On a roll

A New Lobster Roll Business Is Coming to St. Armands Circle

The restaurant is opening its doors later this month.

04/07/2022 By Chloé Cuyler

Consider the Shrimp

Wild Gulf Shrimp Are the World’s Best, But the Future May Be in Aquaculture

Award-winning food and travel writer Alexander Lobrano pens a love letter to Gulf shrimp—and ponders its future.

01/04/2022 By Alexander Lobrano

My Favorite Dishes

Food Writer Tanya Steel Shares Her Favorite Sarasota Dishes

A big-time food writer and recent New York transplant shares her favorite Sarasota meals, from burgers to sushi to ice cream.

12/01/2021 By Tanya Steel

Sponsored Content

4 Fall Dishes We Love at Connors Steak & Seafood

From steak and seafood to salads and desserts, the beloved Sarasota restaurant offers great tastes and attentive service for lunch and dinner guests.

10/21/2021

Top lobster

Where to Find a Great Local Lobster Roll

The price of lobster has risen this year, but it's still easy to find a tasty, affordable roll in Sarasota.

08/10/2021 By Allison Forsyth

Deals

Venice Restaurant Group Takes Over Siesta Beach Concessions

Venice Pier Group, a restaurant business that owns Sharky's on the Pier, has begun management of the Siesta Beach Concessions.

08/06/2021 By Staff

Shell yes

The Six Best Oyster Bars in Sarasota

For a shuckin' good time, head to any one of these local spots.

08/05/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Hires COO

In his new role, Chris Frawley will focus on business operations, with an eye on growth and expansion plans.

06/30/2021 By Staff

Reading

Local Students Dive into Reading to Prevent 'Summer Slide'

The annual program works with students from local Title I schools to increase children’s literacy levels during summer break.

06/17/2021 By Staff

Food News

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Adds 'South of the Border' Summer Specials

The new offerings include a watermelon jalapeño margarita, carne asada tacos, a shrimp burrito and more.

05/06/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

The Pandemic

USF, Restaurant & Lodging Association to Explore Covid-19's Impact on Food Safety

The virtual panel discussion is titled “Planning for the Future: How Covid-19 Will Alter the Food Safety Landscape."

03/22/2021 By Staff

Fast Track

John Horne Appointed to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota District Board of Trustees

Horne is the owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bar.

01/28/2021 By Staff

Sea food

Duval's Now Delivers to Lido Beach

The restaurant has begun offering a number of special beach meal delivery options.

09/11/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Neighborhood guide

Where the Locals Eat in North Manatee County

Five restaurants where people from Parrish, Ellenton, Palmetto and Terra Ceia like to gather.

07/06/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grocery list

Restaurants Have Begun Selling Groceries and Paper Goods, Too

Running out of milk, eggs or even toilet paper? These restaurants may be able to help you out.

04/02/2020 By Allison Forsyth

Coronavirus

Vendors Switch Up Sales Strategies in Wake of Farmers' Market Closures

The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many farmers' markets to shut down during what is usually their busiest season of the year.

03/24/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coronavirus

Restaurants Get Creative in Response to COVID-19 Shutdowns

Just because you have a stocked pantry and refrigerator, that doesn’t mean you actually want to cook a meal, or do those dishes.

03/23/2020 By Lauren Jackson

Coronavirus

Many in the Food and Beverage Industry Are Facing an Uncertain Future

"We'll make it through somehow," says restaurateur Paul Caragiulo. "I mean, what choice do you have?"

03/20/2020 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Big shrimpin'

Sarasota's Four Most Scrumptious Shrimp Dishes

Chef Judi lists her favorite places to go for glorious Gulf shrimp.

02/25/2020 By Judi Gallagher