Sports

Brewery to Offer Growlers at Baseball Stadium

Darwin Brewing Co. is launching a new partnership with LECOM Park, the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Bradenton Marauders.

02/23/2017 By Staff

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

Deals

Old Packinghouse Cafe Property Changes Hands

J.R. Garraus' Garraus-Nicolay, Inc. this week purchased the property that houses J.R.'s Old Packinghouse Cafe for $385,000.

02/17/2017 By Staff

Data

Florida Tourism Hits New High

Florida set a new record for tourist visitation in 2016, according to new numbers announced by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Thursday.

02/16/2017 By Staff

Food

New Sports Bar and Restaurant Looking to Hire 100-Plus

Duffy’s Sports Grill, a sports-themed restaurant and bar, is currently hiring more than 100 local residents to staff its first Sarasota location.

02/15/2017 By Staff

Design

Golf Club Dining Facility Places Second in National Ranking

The Lodge at Lakewood Ranch Golf and Country Club recently received a national Golden Fork Award, an honor created by Golf Inc. magazine to recognize the best and most improved public and private golf club dining facilities.

02/15/2017 By Staff

Data

Sports Tourism Numbers Way Up in 2016

The Sarasota County Sports Commission hosted 135 events in 2016, a 20 percent increase over 2015, and generated an economic impact of $178.6 million, a 23 percent increase.

02/14/2017 By Staff

Tourism

Whiskey Festival Now America's Largest

Sarasota's fifth annual Whiskey Obsession festival, scheduled to take place March 29-April 1, will make the event the "largest world whiskey festival" in the United States.

02/14/2017 By Staff

Sports

Bradenton Ballpark Gets New Name

The Pittsburgh Pirates and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine announced on Friday that the Pirates' Bradenton spring training and minor league ballpark will be renamed from McKechnie Field to LECOM Park.

02/13/2017 By Staff

Entertainment

Film Festival Unveils Promotional Artwork

The Sarasota Film Festival on Thursday released new promotional artwork for the 2017 festival, which takes place March 31-April 9.

02/10/2017 By Staff

Honors

Osprey Club Recognized for Member Experience, Golf Course Redesign

The Oaks Club recently received the “Distinguished Emerald Club of the World” award from BoardRoom magazine and Golf Digest recently recognized the club for the redesign of its Heron Course.

02/01/2017 By Staff

New hires

Restaurant Chain Adds Three to Leadership Team

The University Park-based restaurant chain First Watch recently added two new names to its executive team, as well as a vice president to its culinary team.

01/31/2017 By Staff

Food

New Honey Shop, Bee Education Center Opens

The Sarasota Honey Company recently opened the Honey Bee Education Center, Nursery, and Honey Shoppe in Sarasota.

01/30/2017 By Staff

Technology

Sarasota Magazine Launches New Restaurant App

Our sister publication Sarasota Magazine on Monday announced the release of Gastronaut, a new mobile app created to guide users through the region’s ever-expanding restaurant scene.

01/30/2017 By Staff

Sports

Atlanta Braves Reps to Discuss Spring Training Relocation Tuesday

Representatives from Major League Baseball's Atlanta Braves will attend the next Sarasota County Commission meeting to "publicly introduce themselves and express their desire to relocate spring training operations to Sarasota County."

01/23/2017 By Staff

Beer

Brewery Taking Over and Converting University Town Center Bar

Sarasota's JDub's Brewing Company last week announced that it will take over the University Town Center World of Beer bar and restaurant.

01/23/2017 By Staff

Deals

Partners Purchase Osprey Space for New Italian Restaurant

Giovanni Migliorini, Carlo Piras and Maurice Connaughton recently purchased a unit at the entry of the Bay Street Town Center, 3976 Destination Drive, Osprey, for $310,000.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Education

Chef Partners with Culinary Program for Global Food Demos

The London-born chef James Arnsby recently launched a new program in which he offers international cooking demonstrations at the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee's Culinary Innovation Lab.

01/20/2017 By Staff

Health Care

Sports Commission, Health Care System Forge New Partnership

Visit Sarasota County earlier this month announced a new partnership between the organization's Sarasota County Sports Commission and the Sarasota Memorial Health Care System.

01/19/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Tourism Agency Unveils New Branding

Elements include a new logo and images and videos intended to convey the feeling that Sarasota County is a place where visitors can feel “at ease.”

01/18/2017 By Staff