Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2021: Outdoor Experiences

If 2020 taught us anything, it's that spending more time in nature is a very, very good thing.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

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Best of Sarasota 2021: Arts and Entertainment

Murals! Innovative programming! Outdoor entertainment! Our arts community sure got creative this year.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

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Best of Sarasota 2021: Shopping and Services

New stores. New beauty treatments. New flights. Here's what our editors splurged on.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

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Best of Sarasota 2021: Food and Drink

The drinks, dishes and restaurants we loved this year.

05/03/2021 By The Editors

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Best of Sarasota 2021: Editors' Picks

Despite the pandemic, our editors found brave new businesses and innovative experiences that showed us how resilient our region is—and why we love living here.

05/02/2021 By The Editors

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Best of Sarasota 2021: Readers' Choice

Our readers speak.

05/02/2021 By Staff

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10/23/2020

Best Of Sarasota 2020

Editors' Picks: The Best New Restaurants, Shops, Arts Experiences and More in Sarasota

When the coronavirus pandemic is over, our editors have chosen the places you've got to visit. We're counting on them pulling through.

04/30/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Specialty Grocery Stores

Need a hard-to-find ingredient or some expertly prepared pre-portioned meals? Our readers share where to find them.

04/30/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Date Night and Special Occasion Restaurants

Our readers share their favorite places to dine when you want a special treat on a big night out.

04/30/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Desserts, Bakeries and Sweet Spots

Our readers' favorite places to indulge a sweet tooth.

04/30/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Steaks, Burgers and Barbecue

Beef up your meals with our readers' favorite protein-packed options.

04/30/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Kids’ Menu

These dishes for little ones get the thumbs-up from our readers.

04/29/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Food Trucks

You can find creative cuisine—from tacos to tahini—at Sarasota food trucks. Here are our readers' favorites.

04/29/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Vegetarian Restaurants

Our readers' picks remind us how delicious and healthy plant-based eating can be.

04/29/2020

Best of Sarasota 2020

Readers’ Choice: Best Seafood

In the mood for fresh fish? Check out any one of these reader-approved choices.

04/29/2020

Best of Sarasota

Introducing the Sarasota Hope Photo Project

We invite you to submit photos that are uplifting, remind us why we love Sarasota and the surrounding areas, and show works of beauty or acts of kindness in these troubling days.

03/19/2020

Best of Sarasota

Sarasota Magazine Best of Sarasota Party Postponed

Using an abundance of caution in the face of coronavirus, we have decided to move the event to the fall.

03/11/2020 Photography by Staff

Best of the Year

Our 10 Most Popular Stories of 2019

MTV's "Siesta Key" red tide, the new Sarasota Art Museum and more topped the list this year.

12/30/2019 By Megan McDonald

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Video: Relive the Magic of Our #BestofSarasota Party

Our annual celebration of the Best of Sarasota’s restaurants, shops, services and entertainment took place at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall.

05/10/2019