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Want to ride in Lakewood Ranch? Join the Village Idiots

Last week, I finally joined the Village Idiots Cycling Club for one of their Wednesday night rides east of I-75. Great group, great route, great… Read more »

Beer Geek 

Beer review: Bold City Mad Manatee IPA

A great name for a hoppy and bitter Florida brew…. Read more »

Featured | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: JDub's Brewing Co.

A terrific taproom? Yep. Also just might be the rehearsal space for the craft beer world’s newest rock stars … Read more »

Music | Soundboard 

Soundboard live music calendar, Aug. 28-Sept. 3

Who’s playing where and when this holiday weekend and beyond…. Read more »

Cheap Thrills 

Cheap Thrills, Aug. 28-Sept. 3

GeckoFest in Gulfport … Labor Day weekend soccer tourney … Sidewalk Astronomy … and more… Read more »

Beer Geek | Friday 

Big Top to debut cans of Circus City IPA on Friday

Total Wine and ABC stores will be first to sell Sarasota brewery’s flagship beer…. Read more »

Featured | Friday | Music 

'Neil Young: Heart Of Gold'

Acclaimed documentary plus live music at South Florida Museum… Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Music | Section 

Snook Haven Country Fest

Lineup includes Adrian Ray and Kim Betts. … Read more »

Family-Friendly | Featured | Restaurant News | Saturday | Section 

Gecko’s Fear the Spear Party

Food, drinks and fun for FSU fans at Gecko’s … Read more »

Featured | Liquid Love 

Liquid Love: Raspberry Fizz

A highlight of the daily Fins Frenzy happy hour…. Read more »

Chef Talk 

Chef Talk: Marc Alton of Fins at Sharky's

After two decades of cooking at Sharky’s on the Pier, chef Marc Alton made a move late last year—upstairs. And though the distance to his… Read more »

Featured | Music | Saturday | Section 

Jon Pardi at Joyland

Jon Pardi brings his country hits “Up All Night” and “Missin’ You Crazy” to Bradenton. … Read more »

Cheap Eats | Featured | Restaurant Reviews & News 

Cheap Eats: Hickory Hollow Bar-B-Que

Precious pig via Virginia and the Carolinas…. Read more »

Movies | On DVD/Blu-ray 

On DVD/Blu-ray: 'The Walking Dead: The Complete Fourth Season'

It’s perhaps the zombie series’ finest season yet…. Read more »

Blog | Featured | Play! | Section 

Bird lovers band together for scrub jays at Oscar Scherer State Park

When Jon Thaxton pulled into Oscar Scherer State Park, I got a look at his license plate. S2ARY. It took me a minute to sound… Read more »

Beer Geek 

Beer review: Cigar City Southern Slice

Tampa brewery collaborates with Georgia’s Terrapin to make a monster beer that tastes like pecan pie…. Read more »


Film review: 'If I Stay'

Chloë Grace Moretz is the best thing about this romantic supernatural drama, but that’s not saying much…. Read more »

Music | Soundboard 

Soundboard, Aug. 21-27

Who’s playing where and when this weekend and beyond…. Read more »

Featured | Friday | GLBT | Movies | Saturday | Section | Sunday 

Fabulous Independent Film Festival

Movies celebrating diversity in the LGBT community screened Friday-Sunday… Read more »

Beer Geek | Featured | Saturday | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Sarasota Craft Brew Fest (updated with video)

Watch video and read about Saturday’s beer fest featuring lots of local, national craft brews, plus food…. Read more »

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