I Scream

Rise & Nye's Ice Cream Eating Contest Humbled Me

Isaac Eger competed in the shop's second annual Ice Cream Eating Championship and got rinsed.

11/17/2022 By Isaac Eger

Food safety

Update: 16 Big Olaf Ice Cream Flavors Test Positive for Listeria

The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is issuing formal stop sales on the 16 products where listeria was found.

07/14/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Listeria Outbreak

Big Olaf Has Issued a Recall for Its Products

Following a CDC food safety alert recommending all Big Olaf products be discarded, the creamery has issued a recall.

07/12/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Food Safety

A Sarasota Ice Cream Maker May Be Linked to a Listeria Outbreak

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending that consumers and retailers dispose of Big Olaf Creamery products.

07/07/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Good advice

A Sarasota CEO on How Remote Work Has Changed the Game for Female Business Owners

The cofounder of the sorbet manufacturer SorBabes shares how remote work has changed the business game for women.

07/01/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Ice age

Stay Cool With These Delicious Frozen Treats

Chill out with locally made gelato, ice cream, popsicles, Italian ices and more.

05/26/2022 By Allison Forsyth

Winter Olympics

Rise & Nye's Is Hosting an Ice Cream Eating Contest This Weekend

How much ice cream can you eat in four minutes?

05/17/2022 By Lauren Jackson

Pampered Pooch

Sarasota Has a New Ice Cream Truck—for Dogs

The JB's Doggie Delite truck serves up ice cream that's safe for dogs and their human family.

03/17/2022 By Kim Doleatto

Unity Awards

With Rise & Nye's, Beaver Shriver Created a Workplace of Dignity for People With Developmental Disabilities

“It’s a human rights movement disguised as a coffee and ice cream shop."

01/04/2022 By Cooper Levey-Baker

2021 in Review

Sarasota Magazine's Top 10 Food and Drink Stories of 2021

We published tons of food stories this year. Here are the 10 that people clicked on the most.

12/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Love at First Bite

Vampire Penguin Serves Up Unique Frozen Treats

Offering a light, fluffy alternative to ice cream, shaved snow has arrived at The Landings.

12/15/2021 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

My Favorite Dishes

Food Writer Tanya Steel Shares Her Favorite Sarasota Dishes

A big-time food writer and recent New York transplant shares her favorite Sarasota meals, from burgers to sushi to ice cream.

12/01/2021 By Tanya Steel

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

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

Call it a Comeback

SorBabes Is Back With a New Look and New Flavors

After a year of struggles with manufacturing delays, the company is back on shelves and offering online orders.

08/03/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Summer of Love

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Is Serving Up Free Scoops on Monday Evening

The popular ice cream shop is kicking off the summer season in style.

06/21/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bees Knees

Palmetto Sisters Open Country Music-Inspired Ice Cream and Coffee Shop

American Honey Creamery and Coffee Co. started as a food truck, but now has a physical location in Palmetto.

04/08/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Sweet Treat

New England-Style Ice Cream Shop Opens in Lakewood Ranch

Wicked Awesome Ice Cream Emporium offers ice cream made with less air—resulting in a denser, creamier treat.

03/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

🍦🍦🍦🍦🍦

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Is Now Open

The cult favorite ice cream shop offers unique flavors like Buttercream Birthday Cake and Goat Cheese With Red Cherries.

02/25/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Scoop

Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to Sarasota This Summer

A Jeni's shop will open near the University Town Center mall later this year.

03/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker