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|Sarasota’s Namesake

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Sara, daughter of Spanish explorer Hernando DeSoto, is credited with being the inspiration for the name Sarasota. DeSoto explored this part of Florida in 1539, and according to legend, his daughter traveled with him. A tale picked up from the Seminole Indian legends and spun by George Fleming Chapline in 1906 in his book, “A Bunch of Grass: Some Verses and Some Otherâ€?, relates a story URPDQWLFDOO\ Ă€OOHG ZLWK WUHHV and forest,bays and early days. According to Chapline, a strong Indian brave name Chichi-Okobee offered himself to DeSoto’s guardsmen with the words, “Peace, I surrender to the warrior of the great white chiefâ€?. To secure their safe passage, DeSoto held ChichiOkobee hostage, then soon realized his prisoner willingly endured the throngs of captivity in order to be near his daughter, Sara. Due to the unfamiliar living conditions Okobee fell gravely ill and the physicians of the Spanish camp were unable to cure him. In his dying hour, Sara begged to be permitted to minister Chichi. Love’s potion, more powerful than the medicament of

medicine men, brought back the steady gaze to his eye, his health and strength. But when Sara fell ill, all the tender care given by the physicians were in vain. It was Chichi’s turn to beg DeSoto to allow him to return to his father’s camp and bring back the great medicine man, Ahti. Ahti kept long vigils by Sara’s side but was unable to revive her. Ahti’s powers had been matched with one greater than his; the Great Spirit had called her home. The distraught Chichi-Okobee requested that he might select the place of her burial and take part in the ceremony. One hundred Seminole braves led by Chichi-Okobee performed the burial of Sara. A silent canoe trip to “the most beautiful and most peaceful body of water that the Spaniards had ever beheldâ€? ended when Sara, ZLWKWKHZKLWHED\Ă RZHUVLQKHU blue-black hair, and the feather from the wing of the black heron in her hand, was tenderly lowered into the deep waters. At a signal from the young chief, every warrior sprang to their feet, tomahawk in hand and began a war chant. Once the echos died, they used their tomahawks to destroy their canoes sending them all to the bottom of the waters. Chichi-Okobee along with his hundred warriors had gone to guard the resting place of their young chieftain’s love. It is said that the sullen roar of the Gulf of Mexico, as it breaks upon the beaches, is but the QRLVHRIFRQĂ LFW7KDWWKHJUHDW whitecaps which chase each

2nd Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting &RPSHWLWLRQ‡7KXUVGD\0RQGD\1RYHPEHU For More Information read our events section on page 11 other and break and tumble across the pass are but the wrath of the warriors of Okobee and the children of the sea tossing their spirit arms and meeting in never-ending contest for possession of the bay. Chapline’s legend is based on bits of IDFWDQGVWRULHVJDWKHUHGLQWKHÀUVWGD\VRI Sarasota. A trip to the Everglades to speak to the Seminoles resulted in his learning the name of Ahti and the name Chichi-Okobee. Mrs. Neal Chapline Swain, the author’s niece, has researched the authenticity of the OHJHQGDQGKDVSXEOLVKHGKHUÀQGLQJVLQ The Legend of Sara DeSoto. Here are some RIKHUÀQGLQJV As DeSoto’s ships frequently plied

between Cuba and Florida, it is not unlikely that the Governor was visited by one of his admirers, whom being quite youthful, might easily have been mistaken for his daughters by the Indians. It is also known that a number of women died while accompanying the expedition and to avoid the desecration or mutilation of bodies by revengeful Indians, they were consigned to the deepest waters in many instances. Who the lovely Sara was and where she came from is still a mystery. That she lived and was buried in Sarasota Bay is generally accepted as legendary fact.


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|The Pelicans of Siesta Key A wonderful bird is the Pelican His bill will hold more than his belican. He can take in his beak Food enough for a week But I’m darned if I see how the helican... This humorous verse by Dixon L. Merritt contains one accurate statement “A wonderful bird is the Pelicanâ€?. Its bill will not hold more than its belly, and it cannot take enough food in its beak for a week. However, the beak or bill is remarkable. The Pelican uses this unusual physical feature together with his pouch as a hand to feed itself, as a tool to hammer, shear, and crack. And probably the most HIIHFWLYHĂ€VKLQJQHWLQWKHZRUOG0DQ\SHRSOHEHOLHYHWKH 3HOLFDQFDWFKHVDQGVWRUHVĂ€VKLQLWVSRXFKWKHQĂ LHVEDFN to its home to eat. This is not true. The bill and pouch are DFWXDOO\ D XQLTXH Ă€VKLQJ QHW WUDS  XVHG LQ WKH 3HOLFDQV SHFXOLDUĂ€VKLQJWHFKQLTXH:KHQLWGLYHVWKH3HOLFDQJXOSV Ă€VK DQG ZDWHU LQWR WKH SRXFK XS WR VHYHQWHHQ  SLQWV RI water is gulped in, when it surfaces, water is drained by

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KLPZLWKIDPLO\DQGIULHQGVLQĂ LJKWIRUPDWLRQVDLOLQJE\ your balcony almost close enough to touch. Pelicans have an intriguing relationship with man. They become very tame and will often develop friendships ZLWK ORFDO Ă€VKHUPDQ VKRZLQJ XS UHJXODUO\ IRU D KDQG out. Most area marinas have resident mascots that waddle up the docks and sit within a few feet with pleading eyes waiting to be fed. Because our local Brown Pelican is not a migrating bird, he lives here generation after generation. In the mangrove islands in our intracoastal waterway are rookeries where the Pelican builds his nest and bear young each year.  :HDUHIRUWXQDWHWRKDYHVXFKDKHDOWK\ population of Pelicans. They are truly a unique addition to our island nature. If you would like to learn more about the Pelican a number of our local Siesta Key shops carry an excellent booklet called “Pelicanâ€?, by Ray Ovington. There is much to learn, for wonderful birds are the Pelicans of Siesta Key!

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|,W¡V2IĂ€FLDO5DWHG%HDFK,Q$PHULFDE\'U%HDFK Siesta Beach is renowned for its breathtaking sunsets, easy-going waves, and gorgeous crystal white sand. The sand is 99% pure quartz, soft and cool to the touch. Among the many awards it has earned are the “Whitest, Finest Beach Sand in the Worldâ€? (The Great International White Sand challenge, 1987), “The Best Sand Beach in Americaâ€? (The Travel Channel, 2004) and for 2011, it was rated #1 beach in the 21st annual Top 10 Beach List, produced by coastal expert Dr. Stephen P. Leatherman, Director of Florida International University’s Laboratory for Coastal Research. Walking along, or swimming and playing in th Gulf of Mexico or merely basking in the tropical sun is enough fun for many folks, but others are drawn by Siesta Beach’s many amenities, which include tennis and vollyball courts, shaded playground and picnic/ barbecue areas and convienent concession stands. Shallow water near shorline and year-round lifeguard protection make it a great family beach. Beach wheelchairs can be borrowed to help special needs visitors cross the sand. There’s always something for everyone to do at Siesta Beach. It’s island location is within easy walking distance of the many

village shops and restaurants located in the beach tends to carry more shells, making Siesta Village. it perfect for beach combers and shell FROOHFWRUV0DQ\Ă€QGSHWULĂ€HGVKDUNV¡WHHWK Crescent Beach offers the same lush, to take home and treasure, especially after a white sands, azure waters and stunning storm. sunsets, but it is relatively secluded and quiet, as it has only one public access road. Here are some usefull tips: Located just south of Siesta Beach, the scene here tends to be more peaceful and private. At the southern tip of this beach is Point of Rocks - a lovely snorkeling and diving area that is rich with coral rock formations as well ascolorful and abundant marine life. Crescent Beach visitors staying in nearby resorts, rentals and beach clubs rave (but only to their closest friends) about Siesta Key’s best “non-private privateâ€? beach.

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Turtle Beach is at the southern tip of Siesta Key, and affords a sportier, “family playâ€? beach experience. The beach has picnic areas, a playground, a vollyball court and horseshoe pit. There’s also a boat launch, DQG Ă€VKLQJ LV SHUPLWWHG LQ WKH DGMDFHQW Blind Pass Lagoon. There are restaurants nearby, with shopping and a few local night spots just a short drive away. Turtle Beach is a narrow beach, with a somewhat steeper incline. The sand on the

|6LHVWD.H\'UXP&LUFOH Bring yourself a blanket or chair, most everyone does. It’s happening every Sunday starting a couple of hours before sunset, and ends around 10 PM. It’s an open free form community drum circle at the Siesta Key public beach. It meets up just south of the main pavilion between lifeguard stands 3 and 4 on Siesta Public Beach. Just follow your ears. This one is always a good time with solid musicality, dancing, and a great vibe. Some of these cats even keep on playing if it rains! Admission is free. 3KRWRFRXUWHV\RI7LPER

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|Let’s Keep This Place A Secret Just Between Us... When you by-pass Bentleys at over 50 miles per hour on the US41, you would never believe what secret it holds inside…! To say it’s a ‘hidden gem’ is a gross understatement; as one of Sarasota Counties premier quality, full service hotels, combined with one of Sarasota’s highest rated restaurants, Morgan’s, this is a place not to be missed. But the most amazing element of Bentleys is the Oasis that lies within! Centered in the complex, the outdoor ‘Osprey Beach’ pool area with its vast decks with man-made beaches, cabanas, gazebo’s, an awesome 80’ Tiki bar and casual dining Grille, this has got to be one of the most unbelievable discoveries you will make. You would think this would be enough, but not for the owners of this place; they also have a smart and trendy Seattle’s Best coffee shop with free WiFi access and a very classy nightclub called The Underground. It goes on… Bentleys has one of the biggest function rooms in the County being able to seat over 300 people for your dream wedding reception, party, corporate function, seminar or whatever you can come up with! They also have regular live bands inside and out. For Siesta Key residents and visitors, Bentleys has come up with a superb system of shuttling people to their location for us to enjoy their wonderful delights! They have teamed up with a local ‘Free Beaches Rides’ buggy company to transport guests from anywhere on the island to their shuttle bus pick up point at the South of the Key. This is a ‘priority’ service allowing people who want to go to Bentleys, to jump the ‘line’ for speedy transfer to their hotel.

From there it’s a quick and simple (about 15 minutes) free shuttle bus ride to Bentleys. This service runs from 10am until midnight allowing guests to enjoy a full day by the pool, and if they want, use the complementary showers and changing rooms to get dressed for a night in Morgan’s before moving on to the ‘Underground’ nightclub; then to be whisked back to Siesta Key without the worry of getting a ticket, genius! And

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what about this… for VIP guests who decide to book a night in one of their stunning higher grade suites, they even offer to pick you up in the hotel car; a brand new $80,000 Jaguar XJL, now that’s worth staying over for! Let’s get down to the important stuff; Food - superb, Service - excellent, Prices - very reasonable and made even more pleasant during the many 2for1’s they run, and how about this… at the Tiki bar they have a burger called the Bentleys ‘King Burger’ which has a single patty that weighs 2lb, and if you can eat the whole meal its free!!! We cannot state how highly we recommend a visit to Bentleys, especially now that they are offering our readers free access without having to buy the usual $25 ‘Resort Pass’ during season. But hey, let’s keep this place our little secret! To find out more, visit their website at www.BentleysResort.com or call them at 941-966-2121.

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Tortuga Gorda Cocktail |It’s a Family Affair at SKOB... By julsw | Courtesy of Caribbean Travel + Life

This fruity, tropical island drink packs quite a punch with 4 types of liquor. SERVES 1 1 oz. Cruzan 151 rum 1 oz. pineapple rum 1 oz. blue Curaçao 1 oz. melon liqueur 1 oz. each of pineapple juice and orange juice 1 oz. Sprite 1. Mix in a big glass with ice. Stir, then garnish with an orange and a cherry.

What could be better than having oysters at an authentic Florida Oyster Bar? How about oysters and live entertainment seven nights a week. The Siesta Key Oyster Bar is better known as SKOB (much as we refer to this publication as SKIV). Located in the heart of Siesta Key Village, it is a family owned and operated business. Jack, the father, retired from Chicago to Sarasota. His daughters Jill and Beth, along with their families, were soon to follow. Once Jill found out the Siesta Key Oyster Bar was for sale, it didn’t take much to convince her sister and brotherin-law to join her quest to possess the true family beach bar. The SKOB was purchased by “The Family” in November of 2003. The family has grown beyond Jill, Geno, Beth and Keith; they consider staff and regular customers as part of the family. Keeping true to their name, the SKOB’s specialty is oysters on the half shell. They even have a Crustacean Happy Hour that happens

every day from 3 – 6 daily featuring oysters RQWKHKDOIVKHOODQG/RXLVLDQDFUDZÀVK7KH menu has a large assortment of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, burgers, seafood entrees and a very neat kid’s menu. You can enjoy your meal on a large deck overlooking Ocean Blvd or inside with the air-conditioning. The SKOB offers full bar service and has a late night Happy Hour featuring 2 for 1 drink specials starting at 10pm Sunday through Thursday and 11pm Friday and Saturday. SKOB features live music each and every day! The groups play island favorites like “Margaritaville,” but they also have wide repertoires of popular tunes from today and yesterday. Who knows, you may even catch some great Delta Blues.

The music starts 7pm Monday thru Thursday, 8pm Friday & 1pm Saturday & Sunday. 5238 Ocean Blvd. On the Siesta Key Village Map location B #45. 941-346-5443 www.skob.com.


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1888 Stickney Point Road., Sarasota, FL 34231 | 941.923.2096 www.rocketmanshop.com

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Sundays, October 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2011 Fall Music Series

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens: 1:00pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3:00pm. Listen to sounds of the seasons under the Banyans at Selby Gardens. All-American cookout fare, beer, wine, soda and water will also be available for purchase. No food, beverages or coolers are allowed into the Gardens for this special event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Monday, October 31, 2011 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Safe Treatsâ&#x20AC;? Halloween

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November 1, 2011 through February 2011 Penguin Island Exhibit

Mote Aquarium 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota. Visitors will have the chance to meet and learn more about these â&#x20AC;&#x153;black-tieâ&#x20AC;? guests through daily visits and special meet-and-greet opportunities. Not all penguins live in chilly climates. The black-footed penguins coming to Mote Aquarium are native to South Africa, where the ocean currents are cold and the climate is moderate.

Saturday & Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2011 24th Annual Downtown Venice Art Festival

Downtown Venice comes alive for this annul tradition. Venice is located on the southern side of Sarasota County and the show is set-up along a charming historic downtown street.

Thursday - Monday, November 10-14, 2011 2nd Annual Siesta Key Crystal Classic Master Sandsculpting Competition 24 of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Topâ&#x20AC;? master sculptors from around the world will complete for the â&#x20AC;&#x153;World Championships of Sand Sculpting Doubles Titleâ&#x20AC;?. The Siesta Key Crystal Classic is open to the public at no cost; however, if you want to get up close to view each sculpture, you can purchase a daily pass for $5.00.

Saturday & Sunday, November 12-13 & 19-20, 2011 8th Annual Sarasota Medieval Fair

Sarasota Fairgrounds, 10am â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6pm. Live the majesty and madness of knights, jesters, minstrels, bell dancers, wenches, and sword swingers. Watch the full contact joust and human combat chess tournaments. Feast on turkey legs and hearty ales from the English pubs. Enjoy Celtic music and the new artisan marketplace with over 100 shops, food and snack booths. There are 11 stages holding over 75 shows daily.

Saturday, November 26, 2011 Annual Lighting & Holiday Open House

Siesta Key Village, 6pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9pm. Children can give Santa their wish list, have their face painted, visit with Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s elves and be entertained by Clifford the Big Red Dog and Sunshine the Clown. Gift bags provided by Beach Bazaar will EHJLYHQWRWKHĂ&#x20AC;UVWFKLOGUHQZKRYLVLWZLWK6DQWD6DQWDZLOODUULYHE\Ă&#x20AC;UH WUXFN DW DSSUR[LPDWHO\ SP %XVLQHVVHV ZLOO SURYLGH UHIUHVKPHQWV ZKLOH \RXHQMR\OLYHPXVLFDOHQWHUWDLQPHQWE\WKH3LQH9LHZ+LJK6FKRRO-D]]%DQN Barbershop Quartets, Key Board Players and choirs. Ocean Blvd. will be lined with luminaries and businesses will be holiday decorated. Free Trolley Rides available from Siesta Key Public Beach to the Village from 5:30pm â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10:00pm.

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|City Pizza, Inc.

www.citypizzaofsarasota.com 6645 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242 941.349.4490 City Pizza Inc. is a friendly, family owned and operated restaurant that began in 1989, serving the neighborhood area. Our specialty is Italian and we pride ourselves in making your food fast and fresh when you order it. We are a casual restaurant close to the beach. Licensed to serve beer and wine to compliment our large menu. For your pleasure and convenience, we offer take-out and delivery, but please feel free to dine in or eat on our porch. Come early and stay late! Enjoy breakfast, lunch and dinner at City Pizza Inc.

|Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crab & Oyster Bar

www.captaincurts.com 1200 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.349.3885 | brad@captaincurts.com A family seafood restaurant. Fish, seafood, prime rib, baby back ribs, baskets, sandwiches, salads & childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu. Full bar. Happy hour 4-6pm featuring The Back Room Saloon & Sports Bar. Live entertainment. Daily lunch & dinner specials. Gift Shop. Open 7 days a week.

|Crescent Beach Grocery

1211 Old Stickney Point Road, Sarasota, FL Owners: Nancy Connelly & Bill Singleton 941.312.0472 The Crescent Beach Grocery is Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s premier full-service grocery store. Carrying an extremely wide range of groceries, sundries, beer, wine, delicatessen items and fresh-cut meat â&#x20AC;&#x201C; as well as practically anything else you can think of â&#x20AC;&#x201C; the grocery caters to the needs of both residents and visitors on Siesta Key. The store is particularly well-known for providing good value, personal service and a warm, friendly environment.

|The Orange Octopus

1220 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.346.8080 Home of the orange squeeze! Featuring handmixed ice cream, coffees, shakes, malts, sundaes, smoothies, candles and fudge. Ask us about our ice cream parties! Located behind Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant on the corner of Midnight Pass & Old Stickney Point Road. Open daily until 9:30pm.

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www.jonnysfreebeachrides.com Siesta Key | 941.306.9097 Jonnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Free Beach Rides is a new service here on Siesta Key, Providing a fun, safe and ecofriendly way to cruz the Key. We will pick you up in our 6-seater electric vehicle. Our service route extends from Turtle Beach to Siesta Key |A Bridge For Independence Village. Operating hours are from 10 am - 2 am www.abridgeforindependence.com daily. Call 941-306-9097. 866.279.4390 Kimberly Stanford has been a nurse for over 24 years. She is currently a Registered Nurse |Siesta Sports Rentals with a degree in Business Administration and www.siestasportsrentals.com also maintains an Administratorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s license. 6551 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL Kimberlyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nursing experience includes 941-346-1797 | Fax: 941-346-1954 Located on beautiful Siesta Key Island a multitude of Health Care environments providing you with hours of fun, whether including Hospitals, Long Term Care, Assisted vacationing or living in Florida, we offer you Living, Nutritional Centers and Home Health the opportunity to see Sarasota and Siesta Key, Care. In April 2008, after 18 years of Home Care Florida the way it was meant to be seen. Just steps experience, Kimberly Stanford started her from Crescent Beach, we provide friendly, quality service at affordable prices. Delivery and pick up own In-Home Care business named A Bridge available. Mention you found our web site and For Independence LLC. The company has we will give a discount off your next rental. Stop grown successfully and now serves 5 counties; Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Monroe and by and say hello. Pinellas. In January 2011, Kimberly added a new platform of services which will include Home Watch and Concierge services. |Siesta 4-Rent www.siesta4rent.com 6555 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 |Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Restaurant 6631 Midnight Pass Rd., Crescent Plaza 941.349.5500 | 877.482.5550 941.349.4024 | www.miguelsrestaurant.net rentals@siesta4rent.com Miguelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a family owned restaurant that We offer Studios â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 BR condos and Homes here on beautiful Siesta Key Beach. All units specializes in French and Continental cuisine. fully equipped, most directly on the beach Serving Siesta Key since 1983, they offer a wide or beach access. Pets welcome at some. Call selection of appetizers and include fresh gulf or check website for rates. 1 week minimum VHDIRRG FKRLFHVW FXWV RI ÂżOHW PLJQRQ GHOLFLRXV poultry and veal dishes among their entrees. Happy required. hour is offered daily along with a complete menu for early diners. Open 7 days a week starting from |Siesta Key Bike & Kayak, LLC 5:00pm til close. www.siestakeybikeandkayak.com 1224 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.346.0891 Siesta Key Bike and Kayak, located on Siesta Key is family owned and operated serving Siesta Key, Lido Beach, Turtle Beach, Crescent To advertise in print or online: Contact Bob Beach, Sarasota and the surrounding areas. or Emy Stein at 941.539.0205. We offer a variety of energizing and relaxing Send editorial or photos via email to: things to do while you visit this beautiful scenic ebstein@comcast.net area. We offer quality equipment and a friendly Published by Island Visitor Publishing, LLC reliable expert staff so that you can get the most from your vacation... GUARANTEED.

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the favorite of many. There is also a good variety of pork, chicken, burgers and hot dogs. And don’t forget the Gumbo; you won’t be disappointed. If light fare is your choice, try one of Captain Curt’s delicious salads. They range from traditional favorites to a selection of seafood specialties like the Shrimp, Grouper or Shark Caesar. All are prepared with the freshest of ingredients. For the children... Captain Curt’s is perfect. The Children’s Menu offers a number of tasty dishes -- with fries -- for just $5.99.Children’s dinners are served on our original “Crabby Frisbee,” which is theirs to keep and take home. You just cannot beat Captain Curt’s menu for Florida favorites as well as delicious traditional entrees. If more of a good thing is possible, visit Captain Curt’s Back Room Saloon. The full menu is available in the saloon with food and drink specials offered daily. But the real secret to the Back Room’s popularity is entertainment! “Live at the Crab” presents live music by some of Sarasota’s best performers seven nights a week, from 8pm to midnight. (Check out our entertainment schedule on page 3. If you are a karaoke fan, try the Backroom’s karaoke, it’s been called “the best in town.” Also, for sports fans, the Backroom’s satellite TVs make for a party during every event. Food and drink specials are always available. So what are you waiting for? If you are looking for that perfect place to take the family, visit us on EHDXWLIXO6LHVWD.H\:HDUHHDV\WR¿QGDQGHDJHUO\ await the opportunity to serve you. We hope to see you soon!

Look for Captain Curt’s Crab & Oyster Bar just one block south of Stickney Point Rd. (Siesta Key’s South Bridge) on Midnight Pass Rd.

Sniki is Cool & We Know It!..., Visit Sniki Tiki today, relax in a warm, sunny seat under a palm, order your favorite tropical drink and enjoy the tropical atmosphere you came to Florida for. See You at the Sniki Tiki!

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Crab Cake 70% premium lump crab meat Maryland style 10.99

Fish Nuggets Alaskan pollock. Hand breaded and fried to a golden brown. 6.99

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Chicken Tenders Tender breast meat. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. 7.99

Escargot Baked in garlic butter and served with our delicious bread stick for dippin’ 8.99

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Tilapia, scallops & shrimp Broiled or fried 18.99

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Oyster Dinner

Admiral’s Platter

Wild caught. A very mild and flaky fish. Broiled or fried 16.99

Plump Fried Oysters A must for the oyster lover! 19.99

Fried white fish, scallops, shrimp and deviled crabs 16.99

Grilled Mahi-Mahi

Sea Scallops

Grilled fish so nice they named it twice. 17.99

From the cold waters of the Grand Banks. These scallops are the best in town. Broiled or fried. 17.99

Lobster, Shrimp & Scallops*

Tilapia Farm raised to insure perfection. Tilapia is mild but very tasty. Broiled or fried 15.99

Gulf Grouper Filets The unique flavor of this white flaky meat makes this the most sought after fish in the Gulf. Grilled, broiled or fried. Market Price

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Shrimp Dinner 12 large shrimp prepared the way you like. Grilled, fried, broiled or scampi. 15.99

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Grouper Basket Florida’s Favorite! Fried grouper fingers Market Price

Crab Cakes 2 Maryland style crab cakes made with 70% real lump crab meat 19.99

Shrimp Basket 6 Large fried shrimp 9.99

Trigger Fish If you like Grouper and you like Cod, you’ll love Trigger Fish. Broiled, grilled or fried. A Local Favorite! 16.99

Chicken Basket Tender breast meat. Served with your choice of dipping sauce. 9.99

Alaskan Fish & Chips

Alaskan pollock straight out of the icy waters of the Bering Sea. Fried of course! 12.99

House Salad - 5.99 Mix of Iceburg and Romaine Lettuce, with Red Cabbage, Onions, Carrots, Tomatoes and Cucumbers with Chicken 8.99 with Shrimp 9.99 with Mahi 9.99

Caesar Salad - 7.99 Fresh Hearts of Romaine. Topped with Parmesan Cheese and Croutons

with Tuna Salad 8.99 with Crab Salad 10.99

Side Salad - 3.99

Raw Oysters Served shucked on the half shell 1 doz. 12.99 1/2 doz. 7.99

with Chicken 10.99 with Shrimp 11.99 with Mahi 11.99 Side Caesar - 4.99

Steamed Clams Alaskan King Crab Legs

Alaskan Snow Crab Legs

1 1/4 lbs. Served with drawn butter Market Price

1 1/4 lbs. Served with drawn butter Market Price

1 lb. Served in Garlic Butter 8.99

Twin Lobster Tails* Two 5 oz. cold water lobster tails broiled Market Price

“Win “Winner of the Great Chowder Cook-Off” Inte International Competition Newport R.I. Cup 3.99 Bowl 5.99 CHILI

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Me Meaty Texas Chili CUP 3.25 BOWL 5.25

Spicy Seafood Gumbo CUP 3.99 BOWL 5.99

NOTICE: Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness, especially if you have certain medical conditions. Some of our foods contain ingredients known to be major food allergens, and all of our food is prepared in a common kitchen. *Items subject to availability.

Baby Back Ribs

Grilled Prime Rib

A Whole Rack of our famous Danish Baby Backs 16.99

A juicy cut of flame grilled prime rib served with au jus 15.99

Captain Curt’s

Village SHOPS

Siesta Key Bike & Kayak Fun for your vacation with Bike & Kayak Rental. Tours, Delivery & Pick-up. 346-0891

Lorraine’s Island Hair Design Full Service salon, Braids & Wraps by appointment. Monday thru Saturday. 346-7206

Home of the Orange Squeeze! Featuring hand-mixed ice cream, coffees, shakes, malts, sundaes, & smoothies. Open Til 9:30pm 941-346-8080

Coconut Fashions The best in service, qua & design. Beachwear accessories for the wh family. 349-4498


Happy HoUR PRIME OYSTERS 7.99/Dozen $

1/2 rack of ribs with 6 fried shrimp 17.99

Surf & Turf* Prime Rib & Cold Water Lobster Tail Market Price

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Add French Fries 1.50

Cheese Paradise

Tilapia Your Way

Tilapia coated with a spicy seasoned crust & baked with American cheese. 9.99

Mild but very tasty. Broiled or fried. 8.99

Crab Cake Sandwich Our delicious Maryland style crab cake served on a bun. 11.99

Fried Oyster Sandwich A must have for any oyster lover! 11.99

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Flounder Sandwich

Fresh, fried Oysters 13.99

Wild caught. A very mild and flaky fish. Broiled or fried. 8.99

Clam Basket

Crab Salad Sandwich

Oyster Basket

A generous helping of fried clam strips 9.99

NEW RECIPE! A Captain Curt’s favorite made with snow and king crab. 7.99

Rib Basket

Trigger Fish Sandwich

1/2 Rack of Baby back ribs 11.99

If you like Grouper and you like Cod, you’ll love Trigger Fish! Broiled, grilled or fried. A local favorite!! 8.99

Steamed Oysters Steamed whole & served with a shucker 1 doz. 12.99 2 doz. 22.99 3 doz. 31.99

Garlic Mussels 1 lb. Served in Garlic Butter, with a Bread Stick 8.99

Grouper Your Way “A Local Favorite!” Grilled, broiled or fried. Market Price

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Captain Curt’s finished 1st place at the Great Chowder Cook-Off, Home of The International Chowder Championships in Newport, RI. The festival has been featured on The Food Network & The CBS Morning Show. Previous winners are a “Hall of Fame” of some of the best seafood restaurants in the country and Captain Curt’s is proud to be in such great company. The judges of the competition are the attendees, and they are tough and know their chowder. The festival draws over 15,000+ people, most local New Englanders, and they use their admission ticket as their ballot.

Fried Fish Sandwich Alaskan pollock on a bun. 6.99

Mahi-Mahi Sandwich Grilled fish so nice they named it twice. 9.99

Tuna Salad Sandwich A classic recipe. 5.99

Spice it up with Cajun or Garlic Pepper .50

Add French Fries 1.50

Captain Curt Burger

Cozumel Burger

1/2 lb. of Angus beef 6.99

1/2 lb. of Angus beef smothered in chili with a side of jalapeños 7.99

Bacon Burger 1/2 lb. of Angus beef topped with bacon and swiss cheese 8.49

Chicken Sandwich Marinated chicken breast cooked over the grill 7.99

Chicken Club Chicken breast topped with bacon and swiss cheese 9.49

12 Years and Under Only (All Meals include French Fries)

Pork Tenderloin Breaded and fried. A true “Indiana-style” pork tenderloin. 7.99

Soft Drinks 2.25 Ice Tea 2.25 Coffee 1.50 Milk 1.99

Big Dog

Full Bar, Beer and Wine available

1/4 lb. all beef hot dog 4.99 Add chili 1.00

ADD Cheese .50 Bacon 1.00

Onion Rings 3.99 Vegetables 2.99 French Fries 2.99 Cole Slaw 1.50 Jasmine Rice 2.99 Bread Sticks 1.99 Parsley-Red Potatoes 2.99

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Gift Giving Made Easy! Looking for a great gift idea? Give the gift of Captain Curt’s!! Friends and family will remember you every time they sit down to enjoy their favorite Captain Curt’s meal. You can purchase our gift cards in our Gift Shop located outside in the Plaza.

To place an Order To Go, call (941) 349-3885 1200 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, Florida 34242


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The “FAB Three” ...a Tribute to the Beatles This dynamic, three-piece acoustic group is dedicated to the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison & Starr. Close your eyes and you’ll believe you’re at a Beatles concert 30 years ago. 7KHVKRZLVDQDOZD\VFKDQJLQJUHWURVSHFWLYHRIVRPHRIWKH¿QHVW music ever written. Join us for a musical journey to the “Good ol’ Days!”

James White “Sunny Jim” Sunny Jim’s show takes you on a tropical vacation where you can feel the warm sunshine and sea breezes. From ballads to upbeat fun, soca tunes, his original songs tell the story of the islands. Island music at its best! Lots of original scores plus all the traditional favorites that will give you that...”Low Latitude Attitude”! Don’t miss this outstanding show.

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MarcAnthony Roman & the Retro Show A full-time touring musician with a performance list containing over 3000 songs with music ranging from the 50’ through the 90’s. Great old school music to get the rockin’ crowd into the retro groove. “This one guy sounded like six. The best one man show we have ever seen.” This is where the party doesn’t stop, until the polyester melts!

Best Karaoke On the Planet!

You too can be a star! The Backroom’s Karaoke is one of our most popular events. Three times a week the stage lights up with talent from locals, tourists and occasionally a famous celebrity. Karaoke nights are a great way to get together with friends and have a blast. The place to be is the Backroom Saloon on Karaoke Nights!

Right Next Door 1200 Old Stickney Point Rd.

Crescent Beach

Siesta Key, Florida

349-3885

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|Coconuts of Siesta Key...

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Coconuts of Siesta Key 1215 Old Stickney Point Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941-346-2954 coconuts-sk.com

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Bringing fun and colorful clothing to Siesta Key since 1982. Explore more than 3000 sq ft of Fresh Produce Clothing,Vera Bradley handbags, Crocs Shoes, jewelry,hats, beach bags and a huge selection of cool Siesta Key t-shirts,sweatshirts and souvenirs for the whole family. From infants up to 3x plus sizes,we have you covered. Coconuts features Fresh Produce Clothing which is one of the most original and refreshing casual resort lines. Known and loved by

women for lush colors,simply inspired designs and coastal comfort. Stop in and see why locals and visitors return time and time again to Siesta Key’s original locally owned clothing store. Huge selection,exceptional service and great prices. Live Life-Enjoy Color Coconuts is located one block south of Stickney Point Rd( Siesta Key’s South Bridge)Next to Crescent Beach Grocery (B-3 #1 on the Crescent Beach map).

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Created Gems in Gold and Silver has become known as the ‘jewel of Siesta Key Village” and the favorite store for many years. They have been featured on ABC 7 as well as many publications as they are the only jewelry store with affordable Spektralyte diamonds....Visit Created Gems and make it your favorite store too....where you always get “Big Bling for Little Ching.” (C-51 on the Village map).

5212 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village, 941.346.0988 | www.siestakeygems.com Created Gems in Gold and Silver in Siesta Key Village offers the largest assortment of gorgeous engagement rings and wedding bands all in discounted 14 kt. yellow gold, 14kt. white gold and platinum ÀQLVKHG VWHUOLQJ VLOYHU  &UHDWHG *HPV in Gold and Silver is the exclusive distributor of Spektralyte diamond gemstones. Spektralyte diamonds are DOO SHUPDQHQW GÁDZOHVV ODEFUHDWHG gemstones... not to be confused by temporary cubic zirconia. Hundreds of Spektralyte diamonds in the form of rings, pendants, necklaces, bracelets, etc.have been enjoyed by movie stars, brides and engaged couples all over the world.

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“Thank you for calling Sassy Hair on Siesta Key, how can we make you more beautiful?” That’s how we answer your phone calls and we mean it! From the minute you arrive till the minute you leave, your visit is all about you. Here at Sassy we give each person a thorough consultation with visuals for all services. Whether it’s a multi dimensional highlight or a chic new cut, we make sure it’s what you want. Every service is followed up with a complimentary make up application giving you a total look. Sassy also offers massage, facials, waxing and the best manicure and pedicures in Sarasota. Sassy is also the place for weddings. We work with you either at the salon or we will also come to you. We offer air brush make up which is a must for every Bride and the most beautiful hair for your special day. There are various packages for Bridal Parties listed on our web site www.sassyhair.com


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|Backroom Saloon at Capt. Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s | 349-3885 | 1200 Old Visit this â&#x20AC;&#x153;Laid Back - Old Floridaâ&#x20AC;? saloon in the heart of Crescent Beach. Live music ...island music, the blues, karaoke, and bluegrass and a lot more can be seen throughout the week. A great place for every age group. Happy Hour: 4 - 6pm Daily. MONDAY: Extraordinary Beatleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Music - The â&#x20AC;&#x153;FAB Threeâ&#x20AC;? ...a Tribute to the Beatles - This dynamic, three-piece acoustic group is dedicated to the music of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison & Starr. Close your eyes and youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll believe youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re at a Beatles concert 30 yyears ago. g

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Saturday - Dana & Co. from 2-6 p.m. Mike Tozier from 8 p.m.-12 a.m. Sunday - Calypso w/Cort from 2-6 p.m. Chris Otto from 7-11 p.m. Call 941-346-5443 for more info. What could be better than having oysters at an authentic Florida Oyster Bar? How about oysters and live entertainment seven nights a week! You can do just that at Siesta Key Oyster Bar (SKOB) located in Siesta Key Village. The groups play olâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; island favorites like â&#x20AC;&#x153;Margaritaville,â&#x20AC;? but they also have wide repertoires of popular tunes from today and yesterday. Who knows, you may even catch some great Delta Blues. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll love the unique sounds of each. Come listen to the great music on SKOBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open air patio, overlooking Ocean Blvd. In Siesta Key Village seven days a week!

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round of golf, enjoy a bite to eat at the many wonderful restaurants or simply relax with a pint of ale at the pub before you head out WR H[SORUH WKH PDQ\ Ă&#x20AC;QH VKRSV Moments In Time Photography (G-20) specializes in several different photography services including Siesta Key Beach portraits starting at just $49 and wedding beginning at $495. Check out their website: www. sarasotaphotos.com or visit their store to see why they have been the photographer of choice for over a decade and a half. Piccolos Italian Market & Deli (GG-46) carries a full line of imported cheeses, fresh baked bread daily, homemade sausages, fresh mozzarella, and numerous hard to get items. They now carry Khorasan Wheat which is an ancient and organic grain. Their Deli is complete with huge hot and cold sandwiches, salads, fresh homemade lasagna and baked ziti. And, you cannot OHDYHZLWKRXWWU\LQJWKHLUFDQQROLĂ&#x20AC;OOHGZLWK their own homemade cannoli cream or the tiramisu or Sfogliatelle from Brooklyn. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve come across something you simply must have while shopping but are unable to carry it back in your suitcase or carryon, no worries. Gulf Gate Pack and Ship (GG-35) to the rescue. They can pack it, hold it and then ship it to arrive safely to your doorsteps when you return home. Can it get any easier than that? 7RQ\¡V

|Buried Treasure on Siesta Key? Colorful pirate stories and tales of buried treasure are plentiful throughout the Caribbean and along the Gulf coast. Siesta Key is no exception. Long ago when Spanish Galleons and British Frigates roamed our shores, pirates were plentiful. The many â&#x20AC;&#x153;blind passesâ&#x20AC;? and shoal draft harbors of Floridaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s coast were the ideal place to store the bounty. Surely this unsavory lot of pirates and criminals visited Siesta Key often. Siesta Key has several tales of buried treasure being found. None of which have EHHQ FRQĂ&#x20AC;UPHG EXW UHDVRQ WHOOV XV WKHUH must be some truth to the stories. One of my favorite stories is about out Point of Rocks, on the south end of Crescent Beach. The story goes: Long ago when pirates roamed our area in search of bounty the â&#x20AC;&#x153;pickings weree JRRGÂľ7KHPDVVRIODUJHĂ DWURFNVMHWWLQJ QJ into the Gulf of Mexico on the southern ern end of Crescent Beach is believed to bee the hiding place of some of this treasure. ,WLVEHOLHYHGDKROHZDVGXJKHUHĂ&#x20AC;OOHG Ă&#x20AC;OOHG with bags of gold dust, then covered d over ZLWKWKHODUJHĂ DWURFNVWKDWUHPDLQWRGD\ Since then the beach has receded and left the rocks under water. Over time the bags URWWHGDZD\DOORZLQJĂ DNHVRIJROGWRĂ&#x20AC;OWHU through the rocks.

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Chicago Beef Company (S-15) is owed and operated by true Chicagoans. Dedicated to deliver Chicagoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best food - Chicago style Hot Dogs witâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; the works...dragged through the garden on poppy seed buns with fresh cut fries, Italian Beef Sandwiches anyway you like, dipped or dry, sweet or hot. All served in true Authentic Chicago Style. A Taste of Europe International Food Market (GG-26) carries specialty foods from Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Israel, Greece, and PDQ\ PRUH FRXQWULHV <RX¡OO Ă&#x20AC;QG VPRNHG Ă&#x20AC;VK FDYLDU KHUULQJ UROOPRSV  W\SHV RI IHWD 5XVVLDQ FKRFRODWH EDUV OLTXHXU Ă&#x20AC;OOHG

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Continued from page 25 French Affairs (M-9) is a small cozy restaurant reminiscent of an authentic French eatery, with romantic lighting, only a few servers and bottles of wine surrounding restaurant patrons. This restaurant is renowned for creating the traditional dishes of France and offers an eclectic selection of French wines. Scandinavian Gifts (GG-37) has an extensive selection of gifts and Scandinavian foods. The specialties here include candles, Ekelund table linens, Flensted mobiles, imported glassware, Swedish Klippan textiles and so much more. The baked goods and groceries include imported candies, salty licorice, as well as cheeses, breads, seafood and vegetables from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark. Sarasota Brewing Co. (G-3) Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ă&#x20AC;UVWPLFUREUHZSXEDOZD\VKDVVRPHWKLQJ new to offer. From over 20 seasonal beers that rotate throughout the year, the %UHZLQJ &RPSDQ\ DOZD\V KDV DW OHDVW Ă&#x20AC;YH unique brews online as well as several of our favorites from around the world. Established in 1989, Their menu has been a winner in the Readerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice Awards of the Sarasota Herald Tribune featuring their mouthwatering burgers, Chicago style Pizzas, and Chicago beef sandwiches. With dozens of televisions, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a great place to catch a game with friends and family.

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Robin Hood Rentals, 5129 Ocean Blvd., located in Siesta Key Village, 941-554-4242 (D#11 on Village Map) Siesta Key Bike & Kayak, at 1224 Old Stickney Point Rd., in Captain Curt’s Village, near Crescent Beach, 941-346-0891 (B-3#8 on Crescent Beach Map) Siesta Sports Rental, located at 6551 Midnight Pass Rd., in Southbridge Mall, near Crescent Beach, 941-346-1797 (C-3#14 on Crescent Beach Map)

|The Rumrunner

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|Maduro Cigar & Bar

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|CafĂŠ Gabbiano

5104 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.349.1423 | Fax 941.625.1979 cafegabbiano@aol.com A casual dining gem nestled in the heart of Siesta Key Village. A cozy, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. A charming place to dine with family and friends. Five Star quality service and Italian food. Family owned and operated by the Migliaccio family. Closed Sunday & Monday for the summer. Serving dinner from 4:30-11:30PM. Reservations suggested. Private Banquet room and catering available.

|Robin Hood Rental

5129 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.554.4242 | www.robinhoodrentals.net fun@robinhoodrentals.net Robin Hood Rentals is your 1 stop shop for all things fun! Come in and see us today for Segway rentals, kayak tours/rentals, paddle boards, scooters, bikes for the family, tandems, strollers, beach gear and much, much more. Best prices and service guaranteed. Free delivery on Siesta Key.

|Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar

5250 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 | Phone: 941.349.8697 | Fax: 941.346.3170 The Daiquiri Deck established in 1993 is â&#x20AC;&#x153;Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Favorite Place to Meetâ&#x20AC;? located on beautiful Siesta Key and now on St. Armands Circle. Enjoy great food and daiquiris daily 11:00am until 2:00am. 2XU G\QDPLF PHQX LV Ă&#x20AC;OOHG ZLWK IDQWDVWLF choices for all ages. So come in off the beach and have lunch or dinner and cool down ZLWKRQHRIRXUĂ DYRUHGGDLTXLULV1RZ offering oysters and more! â&#x20AC;&#x153;After the Beachâ&#x20AC;? happy hour 3-7pm daily.

|A Taste of Germany

5204 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.346.1800 A taste of Germany was established in 2011 when owner, Tanja Hofman and her family decided to open a German bakery in their favorite vacation spot, Siesta Key, Florida. Tanja, her husband and their son want to share some of the special foods they enjoy back home with their new friends in America. We hope you enjoy this little Taste of Germany on the Key! Guten Appetit!

|The Broken Egg

140 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, Florida 941.346.2750 | www.thebrokenegg.com The Broken Egg Restaurant, Gift Shop and Gallery has been an island tradition for breakfast and lunch on Siesta Key since 1984. Our scrumptious menu including fabulous egg creations and omeletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, SODWH Ă&#x20AC;OOLQJ SDQFDNHV IUHVK MXLFHV DQG homemade bakery selections keep our customers coming back year after year. We serve exquisite breakfasts and lunches from 7:30 to 2:30, 364 days an year.

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5157 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242

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|Siesta Key Nails

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The owners of Siesta Key Nails have been providing visitors and residents of the island with professional and courteous nail care for over 14 years. They offer oriental technique and high quality products, servicing both ladies and gentlemen. Their full nail menu includes manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, tip-overlay, pink & white, silk wraps, gel nails, gel LCN & waxing service. WalkIns are welcome, but you may wish to call ahead to reserve a spot.

941.349.2822 | villagecafeonsiesta.com You are invited to dine at the Village Cafe restaurant, nestled in the heart of Siesta Key Village, Florida. Our menu offers only WKH Ă&#x20AC;QHVW VHOHFWLRQ RI EUHDNIDVW DQG OXQFK specialties anywhere on the Florida Gulf Coast. Our catering service will meet all your needs for your party or special event. Be sure to browse our menu for a mouthwatering variety of favorites for both islanders and visitors alike.

5107 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Village | 941.349.9545 5133 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 |

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|Siesta Key Fitness 5243 Avenida Navarra, Siesta Key _ZZZVLHVWDNH\Ă&#x20AC;WQHVVFRP 7KLVWRSQRWFKĂ&#x20AC;WQHVVIDFLOLW\LVORFDWHG behind Daiquiri Deck and is staffed with KLJKO\TXDOLĂ&#x20AC;HGSHUVRQDOWUDLQHUV9LVLtors are welcome on a daily, weekly and monthly basis making it easy to maintain your exercise routine while on vacation. They offer strength equipment, cardiomachines and personal trainers to address all your needs.

|Important Phone Numbers... Emergency (General) .........................................911 Fishing & Hunting Licenses .............941.362.9888 Marriage License Bureau ..................941.362.4066 Public Library - Gulf Gate Branch ...941.316.1213 Sarasota/Bradenton Intl. Airport ....941.359.2770 Sarasota County Area Transit (SCAT) .................. ...............................................................941.316.1234 Sarasota County Information Call Center ............ ....................................... 941.861.5000 / scgov.net 6DUDVRWD&RXQW\6KHULII2IĂ&#x20AC;FH6LHVWD.H\ 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH .......................................................................... ...............................................................941.349.2900 Sarasota Doctors Hospital.................941.342.1100 Sarasota Memorial Hospital/Health Care System .. ...............................................................941.917.7760 Doctors Express (Urgent Care) ........941.364.4379 Siesta Key Chamber of Commerce ........................ ................ 941.349.3800 / siestakeychamber.com

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Masterfully Creating Perfection Our family would like to welcome you, our valued friends, to our alternative dining experience. You will experience a real family atmosphere while enjoying the delicate taste of our home Ischia. Your host, Pietro Migliaccio, brings over 35 years of culinary excellence from five star restaurants in Ischia Italy, to Brooklyn New Yorkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, Mamma Lucia and now to Cafe Gabbiano of Siesta Key.

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A visitor's guide to Siesta Key.