If you’ve been outside the now-closed former World of Beer location on a recent Friday night, you’ve probably noticed the fire dancers. Catalyst Fire Circus had established a weekly presence at the fountain outside the ex-WoB, spinning fire and LED poi, hoops and other toys to a DJ’s music, while also creating a space for … MORE>>
The World of Beer tavern in downtown Sarasota — the last of three in Sarasota and Manatee counties — has closed for good. The pub at 1888 Main St. went out of business on Sunday. Its future had been unclear ever since the Tampa-based chain revoked its franchise agreement in January. The tavern, which opened in 2015, … MORE>>
What’s your favorite ramen place in Sarasota? Yeah. That’s right. I can’t think of one either. Sarasota still hasn’t caught up to the ramen trend yet. Hell, we’re still focused on the artisan burger trend. (And really, artisan burgers were so 2010 in the larger metros.) But that’s besides the point. Lucky’s Market — the organic-focused … MORE>>
The signs say World of Beer. So do the employees when answering the phones. But the tavern in downtown Sarasota isn’t a World of Beer. Not anymore. The Tampa-based chain revoked the franchise agreement for the tavern at 1888 Main St. last month, court records show. But the local watering hole that opened to great … MORE>>
I’ll take another splash of red. That could mean paint or wine at Painting with a Twist. The paint and sip studio where guests are allowed to BYOB and test out their artistic skills is bringing a third location to the Southwest Florida region. The new studio at 8736 State Road 70 E. in Ranch Lake Plaza, … MORE>>
For its first two anniversaries, JDub’s Brewing Company threw parties in its brewery and taproom. This year, it’ll hold the festivities at Sarasota Fairgrounds. “It’s definitely the biggest thing we’ve ever done by a landslide,” said JDub’s founder and CEO Jeremy Joerger. It’s fitting for the brewery, which has made large strides in the last … MORE>>
Alright Manatee County. Brace yourself for yet another Wawa. You’re about to get one more place to get your hoagies, your pretzels or your breakfast burritos. The convenience store chain is moving forward with a location on Cortez Road West just east of 26th St. W, according to commercial building permits filed Wednesday in Manatee County. … MORE>>
Want to drink wine and get your dog’s nails clipped? There’s a sip and stroll for that. Bark and Bath is offering free dog nail trimmings on Thursday as part Southgate Village Shops monthly sip and stroll. But there’s more to this event than nail clippings. Several businesses in the strip mall at the northeast corner … MORE>>
Boca Kitchen Bar & Market has been packed since it opened last year in downtown Sarasota. Now it’s sister is moving just around the corner. The farm-to-table restaurant’s parent company is bringing its seafood restaurant concept to downtown Sarasota. Commercial building permits filed with the city of Sarasota indicate $210,000 worth of construction for new … MORE>>
So it’s Christmas Eve, and you’re thirsty for a drink beyond another glass of egg nog. Maybe you want to show guests from out of town some of the best bars that Sarasota and Manatee counties have to offer. Perhaps you’re alone on the holidays and want to find some company. Maybe you’re trying to … MORE>>