Rise and Dine

The Best Breakfast Spots in Sarasota-Manatee

Our comprehensive guide to the region's finest breakfast destinations. (And yes, the Waffle House is included.)

08/12/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Doughnut Miss This

Five-O Donut Co. Is Opening in Bradenton This Weekend

The chain will celebrate with plenty of freebies for its loyal following—plus its new vegan doughnuts.

08/04/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Eat This Now

Eight Sarasota Doughnuts to Eat Before You Die

From red velvet to pork-stuffed, these local doughnuts are guaranteed to satisfy your sweet tooth.

06/03/2022 By Megan McDonald

By George

Georgie's Garden Café and Bar George Brighten Up the Daytime Dining Scene

Georgie's and Bar George are located near the University Town Center mall. They’re both owned by George Wood, a Naples restaurateur.

05/05/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Waffle-ly Good

Sarasota's Best Waffles

Indulge in some out-of-the-box waffles on International Waffle Day.

03/23/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Your Health Questions Answered

What to Make With That Leftover Valentine's Day Chocolate

Sarasota nutritionist Mikka Knapp offers suggestions for how to add leftover chocolate to healthy snack recipes.

02/16/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Window Wonderland

A New Bradenton Café Offers Coffee and Greek-Inspired Breakfast and Lunch Items

Kefi Streetside Cafe is located in a former bank converted into a walk-up outdoor café.

12/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Super bowls

A Dreamy New Vendor Has Joined the Sarasota Farmers Market

Dream Earth Bowls, an açaí bowl company founded in Hawaii, has found its way to the Sarasota Farmers Market.

07/07/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

The Pandemic

USF, Restaurant & Lodging Association to Explore Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety

The virtual panel discussion is titled “Planning for the Future: How Covid-19 Will Alter the Food Safety Landscape."

03/22/2021 By Staff

Stack 'Em High

Indulge in a Beloved Anna Maria Island Breakfast Tradition

These pancakes'll deliver more than enough carbs to power you up for a day in the sun.

03/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

True love

Want a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at Waffle House? You'll Have to Go to Punta Gorda

The Punta Gorda Waffle House is one of more than 200 around the country that are offering special romantic meals this year.

02/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's a hit

First Watch Rolling Out Alcohol Menu Around the Country

The Manatee County-based chain is planning to bring its drinks menu to half of its 400-plus locations by the end of 2020.

11/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Breakfasts

How to Prepare a Breakfast Feast With Local Ingredients

Craving a big home-cooked breakfast? Here's how to stock up on local ingredients to make your morning meal sing.

09/23/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Best Breakfasts

Five Local Diners We Love

In a hurry? These old-school breakfast spots will get you in and out in a jiffy.

09/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Recipe

Let's Learn How to Make Rosemary & Thyme's Pistachio-Crusted Salmon

Via Skype, Rosemary & Thyme owner George Armstrong discusses how the restaurant is managing during the pandemic and shares a mouth-watering recipe with us.

07/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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06/22/2020

Day Drinking

First Watch Starts Serving Alcohol

It's the first time the restaurant chain has sold alcohol since its first location opened in 1986.

06/18/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Local Produce

You Can Still Go Blueberry Picking at Albritton Fruit Farms

Pick fresh blueberries, then use your bounty to make blueberry pancakes. You won't regret it.

04/17/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Expansions

First Watch Will Open Chicago This Year

An 4,200-square-foot Oak Brook location is planned for late 2020.

01/28/2020 By Staff

Fast Track

First Watch Hires First Chief Transformation Officer

In his newly created role, Barber is responsible for leading strategy development.

01/15/2020 By Staff