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

Ahoy

The Gingerbread Display at The Ritz-Carlton is Seriously Impressive

Titled Journey of Discovery, the display is made of 320 lbs. of gingerbread.

12/12/2017 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

Holiday Cheer

White House Decorator Coleen Christian Burke Will Speak at Selby Gardens Next Week

Coleen Christian Burke shares behind-the-scenes stories of all the "blood, sweat and glitter" involved in decorating the White House for the holidays.

12/01/2017 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

The Handmades' Tale

Local Makers Find a Market on Etsy

Sarasota artisans are creating everything from stationery to pottery to soap to clothing for customers all over the world.

11/28/2017 By Megan McDonald

Breaking News

UberEATS Comes to Sarasota

The service will launch tomorrow, Nov. 9.

11/08/2017 By Megan McDonald

Turkey Tipples

The Best Wines to Pair With Your Holiday Dinner

A master sommelier's cheat sheet.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Mark Your Calendars

Heads Up: Forks & Corks 2018 Tickets Go on Sale Next Monday

The annual epicurean event is always a crowd-pleaser.

11/01/2017 By Megan McDonald

Cheers!

Best Happy Hours

Let the workday slide off your shoulders at these 12 great hotspots.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

Cheers!

10 Cocktails to Drink Right Now

Consider this the happy hour hot list.

11/01/2017 By Cooper Levey-Baker and Megan McDonald

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

Storm Watch

Keep Your Eyes on the Gulf of Mexico This Weekend

Tropical Depression 16 is expected to strengthen into Hurricane Nate later this week.

10/04/2017 By Megan McDonald

Mutt-opia

A Dog's Guide to Sarasota

The ultimate canine compendium.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Mutt-opia

Pamper Your Pooch With These Local Shops and Artists

Local services to sit up and bark about.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Mutt-opia

There's an Activity for Every Dog—and Every Activity Level—in Sarasota-Manatee

From dog yoga to flyball, keep your pet active with these local classes.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Mutt-opia

Dog Yoga, Massage and More: How to Keep Your Pup Healthy and Happy

Your pooch will love these stressbusters and wellness boosters.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Mutt-opia

Six Dog-Friendly Sarasota Eateries

We get it: It’s hard to leave your pup alone at his food bowl when you head out for a night on the town. Here’s a sampling of spots where you can chow down with your chowhound.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke

Local, Local, Local

Eat Local Week Highlights Our Area's Food Resources

Learn about what's available in our own backyard during this seventh annual celebration of all things local.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald

Mutt-opia

There are a Plethora of Pet Boarding Options in Sarasota

Can’t take your best friend to work with you? No problem. Sarasota's got tons of doggie day care options that’ll make your pooch feel right at home. Here are a few.

09/27/2017 By Megan McDonald and Emma Burke