IMG_2272The Tampa Bay Times recently featured an article enumerating the benefits of one of our local treasures...Cortez Grey Striped Mullet! The Monday, August 10 front page feature was crafted by Tampa Bay Times Food Critic, Laura Reiley. Laura is no stranger to Florida food and the importance of supporting local food resources. She touched upon all of the aspects that make Mullet a potentially major economic driver for our local economy not to mention one great tasting fish. So if you have not had mullet in a while or better yet, if you have never tried mullet, now you can! Whether it is Beach House's Chef Will's mullet fingers, lightly breaded and fried with house made Firey Romesco sauce and tarter sauce, Mar Vista's Chef George's Mullet Grits and Greens with Vermont white cheddar cheese grits, collard greens with The Hammery smoked ham hocks (eat your heart out Paula Dean), or Sandbar's Chef Ian's lightly fried Mullet Backs with bits of sweet, tender fish, come discover how delicious this local treasure is! Read the feature...

Beach House BOGO Offer

July 31, 2015

BOGO NEWSLIT'S HERE........ THE BEACH HOUSE BOGO!!!! The Beach House wants to thank all of its loyal guests by offering them a BOGO - Buy one, get one free! Buy any two entrees and get the second one of equal or lessor value free. Not available with other offers, or on holidays. We love our locals and our visitors and want to show them the love with this offer so bring in this voucher to enjoy fresh Florida seafood at its finest or your choice of entree off any of our menus! ENJOY!!!! 18% gratuity will be added to the pre-discounted check.
wineofferexpaug15 copySummer is here and Mar Vista's Summer Wine Special is back! We are excited to offer our locals and summer visitors a complimentary bottle of Manager's Select wine. Just come by boat or car to this gem of a real Florida dining spot and receive a bottle of wine when you purchase two lunch or dinner entrees. What better to compliment a beautiful view of Sarasota Bay while you sit inside the quaint dining room, outside on the covered deck or under the canopy of ancient Buttonwood trees than a bottle of wine and a delicious meal made from locally sourced and sustainable seafood, produce and land fare. Come experience Florida dining the way it was meant to be. Mar Vista can't be beat! To receive offer, just print or show this coupon to one of our Mar Vista team members.
Mar-Vista---Anthony-Cucci---General-ManagerSarasota Manatee Originals Feature, Local Dish author: Abby Weingarten At the quintessential old Florida hideaway known as The Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant and Pub, magic is in the ambiance and local seafood is on the menu. One of few places in the area to boast its own private dock, the restaurant gives patrons the “dock and dine” option; boaters can look for ICW Mile Marker #39 to guide them straight from the water to the 1912-built Longboat Key locale. General manager Anthony Cucci welcomes regulars and visitors as they gather inside the historic dining room (where they can tack dollar bills onto the wall to commemorate their visit), outside on the covered deck, and by the water under the majestic Buttonwood trees that glimmer with twinkle lights at night. “It’s the laid-back, old Florida feel that our guests count on over and over again,” Cucci says. “It’s perfect for special occasions or just to relax and unwind.” The menu brims with sustainable seafood—a testament to the vision of restaurateur Ed Chiles, who is a champion of the locavore movement. Chiles is the man behind the Chiles Restaurant Group, which also includes the Sandbar Restaurant in Anna Maria and the Beach House Restaurant on Bradenton Beach, both situated on beautiful Anna Maria Island. Mar Vista menu favorites include the Red Curry Chilean Sea Bass; Caribbean Grouper, Gulf Shrimp and Cortez Bottarga and Crab Steamer Pots. The Daily Features menus have an array of rotating sustainable options including such unique items like Punta Gorda Wild Boar and New Zealand’s Mount Cook King Salmon. “Look for renovations to start in the fall that will add a raw bar and elevated seating, allowing for an even better view of Sarasota Bay,” Cucci says. Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant & Pub: 760 Broadway Street | North Longboat Key | 941-383-2391 | www.marvista.groupersandwich.com Author:  Abby Weingarten Written and published for the Sarasota Manatee Originals.

Lionfish featured on Suncoast View!

August 3, 2015

We introduced you to Lion Fish in last month’s newsletter. We are happy to see many of our Beach House guests trying it and loving it! We were recently invited to appear on Channel 7 ABC’s The Suncoast View where we featured it. The ladies of the View loved it too! We are serving it […]

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Sunray Clams…Aquaculture Superhero!

August 3, 2015

Guess what percentage of the world’s aquaculture the U.S. is currently producing. 40%, 30%, 15%, 8%, 1%? If you guessed 1% – you are right. By now most people have heard the figures for the major imbalances in our U.S. fish consumption. Talk about a trade deficit. Ninety plus percent of the seafood we eat […]

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Have you been to Mar Vista for your Complimentary Bottle of Wine Yet?

August 3, 2015

Summertime is wine time at Mar Vista! We invite you to visit anytime this month to enjoy a free bottle of wine when you purchase two lunch or dinner entrees. And coming in September….ALL wines will be half price, no exceptions and no voucher needed. Just come in and order any wine off our wine […]

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