Sandbar News

Growing Food on Pine Avenue

Eating locally grown produce has taken on a whole new meaning on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Landscape designer and native habitat expert, Michael Miller, along with Pine Avenue Restoration developers Ed Chiles and Micheal Coleman, have partnered with Pine Avenue Merchants to design and implement Edible Community Gardens on Pine Avenue, now known as “The Greenest Little Main Street in America”. The concept of food along the historic stretch between the Gulf of Mexico and Tampa Bay, was posed about a year ago and is now a reality with eight raised beds and more to follow. These gardens contain

30 Years of Fireworks, Family Fun and Great Food!

The Monday, July 4 fireworks event at The Sandbar marks the 30th year the restaurant has hosted the Annual Sandbar Fireworks Extravaganza. Owner, Ed Chiles, says, “We are so honored and humbled that we have been able to bring joy to so many people and generations of families for so many years.” This year’s momentous event will take place under the covered, open-air Sandbar Event Pavilion (separate from the restaurant) offering prime seating for the fireworks show which will begin shortly after dusk. VIP Party tickets are available now! Party packages include delicious food – appetizers, entrees, side dishes and

Lionfish Now Available!

Lionfish: King of the Menu at Beach House It’s a venomous predator known to ravage local Florida reefs and destroy surrounding ecosystems, but, thanks to restaurants like the Beach House, a (delicious) solution to the Lionfish problem threatening the Gulf has been found. And, it involves serving the fish alongside roasted vegetable cous cous. Though the Lionfish is known for its frightening appearance – thanks to its bright vertical stripes, expansive fan-like fins and 18 venomous spines (used in defense) – diners should not be fooled. They are much more delicious than they are dangerous, posing no threat to the

The Sandbar Features Suncoast Art Tour Artist

This 2-day Tour is an ambitious show featuring more than 1,000 pieces of art by 17 artists working in Bradenton and Sarasota today. The self-guided Tour will be held on March 9 and 10, 2012, and will sprawl across Sarasota from University Parkway to Clark Road. Highlights will include 5 well-known artists in their studios plus a Gallery Exhibit of 12 more artists in the Ringling College of Art + Design Student Center exhibition space. One of the featured artists, Bob Brown, will have one of his abstract pieces displayed in the Sandbar Restaurant.  Brown is also a resident artist