Weekly Planner

Transition Sarasota's Farm Tour, an Indian Street Food Experience and More Local Dining Events

Including a continuation of "u-pick" strawberries at Honeyside Farms and a nighttime Irish celebration at Historic Spanish Point.

03/14/2018 By Jordan Noyes


Three Delicious Mezcal Cocktails

Whip up one of these sippers the next time you're contemplating a cocktail.

03/12/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Road Trips

Five Perfect Spring Road Trips

Feeling a touch of spring fever? Take to the highway—and the waterways—for some fun destinations, from laid-back Sanibel/Captiva to historic Winter Park and beyond.


Road Trips

Sanibel-Captiva’s Laid-Back Atmosphere Recalls Vacations Past

The Chamber of Commerce slogan for the islands is “250 kinds of shells, 230 kinds of birds, 15 miles of beach, zero traffic lights,” and that should give you an idea of what to expect.

03/01/2018 By Kay Kipling

Caffeine Dreams

In Praise of Starbucks, Kind Of

Making peace with the great green empire.

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Caffeine Dreams

The Best Convenience Store and Fast Food Coffees

Cooper Levey-Baker tastes and tells.

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big Ideas

Other Cities Have Tackled Growing Pains in Innovative Ways—Would They Work Here?

Affordable housing, renewable energy, bike sharing—here's how these initiatives could work in Sarasota.

02/28/2018 By David Hackett

Weekly Planner

Royal Tea, My Hometown Fest, and More Local Dining Events

Including Michael's Baltimore Epicurean Adventure and a jazzy brunch.

02/28/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Made in SRQ

Made in SRQ: Super-Sensitive Musical Strings

What better way to compliment that Stradivarius you've got laying around?

02/28/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Retail Federation Expects Growth in 2018

The National Retail Federation expects sales to grow between 3.8 and 4.4 percent in 2018, with growth in online and non-store sales at around 10 to 12 percent.

02/26/2018 By Staff


What Do You Think Should Happen to the Sarasota Bayfront?

The Bay Sarasota and Sasaki are seeking feedback for ways to improve 53 acres along U.S. 41 between Boulevard of the Arts and 10th Street.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Shop Local

Get Your Shop on at These Local Events

Featuring Handpicked SRQ, Home Resource's big sale, the Rosemary Indie Market and more.

02/16/2018 By Stephanie Isaac


New Evening Farmers' Market Debuts Next Week

The organizers behind the downtown Sarasota farmers' market are launching a new Thursday evening market in the Rosemary District.

02/15/2018 By Staff

V-Day 2018

Your Guide to Valentine's Day in Sarasota

Enjoy a romantic Valentine's Day at these local restaurants.

02/08/2018 By Stephanie Isaac

Cruise Control

What Makes a Great Cruise?

We want to hear from you!


A Campfire Tale

"My Most Memorable Outdoor Meal"

After we lost the backpack full of gourmet food, dinner became Plan B.

01/25/2018 By Laura Reiley

They're Back!

After Nearly 12,000 Years, Coyotes Return to Florida

Coyotes are so established in Florida that they've become naturalized—meaning they're a part of the ecosystem.

01/25/2018 By David Hackett


Venice Equestrian Tour Presents Grand Prix Jumping Competitions

The height of season runs now through March 2.

01/25/2018 By Kay Kipling

Weekly Planner

Wine Dinners at Salute, Element and More Local Dining Events

Including a Willamette Valley wine dinner at Pier 22, the sixth annual Tasting Under the Tent at Butcher's Block and a casual wine tasting at Michael's Wine Cellar.

01/24/2018 By Stephanie Isaac


Sarasota Ranked in List of Top 100 American Cities

Sarasota was recently ranked as America's 84th best city in which to live by Livability.

01/23/2018 By Staff