Hospitality

Two Sarasota Restaurants Ranked Among America's 100 Best 'Al Fresco' Eateries

Columbia and Ophelia's on the Bay were both included in the list, published by the online restaurant reservation system OpenTable.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Food

Restaurants Extend Savor Sarasota Offerings

Savor Sarasota ended last week, but a number of eateries are continuing to offer their special menus.

06/18/2018 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Names New CEO

Chris Tomasso, the president of First Watch, recently took on the additional role of chief executive officer.

06/12/2018 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Named One of America's Best Places to Work

First Watch was recently honored by Business Intelligence Group, which uses crowd-sourced research to recognize top businesses.

05/30/2018 By Staff

Beer Here

Craft Beer Week at Oak & Stone, Warhol Nights, Sarasota's Monthly Food Truck Festival and More Local Dining Events

Including "Men Who Cook & Brew" and a wine dinner at Cafe Amici.

05/16/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Food

Almost 90 Restaurants Participating in Savor Sarasota Promotion

Visit Sarasota County's annual Savor Sarasota event runs June 1-14.

05/10/2018 By Staff

Technology

Restaurant Delivery Service Expands Again

The online and mobile food delivery service Bite Squad this week expanded its service area to north Bradenton.

04/12/2018 By Staff

New hires

Natural Food Retail Chain Picks New Marketing Manager

The Sarasota natural and specialty foods chain Richard's Foodporium recently hired Tamara Chapman and promoted Jennifer Sythes and Larry Lore.

03/09/2018 By Staff

Food

New Organic Juice Bar Opens

Clean Juice, an organic juice bar franchise, is celebrating the grand opening of its first Sarasota location from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. this Saturday, March 10.

03/07/2018 By Staff

Tourism

Airbnb Plans to Expand 'Experiences' Program

The program connects travelers with curated arts, culinary and outdoors activities in the areas they're visiting.

02/26/2018 By Staff

Retail

Forum to Weigh Civil Rights, Religious Freedom

March 14 event asks, “Can a Cake Shop Refuse to Make a Cake for a Same-Sex Wedding?"

02/20/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Evening Farmers' Market Debuts Next Week

The organizers behind the downtown Sarasota farmers' market are launching a new Thursday evening market in the Rosemary District.

02/15/2018 By Staff

Nonprofits

Food Bank Plots Major Expansion of Fresh Produce Capacity

All Faiths Food Bank is expanding its warehouse space to triple the amount of fresh produce it can accommodate and will roll out a new brand next month.

02/11/2018 By Staff

Retail

New Lakewood Ranch Grocery Store Opens Jan. 27

The grocery store chain Earth Fare is opening its new Lakewood Ranch location soon.

01/11/2018 By staff

Food

Sarasota Restaurant Opening Second Location in St. Pete

Oak & Stone is opening a second location in St. Petersburg later this year.

01/11/2018 By staff

New hires

Gourmet Grocery Store Picks New Catering Chef

Morton’s Gourmet Market recently hired Michelle Wolforth.

01/10/2018 By staff

Retail

New Whole Foods Opens Jan. 31

Whole Foods Market’s University Station store will open at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31, becoming the chain's second Sarasota location.

01/10/2018 By staff

Marketing

Firehouse Subs Public Relations Manager to Speak in Sarasota

Liz Anderson will speak at the next luncheon of the Central West Coast Chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association.

01/03/2018 By staff

Deals

Organic Food Distributor Adds Sarasota Warehouse Space

United Natural Foods, a Rhode Island-based wholesale distributor of natural, organic and specialty food products, is expanding its footprint in Sarasota.

12/20/2017 By staff

Food

First Watch to Open Eighth Local Restaurant

The University Park-based breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant chain will open its newest Sarasota restaurant on Monday, Dec. 11.

12/06/2017 By staff