History Lesson—Part I

Der Dutchman Celebrates 50 Years of History This Saturday

The first Der Dutchman opened in Walnut Creek, Ohio, on May 1, 1969, with seating for 75 and 15-20 employees.

1:28pm By Cooper Levey-Baker

Space race

Gecko's Opens New Event and Meeting Space

Signature Events & Catering is located in The Landings, in the original Gecko's location that closed in 2017.

04/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Beat it

Nine Fun Things to Do in Sarasota on Easter Sunday

There's no need to scour the yard for something to do this weekend. From family-friendly egg hunts to bottomless mimosas, here's everything you need to have an egg-cellent Easter Sunday.

04/16/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Shack attack

Shake Shack Opens Next Week

The beloved "better burger" restaurant has been in the works since early last year.

04/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Plant city

State Street Adds New Vegetarian Items as Part of Menu Revamp

New items include seared cauliflower and Szechuan noodles, with optional seafood upgrades.

04/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Diner league

New Metro Diner Opening in Bradenton Next Week

The new location will be the restaurant's third in the region.

03/07/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Overhaul

Louies Modern Is Closing. Here's What Will Replace It

The new Lemon Tree Kitchen is described as a casual, full-service eatery that will specialize in "fresh, local ingredients, exceptional flavors and truly clean eating."

03/06/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big poppo

New Poppo's Taqueria Now Open on Main Street

The new location is the restaurant's fifth.

03/05/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

On tap

New Oak & Stone Location Opening This Spring

The new eatery will be located at 4067 Clark Road, Sarasota, in the former home of a Buffalo Wild Wings.

03/04/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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