Hurricane Ian

Three Sarasota Chefs Are Hosting a Fundraiser to Support Farms Damaged by Hurricane Ian

The event is sold out, but the organizers are accepting silent auction bids and cash donations.

10/21/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Rise and Dine

The Best Breakfast Spots in Sarasota-Manatee

Our comprehensive guide to the region's finest breakfast destinations. (And yes, the Waffle House is included.)

08/12/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Nice Slice, Baby!

The Best Pizza in Sarasota

We tasted pizzas for weeks to bring you our 20 favorite pizza pie spots, from hole-in-the-wall strip-mall joints to fine-dining restaurants.

08/10/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Believe the Hype

Meliora Is One of Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

The restaurant is led by a chef who worked at Michelin-starred Washington, D.C., restaurants like The Dabney, Plume and Rose's Luxury.

07/13/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Brrr

A Sarasota Restaurant Is Changing the Frozen Pizza Game

One of our favorite pizza spots is selling their pies direct to your freezer.

05/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

A Feast Fit For a Mother

Eight Local Restaurants to Celebrate Mother's Day

Whether they’re brunch-lovers or dinner-fanatics, treat the mothers in your life to a meal at one of these Sarasota-Manatee eateries.

04/22/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

On Guard!

Siesta Beach Hosts Statewide Lifeguard Competition Next Week

Spectators are welcome to watch the free, two-day event.

07/15/2021 By Stacey Altherr

Stack 'Em High

Indulge in a Beloved Anna Maria Island Breakfast Tradition

These pancakes'll deliver more than enough carbs to power you up for a day in the sun.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Neighborhood Guide

The Best Restaurants on Anna Maria Island

With everything from fine dining palaces to low-key burger shacks, Anna Maria Island provides plenty of options for great food.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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