Expanded menu

More Food and Drink Options Coming to Lakewood Ranch

The developers behind Waterside Place recently announced that the project will be home to Duck Donuts, Atria Bread + Coffee and CROP Juice.

06/23/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Avlí Mess Hall Takes a Mix-and-Match Approach to Mediterranean Cuisine

The menu is rooted in Greek cuisine but also takes in influences from Turkey, Syria, Portugal and Italy.

02/28/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sweet talk

Five Perfect Pastries

Chef Judi is craving something sweet to go with her espresso. Here are five of her favorite flaky, buttery, sugary delights.

02/19/2020 By Judi Gallagher

Roadside Oasis

Remodeled Service Station Becomes Cool New Bodega and Restaurant

Whitney's opened earlier this week near the northern tip of Longboat Key.

01/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Copy and paste

Selva to Add Second Location Near University Town Center Mall

After 15 years in business, the ever-popular Sarasota restaurant Selva is expanding.

12/05/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eastward bound

New Libby's in Lakewood Ranch Opens Today

The new eatery will ape the menu and ambiance of the Sarasota location and seat 189 between its indoor and outdoor spaces.

10/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

The Reborn Libby's Improves on the Original

This is French comfort food par excellence—delicious and satisfying.

10/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Let's give 'em something to taco 'bout

New Mexican Eatery in Old Two Senoritas Spot to Open Next Month

The owners of El Melvin Cocina Mexicana are putting the finishing touches on its ambiance and menu.

10/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Restaurant Review

Bridges Restaurant Marries Old World and New World Food

Be sure to ask for a table by the window for stunning views of downtown Sarasota.

10/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Capri fun

Bravo at Westfield Siesta Key Reopens With New Menu, New Look

The restaurant celebrated the overhaul at an event on Tuesday.

09/25/2019 By Olivia Epstein

More Shore

Shore on Longboat Key Opens

The new restaurant features a slanted design that gives every table an uninterrupted view of the water.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Restaurant Review

Even After a Major Overhaul, Mar Vista Retains Its Old Florida Bona Fides

Mar Vista's updates include a state-of-the-art kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and a revamped dining room and bar. What hasn’t changed? The magic.

09/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What's the craic?

New Irish Pub Serves Up Comfort Food and Community

Irish 31, "the people's pub," brings Sarasota the luck of the Irish.

08/22/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Nice slice, baby

California Pizza Kitchen Offers New Take and Bake Option

The fresh new pizzas are designed for you to heat up and enjoy at home.

08/13/2019 By Olivia Letts

Restaurant Review

Chef Wei Ren Brings His Ramen to Bradenton

Ren serves up spectacular ramen at Mitaka Japanese Ramen House in Bradenton.

08/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Comfort food

New Greek Restaurant Is a Family Affair

The husband and wife team of Adel and Dina Elostta opened Athens Family Restaurant on Bee Ridge last month.

07/31/2019 By Olivia Letts

That drip

New Downtown Coffee Bar Says Hello

Project Coffee had its soft opening this past weekend and welcomed customers with good coffee and minimal and modestly priced fare.

07/19/2019 By Isaac Eger

Garden and Fun

New Sarasota Beer Garden Opens Today

Siegfried's Restaurant includes two separate areas: an indoor sit-down dining room and a beer garden with long picnic tables and a food trailer out back.

07/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Lemon Tree Kitchen Serves 'Clean' Cuisine in the Former Louies Modern

You don’t have to be a vegetarian to love Lemon Tree, but the menu is stocked with great vegetarian options.

06/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smoke shop

A New Nancy's Bar-B-Q Is Opening in Lakewood Ranch Next Week. Here Are the Details

The new restaurant will be open seven days a week and will offer a full bar menu, a first for a Nancy's.

06/27/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker