Dive Into Summer


The June issue is full to the brim. It’s overflowing with a host of summer’s must-do’s, from slurping down oyster shooters at Owen’s Fish Camp to hard-core athletic camps at IMG Academy, adorable otters at Mote to Splashin’ Saturdays at Selby Gardens—all chronicled in this year’s Summer Sizzlers. The cover says it all: Baker and Wife’s octopus soppressata embodies the ethos of summer—just a little salty, both crisp and refreshing and yet, it still sends a tingle of suspense down your spine.

And adding a healthy dose of adrenaline, The Granddaddy of ‘Em All chronicles our experience at the Arcadia All-Florida Championship Rodeo through words and up-close-and-personal photos. Watch the Bionic Bull Rider Barry Brown prove his worth as bulls muscle for control. Hear the roar of the crowd as a purple-haired barrel racer hurdles around hairpin turns. Hang on for dear life, it’s a wild ride.

And who could forget Sarasota’s biggest week—Film Fest? We certainly didn’t. In Outside the Frame Jacob Ogles and Phil Lederer take you on a journey past the crowds and flashing lights to dig deeper into this year’s focus on mental health; a psychologist interviews a documentary filmmaker and stars like Caitlin Fitzgerald, Rosie Perez and Treat Williams talk grief, mental illness and the state of powerful female leads in film.

The June issue challenges you to make the most of your summer, whether you’re on a mission to try all the flavors and restaurants listed in Summer Sizzlers or finally get up on a bucking bronco and live your rodeo dreams. We can’t wait for you to jump in!

-The SRQ Team

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