Liquid diet

Five Spectacular Sarasota Soups

Chef Judi goes looking for comfort food as the holiday season approaches.

11/04/2019 By Judi Gallagher

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

Patio Pups

Seven Fun Spots to Dine With Your Doggie

You don't have to leave man's best friend behind when dining out.

09/16/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Restaurant Review

Even After a Major Overhaul, Mar Vista Retains Its Old Florida Bona Fides

Mar Vista's updates include a state-of-the-art kitchen, an outdoor fireplace and a revamped dining room and bar. What hasn’t changed? The magic.

09/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Baywatch

Annual Scallop Search Scheduled for August 24

The annual event helps monitor the health of the bay.

08/12/2019 By Staff

Awards

Anna Maria Oyster Bar Recognized for Community Impact

The Leadership Florida Impact Award recognizes an organization that has created a specific project or body of work whose impact is currently transforming the future of its region or beyond and has the potential to transform Florida as a whole.

07/10/2019 By Staff

WEEKLY PLANNER

A French Wine Dinner at Mattison's, a 'Shark Awareness' Party and Other Fun Food and Drink Events

Also happening this week: a wine tasting at D'Corato Ristorante and a vegan "cheese" class.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Go fish

The Sixth Annual Lionfish Derby Takes Place This Weekend

Hosted by Mote Marine and the Reef Environmental Education Foundation, the derby is a full weekend of hunting, weigh-ins and dining.

07/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Blender bender

Five Great Piña Coladas

A well-made piña colada still remains a favorite poolside summer drink.

07/10/2019 By Judi Gallagher

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

Super Grouper

Looking for a Great Grouper Sandwich? Here's How to Find One

Many restaurants aren't actually using real grouper.

12/05/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

High Five

An Out-of-Town Food Critic's 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

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

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

Rolls That Rule

Six Great Local Lobster Rolls

Here are the town’s top lobster rolls.

07/02/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Hospitality

Two Sarasota Restaurants Ranked Among America's 100 Best 'Al Fresco' Eateries

Columbia and Ophelia's on the Bay were both included in the list, published by the online restaurant reservation system OpenTable.

06/20/2018 By Staff

Food

Scientist Discusses Future of Mullet Species in Italy

Kenneth Leber of Mote Marine Laboratory delivered a talk titled "Stock Enhancement and Mullet Culture in Hawaii."

05/16/2018 By Staff

Two for one

Two New Main Street Restaurants Open Today

Element and PBnT share the same owner, but are very different.

11/15/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Cocktails Ahoy!

Jack Dusty Debuts New Fall Menu

Jack Dusty hits a high note with its new, rum-heavy fall cocktails and seafood-forward dinner menu.

10/25/2017 By Judi Gallagher

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