Martial arts meals

New Chuck Norris-Themed Ghost Kitchen Opens in Sarasota

Cluck Norris Ass-Kickin’ Chicken is the latest virtual restaurant to come to Sarasota.

05/19/2021 By Emma Lichtenstein

Deals

The Bijou Café Has a New Owner

Sharon Carole of Sage recently bought the beloved downtown Sarasota restaurant.

05/18/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food News

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Adds 'South of the Border' Summer Specials

The new offerings include a watermelon jalapeño margarita, carne asada tacos, a shrimp burrito and more.

05/06/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Review That Wasn't

Revisiting Circo, Downtown Sarasota's 'Taco and Bourbon Joint'

What was it like to eat out before the pandemic? I barely remember.

04/28/2021 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

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

Salt life

Local Sea Salt Adds a Pinch of Paradise to Any Plate

Southwest Florida's shores are the source for Sea Salt Florida's organically harvested salts.

03/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

Birthday Party

Daiquiri Deck Is Celebrating Its 10th Year on St. Armands Circle

The three-day fiesta will include deals on food and drinks, plus live music, raffles, a blood drive and more.

02/08/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bowling

Five Destinations for Outdoor Super Bowl Fun

These party destinations will feature outdoor seating and game-watching fun.

02/02/2021 By Kim Doleatto

True love

Want a Romantic Valentine's Day Dinner at Waffle House? You'll Have to Go to Punta Gorda

The Punta Gorda Waffle House is one of more than 200 around the country that are offering special romantic meals this year.

02/01/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Meet Cute

The Cheesecake Cutie Brings Sandwiches, Charcuterie and, Yes, Cheesecake to Holmes Beach

Jennifer Geils has turned her mother's cheesecake recipe into a popular Anna Maria Island business.

01/27/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Good Brews

New Downtown Coffee Shop Hires People With Disabilities

Rise Coffee Co. & Nye's Cream Sandwiches on State Street was created to provide job opportunities for the disabled community.

12/04/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Risky Business

In a Time of Uncertainty, a Number of Local Chefs Have Opened New Eateries

They include Chef Dave Shiplett's Cottonmouth Southern Soul Kitchen in Bradenton's Village of the Arts.

12/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

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

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

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

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

Get Your Fixe

Bradenton's Excellent Château 13 Reopens With a New Prix Fixe Menu

The restaurant was a hit as soon as it opened its doors last year. After a prolonged shutdown caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, it's back.

06/25/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker