Year in Review

Our Top 10 Stories of 2017

Hurricane Irma, MTV's Siesta Key, the best restaurants in Sarasota and more—here's what you were buzzing about this year, Sarasota.

12/14/2017 By Megan McDonald

Applause

Michael's On East Honored with Florida Trend Golden Spoon Hall of Fame Award

The restaurant celebrates its 30th anniversary this year.

12/11/2017 By Megan McDonald

Insider's Guide 2017

MTV's Siesta Key Shines a Light on Local Nightlife

Millions of Americans now know about some of Sarasota’s most popular nightspots.

11/30/2017 By Megan McDonald

Insider's Guide 2017

Sarasota's Barbecue Scene is Smokin' Hot

There's a restaurant for every kind of 'cue lover in Sarasota.

11/29/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Into the Wild

What to Look For on Myakka's Canopy Walkway

The walkway is one of the park's most popular attractions.

11/29/2017 By Ilene Denton

Into the Wild

Volunteers from All Over the Country Help Keep Myakka Running

Some are locals who sign up for a few hours or days a month; others—mainly retirees—come in their campers from all over the country and live in the park for months on end.

11/29/2017 By Pam Daniel and Kay Kipling

Island Time

Your Guide to Sarasota's Barrier Islands

The island life is close and all around.

11/29/2017 By Su Byron

Six by the Sea

The Best Waterfront Dining in Sarasota-Manatee

Tampa Bay restaurant critic Laura Reiley on her favorite Sarasota-Manatee waterfront restaurants.

11/29/2017 By Laura Reiley

Cheers!

The Best Happy Hours in Sarasota

A dozen hotspots where the drinks, food and deals will elevate your late-afternoon attitude.

10/31/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Food Forest

Rolf Hanson Starts Sarasota County Schools' First Sustainable Food Forest

At Bay Haven elementary school, learning grows on trees.

09/27/2017 By Rick Morgan

Queue Up for 'Cue

Review: Sublime Smoked Meats at Brick’s

Brick's Smoked Meats is making its mark on State Street.

07/26/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Best Burgers

The 15 Best Burgers in Sarasota-Manatee

From brilliant mash-ups to simple classics, the 15 best burgers in Sarasota-Manatee.

06/27/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker

Gone Fishin'

Five Great Grouper Sandwiches

We made it our mission to find the best in town.

06/19/2017 By Eat Beat Team

Restaurant News

Rosemary District's Pomona Bistro & Wine Bar to Close

Chef-owners Ryan Boeve and Arthur Lopes will focus on their main street eatery, Lila.

06/05/2017 By Katherine Flanders

Review

Restaurant Review: Prime Serious Steak

Prime is, indeed, serious about steak.

05/24/2017 By Marsha Fottler

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat and Drink on St. Armands/Longboat Key

From Old Florida to sophisticated to traditional, these island eateries hit the right notes.

05/15/2017 By Staff

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Drink in Downtown Sarasota

Quench your thirst at any one of these downtown watering holes.

04/18/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Neighborhood Guide

Where to Eat in Downtown Sarasota

From French to American to Vietnamese, there's something for every palate in downtown Sarasota. Here's a sampling of its vibrant dining scene.

04/18/2017 By Staff

Great Boating Adventures

The Best Dockside Dining in Sarasota

Tie up and chow down.

03/31/2017 By Tom Bayles

Shuckin' Good Time

The 7 Best Oyster Bars in Sarasota

Happy National Oysters on the Half Shell Day, y'all.

03/30/2017 By Eat Beat Team