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

New hires

Restaurant Chain Adds Three to Leadership Team

The University Park-based restaurant chain First Watch recently added two new names to its executive team, as well as a vice president to its culinary team.

01/31/2017 By staff

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

Deals

Partners Purchase Osprey Space for New Italian Restaurant

Giovanni Migliorini, Carlo Piras and Maurice Connaughton recently purchased a unit at the entry of the Bay Street Town Center, 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey, for $310,000.

01/20/2017 By staff

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

Food

Restaurant Chain Announces 2016 Growth Figures

The University Park-based breakfast and lunch company First Watch this week announced that it grew traffic and sales in 2016.

01/17/2017 By staff

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

Chomp!

5 Tasty Food News Nibbles

Dinner at C'est La Vie!, a new coffee shop and empanadas delivered to your door. All that and more in our roundup of recent restaurant news.

11/30/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food

First Watch Expands

The Bradenton-based breakfast, brunch and lunch restaurant First Watch officially opened its newest Bradenton restaurant on Monday.

11/28/2016 By staff