FOOD & DRINK
3 Sarasota, Bradenton restaurants make Southern Living’s 15 Best Seafood Dives in Florida
Fall is finally here, and that means many of the best seafood restaurants in Sarasota and Bradenton will soon be serving stone crab, with Florida's harvest season running from Oct. 15 through May 1. But even before stone crab season begins, you can already enjoy plenty of other fresh and delicious seafood options on local menus.
New Home Needed: Meet the Latest Adorable Pets Up for Adoption in Bradenton, FL
Interested in adopting a pet — or just looking at some adorable pets near you up for adoption? There are dozens of endearing pets up for adoption at animal shelters in and around Bradenton.
‘Take Care of Maya’ trial: Maya’s brother testifies in $200 million case against All Children’s Hospital
VENICE, Fla. - Maya Kowalski’s teenage brother was among witnesses who took the stand in a Sarasota courtroom on Friday as testimony began in a case against Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital that was featured in the Netflix documentary ‘Take Care of Maya’. It was another...
New York-style Jewish deli near downtown Sarasota expects to open at 'end of October'
One of the most highly anticipated restaurant openings in Sarasota this year should happen just in time for tourist and snowbird season. Yes, it has been a long wait, but it should be worth it — especially for those of us who adore fabulously authentic Jewish foods like corned beef sandwiches and matzo ball soup found in classic New York delicatessens. ...
Popular Chicago ice cream shop to open in east Bradenton
A Chicago company known for its ice cream cones is franchising outside of its home state of Illinois for the first time ever with a new location to debut in Bradenton later this month. The Original Rainbow Cone has plans to celebrate with a grand opening at 11 a.m. Tuesday,...
Lakewood Ranch farmers market is named No. 1 in Florida
The Farmers Market at Lakewood Ranch has been named the top farmers' market in Florida. From June 19 to Sept. 18, the public voted on their favorite farmers market for the 15th annual America's Farmers Market Celebration. The American Farmland Trust and the Farmers Market Coalition sponsor the vent, which...
Arts Editor: Catching up and looking ahead to a new season
Welcome back to the Arts in Sarasota-Manatee newsletter. It’s been quite a month since we last connected as I prepared for my first vacation in a while to celebrate my birthday. The celebration wasn’t quite what I expected after I fell on some wet rocks during a mountain hike...
Weekend Sounds: September 22-24
BRADENTON – It's another weekend and you know what that means. If you guessed another great lineup of local, talented musicians in Manatee, Sarasota and surrounding counties, you would be correct. Check out The Bradenton Times Weekend Sounds to see what bands you can catch at your favorite venues.
Dessert bar from owners of Mullet’s Fish Camp coming soon to south St. Pete
The owners of Mullet’s Fish Camp & Market, located at 3901 6th Street South, are opening a dessert bar at 3910 6th Street South, formerly the home of Coquina Meat Market, directly across the street from their seafood restaurant. In an interview with St. Pete Rising, Brian Rose and...
Here's The 'Drunkest' City In Florida
24/7 Wall St. dug through data to determine the drunkest city in every state.
Experience Peru in Bradenton: 2 Remarkable Peruvian Restaurants You Can't Miss
In this article, we're exploring two exceptional Peruvian eateries located in Bradenton. Have you had the chance to dine at either of these spots? If yes, we'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
The Best Pier Restaurants In St Pete, FL | 7 Must-Try Places
We completely enjoyed a subtropical climate with warm, humid summers in St. Petersburg. The city is famous for its stunning beaches, including St. Pete Beach, Clearwater Beach, and Fort De Soto Park. These beaches offer white sandy shores, warm waters, and various recreational activities. St. Petersburg also has a thriving...
These 9 Bradenton-area restaurants earned poor scores from Florida health inspectors
These restaurants did not meet state health inspection requirements.
Top 5 concerts this week in Sarasota, Bradenton, Osprey, Punta Gorda
We're nearing October and its onslaught of new local events, but there's still some fun to be had in September, including arguably the biggest concert of the month this week. Just in time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip-hop this year, a pioneering rap group will visit Sarasota's Big Top Brewing Company for a concert, joined by members of another classic hip-hop act.
Rodent droppings temporarily close Bradenton restaurant, also found at Sarasota eatery
Our digital database of restaurant health inspections is updated regularly with the latest information on which Sarasota, Bradenton and Venice area restaurants passed or failed. You can use the database to search by Sarasota or Manatee County or by restaurant name. You can see which restaurants were fined and which...
Florida Studio Theatre Opens 2023-2024 Winter Cabaret Series with Up on the Roof
Florida Studio Theatre (FST) kicks off its 2023-2024 Winter Cabaret Series with Up on the Roof, an energetic music revue celebrating the legendary songwriters who churned out hit after hit in Midtown Manhattan, creating what became known as the “Brill Sound.” Featuring more than two dozen hits from the ‘50s and ‘60s, Up on the Roof explores the lasting contributions of such songwriting teams as Carole King and Gerry Goffin, Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, and Burt Bacharach and Hal David. Created by Rebecca Hopkins and Richard Hopkins with musical arrangements by Jim Prosser, Up on the Roof begins playing September 27 in FST’s Court Cabaret. Up on the Roof is part of a three-show subscription package. Also included in the Cabaret subscription package is Take it to the Limit, a tribute to the music of 1970s Rock & Roll rebels, along with The Flip Side, an offbeat Cabaret celebrating some of the best comic songwriters of the 20th Century. Subscriptions for all three Winter Cabaret shows can be purchased for as little as $49. Subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale at 941.366.9000 or FloridaStudioTheatre.org. From the late ‘50s to the early ‘60s, there were several buildings in Midtown Manhattan, including the Brill Building, that had staffs of young songwriters who crafted numerous hits for such artists as The Drifters, Elvis Presley, Dionne Warwick, and The Monkees. Featuring songs like “A Teenager in Love,” “One Fine Day,” “Walk on By,” and “River Deep Mountain High,” Up on the Roof examines how these legendary writers helped create what is now considered modern pop music. Bringing this distinctive sound to life in FST’s Court Cabaret is a four-person ensemble: Jannie Jones (The 70s: More Than A Decade, 2023), Jacquelyne Paige (FST debut), Joey Panek (The God Committee, 2023 Summer New Play Festival) and Brandon Wardell (Reel Music, 2023). FST’s Resident Pianist, Jim Prosser, will provide musical accompaniment on the piano.
Detwiler's Farm Market to reopen a year after Hurricane Ian and renovations
SARASOTA — The original Detwiler's Farm Market store at 6000 Palmer Blvd. will reopen to the company's loyal shoppers following a year of Hurricane Ian damage-related renovations on Sept. 29. The Sarasota-based grocery chain's first store has undergone extensive work since the hurricane damaged the store just west of Interstate 75 and north...
City of Sarasota accepting artists’ applications for Public Art Roster
Artists’ applications are being accepted for the City of Sarasota’s first-ever Public Art Roster, city staff has announced. The roster will pre-qualify artists for consideration for public art-funded initiatives during the period of 2024-26, a news release explains. Artists may submit applications at www.Sarasotafl.gov/CallForArtists, the release adds. The...
Tony-Nominated Adam Rapp Play to Get Regional Debut at Urbanite
SARASOTA — Urbanite Theater in downtown Sarasota will present the regional premiere of Adam Rapp’s 2020 Tony-nominated play, The Sound Inside, on Friday, October 20. The critically acclaimed, suspense-filled drama explores the limits of an unsuspecting friendship between student and professor. When Bella Baird, an isolated creative writing...
ensembleNEWSRQ growing into eighth season with premiere works and new staff
There have been some growing pains since percussionist George Nickson and violinist Samantha Bennett started ensembleNEWSRQ, or enSRQ, eight years ago, as a way to provide opportunities for themselves and musician colleagues to explore a wide-range of contemporary classical music. At the time, Nickson and Bennett were performing with the...