Gone But Not Forgotten

Screaming Goat Taqueria Has Closed

Taco 'bout a bummer: the Gulf Gate restaurant had amassed a loyal following thanks to its creative flavor combinations and vegan-friendly options.

07/23/2024 By Lauren Jackson

So Good

Kolucan Will Open in Gulf Gate on Aug. 31

Chefs Gino Calleja and Jose Rojas will prepare upscale Mexican cuisine at the new restaurant.

08/24/2023 By Lauren Jackson

What Can Brown Do for You?

What Is Norwegian Brown Cheese? And What Should You Do With It?

Made with goat's milk, brown cheese is a unique Norwegian delicacy that you can find at Sarasota's Scandinavian Gifts.

07/07/2023 By Caleb Guedes-Reed

Made With Love

A New Restaurant Will Bring Elevated Mexican Food to Gulf Gate

Kolucan is the brainchild of Gino Calleja, the owner of Reyna's Taqueria, and his business partner Jose Rojas.

07/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Let's Taco 'Bout It

Screaming Goat Taqueria Is Opening a Second Location in Osprey

The newest location will feature the same menu as the original Gulf Gate storefront.

07/05/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Retro Cool

A New Midcentury Modern Furniture Store Opens in Gulf Gate

A local couple breathes new life into the local vintage furniture market at the newly opened Retro Revival SRQ store.

12/26/2022 By Laura Paquette


A New Furniture Store is Opening in Gulf Gate

A local couple is taking The Woven Home, their online thrift shop, to a brick-and-mortar storefront.

12/01/2022 By Kim Doleatto

In Vino Veritas

A New Sopranos-Themed Wine Bar Has Opened in Gulf Gate

The shop is run by Mitchell Soffer, who owns TheWinetoBuy.com.

09/07/2022 By Bob McGinn

Ooey Gooey and Chewy

Clarabell Cookies Is Changing the Local Cookie Game

The new Gulf Gate bakery is serving up decadent chocolate chip cookies.

08/09/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Local Favorites

The Best Restaurants in Gulf Gate

Our top picks for where the locals hang in this distinct Sarasota neighborhood.

06/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Gulf Gate on the Grow

Four New Restaurants Have Opened in Gulf Gate

Covid-19 hasn't slowed the dining district's growth.

03/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grub hub

10 Bucks Or Less: Gulf Gate Food + Beer

Surprise! Gulf Gate Food + Beer is a restaurant located in Gulf Gate that serves both food and beer.

12/04/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker


Gulf Gate's Tiny Tokaj Offers Big Hungarian Flavors

The whole dinner experience at Tokaj is delightfully transporting. It’s like eating in another country and in another time.

06/27/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Foodie's Notebook

Chef Judi Visits Gulf Gate's EmpaCurious

Empanadas, live music and can't-miss flan at Gulf Gate's new eatery.

03/08/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Goat Meal

Now Open: Screaming Goat Taqueria

The outstanding pick of condiments elevates the food at this new Gulf Gate eatery.

02/27/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Hot Pockets

10 Bucks Or Less: EmpaCurious

A casual new Gulf Gate spot stuffs global flavors into doughy half-moons.

12/12/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Empanada Be Thy Name

New Empanada Spot Opens in Gulf Gate

EmpaCurious began slinging empanadas to the masses on Tuesday.

11/17/2017 By Ella Melzer

Weekly Planner

Taste of Gulf Gate, Chef Series & Wine Pairing Event, a Craft Beer Tour, and More Local Food Events

Plus, "wine down" after the election this week at Historic Spanish Point.

11/09/2016 By Lana Allen


Two-Story Gulf Gate Building Sells for $395,000

John Rattigan recently purchased the 3,758-square-foot retail building located at 6539 Gateway Ave., Sarasota, for $395,000.

08/12/2016 Research by staff

Top Tables

Chef Judi's Top 3 Meals This Week

Chef Judi reports on her week of good eating.

04/05/2016 By Judi Gallagher