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Safe Sex Halloween Bash

Planned Parenthood’s annual party is always a highlight of the Halloween season. … Read more »

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Sofa shopping becomes compromise biking along Turtle Beach on Siesta Key

When it comes to stamina — sheer mental and physical toughness — it seems like I just don’t have what it takes anymore. I’m talking,… Read more »

Featured | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab review: Blue Rooster (updated with video)

Southern cocktails, sounds and cuisine North of Fruitville… Read more »

Featured | Restaurant Reviews & News | Seafood 

Slideshow review: Derek's Rustic, Coastal, Cuisine

Award-winning chef Derek Barnes delivers eclectic display of winning dishes during recent lunch visit.
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Featured | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Starlite Room replaces Broadway Bar (with video)

Throwback supper club with classic cocktails and dishes replaces iconic Broadway Bar in downtown Sarasota. … Read more »

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Visiting Lakeland -- yes, Lakeland -- to compare great campus architecture

Another weekend, another road trip. Last Saturday, my wife and I traveled south to Pine Island. This Saturday, we headed over to Lakeland for an… Read more »

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Pine Island road trip discovers tropical fruit and Florida history

My wife’s favorite road trip is a drive down to Pine Island. It’s about two hours from Sarasota, but she goes every other weekend during… Read more »

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Motorworks Brewing's Oktoberfest

German-style beer festival is Friday through Sunday. … Read more »

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Mozzarella Fella to open for dinner

Downtown Sarasota sandwich experts expand hours starting in October … Read more »

Beer Geek | Family-Friendly | Featured | Music | Music News | Saturday | Section 

Oktoberfest guide

Upcoming beer fests in Sarasota, Bradenton, St. Pete, Tampa and Munich… Read more »

Music | Section 

Mojo Gurus' Kevin Steele on band's rocking new CD

Singer Kevin Steele says it’s only rock ’n’ roll (but he likes it)… Read more »

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Sarasota swimmers enjoy homecoming at Arlington Park pool

Of all the swimmers who returned to Arlington Park this week, I must be the worst. My strokes were ragged and I veered back and… Read more »

Featured | Restaurant Reviews & News | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Columbia Restaurant (updated with video)

UPDATED WITH VIDEO: Still classy after all these years with a superb mojito, Cafe con Leche Martini and more… Read more »

Music | Section 

JP Soars & The Red Hots

Sizzling blues at The Blue Rooster… Read more »

Comedy | Section 

Dennis Blair at McCurdy’s

Comedian who cowrote “Easy Money” combines music, standup and topical observations… Read more »

Blog | Play! | Section 

Siesta Beach hoopers spin and dance on Tuesdays and Thursdays

When I interviewed hoop dancers on Siesta Beach, they kept hooping while we talked. It was like they couldn’t stop. It was like the hoop… Read more »

Featured | Restaurant Reviews & News | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Seafood Shack (updated with video)  

Stiff drinks and spectacular views indoors on the water (updated with video)… Read more »

Music 

Selwyn Birchwood at Blue Rooster

National record debut earns rave review in Rolling Stone… Read more »

Featured | Music | Music News | Section 

Ringling Underground returns

Celebrate back to school with indie music and free food… Read more »

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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 »

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