Best Places to Work

First Watch was recently honored by Business Intelligence Group, which uses crowd-sourced research to recognize top businesses.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Restaurant Review

Review: Pazzo

Southside Village's Pazzo stands out in a crowd of Italian eateries.

05/29/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Real Estate Guide 2018

The Next Hot Neighborhoods

Five under-the-radar places that are ready to rise.

03/01/2018 By Robert Plunket

Love Letter

Indigenous Deserves All Its Awards and Recognition

Since 2011, chef/owner Steve Phelps has been serving some of Sarasota's best food in his Towles Court restaurant.

11/28/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Irma

Updated: These Sarasota Restaurants Are Open and Serving Food Post-Irma

Here's a preliminary list—we'll keep it updated throughout the week.

09/13/2017 By Staff

Old Florida Flavor

Kick Back and Relax at These Waterfront Restaurants

These eight spots are filled with Old Florida flavor.

06/30/2017 By Ilene Denton

Best Bakeries

These are Sarasota's Most Beautiful Pastries

They're too pretty to eat. Almost.

06/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Bakeries

Sarasota's Best Bakeries

Your guide to the region’s best bakeries, plus pastry perfection, loaves we love—and more.

05/25/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breadwinners

Our Five Favorite Loaves of Bread

From everyone's favorite sourdough to a German classic, here are our picks for the best loaves of bread in town.

05/25/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker