Openings

Blasé Café & Martini Bar Brings French-Mediterranean Food to Southside Village

Blasé Café & Martini Bar's second location will open its doors on Nov. 14.

11/14/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Turn off the oven

Where to Dine Out on Thanksgiving Day

Don't feel like cooking this year? Here are some great Sarasota restaurants offering special meals and takeout options.

11/14/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly Planner

A Murder Mystery Dinner Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a food track rally at JDub's and a special wine dinner at Grove.

11/13/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Pair well

How to Pick the Perfect Wine to Drink on Thanksgiving

There's no need to stress if you're tasked with selecting wine for the big meal.

11/12/2019 By Bob McGinn

10 Bucks or Less

Rincon Cubano Excels at the Basics of Habanero Cuisine

Rincon Cubano translates as “Cuban corner,” and that gets right to the heart of what this restaurant is all about.

11/06/2019 By Staff

Weekly Planner

Bacchus on the Beach, a White Truffle Festival and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: Cortez's stone crab music festival and a charitable tasting hosted by the Rotary Club.

11/06/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Liquid diet

Five Spectacular Sarasota Soups

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

11/04/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Sip, baby, sip

Forks & Corks Tickets Go on Sale Monday

The 2020 Forks & Corks Food & Wine Festival is scheduled to take place Jan. 23-27.

10/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eastward bound

New Libby's in Lakewood Ranch Opens Today

The new eatery will ape the menu and ambiance of the Sarasota location and seat 189 between its indoor and outdoor spaces.

10/31/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Restaurant Review

The Reborn Libby's Improves on the Original

This is French comfort food par excellence—delicious and satisfying.

10/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Coffee Shop Hangout, an Italian Wine Dinner and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a cooking class with Giuliano Hazan and a jam session at The Mable (formerly Growlers).

10/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Let's give 'em something to taco 'bout

New Mexican Eatery in Old Two Senoritas Spot to Open Next Month

The owners of El Melvin Cocina Mexicana are putting the finishing touches on its ambiance and menu.

10/30/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Sound Wave

Restaurants Are Getting Louder. Not Everyone Loves the Trend

Let's hope restaurant owners are listening.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's Showtime!

At One of Sarasota's Oldest Restaurants, Great Service Matters

Columbia Restaurant assistant manager Richard Appelgren shares the secrets to the restaurant's success.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Au naturale

What Are Biodynamic Wines?

A primer on a winemaking trend that has become a hit in big cities.

10/28/2019 By Bob McGinn

Sunday service

Lakewood Ranch Farmers' Market Moves to Sundays, Starting This Week

The Market at Lakewood Ranch will run 10 a.m.-2 p.m. every Sunday from November through April.

10/28/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Sarasota 'Safari,' a Chili Cook-Off and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a wine tasting at Artisan Cheese Company and a food fair that is part of Transition Sarasota's Eat Local Week.

10/23/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Health is Wealth

Healthy Café Delivers Fast-Casual Bowls With an Indian Twist

The restaurant is currently offering a 20 percent introductory discount on its dishes, plus free turmeric tea and watermelon juice.

10/21/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

A wing and a prayer

Five Sarasota Spots That Serve Great Chicken Wings

Most sports bars offer tasty enough chicken wings, but Chef Judi has discovered some unexpected restaurants that serve crispy, delicious wings.

10/17/2019 By Judi Gallagher