In Vino Veritas

A New Bistro Has Opened in the Rosemary District

Vino Bistro serves a mix of tapas-like plates, along with an extensive wine list in the former Lolita Tartine space.

04/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Summertime Madness

Savor Sarasota Will Return June 1

The list of restaurants participating this year is nowhere near finalized, but it's never too early to start making dinner plans.

04/14/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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New Breakfast, Brunch and Lunch Spot Coming to South Sarasota

The Lily Café is set to open in The Landings in June.

04/12/2021 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

Hitting the Road

G's Southern Kitchen Is Leaving Bobby Jones Golf Club

With the Bobby Jones clubhouse set to be demolished soon, G's is moving out, with plans to operate as a pop-up and mobile food company.

03/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shamrock Specials

Enjoy Green Beer, Irish Food at These St. Patrick's Day Events

Here are some fun ways to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in the Sarasota area.

03/16/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Eyes on the Prize

You Could Win Free Fried Chicken Sandwiches From the Old Packinghouse Cafe

Customers who order a Buffalo chicken sandwich from J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe this month could land a valuable prize.

03/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Beach renourishment

New Concession Stand at Lido Beach Pavilion Opens Next Week

The Lido Island Grill will be overseen by Laszlo Bevardi, the chef and owner of Bevardi's Salute! in downtown Sarasota.

03/12/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Politics

The American Rescue Plan Act Includes Help for the Restaurant Industry

The law creates a $28.6 billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund to help restaurants and other food businesses struggling because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

03/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tender is the night

New Chicken Tender 'Ghost Kitchen' Comes to Sarasota

Tender Shack is a new delivery-only offering from the company behind Outback Steakhouse.

03/10/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Pandemic

Restaurant Sales Were Down 26 Percent in January

A new National Restaurant Association report shows that eateries around the country continue to struggle because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

03/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rare species

Whatever Happened to the Early Bird Special?

The decline of this once-common dining discount says a lot about how Sarasota has changed.

03/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Choco Champs

Sarasota Shop Wins Big in International Chocolate Contest

Banyan Tree Chocolate & Cafe won recognition for its spicy chocolates and its caramels.

02/26/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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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

Fresh catch

New Fish Cake Restaurant Opens in March

Reef Cakes owner Mike Martin says he wants to offer healthy meals that highlight the flavors of the sea.

02/19/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shut the Front Door

Guy Fieri Brings Delivery-Only 'Ghost Kitchen' to Sarasota

Craving some "donkey sauce"? You're in luck.

02/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Heel turn

A Sarasota Restaurant Is Highlighting the Cuisine of Southeast Italy

Vino-Vino opened in a Siesta Drive space right at the end of 2020.

02/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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New Downtown Restaurant Kojo Opens Today

The new restaurant from the company behind Speaks Clam Bar has a pan-Asian menu and a cool look.

02/17/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

World tour

Chayhana Vostok Brings the Flavors of Uzbekistan to Sarasota

The restaurant makes terrific dumplings, great grilled meats and many other central Asian specialties.

02/15/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

10 Bucks Or Less

The Spot in Bradenton Is Another Top Choice for Birria Tacos

If you haven't yet experienced the birria taco craze, here's another opportunity.

02/08/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker