Hospitality

Sarasota Restaurant Reopens After Remodel

Sarasota's TooJay’s now has a counter area with nine seats, as well as more contemporary details throughout.

09/21/2017 By staff

Construction

Company Breaking Ground on New Mall Restaurant

Sarasota's Firmo Construction is breaking ground on the new Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar restaurant in the Westfield Siesta Key mall.

08/31/2017 By staff

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

Hospitality

Doughnut Shop, Barbecue Restaurant Coming to New Bradenton Building

A building under construction in Bradenton will house Shipley Do-Nuts’ first Florida store and the first location for the new restaurant Boneyard BBQ.

08/17/2017 By staff

Food

College to Open New Café Run By Faculty, Students

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty chefs, students and professors are opening a new café on the college's campus.

07/27/2017 By staff

Review

Restaurant Review: Summer Fun at Farlow’s

Tropical flavors shine at Farlow’s.

06/28/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Food

New Siesta Key Daiquiri Deck Opens

The restaurant and bar is the company's fourth location and is open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

06/07/2017 By staff

Review

Restaurant Review: Prime Serious Steak

Prime is, indeed, serious about steak.

05/24/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Deals

Restaurant Partners Buy Additional Space for Osprey Eatery

John Connaughton, Giovanni Migliorini of Café Epicure and Carlo Piras, the former owner of Café Americano, recently purchased suite 102 of 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey, for $125,000.

05/02/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Chain Plans 260-Plus New Locations By 2022

The Univesity Park-based restaurant chain First Watch announced plans to open a minimum of 110 franchise restaurants by 2022, in addition to 150 planned company-owned restaurant openings.

05/01/2017 By staff

Construction

Bradenton Beach Restaurant Finishes New Outdoor Bar and Waterfront Deck

The Chiles Restaurant Group recently completed construction of the Beach House's new outdoor bar and waterfront deck, the final phase of a four-phase project that has taken nearly four years.

04/26/2017 By staff

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

Food

Restaurant Chain Opening New Location

University Park's First Watch, the breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant, will open its newest restaurant in Riverview, Florida, on Monday, April 17.

04/11/2017 By staff

Whiskeytown

An Insightful, Fun, Somewhat Blurry Taste-Test of Downtown's Best Whiskey Drinks

Whiskey's everywhere these days, but who in Sarasota is pouring the good stuff?

03/20/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Honors

Sarasota Restaurant Picks Up 28th Straight Award From AAA

Sarasota's Michael’s on East was recently awarded its 28th consecutive Four Diamond Rating by AAA.

03/13/2017 By staff

Restaurant Review

Restaurant Review: Little Italy, Big Taste at Cafe Barbosso

The food at Cafe Barbosso has attitude.

03/01/2017 By Marsha Fottler Photography by Chad Spencer

Wherever Flour Flies

Meet Panera Bread's Head Baker Tom Gumpel

Gumpel is responsible for "wherever flour flies."

02/17/2017 By Ilene Denton

Food

New Sports Bar and Restaurant Looking to Hire 100-Plus

Duffy’s Sports Grill, a sports-themed restaurant and bar, is currently hiring more than 100 local residents to staff its first Sarasota location.

02/15/2017 By staff

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