Mullet Gets a Makeover!

August 29, 2014

IMG_2270In the world of seafood, there is no fish more in need of an image makeover than the Grey Striped Mullet. Found in abundance throughout Florida – in coastal rivers and bays, and in the Gulf waters along the west coast of Florida, this native fish, high in lipid fats and omega 3 oils, is one of the ultimate, sustainable, seafood resources in the state and (most importantly) tastes delicious. While some locals and many Europeans recognize what great table fare mullet is, the vast majority have a low opinion of this local treasure. Ed Chiles has long had a passion for celebrating and preserving the heritage of Florida and especially Manatee County. Chiles states, “From the beginning of man’s time in our area, Manatee County has been about seafood and agriculture. Today, ninety percent of all seafood consumed in the United States is imported and 50% of that is aquaculture. Chiles has been working for a number of years to change the negative perception that surrounds mullet and to educate his clientele about the great taste and healthy attributes it offers. To help him accomplish this, Chiles has partnered with Captain Anthony Manali, who, according to Chiles, ‘wears the pants of the finest mullet fisherman in Florida’. Chiles states, “This is our fourth year of serving mullet in the late summer and fall. All three restaurants will be featuring a variety of presentations of mullet for the next four months including grilled, blackened, fried and in our delicious Manali Mullet dip.” Chiles feels so strongly about the quality of his grey striped mullet that he personally guarantees customer satisfaction. Chiles finishes by saying, “I recommend it with a glass of Lola wine.” For more information on mullet and other daily features contact Chiles Group Marketing Director, Caryn Hodge at 941-778-8705 or chodge@chilesgroup.com.  

Beachhouse Happy Hour!

August 29, 2014

bluemargThe Beachhouse Happy Hour is the best thing going for locals and visitors! Start your evening out with us as you gaze upon the breathtaking sunset while you listen to live tropical music by one of our house musicians. If you are a hard working local, our happy hour goes until 6:00pm so you don't have to rush from work. We have the latest happy hour available so even those working till 5 or after can still make it in time to enjoy fresh tropical drinks, wine, beer or well drink specials and delicious appetizers. Parking is a breeze too with our complimentary valet. So pull right up to the front door and be ready to get Happy!!!! Our Happy Hour appetizers include: Spinach Artichoke Dip, Calamari, Sweet and Spicy Shrimp, Coconut Shrimp, Cajun Oysters, Oysters on the Half Shell, Clam Chowder and Black Bean Soup. Drink specials include Domestic Draft beers for $2.00, House Wines for $3.25, Margarita's and Pina Colada's for $4.00 and well drinks for $2.50. Happy Hour is at our new bar Monday-Friday 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm. View the menu...http://beachhouse.groupersandwich.com/beachhouse-menus.php  

Discover Paradise with this Sandbar Signature Cocktail!

August 29, 2014

Anna Maria Island’s slogan is Paradise Without an Attitude! Our next Sandbar Signature could be served as the island’s official drink! Tequila in Paradise is our latest Sandbar Signature Cocktail created by bartender Kathryn Findley. It is a real tropical treat with the perfect combination of Avion Silver tequila, amaretto and pineapple juice. Ask for one the next […]

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Soft Shell Crabs, Swordfish Ribs and Middleneck Clams- Oh My!

August 29, 2014

Seafood is what we do and local is what we do best! Heritage seafood products that come from local fishermen or purveyors who take great pride in harvesting the best of class products. These are the folks we partner with to bring you delicious seafood you won’t find elsewhere. Right now its soft shell crabs […]

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Chiles Group Takes the ALS Challenge

August 29, 2014

Not that anyone had to twist our arms to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. It has been a pretty hot summer so the thought of dumping ice cold water on our heads didn’t sound like a bad idea to most of our staff. But besides that fact, we were happy to support the efforts […]

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Soft Shell Crab Sandwich

August 29, 2014

Soft Shell Crab Sandwich by Beachhouse Chef Will Manson Description: A large Soft Shell Crab rolled in Panko style bread crumbs, quick fried, placed on a toasted Kaiser bun and served with French Fries or Cole Slaw and a side of Chipotle Mayonnaise. Ingredients: 1 Soft Shell Crab- Whole Size – Dusty Chaney’s are the […]

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