Weekly Planner

A Blue Crab Festival, Morton's 50th Anniversary Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also happening: a walking food tour and a grand opening for the new Newtown Farmers Market location.

05/15/2019 By Giulia Heyward

New to town

The Starlite Room Reopens as El Mandilón

The restaurant's transformation into a "craft Mexican" restaurant will be featured in the new Food Network show, Restaurant Flip.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Desk-side dining

New Healthy Lunch Delivery Service Launches

“Lots of carbs and gluten are getting old,” says Fresh Flamingo owner Patrik Malatinszki. “This is something new.”

04/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Beat it

Nine Fun Things to Do in Sarasota on Easter Sunday

There's no need to scour the yard for something to do this weekend. From family-friendly egg hunts to bottomless mimosas, here's everything you need to have an egg-cellent Easter Sunday.

04/16/2019 By Giulia Heyward

What's going on

A Chili Cook-Off, a Whiskey Brunch and More Top Food and Drink Events

This week's calendar includes a Game of Thrones-inspired meal at Melange and Venice's first Wine Walk of the year.

04/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

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

Eat up

An Adult Easter Egg Hunt, a Cheese Seminar and More of This Week's Best Dining Events

The 29th annual Florida Winefest Auction and a brewery drum circle are just some of this week's fun food happenings.

04/03/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Plant city

State Street Adds New Vegetarian Items as Part of Menu Revamp

New items include seared cauliflower and Szechuan noodles, with optional seafood upgrades.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Second coming

The Starlite Room Will Get a Makeover and Be Featured on the Food Network

The Starlite Room has closed, but the owner plans to reopen soon, thanks in part to a new TV deal.

03/29/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Full plate

A Brewery Trolley Tour, a Wine Walk and More of This Week's Top Dining Events

Hope you're hungry, because this week is packed with fun culinary events.

03/27/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Cluck cluck

New Chicken Restaurant Opens Downtown

Daily Bird serves sandwiches that feature either grilled or fried chicken; three-, five- and 10-piece fried baskets; and bowls stocked with greens or sprouted grains.

03/26/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hunger games

A Wine and Design Workshop, Craft Beer Yoga and More Top Food and Drink Events

Also on tap: a party benefiting Mote Marine Laboratory, a food truck rally and more.

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Diner league

New Metro Diner Opening in Bradenton Next Week

The new location will be the restaurant's third in the region.

03/07/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nonprofits

Food Donations Up at Goodwill

Goodwill Manasota collected more than 115,000 pounds of food last year, up from 106,000 in 2017.

03/06/2019 By Staff

Food

Downtown Restaurant Rebrands

The downtown Sarasota restaurant Salute! Ristorante & Enoteca was recently given a new name and logo.

02/04/2019 By Staff

Food

New Downtown Restaurant Opens

The new downtown Sarasota restaurant Sage opened Tuesday at 1216 First St., Sarasota.

01/29/2019 By Staff

10 Bucks Or Less

A New Taqueria Specializes in the Home Cooking of Central Mexico

Siblings Gino Calleja and Leticia Calleja pay tribute to their mother's food at Reyna's Taqueria.

01/07/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Environment

Chef Lends Support to Sustainable Seafood Movement

Steve Phelps, the chef and owner of the Sarasota restaurant Indigenous, recently added his name to the Portland Pact for Sustainable Seafood.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Meat right

A Glimpse at the Area's Newest Butcher Shop

Butcher's Mark offers a modern twist on a New England tradition.

11/30/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food

New Butcher Shop Opens Next Week

Butcher's Mark is opening at 8519 Cooper Creek Blvd., University Park, at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28.

11/20/2018 By Staff