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May 2004

The Best of the Best

Every year, we ask you what you love about living here. And every year, you deluge us with answers, offering thousands of choices in 80 different categories from best pizza to most free fun, reminding us how much there is to celebrate about our sunny corner of the earth-and alerting us to pleasures we hadn’t […]

May 2003

Best of the Best

After nearly a quarter century of covering this town from top to bottom, we’ve learned a thing or two about the best Sarasota has to offer. We know we have Sarasota’s best readers, and you’re eager to help us tell the rest of the world what’s best about our city, from dining and shopping to […]

May 2002

2002 The Best of the Best

Never let it be said that Sarasotans have no opinions. They have plenty, and sometimes it seems like they’re determined to voice every single one. That tendency can drive politicians or DOT bridge designers batty, but we love it, because it’s made the annual "Best of the Best" competition we co-sponsor with WWSB/Channel 40 a […]

March 2002

The 10 Best Bars in Florida

I’m often asked, “What are the best bars in Florida?” To be more precise, I’m never asked, but why split hairs? Bars hold a special place in our hearts and minds. Probably because they’re places of mystery and intrigue. Bars are usually dark, somewhat exotic and, thanks to the miracle of modern alcohol, just crammed […]