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...
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.

Hog Thai

September 1, 2015

Hog Thai makes 6 individual servings Ingredients: Bibb Lettuce                        1 head   separated wild hog                               6 oz.       pulled Red onion                           2 oz.       small dice grape tomatoes                  6 each   sliced pineapple (fresh)              6 oz.      small dices Thai peanut sauce            3 oz.       store brands are adequate Rice Cake                            1 oz.       chopped fine for a little crunch   Method: Heat pulled hog. Place 1 oz. of hog in each piece of lettuce leaf Add tomatoes, pineapple  and onions Drizzle peanut sauce over the lettuce and hog Finish with chopped rice cake Leave the leaves open for good presentation Enjoy!
marvista_063During the entire month of September ALL Wines are half priced at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant! No coupons needed. Join us for lunch and dinner and enjoy your favorite wine at half the price. Order a bottle of our Signature Brand, Lola or any wine off of our extensive wine list! The offer is valid for bottles and glasses. September is the time to indulge in that bottle of wine you have always wanted to try!

Dine Out for No Kid Hungry!

August 31, 2015

In America, one in five children struggle with hunger. For three weeks this September, each of our restaurants will join thousands of other restaurants nationwide to support the No Kid Hungry® campaign by raising funds. The Sandbar, Beach House and Mar Vista will donate one dollar from the sale of every grouper sandwich and adult […]

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Sandbar Sangria Takes 1st Place!

August 31, 2015

The Sandbar’s Sangria is now an award winner, trophy and all! Over 200 people voted our Sangria as their top choice in the White Sangria category at the inaugural Sangria Showdown! There was some tough competition with 10 local competitors bringing their best to be sampled by over 200 attendees and celebrity judges. Sandbar manager, […]

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Sandbar September Wine Special!

August 31, 2015

The Sandbar has designated September as the month for free wine! Enjoy a free bottle of manager’s select wine anytime you purchase two lunch or dinner entrees! Simply print the voucher here and bring it in or show it to a team member from your phone to redeem it. Enjoy our September Wine Special! You […]

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Local Dish features Mar Vista!

August 17, 2015

Sarasota 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 […]

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