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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

Triple Threat

New Seafood Restaurant From Gecko's Team Opens Soon

Tripletail Seafood & Spirits will open in The Landings in the second week of February.

01/28/2021 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

Food news

Lucile Pizza and Wine Bar Has Opened

The much-anticipated new restaurant from Lila chef Ryan Boeve is located at 1660 Main St. in downtown Sarasota.

01/25/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food news

New Pan-Asian Restaurant Opens Near University Town Center Mall

Bento Asian Kitchen + Sushi's menu draws from the food of Japan, China, Korea and Thailand.

01/22/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

That's Amore

Amore Restaurant Reopens in New Space Next Week

The Portuguese and Italian restaurant has moved to a new location near downtown Sarasota.

01/04/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Food news

New Pizza Franchise Opens in Nokomis

The new Marco's Pizza joins existing locations in North Port, Englewood, Sarasota, Bradenton and Lakewood Ranch.

12/23/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A Château By the Beach

New French Restaurant Coming to Anna Maria Island Resort

The Château Anna Maria will be the second location of a restaurant featured on the Food Network show Summer Rush.

12/11/2020 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

A view to a Grill

Floridays Adds to the Area's Waterfront Dining Options

A Jimmy Buffett-themed hotel in Bradenton has a restaurant Parrotheads should love.

12/03/2020 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

Breaking

Lila Chef Opening New Pizzeria, Wine Bar

Lucile Pizza & Wine Bar will open just down the street from Lila in mid-November.

10/02/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Heading south

Blasé Bistro to Reopen With New Focus on Southern Food

The new menu includes a crab cake with a bay scallop succotash, buttermilk fried chicken with honey mustard and shrimp and grits.

10/01/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gallery grub

New Restaurant in the Sarasota Art Museum Opens Oct. 1

The menu at Bistro will include soups, tartines, salads, sandwiches, charcuterie and cheese platters, breads and pastries.

09/17/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Rising

New Pop-Up Restaurant Serves Sourdough Pizza and Other Italian Classics

Tralia is a family-run "virtual" restaurant that serves customers every Saturday.

08/10/2020 By Allison Forsyth