Sweet Farewell

Two Beloved Bakeries Are Shuttering

Gulf Gate's Jim Small Batch and Bradenton's Retrobaked are closing their doors—temporarily, the owners say.

04/25/2018 By Megan McDonald

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Sift Bakehouse's Christine Nordstrom Expands Her Baking Empire

Nordstrom, who also owns Rise commercial kitchen and two Styr cafes, recently opened her downtown Sarasota bakery.

10/28/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Retrobaked Offers Gluten-Free Treats in Village of the Arts

Rachel Sokolewicz bakes healthful, retro-inspired treats in Village of the Arts.

06/29/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Sarasota Hot Spot: Flour Parlor Opens Downtown

In the first in our series of summer hotspots, we take you inside Flour Parlor, downtown Sarasota's newest bakery.

06/11/2015 By Megan McDonald

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Argentinian Pastry Offers Exotic Treats on Webber Street

Victor and Ivana Bottazi's bakery offers sweets-lovers everything from vigiliante breakfast pastries to flan and more.

05/04/2015 By Marsha Fottler

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Sweet Treat: Jim's Small Batch Bakery's Lavender Creme Brulee

Get ready to drool over our dessert of the month.

03/31/2015 By Marsha Fottler