Let's give 'em something to taco 'bout

New Mexican Eatery in Old Two Senoritas Spot to Open Next Month

The owners of El Melvin Cocina Mexicana are putting the finishing touches on its ambiance and menu.

10/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sound Wave

Restaurants Are Getting Louder. Not Everyone Loves the Trend

Let's hope restaurant owners are listening.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Capri fun

Bravo at Westfield Siesta Key Reopens With New Menu, New Look

The restaurant celebrated the overhaul at an event on Tuesday.

09/25/2019 By Olivia Epstein

Take Me to the River

New Riverfront Restaurant Coming to Ellenton

The popular "Floribbean" restaurant Whiskey Joe's is expected to open on the Manatee River next year.

09/19/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

More Shore

Shore on Longboat Key Opens

The new restaurant features a slanted design that gives every table an uninterrupted view of the water.

09/11/2019 By Olivia Epstein

What's the craic?

New Irish Pub Serves Up Comfort Food and Community

Irish 31, "the people's pub," brings Sarasota the luck of the Irish.

08/22/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Lunch-out!!

Downtown Restaurant Element Adds Lunch Service

The new menu includes a smattering of salads and sandwiches, plus heartier fare like pork belly and scallop entrées.

06/11/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

So Fresh, So Clean

New 'Fresh-Casual' Restaurant Coming to Downtown Sarasota

The new location will be SoFresh's sixth, following openings in Tampa and Lakewood Ranch.

05/20/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Iron-ic

Gecko's Launches Month-Long 'Iron Chef Challenge'

During the competition, each Gecko's location will design a special Iron Chef Menu and a winner will be chosen each week.

05/14/2019 By Olivia Letts

New to town

The Starlite Room Reopens as El Mandilón

The restaurant's transformation into a "craft Mexican" restaurant will be featured in the new Food Network show, Restaurant Flip.

05/08/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Diner things

New Greek Restaurant Set to Open in June

Guy Fieri has dubbed the chef's kotopita "crunchalicious."

04/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pop's Star

Waterfront Restaurant Adds Huge New Tiki Bar

The new bar at Pop's Sunset Grill in Nokomis bumps right up against the Intracoastal Waterway.

04/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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.

04/24/2019 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