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

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

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

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

Weekly Planner

Oktoberfest, Fried Chicken and Champagne and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a wine dinner at The Sarasota Modern and an eco-friendly event at Ben & Jerry's.

10/16/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Farm fun

Eat Local Week Kicks Off Thursday

The theme of this year's Transition Sarasota celebration is "Exploring Food Waste."

10/14/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Doing good

Three-Day Event Raises Money for Rural Schools in South Africa

Safari Sarasota participants can listen to wildlife stories, taste wine and sample South African cuisine while supporting South Africa's Good Work Foundation.

10/10/2019 By Shelby Schwartz

Weekly Planner

A Wizard Pub Crawl, Friends Trivia and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: an opportunity to taste-test local foods and a new jazz brunch.

10/09/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Snacks back

Bradenton Farmers' Market Returns Saturday

The market sets up along Old Main Street in downtown Bradenton from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Saturday from October through May.

10/03/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly Planner

A Rum Festival, a Pumpkin Party and More of This Week's Best Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a jazzy brunch at Muse and a mother-daughter tea party.

10/02/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Trick and Treat

Ritz-Carlton Pastry Chef Lyndsy McDonald Goes Gory for Halloween

McDonald's latest Halloween work of art is a creepy head made of white chocolate and Rice Krispies.

10/01/2019 By Olivia Letts

Call it a comeback

Phillippi Farmers' Market Returns Wednesday

It's that time of year. Temperatures are dipping below 95, pumpkin spice is flowing freely and seasonal farmers' markets are returning to action.

10/01/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker