Victory Is Sweet

Sarasota Ice Cream Maker Wins Big at National Ice Cream Competition

Yoder's Southern Creamery was recognized for its classic vanilla, as well as its non-dairy peanut butter brownie flavor.

11/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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Two Former Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chefs Are Competing on the Food Network

Lyndsy Velasquez and Amy McBride teamed up to make a "scary sci-fi" chocolate sculpture for Chocolate Meltdown: Hershey's After Dark.

10/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sweet Heart

This Sarasota Woman's Brownies Have Gained a Cult Following

Marilou Berrios is a stay-at-home mom turned entrepreneur. Her delicious brownies are sold at local markets and online.

09/21/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Chill Out

Beat the Heat With These Sweet, Cold Treats

From ice cream sandwiches to smoothies, there's something for everyone.

09/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The waffle truth

New Waffle Café to Open on St. Armands Circle

Crisp Waffle Company is set to open by the end of the month.

08/06/2021 By Emma Moneuse

Colossal cookies

An Online Cookie Shop Is Opening a New Physical Location Later This Month

Kookies & Kream, a virtual cookie sensation, will officially open its first bakery on Saturday, June 19.

05/26/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Meet Cute

The Cheesecake Cutie Brings Sandwiches, Charcuterie and, Yes, Cheesecake to Holmes Beach

Jennifer Geils has turned her mother's cheesecake recipe into a popular Anna Maria Island business.

01/27/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cookie Monsters

New Cookie Company Delivers Fresh, Unique Flavors to Your Door

Suncoast Cookies is a new local business that delivers unique Florida-inspired sweets.

08/05/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Weekly planner

The Best Dining Events in Sarasota This Week

On the menu: Spice Boys in the Rosemary District, Fruitville Grove's strawberry festival, Parrish Heritage Day, a bestie brunch at Mote and a beer podcast at Calusa.

03/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sweet talk

Five Perfect Pastries

Chef Judi is craving something sweet to go with her espresso. Here are five of her favorite flaky, buttery, sugary delights.

02/19/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Caked up

Five Crave-Worthy Cakes

Chef Judi shares her five favorite slices, including a limited-time-only holiday treat from C'est La Vie!

12/20/2019 By Judi Gallagher

cake walk

This Rosemary District Bakery Lets You Make Your Cake and Eat It, Too

Discover your inner cake boss at Make It Swirl.

11/20/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Blender bender

Five Great Piña Coladas

A well-made piña colada still remains a favorite poolside summer drink.

07/10/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Cold chillin'

Five Great Ice Cream Shops

As the temperature creeps north, Chef Judi is in need of sweet, cold relief.

04/09/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Sweet victory

Sarasota Pastry Chef Wins Food Network Competition

Ritz-Carlton executive pastry chef Lyndsy McDonald swapped candy canes for candy corn to win Food Network's 2018 Halloween Baking Championship.

10/30/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Don't Want None Unless You Got Bundts, Hon

Nothing Bundt Cakes Opens on Fruitville Road

Kelly Erdmann's new business celebrates—and elevates—the humble bundt cake.

07/19/2017 By Megan McDonald

Entertainment

Series Shot in Sarasota Premieres Friday

Sugar, the Dylan McDermott series shot in Sarasota with Ringling College of Art and Design students and graduates and coproduced by the Ringling College Studio Lab and Semkhor Productions, will premiere at the Sunscreen Film Festival.

04/25/2017 By staff

Sugar Stories

Julie Deffense Brings Her Wedding Cake Business to Sarasota

The baker dishes on her unusual career path, why she’s expanding her services to Sarasota and how she makes those amazing sugar flowers.

03/21/2017 By Megan McDonald

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 12/21/16

This week: a healthy appetizer, cookies that are almost too pretty to eat and an "OMG Burger" worthy of its name.

12/21/2016 By Eat Beat Team