Hot Hot Hot

Florence and the Spice Boys Is Coming to University Town Center

The popular restaurant's second location is slated to open in late 2024 or early 2025.

05/08/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Vive La France

C'est La Vie's Second Location Opens Today in Lakewood Ranch

Owners Christophe and Géraldine Coutelle opened their first location in 1997 in downtown Sarasota.

05/07/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Restaurant Review

Just Like the Car It’s Named After, Osteria 500 Is Bright, Shiny and Delightful

The restaurant combines dependability and panache, with a dining experience that blends old favorites and new dishes that are executed with finesse. 

05/06/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Hot, Hot, Hot

Sarasota's Best New Restaurants

The past year has a big one for new restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee counties. Here are the ones that stand out.

05/03/2024 By Lauren Jackson

I Scream, You Scream

Great Heights Creamery Opens This Weekend in the Rosemary District

The ice cream shop is the newest addition to Parkside .

04/18/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Something Old, Something New

15 South by Napulé Opens April 27 on St. Armands Circle

The newest rendition of an old Sarasota favorite is spearheaded by Alessandro di Ferdinando, the owner of Napulé.

04/16/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Big Dill

At Selby Gardens' New Restaurant, Sustainability Comes First

The Green Orchid was designed to generate more energy than it uses, thanks to ample solar energy and a rooftop garden.

03/07/2024 By Lauren Jackson

New Kid on the Point

A Swanky New American Bistro With a Major Whiskey Collection Is Headed to Five Points

Warren will open its third location in the 11,500-square-foot space above Fit2Run and Sunburn Cannabis in the heart of downtown Sarasota.

02/16/2024 By Kim Doleatto

Welcome to the Neighborhood

Arts & Central, the Rosemary District's Newest Restaurant, Will Open Feb. 19

The 200-seat restaurant will anchor Parkside, the neighborhood's next food-and-beverage destination.

02/13/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Restaurant Review

Chinese Hot Pot Dining Debuts in Bradenton

The Chinese style of cooking in which diners dunk huge varieties of meats, seafood, vegetables, noodles and more into flavorful broths has become common in bigger American cities but remained absent in the Sarasota area—until now.

02/08/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Vroom Vroom

Le Mans Kitchen Is a Swanky New Restaurant From One of Our Best Chefs, and It's Located in a Car Dealership

The restaurant inside Sarasota Ford is an unexpected addition to Sarasota's dining scene.

02/06/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Kitchen Confidential

A Morning Making Bread at Focaccia Sandwich + Bakery Brought Me Back to My Restaurant Roots

It had been years since I worked an early shift in a restaurant kitchen, but when the owners of the new Focaccia Sandwich + Bakery offered me a morning of baking, I couldn't resist.

02/02/2024 By Lauren Jackson

Restaurant Review

At Kolucan, Mexican Culinary Traditions Are Treated With Reverence

Diners will find established Mexican American favorites, but alongside the burrito bowls, carne asada and mole come upscale riffs on Mexican flavors previously unavailable here.

01/03/2024 By Lauren Jackson


Wellen Park Has Added Acqua Pazza, a New Italian Restaurant

The eatery completes Downtown Wellen Park's first growth phase.

12/15/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Hole-y Smokes

Five-O Donut Co Is Opening Its Fifth Location in Ellenton

The local doughnut chain's newest location will open Dec. 15.

12/11/2023 By Lauren Jackson

That Was Quick

The Original Wolfie's & Rascal House Opened in the Rosemary District Last Week. It Closed Two Days Later.

The restaurant has not yet announced a reopening date.

11/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

A Triumph!

Calusa Brewing and PigFish Are Opening This Weekend

Guests can anticipate expertly brewed beer, served all day, paired with sustainable seafood offerings from PigFish in the evening hours.

11/01/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Caviar Dreams

By Patrik Pettersson Is Now Open for Dinner Inside the Kompose Hotel

Chef Patrik Pettersson's menu will feature two tasting menu options.

10/12/2023 By Lauren Jackson

The Plot Chickens

Slim Chickens Will Open in Sarasota in Mid-October

The quick-service chicken chain will make its home on Clark Road.

10/06/2023 By Lauren Jackson

Light Bites

Lakeside Bites Opens in Downtown Wellen Park

The new dining venture joins Pop Dawgs and Claw & Co. in The Yard.

09/13/2023 By Lauren Jackson