Now Serving….Mullet!

August 3, 2014

IMG_3245   Mullet is one of the most underappreciated fish in the seafood industry! It is also one of the healthiest. High in Omega 3 fats that are good for your heart and circulatory system. Most people associate mullet from seeing it sold on the side of the road out of a big black smoker. At road side stands, on your way to the island, you can get it packaged to go, rolled up in a newspaper. In fact, a local publication, the Islander has "More than just a mullet wrapper" as part of their tongue in cheek name.  Smoked mullet is the familiar way people have tried this Cortez delicacy and don't get us wrong, it is delicious smoked. But we also want you to know more about Mullet. Call it our Mullet Mission if you want. No matter if you have had mullet, always wanted to try it or have been on the fence, we encourage you to come in and try some of the best tasting fish you will ever have. We cook it several ways - smoked, of course, grilled, blackened, fried in our mullet platter with Bradley Store grits, hushpuppies and cole slaw as well as in our delicious fish dip with capers, onions, and crackers. Captain Anthony Manali has been getting us our mullet from the local gulf waters for years. Mullet season starts in Late July as the fish fatten up in preparation for their breeding season and egg production. They stay fat until the end of the year.  So take advantage of this local treasure and come in to try some. See what Ed Chiles has to say about Mullet in this video.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIe0eSe0ubY  

Beachhouse Refreshed!

August 3, 2014

The Beachhouse was featured in the Sarasota Herald on June 9th. Read the article here...  http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20140609/ARTICLE/306099990 9223-copy    

Mar Vista Removes Dollar Bills!

August 3, 2014

Though it is known for its fresh seafood and picturesque views of Sarasota Bay, it’s also hard to forget the rows and rows of dollar bills covering the walls (and ceiling) of the quaint indoor dining room of the iconic Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub on Longboat Key. Those dining at Mar Vista, however, […]

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What’s Fresh From Our Farms?

August 3, 2014

During August and September our farms take a bit of a siesta from providing us with fresh, local produce while they regroup to get ready for the fall crops. Maintenance, Cleaning and Preparing are the three areas the farms will be focusing on during August and September. Eric at Gamble will be preparing the cover crops to provide nitrogen and a […]

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Sandbar Signature #3

August 1, 2014

You have heard it said that The Third Times the Charm. That definitely applies to our third Sandbar Signature, the Skinny Irishman by bartender Shane Weaver. The Skinny Irishman is a perfect mixture of Jameson’s Irish Whiskey, Agave Nectar, Fresh Lemon Juice and sour mix. Shaken, served in a highball and garnished with a cinnamon […]

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Mullet BLT

August 1, 2014

Mullet BLT by Sandbar Chef Ian Fairweather 8/1/2014 Ingredients: 4 oz. smoked mullet spread (see recipe below) 2 slices of green tomato (fried) 3 slices cooked bacon Leaf lettuce 2 pieces rye toast Method: Mullet Dip: 2 lbs smoked mullet 4 oz cream cheese 1 oz parsley 2 oz lime juice Mix all together. On […]

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