Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Top Stories

Hot Tickets

This Season's Top 24 Must-See Exhibits, Shows and Talks

World premieres, family favorites, international superstars—it’s an arts and entertainment season to celebrate. Mark your calendars now.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Dog Days Are Over

The Last Days of the Sarasota Kennel Club

The racing greyhounds at the Sarasota Kennel Club are gone, and their trainers have quietly left the track, too.

11/04/2019 By Isaac Eger

Table of Contents

Arts & Entertainment

Chalk Up Another One

After Last Year’s Red Tide-Related Hiatus, the Chalk Festival Returns to Venice

Artists from around the world are already busy creating new work for the 2019 fest, set for Nov. 15-18.

11/04/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Soprano Jessica Sandidge Makes Her Sarasota Opera Debut This Season

While new to the Sarasota Opera stage, she’s worked with maestro Victor DeRenzi before, and she’s visited Sarasota to hear friends perform here.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Lawyer-Playwright Christopher Demos-Brown's American Son Comes to Sarasota

"American Son" recently ran on Broadway starring Kerry Washington and will take to Florida Studio Theatre’s stage Jan. 22-March 22.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Violinist Sarah Chang Will Perform With Sarasota Orchestra This Winter

Chang was only 5 when accepted to the Juilliard School, and only 10 when she recorded her first album.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Top Tickets

Blues Guitarist Toronzo Cannon Headlines the Bradenton Blues Festival

“I tell stories that make people feel ‘I’ve lived that’ or ‘I know that situation.’”

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

Hot Tickets

This Season's Top 24 Must-See Exhibits, Shows and Talks

World premieres, family favorites, international superstars—it’s an arts and entertainment season to celebrate. Mark your calendars now.

11/01/2019 By Kay Kipling

A Really Big Sand Box

Sand Sculptor Karen Fralich Returns to This Year's Siesta Key Crystal Classic

"With a sand sculpture, the magic happens before you start carving.”

10/30/2019 By Kay Kipling

Essential Intelligence

Inside the Wide World of Cricket

The Sarasota International Cricket Club goes global at this month’s Six-A-Side Festival.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

From the Editor

From the Editor: Our Expanding Arts Season

Susan Burns celebrates our city's cultural offerings.

10/30/2019 By Susan Burns

Eat & Drink

10 Bucks or Less

Rincon Cubano Excels at the Basics of Habanero Cuisine

Rincon Cubano translates as “Cuban corner,” and that gets right to the heart of what this restaurant is all about.

11/06/2019 By Staff

Restaurant Review

The Reborn Libby's Improves on the Original

This is French comfort food par excellence—delicious and satisfying.

10/30/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Sound Wave

Restaurants Are Getting Louder. Not Everyone Loves the Trend

Let's hope restaurant owners are listening.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

It's Showtime!

At One of Sarasota's Oldest Restaurants, Great Service Matters

Columbia Restaurant assistant manager Richard Appelgren shares the secrets to the restaurant's success.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Best Restaurants

The Best Restaurants in Sarasota

Where to eat right now.

10/29/2019 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Fashion & Shopping

Shoe Obsession

Four Fab Pairs of Heels for Fall

Step into the busy season—and Forty Carrots’ “Wine, Women & Shoes” fund raiser— with these runway-ready heels.

10/30/2019 By Megan McDonald

Health & Fitness

Power Up

Four Restaurants With Bowls That Pack a Nutritious Punch

We're bowled over by these offerings.

11/06/2019 By Judi Gallagher

Home & Real Estate

Mod Moment

SarasotaMOD Weekend Celebrates 'Sarasota in the Sixties'

“The story of Sarasota architecture in the ’60s is that it went from the high architecture of Paul Rudolph, Tim Seibert and Victor Lundy and filtered down to the everyday person."

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

Atomic Mod

Home Tour: A ’60s Southgate Ranch Meets the 21st Century

Southgate's concrete-block ranch-style residences were carved from more than 1,200 acres of orange groves in the late 1950s and ’60s.

10/30/2019 Photography by Ilene Denton

What Your Money Can Buy

What $475,000 Will Buy You on Longboat Key

Plus, a $5 million home on Casey Key and a $675,000 Siesta Key condo.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton

News & City Life

Dog Days Are Over

The Last Days of the Sarasota Kennel Club

The racing greyhounds at the Sarasota Kennel Club are gone, and their trainers have quietly left the track, too.

11/04/2019 By Isaac Eger

Mr. Chatterbox

Mr. Chatterbox Test Drives a Tesla and Sees the Future

It was like a ride at a theme park, Mr. C. says.

10/31/2019 By Robert Plunket

Flashback

Flashback: Sailor Circus, 1952

Sailor Circus began as a Sarasota High School gym class in 1949.

10/30/2019 By Ilene Denton