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 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

Best Lunches

Sad Desk Lunch, Be Gone!

Take your midday meal from bad to rad with these simple upgrades.

10/26/2018 By Megan McDonald

Best Lunches

Where to Eat Lunch in Manatee County

World-class barbecue, seafood and more await in Sarasota's neighbor to the north.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Pizza, Curry, Turducken—Oh, My! Here's Where to Eat Lunch in South Sarasota

A sandwich made out of pizza dough? Delicious tacos? Sign us up.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

5 Great Spots for a Midday Meal in Mid-Sarasota

From seafood to salads, there are plenty of options for a delicious and filling lunch in this neck of the woods.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

Where to Eat Lunch in Downtown Sarasota

From vibrant veggies to perfect pho, here's where to grab your midday meal downtown.

10/26/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Lunches

8 Killer Sandwiches

We scoured the region for the tastiest of this lunchtime favorite.

10/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Eat This Now

Chef Judi Checks Out the New Yummy House

The Chinese restaurant has moved to a new location across from Sarasota Memorial Hospital.

07/30/2018 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Spice Station Opens in the Rosemary District

You'll find curry, stir-fry, sushi and more.

07/18/2018 By Judi Gallagher

First Bite

Spearfish Grille Serves Up Fresh Seafood on Siesta Key

Don't miss the grouper sandwich.

07/09/2018 By Judi Gallagher

Cluck

Five Great Fried Chicken Spots

We set off on a taste test to find Sarasota's best fried chicken.

07/06/2018 By Eat Beat Team

Rolls That Rule

Six Great Local Lobster Rolls

Here are the town’s top lobster rolls.

07/02/2018 By Marsha Fottler

Weekly Planner

Where to Eat on the Fourth of July

Here's where to fill up on Independence Day.

06/27/2018 By Staff

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Goes Bar Hopping

Our humor columnist on the pleasures of hotel bars.

06/27/2018 By Robert Plunket