Food

Downtown Restaurant Rebrands

The downtown Sarasota restaurant Salute! Ristorante & Enoteca was recently given a new name and logo.

02/04/2019 By Staff

Food

New Downtown Restaurant Opens

The new downtown Sarasota restaurant Sage opened Tuesday at 1216 First St., Sarasota.

01/29/2019 By Staff

Hotels

Hospitality Trade Groups Merge

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association and Florida Bed and Breakfast Inns recently partnered to form a new statewide organization: the Florida Inns Chapter.

01/14/2019 By Staff

10 Bucks Or Less

A New Taqueria Specializes in the Home Cooking of Central Mexico

Siblings Gino Calleja and Leticia Calleja pay tribute to their mother's food at Reyna's Taqueria.

01/07/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Deals

Restaurant Property Sold for Almost $1.1 Million

The parcel currently contains the Peruvian restaurant Inkawasi, but the land will be redeveloped in 2019.

12/27/2018 By Staff

Deals

Building Housing Downtown Pizzeria Sold for $355,000

John Rattigan recently purchased 2,539 square feet of commercial space located at 2289 and 2291 Ringling Blvd., Sarasota, from Michael and Lisa Fasanelli.

12/21/2018 By Staff

Environment

Chef Lends Support to Sustainable Seafood Movement

Steve Phelps, the chef and owner of the Sarasota restaurant Indigenous, recently added his name to the Portland Pact for Sustainable Seafood.

12/06/2018 By Staff

Food

10 Bucks Or Less: Maple Street Biscuit Company

A Southern chain that specializes in splendid biscuit sandwiches comes to east Sarasota.

11/12/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

People's choice

Lila Ranked One of the 50 Best Restaurants for Vegetarians in America

The Sarasota restaurant was one of four eateries in Florida to make the list.

10/25/2018 By Giulia Heyward

Food

New Restaurant and Event Space Coming to Downtown

Sage is scheduled to open later this year in the former home of Ceviche Tapas Bar & Restaurant.

10/12/2018 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Publishing New Cookbook

The Sarasota-based restaurant chain First Watch is releasing its first cookbook, Yeah, It's Fresh, on Monday, Nov. 5.

10/11/2018 By Staff

10 Bucks Or Less

Tamiami Tacos Offers Budget-Friendly Mexican Food Inside an Exxon Station

This tiny four-table restaurant serves both drivers cruising by on 41 and boaters puttering along on nearby Bowlees Creek.

08/23/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Bulgogi Bonanza

New Korean Barbecue Restaurant Opens

A popular food truck has pulled into the space that once housed La Dona Donuts.

08/17/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

R.I.P.

Longtime Restaurateur, Philanthropist Dies at 65

With the death of Steve Seidensticker, Sarasota has lost a giant.

08/16/2018 By Susan Burns

Food

Former Popeyes Executive Joins First Watch

The University Park-based restaurant chain First Watch recently hired Mel Hope as its new chief financial officer.

08/02/2018 By Staff

Menu makeover

Goodbye Tea House, Hello Eatery 84

New owners have transformed The Tea House into an upscale restaurant.

07/18/2018 By Vanessa Blankenship

Hello, Mellow

New Pizza Spot Mellow Mushroom Opens on the South Trail

Whether you’re stoned and starving or just starving, check it out.

07/18/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tourism

St. Armands Circle Named to Travel Website's 'Hall of Fame'

St. Armands Circle was recently named to the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Hospitality

New Hotel Names Executive Chef

The Legacy Hotel at IMG Academy, set to open this fall, recently hired Jason Patterson as its executive chef.

07/12/2018 By Staff

Construction

Demolition of Longboat Key Restaurant Begins Tuesday

Columbia Restaurant Group is demolishing PattiGeorge's to make way for a new restaurant, The Buccaneer.

06/22/2018 By Staff