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Q&A: Luke Bryan’s bro Cole Swindell on ‘chillin’ it’

Luke Bryan’s bro Cole Swindell on ‘chillin’ it’ plus info on winning free tickets to Friday’s show… Read more »

Cheap Thrills 

Cheap Thrills, Sept. 25-Oct. 1

National Public Lands Day … Cardboard Challenge … Aza Torshkoeva … and more…. Read more »

Featured | Play! | Section 

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 »

Beer Geek 

Beer review: Brew Bus Last Stop IPA

A party of tropical fruit hop flavors in a can…. Read more »

Cheap Eats | Featured | Restaurant Reviews & News 

Cheap Eats: Russian House

Skimping on silverware and plates to concentrate on food…. Read more »

Liquid Love 

Liquid Love: Angel's Envy Old Fashioned

A classic mix of bitters, vermouth and some Kentucky Straight bourbon whiskey… Read more »

Chef Talk | Featured 

Chef Talk: Cynthia Breslin of Blase Cafe

How she’s helping to maintain the quirky character of one of Siesta Key’s iconic restaurants…. Read more »

Featured | Music | Section 

Molly Hatchet at Beach Club

Southern rockers to play Siesta Key venue…. Read more »

Featured | Music | Saturday | Section 

Sam Woolf at IMG Academy Stadium

Bradenton teen who finished fifth of “American Idol” returns to headline show at IMG Academy Stadium… Read more »

Featured | Friday | Music | Saturday | Section | Sunday 

Motorworks Brewing's Oktoberfest

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

Featured | Music | Saturday 

International Beer Festival at Lakewood Ranch Polo Club

Pitbull Toddler featuring Tampa Bay radio star Mike Calta will be rocking the fest. … Read more »

Featured | Restaurant News | Section 

Mozzarella Fella to open for dinner

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

Cooking | Featured 

Ticket Cookbook: 50 recipes from local restaurants

A year of tasty meals from local chefs that you can try out at home…. Read more »

Featured | Hot Shows | Music | Music News | Section 

Tedeschi Trucks Band and Dickey Betts to headline Sunshine Music and Blues Festival

Tedeschi Trucks Band and Dickey Betts to headline with (we hope) some more historic Allman Brothers Band jams…. Read more »


Movie Review: 'The Drop'

An intriguing, atypical movie…. Read more »


Movie Review: 'This Is Where I Leave You'

No surprises, but engaging character make this movie shine…. Read more »


Movie Review: 'Maze Runner'

Another dystopian teen novel made into a new movie franchise…. 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 »

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

Bar Tab: Ocean Blues becomes BodegaCharley’s (updated with video)

Ocean Blues restaurant and live music venue becomes Tex-Mex grill and cantina (updated with video)… Read more »

Featured | Music | Saturday | Section | Soundboard 

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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