Burger Brief

Update: After 67 Years, the Hob Nob Has Closed

The beloved burger joint has no immediate or evident plans to reopen.

05/14/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Works of Art

Sarasota's 10 Best Burgers

From brilliant mash-ups to simple classics, these are the 11 best burgers you can get your hands on right now.

09/18/2023 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Lauren Jackson

Free & Freeish

Delicious and Cheap Spots to Grab a Bite in Sarasota-Manatee

From an incredible selection of Asian food to over-the-top doughnuts, you can eat well on a budget here.

12/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

My Favorite Dishes

Food Writer Tanya Steel Shares Her Favorite Sarasota Dishes

A big-time food writer and recent New York transplant shares must-have meals in her new hometown.

12/01/2021 By Tanya Steel

Vroom Vroom

Ford's Garage Makes a Mean Burger

But is it tasty enough to break into the upper ranks of Sarasota's crowded burger scene?

09/13/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Plant Power

Where to Get the Best Plant-Based Burgers in Sarasota

Have a craving for a juicy burger, but looking for something meat-free? Here are some excellent plant-powered alternatives.

07/15/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Restaurants Adjust to Newly Loosened Dining Rules

Some Sarasota restaurants have already seen a boost in foot traffic, while at other restaurants it has not increased much.

05/08/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Scoop

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to Sarasota This Summer

A Jeni's shop will open near the University Town Center mall later this year.

03/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mission: Impossible — Roast Protocol

Beef 'o' Brady's Becomes the Latest Restaurant to Test Out the Impossible Burger

A Bradenton Beef 'o' Brady's is one of just nine of the chain's restaurants offering the plant-based burger substitute.

08/20/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shack Attack

Shake Shack Has Arrived at The Mall at UTC

Shake Shack now operates roughly 250 locations around the world.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shack attack

Shake Shack Opens Next Week

The beloved 'better burger' restaurant has been in the works since early last year.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food

Burger Chain Recognized for Serving Antibiotic-Free Beef

BurgerFi, which has one Sarasota location, was given an 'A' grade in a new report that evaluates policies toward antibiotics in beef at several top burger chains.

10/19/2018 By Staff

Weekly Planner

The Sixth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival, Dishes for Wishes and More Local Dining Events

Including Andy Warhol's exhibition at nighttime and a Make-A-Wish fundraiser.

04/11/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Shack Attack

Shake Shack Is Coming to Sarasota

Will Shake Shack shake up the local burger scene?

01/30/2018 By Megan McDonald

Menus and Mountains

S'macks Founder Alex Floethe Climbs Mountains When He's Not Working

In June, Floethe made it to Everest's base camp after an 18-day climb.

11/14/2017 By Katherine Flanders

Best Burgers

The French Fry Hall of Fame

Almost any fry is a good fry. But these are all-time greats.

06/27/2017 By Megan McDonald

Best Burgers

The Best Burgers in Sarasota-Manatee

This list is a tribute to an American icon.

06/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Burgers

Burger Breakdown: Shakespeare's Famous Caramelized Onion and Brie Burger

Here's how Shakespeare's puts together its famous burger.

06/27/2017 By Emma Burke

Best Burgers

What Condiments Take a Good Burger Over the Top?

Four local chefs share their favorites.

06/27/2017 Photography by Pam Daniel

Best Burgers

We Put a Much-Hyped New Veggie Burger to the Test

Beyond Meat claims its Beyond Burger looks and tastes like fresh ground beef. Does it?

06/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker