The Review That Wasn't

Revisiting Circo, Downtown Sarasota's 'Taco and Bourbon Joint'

What was it like to eat out before the pandemic? I barely remember.

04/28/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Game On

Where to Pick Up Great Game Day Grub for Super Bowl Sunday

Whether you're rooting for the Bucs from the comfort of your couch or totally indifferent to the outcome of the big game, we've got recommendations for a fun feast.

02/02/2021 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Roadside Oasis

Remodeled Service Station Becomes Cool New Bodega and Restaurant

Whitney's opened earlier this week near the northern tip of Longboat Key.

01/24/2020 By Allison Forsyth

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

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

10 Bucks Or Less

Tamiami Tacos Offers Budget-Friendly Mexican Food Inside an Exxon Station

This tiny four-table restaurant serves both drivers cruising by on 41 and boaters puttering along on nearby Bowlees Creek.

08/23/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Goat Meal

Now Open: Screaming Goat Taqueria

The outstanding pick of condiments elevates the food at this new Gulf Gate eatery.

02/27/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Thanks for the Memories

The 12 Best Dishes Our Food Critic Ate This Year

Marsha Fottler shares her 12 top bites of 2016 (in no particular order).

11/01/2017 Photography by Marsha Fottler

Smoke Shop

Brick's Smoked Meats Plans to Open Downtown

The new restaurant is billed as an homage to the cuisine of central Texas, with brisket, tacos and a bar that emphasizes bourbons and tequilas.

04/18/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 3/1/17

Gooey enchiladas. Crispy yucca fries. Sardinian ravioli. It's a good week to be hungry in Sarasota.

03/01/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Coming Home

10 Bucks or Less: Bianca's Mexican Restaurant

After an extended absence, an old favorite returns to Sarasota.

02/08/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 12/28/16

Capping off 2016 with tacos, cinnamon rolls, burgers and more.

12/28/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where and What To Eat This Week - 10/5/16

Doughnuts, tacos and fried green tomatoes round out this week's roundup of the 5 best things we ate this week.

10/05/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Fuzzy's Super Sloppy Rita

Eschew subtlety for a three-in-one beverage that ain't messin' around.

10/04/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Eat This Now

Where and What To Eat This Week - 9/28/16

Vegan soul food, perfect pasta, burrito bowls--feed yourself, Sarasota.

09/28/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Mexico in a Texaco

10 Bucks or Less: Taco Jalisco

Checking out a newish Mexican restaurant in a South Trail gas station.

09/28/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

Where and What to Eat This Week - 9/7/16

This week: flatbread at the new Boca Kitchen Bar Market, supreme seafood at Star Fish Co., a can't-miss happy hour appetizer at Selva--and more.

09/07/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Eat This Now

Where and What To Eat This Week - 8/31/16

Ahi tuna taco salad, tacos al pastor, pizza and more in this week's roundup of the best things we've eaten recently.

08/31/2016 By Eat Beat Team

Bodega bites

10 Bucks or Less: La Sabrosura

Meat me at the market.

07/27/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

The 5 Best Things We Ate This Week - 7/20/16

From the lobster roll at the new Veronica Fish & Oyster to a favorite appetizer at Indigenous, here are the 5 best things we ate this week.

07/20/2016 By Eat Beat Team