What is dineSarasota?
this is what we’re about and how we operate
If we take some type of compensation for writing a post for this website we’ll tell you about it. If we perform any type of work for a restaurant and they are the subject of a post for this website we will fully disclose that information.
If you see an advertisement on this website, it’s safe to assume that someone has paid us money to run it. We do comp ad placement from time to time, but just to be safe assume we got paid.
In this business it’s hard (and sometimes impossible) to avoid the occasional free meal, complementary appetizer or dessert. It’s not bribery. If we like it we’ll write about it. If not, we won’t. Putting restaurants out of business is not part of our business model. Even the bad ones. We figure that will take care of itself. The public is usually smart enough to weed out the good from the bad on their own. You don’t need us trashing places for the sport of it. We will ALWAYS try and be fair.
Writing about Sarasota food and restaurants is what we do to help promote our amazing dining scene. We’ve been at it for over ten years. Nobody is getting rich here. We don’t have piles of restaurant gift certificates laying around as compensation for our work. That’s not the way it works (at least for us).
Finally, the restaurant business is difficult. After all, they have to deal with us all day long. The sometimes hyper critical general public. Our mission here is to make you aware of what is happening in our Sarasota food world. Along the way we can hopefully give you an idea of where to enjoy a Saturday evening dinner or Thursday lunch. If we’ve done that, then we’ve done our job.
- Larry Hoffman, Publisher