Down Home

Snook Haven Restaurant Will Reopen In December, Pending Sarasota County Commission Approval

Post-Hurricane Ian repairs made by the Venice Pier Group are slated to begin immediately.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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In Praise of Spaghetti and Meatballs

The tiresome debate over the authenticity of Italian American cuisine.

12/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Chef Profile

After 17 Years in Downtown Sarasota, MéLange Chef Lan Bradeen Continues to Evolve

Thanks to Bradeen's focus and creativity, MéLange has become a downtown stalwart.

11/30/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Opa!

Michael's on East's November Epicurean Menu Shines a Light on Greece

The three-course, prix fixe menu is inspired by co-proprietor Michael Klauber's recent cruise to the Greek islands.

11/28/2022 By Lauren Jackson

So Fresh

Tampa's Naked Farmer and Punta Gorda's Fat Point Brewing Are Coming to UTC

Naked Farmer will bring farm-fresh food while Fat Point Brewing will offer sunshine-inspired brews.

11/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Crazy Delicious

At Meshugana Deli in Gulf Gate, Jewish Food Reigns Supreme

Adam and Liz Woldman do Jewish deli right.

11/14/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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

Impossibly Good

With Phenomenal Food and Strong Coffee, Project Is the Place to Be

The all-vegan menu will win over even the most militant meat-eaters.

11/11/2022 By Lauren Jackson

You Bread My Mind

What is the Best Thanksgiving Side Dish, and Why Is it Stuffing?

Eat & Drink editor Lauren Jackson shares her beloved stuffing recipe.

11/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pass The Crabs

This Thanksgiving, Swap the Turkey for Stone Crabs

Crack open a new tradition.

11/08/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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

More Than Coffee

Pastry Art Café Is Hosting Weekend Pop-Ups

Owner Jon Raynor offers a space for up-and-coming chefs to feature their food.

11/03/2022 By Lauren Jackson

🎶 There Goes My Hero 🎶

Faicco's, a 120-Year-Old New York Sandwich Shop, Opens in Sarasota

It's the first non-New York location for the Greenwich Village stalwart.

11/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Gobble Gobble

Where to Order Thanksgiving Takeout When You Just Can't Cook Another Thing

Leave the cooking to the pros this year.

11/02/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Feast Mode

These Restaurants Are Serving Up Thanksgiving Dinner So You Don't Have To

Leave the dishes for the amateurs and head out to one of Sarasota's favorite spots to enjoy your Turkey Day. Don't hesitate to make reservations because these spots will fill up fast.

11/01/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Mochi Love

Find Mochi Doughnuts, Corn Dogs and Boba Tea at a New Shop on University Parkway

Stop by Mochinut and RoyalTea for a feast for the eyes and the belly.

10/25/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Mocha Me Crazy

A New Coffee Shop Is Headed to Downtown Wellen Park

Foxtail Coffee encourages guests to hang out, stay awhile and slow down in this fast-paced world.

10/21/2022 By Lauren Jackson

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

Earthly Delights

There's a New Ethiopian Pop-Up at Pastry Art Café

Adey excites the palate with complex flavors that still feel familiar.

10/20/2022 By Lauren Jackson