Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in North Manatee County

Five restaurants where people from Parrish, Ellenton, Palmetto and Terra Ceia like to gather.

07/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Slow burn

Smoking a Brisket Is a Simple Pleasure for Un-Simple Times

To give form to formless days, last week I made the decision to attempt to smoke a brisket—without a smoker.

04/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Licensed To Grill

Barbecue Must-Haves to Heat Up Your Summer

Four essentials for your next backyard party.

07/01/2019 By Heather Saba

Full plate

A Brewery Trolley Tour, a Wine Walk and More of This Week's Top Dining Events

Hope you're hungry, because this week is packed with fun culinary events.

03/27/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Eat This Now

The Best Things We Ate in March

All the food we're still dreaming about.

04/03/2018

Food Cruise

Three Restaurants Worth the Drive to Venice

Chef Judi highlights three Venice restaurants serving up seriously delicious fare.

03/19/2018 Photography by Judi Gallagher

Insider's Guide 2017

Sarasota's Barbecue Scene is Smokin' Hot

There's a restaurant for every kind of 'cue lover in Sarasota.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Queue Up for 'Cue

Review: Sublime Smoked Meats at Brick’s

Brick's Smoked Meats is making its mark on State Street.

07/26/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Super Smoker

10 Bucks or Less: Sea Smoke

A newish Cortez shop smokes its own fish and bacon, makes head cheese from scratch and serves up dope lunch grub.

07/24/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meat to the Street

Meet Trent Sexton, the Converted Barbecue Master

The former carpenter is taking his barbecue skills on the road around Sarasota.

05/30/2017 By Rick Morgan

Meat Sweats

Sarasota's Best Barbecue Joints

Here's where to find the best 'cue in town.

05/15/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Smoke Out

Brick's Smoked Meats Opens Downtown

Sarasota's newest barbecue restaurant, Brick's Smoked Meats, opened for lunch and dinner on Tuesday.

05/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke Shop

Brick's Smoked Meats Plans to Open Downtown

The new restaurant is billed as an homage to the cuisine of central Texas, with brisket, tacos and a bar that emphasizes bourbons and tequilas.

04/18/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Easter Brunches, Barbecue Bashes, Popup Dinners and More

Where and what to eat this week in Sarasota.

04/11/2017 By Riley Board

Weekly Planner

A Crawfish Festival, BBQ Class and More

All of this week's best events for Sarasota foodies.

04/05/2017 By Riley Board

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 2/15/17

This week: homemade pretzels, whole fish, noodle bowls and more.

02/15/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Best Restaurants 2017

Where (and What) the Chefs Eat

Here's where five local chefs go on their off days—and what they order, too.

01/31/2017 By Staff

Endless Summer

Here's Your Labor Day Weekend Eating Schedule

Bad weather notwithstanding, Chef Judi's got her plans set for a marathon long weekend of eating.

08/31/2016 By Judi Gallagher

Meat Feat

Breaking News: Brick's Barbeque Coming to Southside Village

Mark Gabrick, working with business partner Dick Rivera, recently secured plans to take over a space on S. Osprey Avenue.

05/13/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Feed

Sol's NYC Deli Opens in Former Downtown Applebee's Space

Plus, Kickstarting a local restaurant's dreams of expansion, barbecue news and more dining dish from Cooper Levey-Baker.

03/31/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker