Best Bakeries

The Best Bakeries in Sarasota

We brought home the dough—your guide to the upper crust of Southwest Florida bakeries.

05/25/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, and Pam Daniel

Comfort Tube

How The Great British Baking Show Can Save Your Sanity

In an era where all news seems to be bad news, this delightful British show offers a sweet escape from real life.

05/25/2017 By Megan McDonald

Star Turn

Dylan McDermott Screens Sugar at Ringling College

The actor was on hand for the screening of his new project and an audience Q&A.

05/03/2017 By Megan McDonald

Nesting Season

First Sea Turtle Nests of 2017 Reported in Venice

Sea turtle nesting season runs May 1-October 31.

05/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Multiplicity

Quadruplets Born at Sarasota Memorial Hospital are Thriving

The Corcoran quads were conceived naturally, which happens about once in every 800,000 births.

04/21/2017 By Megan McDonald

Downtown Neighborhood Guide

Where to Live in Downtown Sarasota

So you want to live downtown? Here's your guide.

04/18/2017 By Robert Plunket and Staff

Neighborhood Guide

Neighborhood Guide: Downtown Sarasota

Your guide to living the good life downtown.

04/18/2017 Edited by Megan McDonald

Beer Me

Your Guide to Sarasota's Best Breweries

Craft beer lovers’ cups are running over with several new and newish breweries in the 941. We tour their taprooms and sample the suds.

03/28/2017 By Hannah Wallace

All That Jazz

Sarasota Native Evelyn Christina Tonn Returns This Weekend in National Tour of Chicago

Tonn will perform in this weekend's productions of "Chicago" at the Van Wezel.

03/23/2017 By Megan McDonald

Sugar Stories

Julie Deffense Brings Her Wedding Cake Business to Sarasota

The baker dishes on her unusual career path, why she’s expanding her services to Sarasota and how she makes those amazing sugar flowers.

03/21/2017 By Megan McDonald

Accolades

Siesta Key Beach Ranked No. 5 in the World by TripAdvisor

We're not just the No. 1 beach in the U.S.--we're No. 5 in the world.

03/06/2017 By Megan McDonald

Road Trips

The History Lover's Guide to Savannah

Shades of days gone by are everywhere in lovely Savannah.

03/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Wake Up

5 Great Sarasota Coffee Shops

Five of our favorite caffeine-capable coffee counters and their bodacious bean-based beverages.

02/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Place in the Sun

Siesta Key Beach Ranks No. 1 in the U.S. (Again, Some More)

TripAdvisor ranks Siesta Key beach No. 1 on its 2017 list of best beaches in the U.S.

02/23/2017 By Megan McDonald

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Shore's Mai Tai

A rum classic in a chic tropical setting.

02/08/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 2/1/17

This week: macaron ice cream sandwiches, a great Cuban and a modern twist on a classic Irish duck dish.

02/01/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Peace and Love

Meet the Maker: Jessica DiLorenzo of Trikona Designs

Jessica DiLorenzo's Mala bracelets and necklaces promote peace and unity.

01/20/2017 By Jasmine Respess Edited by Megan McDonald

Wedding Bells

Preview Camilyn Beth's New Bridesmaid Collection

Baby pink, navy blue and glittery gold are the stars in Camilyn Beth's new bridesmaid collection.

01/20/2017 By Megan McDonald Photography by Shannon Kirsten Couch

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 1/10/17

This week: a sushi birthday cake, beer for cold nights and a perfect breakfast sandwich.

01/10/2017 By Eat Beat Team