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Biscuit Miller at Ace’s Live

Charismatic blues man returns to Bradenton for another party…. Read more »

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

Bar Tab: Tequila Cantina

Bargain booze and food on Main Street…. Read more »

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

Bar Tab: MacAllisters Grill & Tavern

Single malt Scotches, great bar bites, superb service and a cool setting make this grill and tavern a standout. … Read more »


Downtown Sarasota Top 50

The 50 best places to eat, drink, shop and be entertained…. Read more »

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For the coolest time at the beach, follow an afternoon thundershower

Instead of whining about the weather, which I do all the time, let me suggest one way you might beat the heat. No, it’s not… Read more »

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Ancient sport of hurling takes hold in Lakewood Ranch

At Lakewood Ranch High School, Austin Rushnell was a skateboarder. Now, as a history student at the University of South Florida, he’s embraced the ancient… Read more »

GLBT | Section | The Scenestress 

The Scenestress gets crushed at Clasico

Tuesday night was the maiden voyage of Crush Tuesdays…. Read more »

Family-Friendly | Music | Section 

Pig Pickin’ Porch Party

The Blue Rooster is serving up a Southern-style buffet and live music…. Read more »

Featured | Music 

Top 10: Reasons we love Katy Perry

A look back at why we adore the pop star playing Tampa on Monday…. Read more »

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Lakewood Ranch artist/adventurer wins iPhone Photography Contest

Where to start with Julio Lucas? He’s a 32-year-old illustrator, web designer and Ringling School of Art graduate who won first place in the 2014… Read more »

Music | Section 

Pedro Arevalo and RJ Howson

Fresh off surprise gig with Dickey Betts, duo is back at Cabana, Darwin’s. … Read more »

Movies | Music | Section 

Get trippy with ‘The Wizard of Oz’

Give it a try with “Dark Side of the Moon” at Bishop Planetarium…. Read more »

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Saturday afternoons offer a sneak peek at 21,000 acres of Duette Preserve

The Duette Preserve is so big — some 21,000 acres — that it’s hard to take a bite out of the darn thing. So here’s… Read more »

Featured | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Old Main Pub

Memories and whiskey at a downtown classic. … Read more »

Featured | The Bar Tab 

Photos: Spanish Pointe Restaurant and Pub

Slideshow of charming, pet-friendly, Old Florida bar on Little Sarasota Bay.

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Featured | Section | The Bar Tab 

Bar Tab: Spanish Pointe Restaurant and Pub

It’s a dog day afternoon at this Old Florida bar hugging Little Sarasota Bay…. Read more »

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It's time for Tuesday (and Wednesday) Summer Beach Runs for kids, families

The good news is that next week I’m heading to Oregon for a road trip that will include hiking at Crater Lake. The bad news… Read more »


Top 10 beach bars in Southwest Florida

From Anna Maria to Boca Grande, the best places to sip by the sand…. Read more »

Music | Section 

Elysian Sex Drive reunion show

Local favorites celebrate 15-year anniversary of live album…. Read more »

Music | Section 

Zac Brown Band interview: John Driskell Hopkins

John Driskell Hopkins talks ‘Toes,’ Kacey Musgraves and more before Tampa shows…. Read more »

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