Hospitality

Sarasota Restaurant Reopens After Remodel

Sarasota's TooJay’s now has a counter area with nine seats, as well as more contemporary details throughout.

09/21/2017 By staff

Construction

Company Breaking Ground on New Mall Restaurant

Sarasota's Firmo Construction is breaking ground on the new Naples Flatbread & Wine Bar restaurant in the Westfield Siesta Key mall.

08/31/2017 By staff

Mall Madness

New Bravo Restaurant Opens in Sarasota

Bravo Coastal Bar & Kitchen is part of the restaurant group that operates both Bravo Cucina Italiana and Brio Tuscan Grille.

08/29/2017 By Stephanie Hagan

Hospitality

Doughnut Shop, Barbecue Restaurant Coming to New Bradenton Building

A building under construction in Bradenton will house Shipley Do-Nuts’ first Florida store and the first location for the new restaurant Boneyard BBQ.

08/17/2017 By staff

Food

College to Open New Café Run By Faculty, Students

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty chefs, students and professors are opening a new café on the college's campus.

07/27/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Presentation Focuses on How Businesses Can Connect to Millennials

The Suncoast chapter of the Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association is hosting a presentation on how to connect your business to millennials on Wednesday, July 12.

07/10/2017 By staff

Food

Local Restaurant Group Hires, Promotes

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals recently promoted Sarah Firstenberger to the role of executive director and hired Maggie Wood as event manager.

06/23/2017 By staff

Hospitality

Restaurant Celebrates 25th Anniversary

The Landings location of Gecko's Grill & Pub is celebrating the 25th anniversary of its opening with a party that benefits Sarasota County's 4-H foundation and clubs.

06/08/2017 By staff

Food

New Siesta Key Daiquiri Deck Opens

The restaurant and bar is the company's fourth location and is open 11 a.m.-2 a.m. daily.

06/07/2017 By staff

Deals

Restaurant Partners Buy Additional Space for Osprey Eatery

John Connaughton, Giovanni Migliorini of Café Epicure and Carlo Piras, the former owner of Café Americano, recently purchased suite 102 of 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey, for $125,000.

05/02/2017 By staff

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

New hires

Restaurant Group Selects New Sales and Marketing Director

TableSeide Restaurant Group recently named Melissa Darpino, a Los Angeles catering and events specialist, as its new director of sales and marketing.

04/24/2017 By staff

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

Passover Alert

Beyond Matzo

A sampling of area restaurants offering matzo ball soup, potato kugel and more for Passover.

04/03/2017 By Ilene Denton

Giving

Sarasota Restaurant Chain Wins National 'Neighbor Award'

Gecko's Grill & Pub, which has eight locations around Sarasota and Manatee counties, was recently honored for its philanthropy.

03/31/2017 By staff

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

Deals

Old Packinghouse Cafe Property Changes Hands

J.R. Garraus' Garraus-Nicolay, Inc. this week purchased the property that houses J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe for $385,000.

02/17/2017 By staff

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

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