Taco treasures, a bevy of beers make Island House Tap & Grill a must-visit By Jane Bartnett Hanging out at Island House Tap & Grill with owner Troy Jenkins felt like being on vacation. Jenkins has a way of making everyone who drops in at the cozy casual eatery, in the heart of Davidson Plaza […]
SKOB donates its collection of unique donations each year, and this time it is headed south to hurricane victims By Hannah Wallace Cash is just part of the atmosphere at Siesta Key Oyster Bar, where guest-signed dollar bills (and some larger denominations) adorn the walls and ceiling. It’s an homage to an old fishing village […]
A handful of establishments on Siesta Key will be open on Thanksgiving and serving a holiday meal. Among them are:
The annual Turkey Trot pub crawl on the “Block that Roxx” will be held Nov. 23 in the Siesta Key Village. Seven businesses will be hosting the event: Siesta Key Oyster Bar, Daiquiri Deck, MVP, Beach Club, The Hub, Blase Cafe, and Gilligan’s. Pick up a pre-sale wristband at any location.
Five Siesta Key Village establishments are participating in a pub crawl on Dec. 10 with our furry friends in mind. All proceeds will benefit the Humane Society of Sarasota County. Check in at the Salty Dog between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. and meet some adorable adoptable dogs!
Casting for the Kids, a charity that benefits local families with a child diagnosed with cancer, will be supported by a party celebrating the 75-year anniversary of Siesta Key’s Beach Club. The event is Saturday, Dec. 3 and features raffles and 50/50 drawings with with all proceeds going to the kids. Games, live music, DJs, […]
Gulf Gate’s Schnitzel Kitchen is big on the old-world German recipes, warm hospitality By Jane Bartnett There’s a magical little place in Gulf Gate on Superior Avenue called Schnitzel Kitchen. Walking through the door, I felt as though I’d been transported to a charming German family’s home filled with family treasures and an endless array […]
Where there’s smoke, there’s flavor By Scott Dolan The practice of smoking fish has existed for thousands of years. The story behind the discovery of this process is not entirely clear but it is understood that it is one of the earliest techniques to help preserve meat and fish. Smoking helps preserve the fish as […]
By Hannah Wallace When the Phillippi Farmhouse Market debuted in January 2010, 18 vendors set up shop every Wednesday through May in the grassy easternmost section of Phillippi Estate, less than one mile north of Stickney Point Road. On a good day, they hoped for 1,400 visitors. On Oct. 5, the market opens the 2022-2023 season with 56 vendors — almost exclusively southwest Florida-based — […]
Jake’s Ice Cream is now business brand for where Siesta Key Creamery stood By Jane Bartnett At Jake’s, ice cream is a gourmet treat. The little ice cream parlor in the Southbridge Mall at 6575 Midnight Pass Rd., formerly known as Siesta Creamery, is now called Jake’s Ice Cream and sports a new logo and […]