peachesYou probably already know we grow lots of great produce on the farm we own, Gamble Creek but did you know we also buy from other local farms to bring you the freshest veggies and fruits available?

One such local farm is King Family Farms. We are getting the most succulent and sweetest peaches and blueberries right now from Selby and Ben King. Chef Will at the Beach House is making peach and blueberry cobblers and adding grilled peaches to the just picked and plated Gamble Creek kale. Chef Ian likes to use the blueberries to sweeten his Quinoa salad. We are so lucky to have access to such wonderful farm partners here in our area.

In addition to the fabulous produce we are getting from King Family Farms, we are seeing lots of great produce from our farm like crisp radishes sliced into our salads, heirloom tomatoes, romaine lettuce and pea shoots. Chef George at Mar Vista is pairing the produce with seafood in dishes like his Poki Bowl – diced yellow fin tuna, avocado, onion, poki sauce tossed, cusabi salad, jasmine rice, scallions, sesame seeds served with fried tortillas.

All of the fresh produce adds such great flavor to the dishes we serve and you can taste the difference. We hope you will join us to enjoy our new dishes and taste What is Fresh from the Farm!

silver affaire picOn behalf of the Anna Maria Island Community Center, I would like to invite you to join us in celebrating 25 years of our “Affaire”!

Presented by The Chiles Restaurant Group consisting of The Sandbar, The Beach House and The Mar Vista Restaurants, The Silver Affaire will be held April 18, 2015 and promises to be a truly enchanted evening. Enjoy spectacular food, wine, and other libations as you celebrate the 25th year of this amazing event.

Our live auction will be short and sweet offering exciting and unique packages, so that you will have time to enjoy the evening’s entertainment! MPIRE is a 7 piece band from Daytona Beach that will “rock your socks off”! The drawing for a 2003 Anniversary Edition Harley Davidson 1200 Sportster will also take place during the event. Tickets are $125 and only 125 will be sold! You can purchase your ticket by calling the Community Center!

Your commitment to donate an item(s) for our live and/or silent auctions will give you the opportunity to have your name or organization listed in the Silver Affaire event program! Proceeds from this event provide much needed programming and services to youth and adults in our community.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Dawn Mishler at 941-518-4997. Don’t miss out on supporting this one and only “Silver Affaire”!


Cindy Thompson

Executive Director

Bring on the Boar!

January 29, 2015

Carnivores – We’ve got you covered! With all the talk of the farm and fresh produce we didn’t want to forget to mention the newest local food forward menu addition, Wild Boar! If you haven’t tried it but have been curious, you are not alone. Trust us, you are going to love it. We are […]

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Pine Avenue Edible Garden Tour and Sandbar Tasting Lunch

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The first two Pine Avenue Edible Garden Tour and Sandbar Tasting Lunch events were extremely popular. The next one is scheduled for January 24. The tour begins at The Studio at Gulf and Pine at 9:30 am and finishes up at the Sandbar at approximately 1:00 pm. Tickets are $30.00 per person. Proceeds benefit the Roser […]

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Get Vintage Beach House Retail!

April 3, 2015

Get it before it is gone! One of the most iconic locations on all of Anna Maria Island is undergoing some big changes and time is now limited for loyal locals and vacation-goers to own a piece of history. The Beach House Restaurant, a mainstay in Bradenton Beach dating back to the early 90’s, has […]

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Easter Sunday at the Sandbar!

April 3, 2015

Easter at the Sandbar and Brunch Too! Our Sandbar Sunday Jazz Brunch is going to extra special for Easter Sunday! Join us for Brunch or enjoy the dinner menu all day long! Chef Ian and our culinary team plan to prepare special features made with fresh from our farm produce, seafood from local waters and pasture […]

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Easter at the Mar Vista Dockside Restaurant!

April 3, 2015

Hop on down to Mar Vista for Easter! The Mar Vista is a great place to enjoy a delicious Easter dinner. Sit inside the quaint dining room, on the covered outdoor deck or under the ancient Buttonwood trees for a true Florida dining experience. Chef George has delicious features planned for you and your family like the […]

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Beach House Easter Dinner!

April 3, 2015

Join us this Sunday for a fabulous Easter dinner with your family and friends and your toes in the sand. Chef Will and his culinary team have some delicious dishes planned for this special holiday! Dinner will be served all day with features made with our farm’s fresh produce, tide to table seafood from the […]

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Lobster Quiche

April 3, 2015

Lobster Quiche – featured on our Sandbar Sunday Jazz Brunch Ingredients: Eggs                                                  4 ea Lobster Tail                               […]

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