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The Best Outdoor Dining in Sarasota-Manatee

The best place to eat in Southwest Florida? Outside, of course.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Roadside Attractions

Watch the World Stroll by at These Sidewalk Dining Destinations

Great food and great people watching? Count us in.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Plein Air Plenty

The Best Farmers Market Eats

Along with ready-to-eat options, our region's bustling farmers markets offer some appealing places to enjoy a quick lunch or snack, from outdoor tables to the Phillippi market’s beautiful park with water views.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Road Trip

A Taste of Nirvana: Tampa's Wat Mongkolratanaram Buddhist Temple

You'll find stunning flavors at this Buddhist temple’s outdoor market.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Where the Wild Things Are

These Outdoor Spaces Welcome Kids

Kids and adults alike will enjoy these six great spots.

01/25/2018 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

A Campfire Tale

"My Most Memorable Outdoor Meal"

After we lost the backpack full of gourmet food, dinner became Plan B.

01/25/2018 By Laura Reiley

On the Waterfront

Water Views are The Reason We're Here

Enjoy a great meal and a gorgeous view at any one of these seven spots.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Made in the Shade

Six Patios We Love

Take a seat on a pretty patio or deck and dig in.

01/25/2018 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Certified Fresh

Five Great Produce Memberships

Community supported agriculture programs and produce delivery companies keep your home healthy while helping local farmers.

01/22/2018 By Ashley Cooper

Soup There It Is

10 Local Soups That Will Warm You Right Up

From mushroom bisque to Vietnamese pho, you don't want to miss these comforting favorites.

01/15/2018 By Ashley Cooper and Marsha Fottler

Best Bites

Openings, Closings and More Restaurant News from Chef Judi

Napulè opens on the South Trail, The Landings gets new life and more local restaurant news.

12/27/2017 By Judi Gallagher

Dip In

Five Great Restaurant Dips and Spreads

Dip into something good.

12/27/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Year in Review

The Best Things We Ate in 2017

Meatballs, seafood, pasta and more: here are the dishes our editors are still dreaming about.

12/20/2017 By Sarasota Magazine Staff

Hot Pockets

10 Bucks Or Less: EmpaCurious

A casual new Gulf Gate spot stuffs global flavors into doughy half-moons.

12/12/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Insider's Guide 2017

Sarasota's Barbecue Scene is Smokin' Hot

There's a restaurant for every kind of 'cue lover in Sarasota.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Six by the Sea

The Best Waterfront Restaurants in Sarasota-Manatee

Tampa Bay restaurant critic Laura Reiley on her favorite Sarasota-Manatee waterfront restaurants.

11/29/2017 By Laura Reiley

Thanksgiving 2017

The Ultimate Guide to Thanksgiving in Sarasota 2017

Don't feel like preparing a Thanksgiving feast at home this year? Here's your guide to local restaurants serving Thanksgiving dinner.

11/14/2017 By Stephanie Isaac

Tiki Time

Plans for a New Restaurant and Tiki Bar at Lido Beach Spark Protest

Should the City of Sarasota partner with private businesses to add a 200-seat restaurant and tiki bar to Lido Beach?

11/07/2017 By Pam Daniel

Turkey Tipples

The Best Wines to Pair With Your Holiday Dinner

A master sommelier's cheat sheet.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Thanks for the Memories

The 12 Best Dishes Our Food Critic Ate This Year

Marsha Fottler shares her 12 top bites of 2016 (in no particular order).

11/01/2017 Photography by Marsha Fottler