What is the best time of year to go fishing in Sarasota?


As a charter boat captain in Sarasota, this is a question that I get asked quite often. Many who ask me this are surprised when I tell them that fishing is outstanding all summer long. There are several different options that visiting anglers can take advantage of in Sarasota during this time of year.

Make Your Own Bloody Mary Every Sunday at the Swordfish Grill and Tiki in Cortez, Florida


The team at the Swordfish Grill and Tiki has done it again. What a great idea! Hang out on the spacious deck that overlooks the beautiful Sarasota Bay and enjoy a Bloody Mary like you never had before. The reason you have never had one like this before is because you are going to design your own Bloody Mary! You’ll get some help from the bartenders and staff, but it’s yours and, only yours.

Where to Go Around Sarasota, FL When Red Tide Rolls In


As the dog days of summer linger, the thought of diving into a cool, crisp body of water sounds so tantalizing. Whether you’re waiting in traffic with broken A/C, or just running errands and dodging into the ice-cold air and darting out into what feels like Hell’s kitchen, Florida summers can be brutal and send you running for the nearest beach and open waterway. But what happens when you are met with a beach carpeted with dead fish, a wretched stench and a sudden uncontrollable cough signifying yet another bout of red tide? Well, if you don’t have a pool in your backyard as Plan B, we have you covered with economical and fun ways to cool down in the water while the temperatures are still on the rise.

Westin Sarasota Brings New Look to Sarasota Bay


The Westin Sarasota Hotel on the corner of Ringling Blvd and US 41 is open for business in case you haven’t checked it out yet! The lobby’s ambience is light, airy and contemporary. The hotel features 255 guest rooms, a spa & salon on the 3rd floor offers manicures, pedicures and massage for both guests and locals who would like to pamper themselves. EVOQ, the hotel dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner between the hours of 6:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. daily. They offer both indoor and patio dining.