The politics of pours

Black Bourbon Society Founder Participating in Next Month's Whiskey Obsession Festival

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

9:00am By Cooper Levey-Baker

Worth the drive

Sebring Festival Lets You Explore the Sweet World of Craft Soda

Sample colas, ginger ales, root beers and cream sodas, with flavors like caramel apple, prickly pear, espresso, peach cobbler, candied bacon and more.

03/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

Beer Bingo, Chicken Keeping and More Local Dining Events

Including a Meal Prep Class, Beer Garden and the Farmers Market

03/19/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Get lucky

Everything You Can Do in Sarasota on St. Patrick's Day

From pub crawls to cruises, celebrate St. Patrick's Day in style.

03/14/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Hunger games

A Wine and Design Workshop, Craft Beer Yoga and More Top Food and Drink Events

Also on tap: a party benefiting Mote Marine Laboratory, a food truck rally and more.

03/13/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Season's greetings

4 Farms Worth the Drive

Southwest Florida's growing season is in full swing. Check out a handful of our favorite local agricultural pit stops.

03/12/2019 By Judi Gallagher

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

Fresh brew

Buddy Brew Coffee Now Available in Publix Stores Statewide

The Tampa-based speciality coffee chain has expanded.

03/07/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Diner league

New Metro Diner Opening in Bradenton Next Week

The new location will be the restaurant's third in the region.

03/07/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Overhaul

Louies Modern Is Closing. Here's What Will Replace It

The new Lemon Tree Kitchen is described as a casual, full-service eatery that will specialize in "fresh, local ingredients, exceptional flavors and truly clean eating."

03/06/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

WEEKLY PLANNER

Indian Cooking Classes, Russian Night and More Local Dining Events

Including a food prep class at Southern Steer and an Easter egg hunt at Fruitville Grove.

03/06/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Nonprofits

Food Donations Up at Goodwill

Goodwill Manasota collected more than 115,000 pounds of food last year, up from 106,000 in 2017.

03/06/2019 By Staff

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

On tap

New Oak & Stone Location Opening This Spring

The new eatery will be located at 4067 Clark Road, Sarasota, in the former home of a Buffalo Wild Wings.

03/04/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Supermarket Sweep

A Roundup of Alternative Grocery Stores and Best Buys

Our selection of food stores has exploded in recent years. Here are some of our favorite finds at six of our go-to grocery stops.

02/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

Grove Serves Up Good Food and Good Times in Lakewood Ranch

After Polo Grill closed last April, Hugh Miller and Greg Campbell, the partners behind Bradenton’s Pier 22, took over the space and gutted the building.

02/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

So Here's a Story from A to Z

New 'Modern Israeli' Food Truck Debuts

Owners Steven Schmitt and Carl Kolber call their cuisine "modern Israeli," citing restaurants like Shaya in New Orleans and The Palomar Restaurant in London and chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi as inspirations.

02/27/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

WEEKLY PLANNER

Afternoon Tea, Berry Festivals and other Local Dining Events

Including Brunch for the Bay, a workshop on baking breads and a social hosted by the Home brewers Association of Manatee Sarasota.

02/27/2019 Photography by Giulia Heyward

Coffee Klatch

Varietal, a New Coffee Shop, Opens in the Rosemary District

The atmosphere is minimal and elegant and the coffee comes from L.A.'s Counter Culture roaster, which has an East Coast hub in Raleigh.

02/27/2019 By Isaac Eger

Grape Dispenser

A New Wine Shop Offers Unusual Finds and Personalized Guidance

Buying a bottle of wine can be stressful. Thomas Morgan of Seagrape Wine Company wants to put you at ease.

02/26/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker