Restaurant Review

Even After a Major Overhaul, Mar Vista Retains Its Old Florida Bona Fides

Mar Vista's updates include a state-of-the-art kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and a revamped dining room and bar. What hasn’t changed? The magic.

09/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Blender bender

Five Great Piña Coladas

A well-made piña colada still remains a favorite poolside summer drink.

07/10/2019 By Judi Gallagher

High Five

An Out-of-Town Food Critic's Go-To Restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee

Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley shares her favorite local spots.

11/30/2018 By Laura Reiley

Food Lovers' Guide

5 "Food Fighters" Who Are Making a Difference in Our Community

Christa Leonard, Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes, Ed Chiles, and John Matthews aim to change the way we think about food.

10/27/2016 Illustrations by Andrew Theophilopoulous By Staff

The Feed

C'est La Vie and Jpan Open Second Locations Out East

Plus, news on downtown's new Lila and Boca Kitchen and Bar and the sudden glut of burgers in this town.

08/30/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 10/21/15

Our panel of experts share their top five picks on the local dining scene this week.

10/21/2015 By Megan McDonald

Article

Exactly Where to Eat on Your Sarasota Vacation

You’ll find great views, food and fun at these local favorites.

12/30/2014 By Marsha Fottler

Article

Exactly Where to Eat on Your Sarasota Vacation

You’ll find great views, food and fun at these local favorites.

12/01/2014 By Marsha Fottler