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

Two for one

Two New Main Street Restaurants Open Today

Element and PBnT share the same owner, but are very different.

11/15/2017 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Second Coming

Wicked Cantina Opens on the North Trail Next Week

Mike and Janice Dolan are bringing their hit Bradenton Beach spot to Sarasota.

10/30/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant News

Connors Steak and Seafood Restaurant to Open at the Westfield Siesta Key Mall

Connors, a steak and seafood restaurant with an upscale bar, will open later this month. The original opening date was delayed due to Hurricane Irma.

09/06/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Mall Madness

New Bravo Restaurant Opens in Sarasota

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen is part of the restaurant group that operates both Bravo Cucina Italiana and Brio Tuscan Grille.

08/29/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Smoke Shop

Brick's Smoked Meats Plans to Open Downtown

The new restaurant is billed as an homage to the cuisine of central Texas, with brisket, tacos and a bar that emphasizes bourbons and tequilas.

04/18/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Fate of the Fresh

Plated Modern Kitchen: The Newest Addition to the Cooper Creek Shopping Plaza

The restaurant offers a customizable pick of roasted and braised meats, salads, sandwiches and sides.

03/31/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Party Foul

Judge Grants Injunction Against Dub Shack

The new University Parkway beer bar has been embroiled in a complicated court case since opening late last month.

02/22/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coming Home

10 Bucks or Less: Bianca's Mexican Restaurant

After an extended absence, an old favorite returns to Sarasota.

02/08/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Settle Down

10 Bucks or Less: Chefs2U

A mobile food business opens a stationary hub.

01/31/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A River Runs Next to It

Mattison's Returns to Downtown Bradenton

Paul Mattison recently took over the YachtSea Grille, overhauled the space and rebranded it as Mattison's City Grille.

01/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Land

Cleveland-Themed Eatery Plans April Opening

LeBron fans will soon have a new spot to call home.

01/25/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Nice Slice

New Pizza Joint Opens Monday

California Pizza Kitchen is entering the Sarasota 'za market, with a new location set to open out near the University Town Center mall on Monday.

01/18/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Slice of life

10 Bucks or Less: Origin Craft Beer + Pizza Café

Man, Sarasota sure loves it some pizza.

12/14/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mi Kasa Es Su Kasa

Roll Up to Kasa Sushi, the North Trail's Newest Eatery

Visiting a space that's been an Ethiopian restaurant, a dim sum destination and a KFC. Does Kasa have what it takes to outlast those earlier incarnations?

12/07/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Going Up

The Coolinary Opens in Second-Story Main Street Space

Main Street's newest restaurant blends high and low with both its cuisine and its design.

10/11/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Mall Madness

Mall Meal Deals at Taste of UTC

At a Taste of UTC, you'll get specially priced three-course lunch and dinner menus at seven mall restaurants.

09/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Magnifique

New C'est La Vie! Opens Sept. 12

The new spot's menu will be "exactly the same as the downtown location."

09/02/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Biscuits and Grits and Toast, Oh My

New Southern Food Hangout Coming Soon to East Sarasota

The husband and wife team behind Buttermilk Handcrafted Food hopes to open the restaurant within the next couple weeks.

08/17/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meat Feat

Breaking News: Brick's Barbeque Coming to Southside Village

Mark Gabrick, working with business partner Dick Rivera, recently secured plans to take over a space on S. Osprey Avenue.

05/13/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker