Good things come in threes

Origin Pizzeria Opening Third Location Near University Town Center

The new restaurant will be located at 8193 Tourist Center Drive, Bradenton, near a CROP juice shop and Scullers Draft House.

11/11/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's been too long

Sage Will Reopen Next Week

The reopening coincides with the launch of a new fall menu.

11/09/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food news

The Bijou Cafe Reopens Next Week

In addition to in-person service, the restaurant will be offering online ordering and curbside pickup options.

11/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food news

Ellenton Restaurant to Host Special Family-Style Greek Dinner

Popi Ameres, the co-owner of Popi's Place, says she hopes the event will become a monthly affair.

10/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food news

Downtown Mexican Restaurant Expands Lunch Service

El Melvin Cocina Mexicana is once again open for lunch on weekdays.

10/27/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

R.I.P.

Remembering Arthur Lopes

The widely respected Sarasota chef died last week after receiving a cancer diagnosis earlier this year.

10/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

End of an Era

Nancy's Bar-B-Q in Downtown Sarasota Is Closing

But don't fret: The restaurant's Lakewood Ranch location will remain open for business.

10/13/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Drink Up

Set the Bar Event Celebrates Great Local Cocktails

Every day this week, participating bars and restaurants are serving special new drinks, offering discounts and more.

10/12/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Breaking

Lila Chef Opening New Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Lucile Pizza & Wine Bar will open just down the street from Lila in mid-November.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Heading south

Blasé Bistro to Reopen With New Focus on Southern Food

The new menu includes a crab cake with a bay scallop succotash, buttermilk fried chicken with honey mustard and shrimp and grits.

10/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gallery grub

New Restaurant in the Sarasota Art Museum Opens Oct. 1

The menu at Bistro will include soups, tartines, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese platters, breads and pastries.

09/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Data

Restaurant Industry on Track to Lose $240 Billion This Year

The National Restaurant Association estimates that 3 million food service employees are still out of work because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

09/14/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sea food

Duval's Now Delivers to Lido Beach

The restaurant has begun offering a number of special beach meal delivery options.

09/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Starting over

Downtown Indian Restaurant Rebrands, Overhauls Menu

Healthy Café is now India Café, and it has a new, more traditional Indian menu.

09/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Switcheroo

Avlí Mess Hall Has a New Name: 1592 Wood Fired Kitchen & Cocktails

The restaurant was forced to change its name because an Illinois company owns a trademark on the name Avlí.

09/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

Sarasota's Antojitos Cuban Cuisine Serves a Crave-Worthy Cuban Sandwich

The restaurant makes big sandwiches with even bigger flavor.

08/21/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rising

New Pop-Up Restaurant Serves Sourdough Pizza and Other Italian Classics

Tralia is a family-run "virtual" restaurant that serves customers every Saturday.

08/10/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Spectator sport

Wine Spectator Honors Local Restaurants for Their Excellent Wine Lists

The annual list is like a road map for wine lovers. Many will make travel plans around these restaurants.

08/05/2020 By Bob McGinn

Is It Safe to Eat Out?

How Local Restaurants Are Handling COVID-19 Safety Precautions

Restaurants have instituted a number of new safety measures, but dozens of complaints about a lack of social distancing have been filed with the state.

08/04/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

Gyros & Seafood Express Gets Facelift, Adds Online Ordering System

The north U.S. 301 restaurant has something I'm hunting for more and more these days: a drive-through.

07/29/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker