gamble creek burger 525 hankmargarita 525 hankHow does lunch on the beach starting at five bucks sound?
It’s all at the Beach House Restaurant! New extended hours for Happy Hour and new items on our Lunch Menu!

Starting Monday, August 7th, Monday through Friday, 11:30 until 5, the Beach House will offer 2 for 1 domestic drafts, house wines, signature cocktails and well drinks – that’s right, all are 2 for one!
And to make it even better…the new lunch menu has just what you’re looking for like $5 wings, $8 sliders, a crispy coconut shrimp salad for $10 and there’s plenty of fresh shrimp, clams, fish tacos,
burgers, plus a Cuban sandwich made on house made Cuban bread that’ll rock your taste buds.
Where else can you find a brand new, all weather, climate controlled deck overlooking
700 feet of pristine beach along with two bars, inside dining, deck dining, and even toes-in-the sand beach dining.
Can it get any better?
We don’t think so. Come in for Happy Hour, 2 for 1 drinks and the new Lunch Menu!

Take a break from the ordinary and get to the Beach House restaurant!

volunteer flyerThe World Rowing Championships will utilize approximately 2000 volunteers. Many people have already signed up to be part of this special event and they are very excited to be involved. There are still volunteer positions available and the organizers encourage local residents to come on board for a chance to play a significant role in this dynamic and unique volunteer opportunity.

Sign up here…




Charles-Cole-Silas-Stafford-World-Rowing-U23-zkHdYl5Bq2_l maxresdefault we-welcome-the-world-001-1000x380 PrintIn just a few weeks, the 2017 World Rowing Championships returns to the United States for the first time in 23 years.

The marquee regatta, taking place September 23-October 1 at Nathan Benderson Park, is the highlight of the international rowing calendar, featuring nearly 2,000 athletes from 70 countries. Organizers expect the event to generate $25 million in economic impact for Sarasota and Manatee counties combined.

The fun gets started on the evening of September 23 with a spectacular and free Opening Ceremony for the community at Nathan Benderson Park. On competition days, racing generally starts around 10:00 a.m. and concludes around 2:00 p.m. For information on tickets, volunteering and how to become an on-site vendor, please visit

Ed Chiles is proud to have been selected as the co-chair of the event representing Manatee County and we look forward to welcoming the athletes, families and spectators from around the world to our area.

For all the info visit


20161104_130027 20161105_120855 20161105_123908With the recent high heat and lots of rain; the Sandbar Eco Gardens have been flourishing beautifully this summer. These gardens are located right on the grounds of the restaurant and are managed by Zach Rasmussen, our local permaculture expert and awesome valet guy!

Here’s the latest Eco Garden update from Zach:

“The chefs are constantly experimenting with culinary edibles from our gardens. In the kitchen Chef Harashio incorporated Sweet Marjoram from the garden to make a compound butter for his favorite chicken dish; while Chef Pat is chopping down herbs and superfoods for our Spring Avenue water served up on the weekends. We serve it to guests while they are waiting for their table or as they leave after lunch or dinner. There is no comparison when it comes to using fresh produce from the gardens.
We have recently introduced a few new exotic plants that should establish themselves nicely. We also added a Peach Ghost Pepper, 2 wild Hot Pepper plants, Cape Gooseberry, Naranjilla, Pananama Cherry, Ho Shou Wu, and the Blackberry Jam Fruit. Many of these plants are considered superfoods or have been used as medicine in ancient cultures because of their nutrient complexity. To keep these plants at their peak nutrient levels we have been making large batches of biochar. Biochar is charred wood and ash that has been inoculated with beneficial microbes. When biochar is used in the soil for plant production it gives an explosion of complex nutrients, microbes and nitrogen to the soil; it is said that a 1 ounce piece of inoculated biochar has the surface area of a football field size piece of land. Biochar and on-site made compost are the only two fertilizers being used at our Sandbar Eco Gardens. We’re creating nutrient and purity levels way beyond organic! Our goal is to waste less and create more, fresh, nutrient rich foods from our gardens to your table!”

You can ask to see our gardens right on the Sandbar property whenever you visit us for lunch and dinner. If you get lucky, Zach will be working the valet and give you a personal tour.

Mexican Corn

August 2, 2017

Mexican Corn Ingredients: 2 Ears of Silver Queen Corn or a sweet corn variety 3 Cups Whole Milk 2 oz. Cotija Cheese .5 oz. Freshly Chopped Cilantro 1 Half Fresh cut Lime 2 Dashes Seasoned Salt 1 LB Salted Butter Procedure: Place 3 cups milk and 1 Pound of salted butter into a pan to […]

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Mullet – It’s On Our Menus!

August 2, 2017

When you want to eat local fish, you can’t get more local than Mullet! Cortez Grey Striped Mullet dates back to the days when the Timucan and Calusa Native Americans inhabited Anna Maria Island. Historically, Mullet was underappreciated for its value both economically and nutritionally. Today, we revere mullet as one of the most sustainable, […]

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