It took less time for Brittany to start shopping than it would have taken me to drive to Publix. I’d clicked “checkout” on my first Instacart order on Monday at 10:47 a.m. The online grocery ordering service sent me a text message five minutes later telling me that my Instacart shopper, Brittany, was already at … MORE>>
The date is set: Sarasota’s first Sprouts Farmers Market is slated to open at 7 a.m. April 12. The 26,000-square-foot store will be the affordable, organic grocer’s second to open in Florida. It’s been about nine months since I first spotted the Sprout’s “Coming Soon” tag on Manatee County-based Benderson Development Co.’s website. The Phoenix-based … MORE>>
Midweek doldrums? Check out the Phillippi Farmhouse Market, held weekly October through April from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Phillippi Estate Park in Sarasota. This volunteer-run market is operated by the Friends of Sarasota County Parks and attracts 50 vendors selling everything from hydroponic veggies to custom hats to delicious baked goods. Highlights of … MORE>>
You may have passed by the adorable bakery in the Village of the Arts or perhaps tasted one of her delicious creations at a pop-up event, but if you have yet to experience the baked goods from Retrobaked you’ll get your chance this weekend at the Atomic Holiday Bazaar. Rachel Sokolewicz, 33, fell in love … MORE>>
Want to drink your way through Christmas shopping and support local businesses? Do I have a solution for you. And it’s way more fun than guzzling wine while you click furiously on Burns Court is putting a holiday twist on its monthly sip and stroll. Twelve retailers on the south end of downtown are … MORE>>
BREAKING: Meet the new Sarasota steakhouse that won’t break your bank. There’s a major quality and value gap in steakhouse market between the Outback Steakhouses and the Flemings’ of the industry, and Prime Serious Steakhouse, which opened on Tuesday on the northeast corner of Westfield Sarasota Square, is filling it with its Chairmen’s Reserve corn-fed … MORE>>
Something fresh may be headed for the vacant Dillard’s anchor spot at Westfield Southgate mall: organic produce. Colorado-based Lucky’s Market is the latest name to hit the retail rumor mill surrounding the revitalization of Westfield Southgate. The company, whose slogan is “organic for the 99 percent,” has a strong emphasis on local products and operates … MORE>>
PART II – By Samantha Putterman and Marla Korenich   In our second cooking attempt we decided to take on bacon. And egg, and rice. Fried rice is one delicious thing, but throw some bacon in there, and you’re on a whole other level. As we scoured social media for our next big Tasty takeover we … MORE>>
Bill Nye said the minimum temperature to cook an egg was 130 degrees Fahrenheit. His egg cooked in 20 minutes. Ours did not. MORE>>
You know how you go on Pinterest and try out a Do-It-Yourself project that looks simple enough, and it turns out horrendous? Yes, some may have the skills to crank it out with perfection, but let’s be honest, most of us aren’t craft-gurus. Well, it seems that while the Pinterest-project era is still going strong, … MORE>>