Weekly planner

A Rooftop Brunch, Frozen Custard Day and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a food truck rally, a new cocktail menu at Made and a science café.

08/06/2019 By Hanna Powers

Hot Sips

10 of Our Favorite Local Coffee Shops

Get your caffeine fix at one of these top spots.

08/02/2019 By Staff

Save the date

Four Great Sarasota Dates

Whether it's your first date or your 100th, let us spice up your love life with some fun date suggestions.

08/02/2019 By Hanna Powers

Birds of paradise

Five Incredible Roasted Chicken Dishes (And One Excellent Recipe)

Chef Judi picks five Sarasota eateries that have mastered the art of simple, perfect roasted chicken, and shares her favorite Sunday afternoon recipe.

07/02/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Grab & Go

Looking for Tasty Takeout? We've Got the Best of the Bunch

Snuggle up on the couch, grab a container and a fork, and dig in.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grab & Go

10 Can't-Miss Takeout Meals

When we’re too lazy to fix dinner, these are the to-go feasts we turn to most often.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Groceraunts

Five Great Quick-Dinner Items You Can Pick Up While Grocery Shopping

We consider these our weeknight staples.

07/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Brunch Fitness

Five Great Sarasota Brunches

Chef Judi searches for the perfect Sunday morning meal.

06/04/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Mr. Chatterbox

Sarasota's Weirdest Restaurants, According to Mr. Chatterbox

Shouldn't the weird get recognition, too? Mr. C. asks.

05/09/2019 By Robert Plunket

Bowl game

Five Mouthwatering Sarasota Salads

As the weather heats up, Chef Judi is looking for cool, refreshing summer salads.

05/07/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Gulf Feast

Five Shops That Specialize in Great Gulf Seafood

Where to take home some top-notch fish.

04/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gulf Feast

10 Local Restaurants Serving Up Succulent Gulf Seafood

Our favorite fish houses.

04/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Noodling around

Four Great Ramen Spots

Chef Judi goes on the hunt for quality broth and noodles.

03/26/2019 By Judi Gallagher

40th Anniversary

Our First Restaurant Review Reminds Us That This Town Has Always Loved Italian Food

In November 1991, Sally Fine reviewed Bella Roma, Cafe Baci and Cafe Beneva—and discussed the "pleasures and perils" of Sarasota dining.

02/26/2019 By Sally Fine

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 Five 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

The 25 Best Lunch Spots in Sarasota

Where to go, what to order and how to relish the midday meal.

11/21/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Hungry on University Parkway? Here's Where to Fill Your Belly

Fast-casual deals abound, from 99-cent raw oysters to mix-and-match grain bowls.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

The Real History of the Cuban Sandwich

Spoiler alert: It doesn't come from Cuba.

10/26/2018 By Scott Mahler

Best Lunches

A Day in the Life of a Jimmy John's Delivery Driver

Intrepid food reporter Cooper Levey-Baker finds out what it's really like delivering all those sandwiches.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker