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Hailing from the chocolate dipped town of Hershey, PA and landing on the sun-drenched shores of Siesta Key, local resident and business owner, Mr. Glen Cappetta has found paradise in his new home and now a vested interest in the Siesta Key economy and employment. Mr. Cappetta, a vibrant and charismatic fellow has brought an eco-friendly, young and forward-thinking company to our town and has steady long-term growth plans for his pedicab business. In these current economic times, is it not refreshing to see a company in infancy already becoming a success for locals, tourists, job-seekers and an entrepreneur with plans of expansion? Glen fell in love with Florida as a child while visiting his grandparents in Boynton Beach and vowed to call it his home someday. He relocated to Florida Ă€YH \HDUV DJR DQG RQ D GD\WULS to Siesta Key quickly decided it would be the ideal place to call home and to begin his new business endeavor. He felt that Siesta Key offered the most upside growth potential, no competition in the local market, and an environment ZKHUHELNLQJLVGHĂ€QLWHO\DZHOFRPHGSDVWLPHZLWKHQWKXVLDVWV visible at all times of the day. As Glen points out, â€œâ€Śintroducing the pedicab (bike taxi) concept to Siesta Key was a logical extension of the current (and future) environment on this paradise island. The progressive trend towards ‘green’ transportation systems, especially in protected or barrier island habitats appeared to be a common sense approach to the sustainability of the fragile ecosystem we have here on this islandâ€?. Mr. Cappetta proudly obtained his Bachelor of Science in Logistics from The Pennsylvania State University and holds an MBA from Strayer University in Management and Entrepreneurship. Having worked in the corporate Supply Chain /RJLVWLFVĂ€HOGIRUPRUHWKDQWZRGHFDGHVLQVHQLRUPDQDJHPHQW at such Fortune 500 companies as The Hershey Company, Delta Airlines, Ryder Integrated Logistics, and Siemens Energy, Mr. Cappetta’s breadth of experience in moving people and things was a marriage of skill and passion that began many years ago ZKHQ KLV SDUHQWV SXUFKDVHG IRU KLP KLV Ă€UVW $PHULFDQ )O\HU train set. After starting in mid-2010 with a single pedicab and only himself driving for 16 months, Sun Ride Pedicab now boasts a Ă HHWRIĂ€YH  ELNHVXWLOL]LQJWHQ  KLJKO\VNLOOHGDQGWUDLQHG drivers. Sun Ride’s hours of operation are seven (7) days/ week; 18 hours/day between the hours of 9 a.m. and 2 a.m. There is no set fee for their transportation services, but generous tips are always appreciated. Glen believes that â€œâ€Ś.pedicabbing around this tropical paradise is the only true ‘Siesta-style’ mode of transportâ€?. He also credits most of his success to the unique and personal interaction between his drivers and his riders. “My drivers are chosen based on their ability to positively interact with strangers on a consistent EDVLVZLWKWKHDGGHGEHQHĂ€WRISURYLGLQJORFDONQRZOHGJHRIWKH area’s history, eating and drinking establishments, and night-life venues. This knowledge is critical to providing the ultimate in ‘concierge’ and customer service to both the locals and tourists that visit the islandâ€?. Glen acknowledges the failure-rate statistics for small businesses is that 40 percent fail in one year. Of those who VXUYLYHWKHLUĂ€UVW\HDUSHUFHQWIDLOLQĂ€YH\HDUVDQGRIWKRVH ZKR VXUYLYH Ă€YH \HDUV DQRWKHU  SHUFHQW IDLO  *LYHQ VXFK GLIĂ€FXOWRGGV0U&DSSHWWDLVKRSHIXODQGGHWHUPLQHGWRPDNH his business a success and doing whatever it takes to insure it, from working 18 hours per day to promising you will always see

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a smiling face on his pedicabs. He wants to be a staple on the Siesta Key shoreline and be in a position to give back to the very community who embraced him two years ago when he began his love affair with a eight mile stretch of sugar sand beach. So when you see the bright white shirts and shiny yellow cabs of Sun Ride Pedicab, take a minute to recommend them to a passer-by or FDWFKDOLWWOHEUHH]HRQ\RXUIDFHDV\RXHQMR\DULGHIRU\RXUVHOI as they certainly would appreciate your support.


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|Sassy Hair On Siesta Key...

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education is never ending. We keep current in all aspects of color techniques and haircuts, from the classics to “if you can dream it, we can create it.â€? Rest assured we will not begin any service without a complete consultation to make sure we understand your wants and take into consideration your life style and habits. Your service will be completed with a complimentary make up touch up using 1LNR +LJK 'HĂ€QLWLRQ &RVPHWLFV RQH RI WKH Ă€QHVWPLQHUDOFRVPHWLFVRQWKHPDUNHWZKLFK does not contain anything that can dull your beautiful tan. The foundation is water resistant and SPF so you can protect your skin QHHGV1LNRDOVRKDVWKHĂ€UVWFHUWLĂ€HG86'$ Organic Skin Care line. Ask Laynie, and she can tell you everything there is to know about your skin care needs. Niko also has “Liquid Pureâ€? which is 100% Hyaluronic Acid to help ULG\RXUIDFHRIĂ€QHOLQHVDQGVWD\SURSHUO\ moisturized. Our hair care lines include: Moroccan Oil, Label M and Minardi Stop by and pick up a menu, you will be pleasantly surprised; we look forward to meeting you!

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|Coconuts of Siesta Key...

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).

|Consignment Shopping Tips... Inventory changes frequently, when you see something that catches your eye, don’t miss the opportunity. Chances are good it won’t be there next time you come in. When you are looking through our items, check at least a size above and below your size. Brands are sized differently from each other. Also, items could have been altered by their previous owner. Don’t forget accessories. A pin or QHFNODFHFDQPDNHRUEUHDNDQRXWÀW,I\RX DUHORRNLQJIRUDQLWHPWKDW\RXFDQQRWÀQG in our store, please ask us, we may have it in the back. If not we can put your name and number in our database with the item you are seeking and call you when it comes in. 2XU SROLF\ LV ´DOO VDOHV DUH ÀQDOµ :H screen all incoming items for defects but

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SARASOTA JUNGLE GARDENS sarasotajunglegardens.com | 941.355.5305 | 3701 Bayshore Road, Sarasota

G-WIZ HANDS ON MUSEUM www.gwiz.org | 941.309.4949 1001 Blvd. of the Arts, Sarasota

Attractions

MARIE SELBY BOTANICAL GARDENS S. FLORIDA MUSEUM, BISHOP PLANETARIUM & AQUARIUM

Other Local Attractions

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www.selby.org | 941.366.5731, ex. 236 | 811 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota

JOHN & MABLE RINGLING MUSEUM OF ART www.ringling.org | 941.358.3180 | 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

BIG CAT HABITAT & GULF COAST SANCTUARY bigcathabitat.org | 941.371.6377 | 7101 Palmer Blvd. (east of I-75), Sarasota

OLD MYAKKA PRESERVE 941.861.5000 | 251 Myakka Rd | (eastern end of Fruitville Rd) Sarasota

CHILDREN’S GARDEN www.sarasotachildrensgarden.com | 941.330.1711 | 1670 10th Way, Sarasota

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CROWLEY MUSEUM & NATURE CENTER crowleymuseumnaturectr.org | 941.322.1000 | 16405 Myakka Road, Sarasota

PHILLIPPI ESTATE PARK www.scgov.net | 941.316.1309 | 5500 S. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

HISTORIC SPANISH POINT www.historicspanishpoint.org | 941.966.5214 | 337 N. Tamiami Trail, Osprey

RINGLING CIRCUS MUSEUM www.ringling.org | 941.359.5700 | 5401 Bay Shore Road, Sarasota

LEGACY TRAIL www.legacytrailfriends.org | 941.861.7245

SARASOTA CLASSIC CAR MUSEUM sarasotacarmuseum.org | 941.355.6228 | 5500 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

MOTE AQUARIUM www.mote.org | 941.388.4441 | 1600 Ken Thompson Parkway, Sarasota

SELBY GALLERY ringling.edu/selbygallery | 941.359.7563 | 2700 n. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota

MYAKKA RIVER STATE PARK www.myakkariver.org | 941.361.6511 | 13208 S.R.72 (9 miles east of I-75)

WARM MINERAL SPRINGS warmmineralsprings.com | 941.426.1692 | 12200 San Servando Ave, North Port


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ACCOMODATIONS Siesta Beach Resort ...................... Map-A #38A ATM / BANKS ATM .....................................................Map-C #53 Sun Trust Bank ..................................... Map-E #4 BAKERY & DELI A Taste of Germany .......................... Map-C #53 Heavenly Cupcakes ........................... Map-B #50 The Village Gourmet .......................Map-B #37 Village Eats..........................................Map-C #24 BARS & NIGHTCLUBS Blu Que Island Grill ...........................Map-C #57 Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar .............. Map-B #42-43 Gilligan’s ............................................. Map-B #33 Old Salty Dog ....................................... Map-E #2 Siesta Key Oyster Bar .......................Map-B #45 The Beach Club .................................. Map-D #22 The Cottage .........................................Map-C #58 The Lobster Pot................................. Map-C #23 BOOK STORES Used Book Heaven............................. Map-B #48 COFFEE SHOPS Lelu’s Coffee Lounge ......................... Map-B #31 The Local Bean................................... Map-D #62 DRUG & HARDWARE Davidson’s Drugs.............................. Map-D #65 Village Hardware ...............................Map-C #26 FASHION & ACCESSORIES Aqua Beachwear ............................... Map-D #12 Beach Bazaar ..................................... Map-C #28 Beach Bazaar’s Swin Shack ............ Map-C #28 Blvd. Beachwear ................................. Map-B #30 Comfort Shoes-Birki & More ........... Map-D #64 Dancing Shells Boutique .................. Map-D #11 Foxy Lady Fashions .......................... Map-A #40 Island Cotton Company ....................Map-C #29 Siesta T’s .............................................. Map-B #30 GIFTS & SOUVENIRS Beach Bazaar ..................................... Map-C #28 Created Gems.................................... Map-C #51 Hurricane Rita’s Gifts ........................Map-C #51 Sea Pleasures & Treasures ..................Map-C #2 Siesta Key Bead Shack ....................... Map-B #36 Siesta Key’psakes ............................... Map-B #29 Siesta Key University .......................Map-B #36 HEALTH & FITNESS Amazing Life Chiropractic ................Map-E #4 Indep. Lifestyle Solutions ............... Map-D #10 Siesta Key Fitness .............................Map-B #73 ICE CREAM/TREATS Big Olaf Creamery..............................Map-C #52 Sunni Bunni Frozen Yogurt ..............Map-C #53 INTERNET / WiFi SERVICES Davidson Drugs ................................ Map-D #65 Internet Cafe ........................................ Map-D #9 Lelu Coffee Lounge............................ Map-B #31 The Village Gourmet .......................Map-B #37 JEWELRY Created Gems.................................... Map-C #51 Michael & Co. Jewelers ..................... Map-B #29 Mount -N- Repair Jewelers ............... Map-B #48 LIQUOR STORES / FINE WINES Gabbiano’s Wine Club....................Map-D #70 Gilligan’s ............................................. Map-B #33 Siesta Key Wines .............................. Map-C #61 The Beach Club .................................. Map-D #22 MAILING - SHIPPING UPS store ............................................ Map-A #41 863RVW2IÀFH .................................... Map-D #65

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Visit Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Old Florida Family Restaurant Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is a lot more than Clam Chowder. If you are looking for that â&#x20AC;&#x153;Old Floridaâ&#x20AC;? place to take the family, a place that will take you back in time to an era where good, fresh seafood was a standard, look no further... Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crab & Oyster Bar is just that place. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a place where reasonable prices, a casual family atmosphere and courteous service still exist, too. Besides the great food and prices, Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serves up a slice of Old Florida character almost LPSRVVLEOHWRÂżQGHOVHZKHUH8SRQHQWHULQJWKHGLQLQJ room, youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll get the feeling you have returned to a bygone eraâ&#x20AC;Śa time when rustic, casual dining with a friendly staff, happy to serve you, still existed. The seating is casual and can accommodate large parties as well as small. Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award winning New England Clam Chowder is just the beginning of the delicious items on our extensive menu. A large variety of crab plates CAPTAIN CURTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S GIANT AMERICAN FLAG are available, from Alaskan King, Snow Crab and Dungeness to the local favorite, Florida Stone Crab. But crab entrees are only part of the story. Our menu offers something for everyone. Seafood is the mainstay, and you can choose IURP D ZLGH YDULHW\ 6KULPS ÂżVK scallops, clams, and oysters can be prepared almost any way you desire. For the landlubber...The House Visit Sniki Tiki, Specialty BBQ Baby Back Ribs Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have been called â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best in Town,â&#x20AC;? and the Grilled Prime Rib is Outdoor Tiki Bar

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Sniki Tiki, Capt. Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s out-door, tropical bar is located on Midnight Pass Road... â&#x20AC;&#x153;Next Door To You Know Who!â&#x20AC;? Sniki Tiki is a great addition to Capt. Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Village, with out-door dining to accommodate smokers, and a great tropical bar for locals & visitors to meet. Enjoy food and drink specials. If dining at Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, get your pager from our greeter and hang-out at the tiki bar, weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll page you when your table is ready. No more boring lines during the busy season. Get that tropical, laid-back, easy-going, low-latitude attitude, unavailable any where else.

the favorite of many. There is also a good variety of pork, chicken, burgers and hot dogs. And donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t forget the Gumbo; you wonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be disappointed. If light fare is your choice, try one of Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s delicious salads. They range from traditional favorites to a selection of seafood specialties like the Shrimp, Chicken or Mahi Caesar. All are prepared with the freshest of ingredients. For the children... Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is perfect. The Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Menu offers a number of tasty dishes -- with fries -- for just $5.99.Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dinners are served on our original â&#x20AC;&#x153;Crabby Frisbee,â&#x20AC;? which is theirs to keep and take home. You just cannot beat Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s menu for Florida favorites as well as delicious traditional entrees. If more of a good thing is possible, visit Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 Roomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s popularity is entertainment! â&#x20AC;&#x153;Live at the Crabâ&#x20AC;? presents live music by some of Sarasotaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best performers seven nights a week, from 8pm to midnight. (Check out our entertainment schedule. If you are a karaoke fan, try the Backroomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s karaoke, itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been called â&#x20AC;&#x153;the best in town.â&#x20AC;? Also, for sports fans, the Backroomâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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\WRÂżQGDQGHDJHUO\ await the opportunity to serve you. We hope to see you soon!

Look for Captain Curtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Crab & Oyster Bar just one block south of Stickney Point Rd. (Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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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Peel & Eat Shrimp

Tender Hoops served with sweet chili sauce 6.99

A dozen EZ peel, shell on, cleaned and de-veined. Served chilled. 6.99

Clam Strips

Boom Boom Shrimp

An old time favorite... now with more clams! 7.99

Tender breaded shrimp, hand tossed in our spicy boom boom sauce 7.99

Conch Fritters

Deviled Crab’s

Hand breaded with chunks of delicious Florida conch 7.99

Stuffed and fried in the shell 7.99

Corn Fritters

Yes, it’s Real Gator! Hand breaded and fried 8.99

It ain’t easy breading cream corn, but we did it. Golden brown on the outside and creamy goodness in the middle. 5.99

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

Gator Bites

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

Buffalo Wings

Mild, hot, really hot or garlic pepper 7.99 Spicey Cheesy Crab Bites Crab, cheese and jalapeno bites. Fried golden brown. 6.99

Captain Curt’s Platter

All Entrees include homemade Cole Slaw and your choice of Parsley-Red Potatoes, French Fries, Jasmine Rice or Vegetables Add a Side Salad - House 1.99 Caesar 2.99 Spice it up with Cajun or Garlic Pepper 1.00

Tilapia, scallops & shrimp Broiled or fried 18.99

North Pacific Flounder

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

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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.

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

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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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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

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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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ŒŒThursday, Friday, & Saturday ŒŒ

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!

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Crescent Beach

Siesta Key, Florida

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941.349.3554 5108 Ocean Blvd. Adjoining Cafe Gabbiano MARKETS/FOOD STORES 7-11 Store ............................................. Map-B #46 Circle K Store ........................................ Map-E #6 Siesta Market.......................................Map-C #25 MASSAGE Hands of Light Massage ................... Map-B #35 Massage Experience Siesta Key.....Map-D #62 Siesta Key Massage Ctr ...................... Map-D #9 MEDICAL - DENTAL Amazing Life Chiropractic ................Map-E #3 Dr. Barry LaClair MD ........................Map-C #56 E.K. Koster DMD............................... Map-D #63 Karen F. Leggett, D.O. .......................Map-C #56 Siesta Key Physical Therapy............ Map-D #20 Siesta Smiles Dentistry .......................Map-C#49 MISCELLANEOUS Chamber of Commerce .................... Map-D #66 Roberti Enterprises ........................... Map-A #39 6KHULII·V2IÀFH ..................................... Map-D #9 Solorzano Smoke Shop ......................Map-C #50 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES C.G. Design ........................................ Map-D #11 Edward Jones Investments .............. Map-D #68 Smith Architects .............................. Map-E 7 & 8 REAL ESTATE SERVICES Ascendia Real Estate ......................... Map-D #11 Beachside Resorts Rental & Realty. Map-C #53 Coldwell Banker Realty.................... Map-D #20 Horizon Realty.................................... Map-B #34 Island Homes ......................................Map-C #51 Martin Funding ................................... Map-D #9 Michael Saunders Realty .................Map-E #72 Re/Max Alliance Group ..................Map-D #60 Robasota Rentals & Real Estate .... Map-A #39 Siesta Key Realty ................................. Map-D #9 Waterside Realty ................................Map-C #29 RESTAURANTS Anna’s Deli & Sandwiches ............Map-D #15 Bella Roma Italian Rest...................... Map-B #30 Blase Café ........................................... Map-A #38 Blu Que Island Grill ...........................Map-C #57 Broken Egg ............................... Map-C #54 & 55 Café Gabbiano ...................................Map-D#71 Cione Café ...........................................Map-C #50 Daiquiri Deck Raw Bar .............. Map-B #42-43 Flavio’s Brick Oven & Bar ................. Map-B #29 Gilligan’s Island Bar & Grill ............. Map-B #33 The Hub - Baja Grill .......................... Map-D #59 Jo To’s Japanese Restaurant ..............Map-C #47 LeLu’s Coffee Bar ............................... Map-B #31 Lobster Pot ......................................... Map-C #23 Napoli’s Italian Restaurant ............... Map-B #44 Old Salty Dog Rest. & Pub .................. Map-E #2 Rendezvous French Café ..................Map-C #47 Siesta Key Oyster Bar .......................Map-B #45 Solorzano Bros. Pizzeria ................... Map-D #15 Subway Sandwiches .......................... Map-B #30 Sun Garden Café ............................... Map-D #19 Taste of Asia ....................................... Map-D #69 The Cottage .........................................Map-C #58 The Village Gourmet........................Map-B #37 Village Café .......................................Map-D #14 SPAS - HAIR & BEAUTY Nails By Iris .........................................Map-C #50 Salon Capelli ........................................ Map-D #9 Sassy Hair Salon............................... Map-A #40 Siesta Key Nails..................................Map-D #9 Village Barber ...................................... Map-D #9 SPORTS INTEREST/RENTALS CaliFlorida........................................... Map-B #32 Oceans 5 Kayak & Watersports................. C #53 Robin Hood Rentals ........................Map-D #11 Total Tennis........................................ Map-D #17

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|Crescent Beach Featured Shops |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.

|The Orange Octopus

1220 Old Stickney Point Road, Siesta Key, FL 34242 | 941.346.8080 Home of the orange squeeze! Featuring hand-mixed 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.

|The Green Turtle

6525 Midnight Pass Road, Sarasota, FL 34242 941.349.4751 Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most friendly & unique VKRSSLQJ VSRW <RX¡OO Ă&#x20AC;QG JLIWV VRXYHQLUV beach fashions, beach supplies, beach coverups, ladies & junior fashions, plus a super menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s line! Siesta Keyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest seashell & coral selection!

|Siesta Key Bike & Kayak, LLC

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 Beach, Sarasota and the surrounding areas. We offer a variety of energizing and relaxing things to do while you visit this beautiful scenic area. We offer quality equipment and a friendly reliable expert staff so that you can get the most from your vacation... GUARANTEED.

|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.

|Sarasota Wind and Water Adventures

1518 Stickney Point Rd., In the Boatyard Village | 941-379-4222 www.SarasotaWindAndWater.com We are located in the Boatyard Village, right off the south Siesta Key Bridge. Our shop offers kiteboarding lessons, paddle board lessons, FUXLVLQJWXELQJZDWHUVNLLQJĂ&#x20AC;VKLQJFKDUWHUV and other water sports. Our mission is simple: to provide the best products and service to our customers at the lowest prices possible. We take great pride in our company, our commitment to customer service and in the products we sell. We always try to meet or beat any reasonable quote. Our online store is designed to provide you with a safe and secure environment to browse our product catalog. Store Hours: Mon. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Sat. 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 6 p.m., Sunday by appointment.

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www.siestasportsrentals.com 6551 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 941-346-1797 | Fax: 941-346-1954 Located on beautiful Siesta Key Island providing you with hours of fun, whether vacationing or living in Florida, we offer you the opportunity to see Sarasota and Siesta Key, Florida the way it was meant to be seen. Just steps from Crescent Beach, we provide friendly, quality service at affordable prices. Delivery and pick up available. Mention you found our web site and we will give a discount off your next rental. Stop by and say hello.

|Big Water Fish Market

6641 Midnight Pass Rd., Crescent Plaza 941.554.8101 Offers fresh-from-the-docks seafood along with a variety of complimenting side dishes and homemade desserts. Their lunch menu includes seafood sandwiches, as well as egg and chicken salad sandwiches, and a Ă&#x20AC;VKHUPDQ¡VVWHZ7KH\DOVRRIIHUDFDWHULQJ service with selections such as clam bakes, oyster roasts and beach picnic baskets. Come in and choose your own fresh catch or try one of their lunch specials - always good and always fresh. Hours are: Mon.-Sat., 10am-6pm, Sun. 11am-4pm.

|Siesta 4-Rent

www.siesta4rent.com 6555 Midnight Pass Rd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 941.349.5500 | 877.482.5550 rentals@siesta4rent.com We offer Studios â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 BR condos and Homes here on beautiful Siesta Key Beach. All units fully equipped, most directly on the beach or beach access. Pets welcome at some. Call or check website for rates. 1 week minimum required.

|Jonnyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Free Beach Rides

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 Village. Operating hours are from 10 am - 2 am daily. Call 941-306-9097.

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5107 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Village 941.349.9545 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 |A Taste of Germany ladies and gentlemen. Their full nail menu 5204 Ocean Blvd, Siesta Key, FL 34242 includes manicures, pedicures, acrylic nails, 941.346.1800 tip-overlay, pink & white, silk wraps, gel A taste of Germany was established in nails, gel LCN & waxing service. Walk2011 when owner, Tanja Hofman and her Ins are welcome, but you may wish to call family decided to open a German bakery ahead to reserve a spot. in their favorite vacation spot, Siesta Key, Florida. Tanja, her husband and their son |The Village Gourmet want to share some of the special foods they enjoy back home with their new friends in 5263 Ocean Blvd.,Siesta Village America. We hope you enjoy this little Taste 941.349.7651 | siestavillagegourmet.com Featuring fresh bagels from â&#x20AC;&#x153;da Bronxâ&#x20AC;? of Germany on the Key! Guten Appetit! served any way you want. Choose from cream cheese to â&#x20AC;&#x153;all the wayâ&#x20AC;? with lox, cream |The Broken Egg cheese, ripe tomato, red onion and capers. 140 Avenida Messina, Siesta Key, Florida They also offer a selection of mouthwatering 941.346.2750 | www.thebrokenegg.com meat or vegetarian paninis, sandwiches and The Broken Egg Restaurant, Gift Shop and salads along with Chef Franâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fresh made Gallery has been an island tradition for meals to go; for those times when you canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t breakfast and lunch on Siesta Key since or donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t care to cook. Call or stop by for their 1984. Our scrumptious menu including daily specials. Free WiFi available while you fabulous egg creations and omeletâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, dine. Indoors or outside seating available. SODWH Ă&#x20AC;OOLQJ SDQFDNHV IUHVK MXLFHV DQG Serving breakfast and lunch from Tues.homemade bakery selections keep our Sun. 8am - 6pm. customers coming back year after year. We serve exquisite breakfasts and lunches from |Amazing Life Chiropractic 7:30 to 2:30, 364 days an year. 5039 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key Village 941.312.6267 amazinglifechiropractic.com |Village CafĂŠ 5133 Ocean Blvd., Siesta Key, FL 34242 | Dr. Jennifer J. Norbits provides quality chiropractic care to patients on and around 941.349.2822 | villagecafeonsiesta.com You are invited to dine at the Village Cafe the island. If you suffer from back pain, restaurant, nestled in the heart of Siesta neck pain, headache, sciatica or have been in Key Village, Florida. Our menu offers only an auto collision, Amazing Life Chiropractic WKH Ă&#x20AC;QHVW VHOHFWLRQ RI EUHDNIDVW DQG OXQFK can get you back on the road to health. In specialties anywhere on the Florida Gulf DGGLWLRQ WR FKLURSUDFWLF VHUYLFHV WKH RIĂ&#x20AC;FH Coast. Our catering service will meet all will also have a massage therapist on-hand your needs for your party or special event. and offer a Max Fit 15 minute Surge Class Be sure to browse our menu for a mouth- each Saturday morning. Please call for watering variety of favorites for both details or to set up an appointment. islanders and visitors alike.

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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.


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