Havana gold

Four Excellent Spots for Cuban Food (And One Excellent Recipe for Flan)

Chef Judi says there's no need to get on a plane to Havana to sample authentic Cuban cuisine.

08/26/2019 By Judi Gallagher

What's the craic?

New Irish Pub Serves Up Comfort Food and Community

Irish 31, "the people's pub," brings Sarasota the luck of the Irish.

08/22/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Yo Ho Ho

Lakewood Ranch Distillery Opens Its Doors

Avast ye! The pirate-themed Loaded Cannon Distillery promises to entertain, educate and inebriate.

08/21/2019 By Sarafina Murphy-Gibson

Weekly planner

Sunset Jams, Beers From Boca Raton and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a truffle-making class and an indie flea market.

08/21/2019 By Hanna Powers

Mission: Impossible — Roast Protocol

Beef 'o' Brady's Becomes the Latest Restaurant to Test Out the Impossible Burger

A Bradenton Beef 'o' Brady's is one of just nine of the chain's restaurants offering the plant-based burger substitute.

08/20/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Weekly planner

A Home Brew Contest, a Wine Walk and More Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu this week: a wine tasting at The Reserve, a discount for bike riders at Libby's and a special chef's dinner at Boca.

08/14/2019 By Hanna Powers

Nice slice, baby

California Pizza Kitchen Offers New Take and Bake Option

The fresh new pizzas are designed for you to heat up and enjoy at home.

08/13/2019 By Olivia Letts

With our powers combined

How to Get Your CBD Fix and Your Caffeine Fix at the Same Time

Thanks to one downtown shop, you can find CBD infused in one of our very favorite things: nitro cold brew.

08/08/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

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

Know your bowl

Five Powerful Protein Bowls

Chef Judi goes bowling.

08/05/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Business School

High School Students Created Sauces Lining Publix Shelves

Taste of Immokalee products now line the shelves of 240 Publix stores across Florida—including eight in Sarasota and three in Bradenton.

08/02/2019 Photography by Cooper Levey-Baker

Can Do

You've Probably Heard of a Growler, But What About a Crowler?

The crowler is completely sealed, meaning it keeps your beer fresher.

08/02/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Comfort food

New Greek Restaurant Is a Family Affair

The husband and wife team of Adel and Dina Elostta opened Athens Family Restaurant on Bee Ridge last month.

07/31/2019 By Olivia Letts

Weekly Planner

Swiss Dishes, a Musical Brunch and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: painting at Lucky's Market and a sauce-making class at Publix.

07/31/2019 By Hanna Powers

Hungry Hungry History

For One Scholar, Corn Offers a Window Into Florida's Past—and Present

The history of corn in Florida goes back millennia.

07/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Grocery Haul

Costco Is Opening in Bradenton

The store will open Aug. 21 at 8 a.m.

07/29/2019 By Staff

Straw poll

What Your Straw Says About You

So you've made the decision to ditch plastic straws. Great. But what type of straw alternative should you opt for?

07/25/2019 By Olivia Letts

Weekly planner

A Wine Dinner, a Beer Bus and More of This Week's Top Food and Drink Events

Also on the menu: a four-course dinner at Boca and a bouquet-making happy hour.

07/24/2019 By Hanna Powers

Environment

City Moves Forward With Ban on Single-Use Straws, Polystyrene Containers

A final vote will take place at the city commission's August meeting.

07/22/2019 By Megan McDonald

Five alive

Five Terrific Indian Dishes

When Chef Judi is craving Indian food, these are her favorite destinations.

07/22/2019 By Judi Gallagher