Best of Sarasota

Best of Sarasota 2019: Readers' Choice

Presenting the winners of our Best of 2019 readers’ poll.

05/01/2019

Clean Sweep

The Hottest Food Trend in Sarasota? Nutrition

The word of the year on the Sarasota dining scene is “clean.”

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Philly Flair

You'll Find Real-Deal Cheesesteaks at Gentile Bros. on the South Trail

More than a sandwich shop, Gentile Bros. is a shrine to all things Philadelphia.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Tel Aviv in a Truck

Spice Boys Brings Modern Israeli Food to Sarasota

Steven Schmitt and Carl Kolber were inspired by eateries Shaya in New Orleans and The Palomar Restaurant in London and chefs like Yotam Ottolenghi.

04/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best of Sarasota 2019

Our Editors' Picks for the Best New Restaurants, Shopping and Services in Sarasota-Manatee

We celebrate the best in dining, shopping, the arts and attractions.

04/30/2019 By Susan Burns, Cooper Levey-Baker, Megan McDonald, Kay Kipling, Ilene Denton, and Giulia Heyward

Food

Sarasota Magazine Contributor Judi Gallagher Expands Book Tour, Launches YouTube Channel

Gallagher will host several local book signings in May and June.

04/30/2019 By Staff

Diner things

New Greek Restaurant Set to Open in June

Guy Fieri has dubbed the chef's kotopita "crunchalicious."

04/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Pop's Star

Waterfront Restaurant Adds Huge New Tiki Bar

The new bar at Pop's Sunset Grill in Nokomis bumps right up against the Intracoastal Waterway.

04/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

History Lesson—Part I

Der Dutchman Celebrates 50 Years of History This Saturday

The first Der Dutchman opened in Walnut Creek, Ohio, on May 1, 1969, with seating for 75 and 15-20 employees.

04/24/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Plan-tastic

A Night of Pizza and Painting, a Southern-Style Meet-and-Greet and More of This Week's Top Dining Events

Your weekly rundown on Sarasota's best food and drink events.

04/24/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Southern Star

Where to Find Great Biscuits in Sarasota

Chef Judi searches for the top versions of an iconic Southern comfort food.

04/23/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Desk-side dining

New Healthy Lunch Delivery Service Launches

“Lots of carbs and gluten are getting old,” says Fresh Flamingo owner Patrik Malatinszki. “This is something new.”

04/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Space race

Gecko's Opens New Event and Meeting Space

Signature Events & Catering is located in The Landings, in the original Gecko's location that closed in 2017.

04/22/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Beat it

Nine Fun Things to Do in Sarasota on Easter Sunday

There's no need to scour the yard for something to do this weekend. From family-friendly egg hunts to bottomless mimosas, here's everything you need to have an egg-cellent Easter Sunday.

04/16/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Savor Save

Savor Sarasota Returns Again in June

During the event, dozens of restaurants will offer prix fixe meals for $16 at lunch and $32 at dinner.

04/16/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Coldplay

Publix Is Now Carrying SorBabes, a Sorbet Brand With a Sarasota Connection

SorBabes makes excellent fruit sorbets, as well as ultra-creamy varieties made with nut butters and nut hunks.

04/15/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Do the wave

New Main Street Coffee Shop Opens

Breaking Wave Coffee is located in the former home of Artisan Cheese Company.

04/12/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

What's going on

A Chili Cook-Off, a Whiskey Brunch and More Top Food and Drink Events

This week's calendar includes a Game of Thrones-inspired meal at Melange and Venice's first Wine Walk of the year.

04/10/2019 By Giulia Heyward

Veg Life

A Vegan Lifestyle Coach Offers Tips on How to Transition to a Plant-Based Diet

Naomi Green will moderate two panels at Sarasota Veg Fest on Saturday, May 4.

04/09/2019 By Megan McDonald

Cold chillin'

Five Great Ice Cream Shops

As the temperature creeps north, Chef Judi is in need of sweet, cold relief.

04/09/2019 By Judi Gallagher