That is the question

To Drink or Not to Drink?

Conflicting studies send contrasting messages about alcohol's effects on health.

09/21/2022 By Bob McGinn

Hit Me With Your Best Shot

Head to Mattison's Forty-One Next Week For an Interactive Cocktail Masterclass

Expand your cocktail recipe arsenal with three delicious drinks and a step-by-step class on how to prepare them.

09/20/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pinkies Up

In Sarasota-Manatee, Tea Shops Marry Tradition With Modernity

Why the age-old beverage still matters today, according to Sarasota-Manatee tea house owners.

09/19/2022 By Laura Paquette

Born to Rum

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals' 'Set the Bar Cocktail' Competition Returns

Tickets are currently on sale for the lively competition, featuring 25 local bartenders vying for the top prize.

08/31/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Cool Beans

O&A Opens Its Newest Location at Waterside Place

The latest outpost for the Sarasota coffee shop takes advantage of Waterside Place's outdoorsy atmosphere.

08/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Lime Time

Where to Find Sarasota’s Best Margaritas, Just in Time for Cinco De Mayo

A great margarita will never go out of style. Here are some of our favorites.

05/03/2022 By Megan McDonald and Allison Forsyth

Don't Mock It Till You Try It

Cool Off With a Refreshing Mocktail From Siesta Key Oyster Bar

Alcohol-free versions of cocktials are all the rage these days. Here are four to try.

04/26/2022 By Samantha Lane

Taste the Rainbow

A New Bradenton Shop Specializes in Nutritious, Brightly Colored Drinks

The shop was opened last year by Joe and Filiz McNamara.

03/14/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Dive In

Sarasota's Coolest New Bar Is Tucked Inside the Back of a Liquor Store

Dive Wine & Spirits is your new destination for a great cocktail.

12/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's Get Holly Jolly

Six Sarasota Bars Making Spirits Bright

Gather for merry company, bright decor and Yuletime cheer.

12/10/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

I got the blues

Looking for a New Wine? Give Austria's Blaufränkisch a Try.

The wine is light, with good color and balance, and goes great with food.

10/13/2021 By Bob McGinn

I'm a Boba Boy in a Boba World

Here's Where to Get Great Boba in the Sarasota Area

Seven places that will satisfy your bubble tea craving.

09/24/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fright Night

'Haunted Tavern' Pop-Up Cocktail Bar Promises a Scary Good Time

The national touring event comes to Bradenton Sept. 9-11.

09/08/2021 By Marc Griffin

Gut Feeling

Meet the IMG Academy Grads Behind Sunny Culture, a Water Kefir Probiotic Drink

It might make your tummy—and overall health—better.

08/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Kippis!

Miles Teller Talks 'Long Drink,' a Tasty, Gin-Based Alternative to Hard Seltzer

The actor, who stars in the upcoming "Top Gun: Maverick," grew up in Florida and co-owns The Finnish Long Drink. He tells us why he likes the beverage so much.

08/30/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Alcohol Olympics

'Set the Bar' Cocktail Competition Will Return in October

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals contest will feature drinks from 25 different restaurants.

08/06/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Passion project

Give Your Spritz a Tropical Twist With Chinola

The passion fruit liqueur tastes great on its own, but it's even better when mixed with sparkling wine.

07/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Your Health Questions Answered

What's the Best Way to Stay Hydrated During Summer?

A coach from Tom Brady's TB12 answers our questions about how to beat the heat.

06/30/2021 By Allison Forsyth

The Cooldown

Refreshing Florida Seltzers Are Perfect for Hot Summer Days

The hard seltzer trend isn't going away.

06/16/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food news

Downtown Favorite Selva Opens Second Location

The new Selva is located near the University Town Center mall.

05/20/2021 By Emma Moneuse