Gulf Feast

The Ultimate Guide to Great Gulf Seafood

Dive into our favorite fish houses, top seafood shops, the secrets of mullet-smoking and why clams are eco-friendly superstars.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Yay, Mullet!

The City of Sarasota Should Ditch the David and Embrace Its Fishy Heritage

We can think of no better representation of the charms of Sarasota than those laid out in the city’s original seal, with the beautiful, flavorful, iconic mullet front and center.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

People to Watch

Meet Three Sustainable Seafood Innovators

Get to know Allie ElHage, Kevan Main and Steve Phelps.

04/03/2019 By Susan Burns

After the Bloom

A Year of Catastrophic Algal Blooms Has Local Seafood Companies Hoping For a Rebound

Overall, the Gulf seafood industry experienced huge losses last year.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

True Roe-mance

Mullet Roe Is Delicious. Here's How to Use It

And where to get it, too.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get Out Your Weber

How to Conquer a Classic Florida Dish: Smoked Mullet

History rarely tastes this good.

04/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Shell Game

Curt Hemmel Runs Florida’s Largest Clam Hatchery

Hemmel is the "Pied Piper of clams."

04/03/2019 By Isaac Eger

Adventure Chef

Sophie Hollingsworth Creates Outdoor Feasts

And she's sharing her recipe for sizzling snapper.

04/02/2019 By Susan Burns

Gulf Feast

Five Shops That Specialize in Great Gulf Seafood

Where to take home some top-notch fish.

04/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gulf Feast

10 Local Restaurants Serving Up Succulent Gulf Seafood

Our favorite fish houses.

04/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Smells fishy

Report Finds Widespread Seafood Mislabeling

The D.C. nonprofit Oceana used DNA analysis to test 449 fish from 287 restaurants and retail outlets in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

03/12/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

Summer House Named No. 9 Most Romantic Restaurant in the Country by TripAdvisor

Just in time for Valentine's Day.

02/06/2019 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

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

High Five

An Out-of-Town Food Critic's Five Go-To Restaurants in Sarasota and Manatee

Tampa Bay Times food critic Laura Reiley shares her favorite local spots.

11/30/2018 By Laura Reiley

Bowled Over

Poke Is All the Rage Right Now. But What Is It?

Pro tip: it's pronounced "poh-kay."

10/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Seafood Safety

Is Gulf Seafood Safe to Eat?

Which Gulf seafood is safe to eat—and which Gulf seafood you should avoid—during red tide.

08/21/2018 By Audrey Warne

First Bite

Spearfish Grille Serves Up Fresh Seafood on Siesta Key

Don't miss the grouper sandwich.

07/09/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Rolls That Rule

Six Great Local Lobster Rolls

Here are the town’s top lobster rolls.

07/02/2018 By Marsha Fottler