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Join us at The Studio at Gulf and Pine, Anna Maria Island’s premier art gallery, just one block north of the iconic Sandbar Restaurant for a special Forks and Corks Wine Maker Dinner hosted by the Sandbar Restaurant. Howard Rossbach owner and winemaker from Firesteed Cellars out of Willamette Valley, Oregon will be our special guest. He will be pouring several varietals paired with a selection of signature menu features provided by the Sandbar Restaurant’s creative culinary team. Seating is limited. $79 (includes tax and gratuity). For more info call 941-713-3105.

Date: Saturday, January 28, 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm.
Place: Studio at Gulf and Pine, 10101 Gulf Drive, Anna Maria, FL.

Winemaker Dinner  Menu

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The Beach House deck is nearly finished and we are counting down the days with excitement. The Mar Vista will have limited seating in the former dining room by the end of January.

Beach House Update:

The Beach House deck has undergone a complete transformation. The unveiling and official opening will be in mid-February. The new design will include a new, waterfront bar and a sunken lounge area with a state-of-the-art louvered awning, covering the entire outside deck, while still allowing patrons to enjoy the views and cool breezes in true waterfront dining style. Tables around the perimeter will offer guests our unique toes in the sand dining option. So please join us on the new Beach House deck in February. In the meantime, come see how far we have come with the progress. Inside and outside seating is still available and the sunsets are amazing!

Mar Vista Update:

The Mar Vista is also open during their renovations to the kitchen and inside dining room. As we mentioned before we will halt the construction at the Mar Vista in late January at which time we will have about 35 seats in the dining room available. The final part of the project, the renovation of the entry, dining room and bar, will resume after season and finish up in the fall. The new design will include some really unique features like an outdoor fireplace, a working water tower and an expansion to our wonderful herb and vegetable garden, allowing our chefs access to fresh produce, ultimately infused into our delicious menu items.

Look for videos to be out soon that show a time lapse of all that has been accomplished at both properties. We are so excited to share our updated restaurants with you…our guests.

double-gift-card-2015-800x500Yes, the holiday’s are over but we are still in the holiday spirit around here. So in case you didn’t get what you wanted for Christmas or maybe you forgot someone on your list…whoops, we have extended our holiday gift card sale until midnight on January 8th. Purchase at least $50 in gift cards and receive a free bonus card worth 25% of your gift card purchase. Purchase online, call or visit but hurry, this offer will expire soon!

Beach House BOGO is Back On!

December 30, 2016

bh-bogo-newsletter-jan31-2017Enjoy the New Year with a Beach House BOGO valid from January 1 – January 31. Buy any one lunch or dinner entree and get the second entree of equal or lessor value free! You can present a printed out coupon or show it from your phone or mobile device to receive it. BOGOs are best when shared so send yours to a friend to double the fun!

Ed’s Corner January 2017

December 30, 2016

2016 was a real transition year in many ways for our restaurants. We have been busy finishing the total renovations to all three restaurants. What started in 2011 and 2012 with the two-phased, total rebuild of the Sandbar is still ongoing as well as some exciting developments at our other two restaurants. The great news […]

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Sandbar Islander Scallops

December 29, 2016

Islander Scallops Scallops with coconut milk reduction with sautéed greens garnished with candied fruit Ingredients: Scallops 4 ea. Coconut milk 8 oz. Garlic 1 ea. Lemon grass 1 inch Ginger .5 oz. Kale or spinach 4 oz. Orange slices 3 ea. Piquillo peppers 3 ea. Basil 2 plooshes Sugar 1 cup Water 1 cup Method: […]

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Christmas for Kid’s Party!

December 29, 2016

The 22nd Annual Lawton Chiles Christmas for Kids Party was a heartwarming way to celebrate the true spirit of the holiday. Once again this year, it was a wonderful success. The Sandbar hosted 92 underprivileged children from Head Start and RCMA, a nonprofit child care organization in Palmetto. Each child received a new pair of […]

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