Menus and Mountains

S'macks Founder Alex Floethe Climbs Mountains When He's Not Working

In June, Floethe made it to Everest's base camp after an 18-day climb.

11/14/2017 By Katherine Flanders

Agriculture

New Seed Library Created to Help Local Growers

The program allows residents to check out packets of seeds at no cost.

11/03/2017 By Staff

Retail

Beer Distributor Wins Anheuser-Busch Excellence Award

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing recently received the Ambassadors of Excellence Big Jake Award.

10/27/2017 By Staff

Agriculture

Florida Citrus Industry Hit Hard By Hurricane Irma

A survey of growers conducted after Irma put total fruit loss at more than 50 percent.

10/13/2017 By Staff

Marketing

Publix Media and Public Relations Manager to Speak in Sarasota

Brian West of Publix Super Markets will be the guest speaker at the local chapter of the Florida Public Relations Association's next luncheon.

10/09/2017 Photography by Staff

Retail

Bradenton Farmers' Market Returns Saturday

The downtown market is reopening for the 2017-2018 season soon.

10/04/2017 By Staff

Retail

Magazine, Book Distributor Signs Deal with Water, Snack Companies

Hudson News Distributors, LLC recently signed agreements with the beverage company Hint Fruit Infused Water and the snack company Utz.

10/02/2017 By Staff

Retail

Lucky's Market to Open Oct. 11

The grand opening of Sarasota's new Lucky’s Market was pushed back to Oct. 11 due to delays caused by Hurricane Irma.

09/29/2017 By Staff

Deals

Detwiler's Farm Market to Open New Palmetto Store

Detwiler's Farm Market recently purchased 8 acres of property in Palmetto that it will use as the site for a new grocery store, its fourth.

09/26/2017 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Chain Closes Original Location, Opens New Eatery Nearby

Gecko’s Hospitality Group recently closed its original Gecko’s Grill & Pub location at The Landings and opened a new location down the road.

09/25/2017 By Staff

Retail

New Chocolate Shop to Open in Downtown Sarasota

Noela Chocolate & Confections will offer artisanal chocolates, as well as single-origin chocolates and custom gift boxes.

09/22/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Sarasota Restaurant Reopens After Remodel

Sarasota's TooJay’s now has a counter area with nine seats, as well as more contemporary details throughout.

09/21/2017 By Staff

Events

Tickets for Creative All-Day Conference Go on Sale Friday

Tickets for this year's PINC (People, Ideas, Nature and Creativity) conference go on sale at noon on Friday, Sept. 1.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Food

Restaurant Meal Delivery Company Expands Into Sarasota, Bradenton

The Minneapolis-based restaurant delivery service Bite Squad is expanding its service area to Sarasota and Bradenton.

08/30/2017 By Staff

Food

Mote Launches New Aquaculture Research Project

Scientists at Mote Aquaculture Research Park recently launched a new study on how to farm almaco jack fish.

08/24/2017 By Staff

Hospitality

Doughnut Shop, Barbecue Restaurant Coming to New Bradenton Building

A building under construction in Bradenton will house Shipley Do-Nuts’ first Florida store and the first location for the new restaurant Boneyard BBQ.

08/17/2017 By Staff

Food

Pre-Made Meal Company Launches Delivery Service

Fitlife Foods recently launched a subscription meal delivery service to new Florida markets, including the Sarasota and Bradenton area.

08/04/2017 By Staff

Food

College to Open New Café Run By Faculty, Students

University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee faculty chefs, students and professors are opening a new café on the college's campus.

07/27/2017 By Staff

Food

Lakewood Ranch Meal Service Debuts New Offerings

Lakewood Ranch's Get Fit Fuel recently began offering a new customizable healthy meal plan service, in addition to its traditional offerings.

07/18/2017 By Staff

Deals

Sarasota Specialty Food Company Joining New York-Based Firm

McClain’s Old Florida Gourmet, a Sarasota-based distributor of specialty food and candy, recently signed an agreement to combine its business with Nassau Candy South.

07/12/2017 By Staff