Biz Bites

Five Great Al Fresco Eateries

Wow potential hires and clients at these plein air places.

06/28/2017 By Ruth Lando

Real estate

Can a Neglected Waterfront Restaurant Be Rehabbed?

The former restaurant overlooking Dona Bay has been vacant for decades.

06/26/2017 By Vicki Dean

Food

Local Restaurant Group Hires, Promotes

The Sarasota-Manatee Originals recently promoted Sarah Firstenberger to the role of executive director and hired Maggie Wood as event manager.

06/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Amazon Buying Whole Foods

Amazon is purchasing the grocery store chain Whole Foods Market for $13.7 billion.

06/16/2017 By Staff

Biz Bites

Five Bright Business Breakfast Spots

Morning meetings never tasted so good.

03/24/2017 By Abby Weingarten

Rolling in Dough

Firenza Wants to Be the Chipotle of Pizza

A Sarasota entrepreneur takes a slice of a growing $46 billion pizza market.

03/03/2017 By David Hackett

Honors

Cortez Bottarga Wins National Food Award

The Anna Maria Fish Company's Cortez bottarga recently won a 2017 Good Food Award in the Preserved Fish category.

02/20/2017 By Staff

Wherever Flour Flies

Meet Panera Bread's Head Baker Tom Gumpel

Gumpel is responsible for "wherever flour flies."

02/17/2017 By Ilene Denton

Bottoms Up

These Bar Tools Will Help You Mix Like a Pro

Barware to celebrate.

02/07/2017 By Jackie Rogers

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Boca Kitchen, Bar and Market

Boca is a new downtown destination for chic locavores.

01/25/2017 By Hannah Wallace

Talk

Meet Che Wise-Jarvis of Steri-Straw

The Steri-Straw inventor aims to change germy, old-fashioned straw dispensers.

12/28/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Talk

From Software Designer to Catering Company Owner

Lance Thompson, owner of the Sarasota Catering Company, started his career in banking software.

12/22/2016

You Do What?

Meet the Couple Behind Kombucha 221 BC

Aneta and Eric Lundquist brew, bottle and sell seven flavors of kombucha.

12/13/2016 By Ilene Denton

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Phillippi Creek Oyster Bar

Fish favorites in a charming creekside location.

12/08/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

Biz Bites: Main Street Trattoria

You'll find indulgent, affordable Italian fare in Lakewood Ranch.

09/22/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

Mediterraneo Offers Up Classic Italian Fare in an Elegant Setting

Mediterraneo is a primo business lunch spot.

06/23/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Biz Bites

You Can Find Authentic Philly Cheesesteaks in a Bradenton Strip Mall

Sandwich heaven at Bradenton’s South Philly Cheesesteak.

05/02/2016 By Hannah Wallace

Sunny Side Up

First Watch Ranks No. 1 for Growth Among Daytime Restaurants

Coffee, pancakes and doughnuts are making restaurant revenues fatter.

04/18/2016 By Susan Burns

Biz Bites

Drago's Brings Cuban Flavors to Downtown Bradenton

Drago's is a great place to grab a quick cup of coffee or sit down with a killer hot-pressed Cuban.

03/14/2016 By Hannah Wallace

941CEO DAILY

Sol Meyer Deli Rebranding as Doc Sam's

The restaurant will celebrate its new name and menu with a ribbon-cutting event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 2.

02/26/2016 Research by Staff