Worth The Drive

In Bradenton, Oscura Offers Something for Everyone

From inspired small plates to strong coffee and live music in the evenings, Oscura is worth a visit.

02/24/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Wine and Dine

The 33rd Annual Florida Winefest and Auction Returns April 1

The organization has given more than $9.3 million to children’s charities since 1991.

02/21/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Happy Day

Café L'Europe Is Celebrating Its 50th Anniversary

Enjoy wine dinners, complimentary Champagne and more during the historic restaurant's year-long celebration.

02/15/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Restaurant Review

Modern Middle Eastern Cuisine Finds a Home at Florence and the Spice Boys

As friendly as the vibe is, as funky and cool as the interior is, it’s the food that will keep you coming back. 

02/15/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Viva Tequila

Rocco's Tacos Will Open at University Town Center on March 6

The long-anticipated restaurant will feature traditional Mexican favorites, more than 300 tequilas and a generous happy hour.

02/14/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Be Mine

Don't Forget to Make Your Valentine's Day Reservations

Sample a special prix fixe Valentine's Day menu at any of these local spots.

02/10/2023 By Lauren Jackson

In the Mood for Love

Where to Take Your Tinder Match on a Date

Swiping right can be terrifying—so take your match on a fun-filled date to any of these local digs.

02/08/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Food Famous

The Château Sarasota Has Opened on Siesta Drive

You might recognize owners Buddy Foy, Jr. and Jennifer Foy from the Food Network show Summer Rush.

02/07/2023 By Lauren Jackson

My Feet Hurt

I Ate My Way Around The World At Epcot. Here's What I Thought

Is the food any good at the happiest place on Earth?

02/01/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Wine In A Million

Chef Paul Mattison Is Hosting a Wine Dinner With an Organic Winery Next Week

Bonterra Wines uses organic and biodynamic growing processes to ensure top-quality wines.

01/20/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hella Vibes

Food + Beer Has Opened Its Fifth Location in the Rosemary District

The restaurant has moved into the former Blue Rooster space on Fourth Street.

01/19/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Shiso Good

A New Restaurant Is Opening Next Month Inside the Art Ovation Hotel

Chef Ken Shiro Lumpkin will draw from Israeli, Middle Eastern and Japanese influences at Tzeva.

01/17/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hoppily Ever After

99 Bottles Has Received National Recognition for Its Stellar Beer Selection

The downtown Sarasota taproom and bottle shop is known for its wide array of drinks, food and knowledgeable staff.

01/11/2023 By Lauren Jackson


The Sarasota Jewish Food Festival Returns This Month

The annual Temple Sinai event will feature plenty of beloved Jewish food and fun for the whole family.

01/11/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Back That Glass Up

Early Access and VIP Tickets for the 2023 Forks & Corks Grand Tasting Go On Sale This Thursday

The popular event returns after a two-year hiatus due to Covid-19.

01/10/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Unity Awards

Bill Sadlo Helps Youth Cope With Unprecedented Mental Health Challenges

“We go where the youth and families really need us.”

01/09/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Bring the Heat

At Turmeric, Indian Cuisine Warms You From Within

The new Indian restaurant occupies the old Starlite Room on the corner of 10th Street and Cocoanut Avenue.

01/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Wicked Good

Kelly's Roast Beef, a New England Favorite, Lives Up to the Hype

Straight from the Massachusetts coast, Kelly's Roast Beef serves up sandwiches, chowder and memories on University Parkway.

12/21/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Deja Brew

Project Opens in the Rosemary District

The new location features a refreshed menu alongside the shop's excellent coffee.

12/15/2022 By Lauren Jackson

A Gift From the Gods

You Need the Bahi Hut's New Commemorative Mug in Your Life

A perfect gift for any fan of Sarasota history or culture, this mug will sell out fast.

12/15/2022 By Lauren Jackson