What's going on

A Chili Cook-Off, a Whiskey Brunch and More Top Food and Drink Events

This week's calendar includes a Game of Thrones-inspired meal at Melange and Venice's first Wine Walk of the year.

04/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

The politics of pours

Black Bourbon Society Founder Participating in Whiskey Obsession Festival

Samara Rivers wants more diversity in the whiskey world, and she's bringing her message to Sarasota.

03/25/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Spirits

Whiskey Festival Returns Next April

The 'largest world whiskey festival' in the United States will include specialty dinners and brunches, panels, an outdoor street party and more.

11/19/2018 By Staff

Drink

Sarasota Festival Discussed in National Article on Whiskey Tourism

Sarasota's annual Whiskey Obsession festival recently earned a mention in a Forbes feature on the growing industry of whiskey tourism.

07/24/2018 By Staff

Rising Star

Star Thai and Sushi Brings Izakaya Style to Siesta Key

The eatery serves a long list of Thai and Japanese classics, but you’ll also find less common noodle dishes like lad na, a more inventive than usual sushi menu and an impressive pick of Japanese whiskies.

05/29/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

The Sixth Annual Whiskey Obsession Festival, Dishes for Wishes and More Local Dining Events

Including Andy Warhol's exhibition at nighttime and a Make-A-Wish fundraiser.

04/11/2018 By Jordan Noyes

Sip it Up and Start Again

Men, Whiskey, Watches & Wheels Tickets Still on Sale

Cocktails for a cause.

12/07/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Annals of Spiritous Beverages

Whiskey Obsession Tickets Go on Sale Friday

One new highlight: a brunch tasting event that celebrates prominent whiskey-making women.

11/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Straight Up

Your Guide to This Year's Whiskey Obsession Festival

The man behind this month’s Whiskey Obsession Festival explains the dark spirits.

03/29/2017 By Susan Burns

Whiskeytown

An Insightful, Fun, Somewhat Blurry Taste-Test of Downtown's Best Whiskey Drinks

Whiskey's everywhere these days, but who in Sarasota is pouring the good stuff?

03/20/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: The Fish's Whiskey Beet Drop

We are, in fact, drinking more beets.

03/15/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Blue Rooster's Bootleg Moonshine

This week: a fruit-infused concoction that comes with a warning.

10/19/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Cocktail of the Week: Rev-el-ry's Blood & Sand

This week: Whiskey and sweetness at Rev-el-ry Pub and Grill on University Parkway.

05/10/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Spirits of Sarasota

Sip of the Week: William Wolf Pecan Bourbon

A new discovery at Sarasota's Whiskey Obsession.

04/05/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Cheers

5 Things I Learned About Whiskey From Last Night's Whiskey Obsession Expert Panel

Wood matters, dynamite helps and other vital lessons from last night's whiskey tasting.

04/01/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Get sipping

Whiskey Obsession Festival Appeals to Fanatics, Newbies Alike

Love Kentucky bourbon? Decades-old Scotch? Iowa rye? You'll find it all on the Obsession festival's mammoth list of pours.

03/29/2016 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Article

Mama Leone's Serves Classic Italian Fare in Nokomis

Plus, burgers are on trend and an award-winning whiskey master visits downtown Sarasota.

10/01/2015 By Judi Gallagher