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Eat Here Sarasota transitions to World of Beer  (Sarasota and Holmes Beach, Florida) – Sean Murphy, the owner of the Eat Here restaurant family and Beach Bistro, is pleased to announce the transition of Eat Here's Sarasota location to World of Beer. "World of Beer contacted us with an unsolicited but very compelling offer to buy out our lease. The offer was attractive enough we could not refuse it. They are significantly extending the term of the lease and will be an excellent fit for the location.” "The Eat Here family's smaller restaurants on Anna Maria Island and Siesta Key will continue offering chef-focused, chef-crafted, coastal cookery at their island locations." "The World of Beer will do very well at the fountain and urban park location at Links and Main. There is a momentous excitement brewing in the neighborhood now with the opening of McCurdy's comedy store. The World of Beer will be a great addition to a refreshed entertainment district." Sean Murphy explained the change to World of Beer as a perfect fit for the location. "Eat Here is about great food, first and foremost. Our personal service style and chef-crafted menu creations are better suited to a smaller…
Thursday, 12 June 2014 17:14

Free beer and "ribs" on Father's Day

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Free beer and "ribs" on Father's Day Eat Here restaurants are celebrating Father's Day all weekend by giving dads a free beer and "ribs". The original dad gave up that first rib to get the first mom and start the whole ball rolling so it is only fair that we return the favor with free ribs for dad. Our St Louis cut Island style ribs are tasty and delicious and are on our menu in both lighter and larger portions. A free "light" will go to dad. Pop, you have to bring the kids to prove you're a dad and not just another beer and rib loving guy. All of the Eat Here family of restaurants, Siesta Key, Sarasota and Anna Maria are currently accepting reservations for Father's Day, Sunday, June 15, and the rest of the weekend. Fathers, bring the kids, have a beer, get that rib back. It's on us. Kids, bring your dad – feed him ribs – make dad happy. ##### photo credit: Lotus Carroll via photopin cc About eat here: The Eat Here restaurants celebrate chef-crafted, Gulf Coast cookery and creative cocktails. Eat Here on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota were recently selected as two of Florida’s “best new restaurants” as part of Florida…
Thursday, 22 May 2014 18:13

Memorial Day Weekend at Eat Here

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  In appreciation for their service, our veterans will receive the first drink on us this Memorial Day weekend at the eat here family of restaurants. We are thankful for your sacrifice. Enjoy your time with friends and family! For reservations, call:  Eat Here, Holmes Beach - (941) 778-0411 Eat Here, Main Street - (941) 365-8700 Eat Here, Siesta Key - (941) 346-7800 ###### photo credit: Jill via photopin cc photo credit: MarkGregory007 via photopin cc photo credit: L. Allen Brewer via photopin cc About eat here: The Eat Here restaurants celebrate chef-crafted, Gulf Coast cookery and creative cocktails. Eat Here on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota were recently selected as two of Florida’s “best new restaurants” as part of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Awards. Eat Here is located at 1888 Main St., Sarasota,941-365-8700; 240 Avenida Madera, Sarasota, 941-346-7800; and 5315 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 941-778-0411, www.eathereflorida.com.   
Wednesday, 07 May 2014 00:00

Moms should eat here on mothers day Featured

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  This year, eat here wants to treat mom to a fresh sunflower and a glass of bubbly. In fact, eat here has a policy of treating all moms to libations on Mother’s Day as a tribute to Sean Murphy’s grandmother, “Nana” Martin.  In the Nova Scotia vernacular “Nana” is an endearment for “grandmother.” A “sip” with dinner was part of Nana’s dinner ritual. Sean has a great reverence for his grandmother. “My grandmother had ten children and my grandfather was something of a partier. One day my two uncles, both monsignors, brought the bishop by for tea and the subject of my grandfather came up while Nana was out of the room. They all put down their cups, shook their heads, rolled their eyes to heaven, and said ‘ah…that poor woman is a saint’. I thought that settled the matter. Nana was a saint. I had a winning hand … two monsignors and a bishop … against two sisters.“My grandmother was a saint. Almost literally. As a kindergartner I was convinced Nana was a real saint and I got into trouble with the two good sisters teaching kindergarten. I was punished for arrogance. They were teaching ‘Lives of the…
Thursday, 01 May 2014 17:51

Burger Tuesdays...one helluva burger night.

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Years ago, Sean made a deal with "Ms Duffy" who owned Duffy's Tavern on Anna Maria Island. Every one on the Island knew that Ms Duffy had a reputation for the best burger on the Island. Their burger even made the "Top Ten Burgers in the USA" list in USA Today. Ms Duffy was an icon - she had been the mayor of the town forever and everyone loved her. Sean wanted to build a burger at the Beach Bistro Bar but did not want to get on Ms Duffy's bad side. Duffy's closes every night at seven, so Sean offered his burger only after seven o'clock. Sean then marketed the Bistro Bar burger it as  the "best burger on the island ...after seven o'clock"  Since then, the Eat Here chef staff has created a killer burger formula. We all realized the other day that Duffy's is closed on Tuesdays...and the eat here "Burger Tuesdays Celebration" was born. Every Tuesday the Eat Here restaurants will deliver the best burger in the area. The eat here burger Two five ounce patties of fresh ground beef, on a garlic-butter-grilled brioche bun with our own bacon jam, aioli and choices of fixings and…
  The Eat Here restaurant family is gearing up for Summer! That means new hours, entertainment more...  Eat Here in Sarasota will be offering dinner every evening from 5:00pm  The Rooftop bar will be serving craft cocktails and a great bar menu from Tuesday through Saturday evenings Live entertainment will be featured on weekends. Rooftop & dining area available for private parties Abundant parking availble out back  *Eat Here in Sarasota will not be serving lunch during the Summer months. Please call (941) 365-1700 for more information or to make a dinner reservation. Thank you for you patronage and support! ##### About eat here: The Eat Here restaurants celebrate chef-crafted, Gulf Coast cookery and creative cocktails. Eat Here on Anna Maria Island and in Sarasota were recently selected as two of Florida’s “best new restaurants” as part of Florida Trend’s Golden Spoon Awards. Eat Here is located at 1888 Main St., Sarasota,941-365-8700; 240 Avenida Madera, Sarasota, 941-346-7800; and 5315 Gulf Dr., Holmes Beach, 941-778-0411, www.eathereflorida.com.
We’ve seen a lot of dietary trends over the years, but the shift to and interest in gluten-free foods has been one of the fastest growing ones. For those with a gluten allergy or celiac disease, this has meant, finally, so many more options. For the rest of us, with varying levels of gluten tolerance or intolerance or just plain curiosity,  it’s been an interesting and sometimes confusing change. A quick Google search indicates just how much conversation is centered around the topic, and it's predicted to increase in the next couple of years.  So, gluten or no gluten? We have plenty of both at eat here, and a menu and staff who can help guide you through your choices.  The eat here family of restaurants is unique in that every menu item is prepared to order, with ingredients sourced from local farms and family-owned operations. Nothing is offered that is prepackaged or prepared by a big supplier, which makes it easier to adapt preparations to gluten sensitivity and dietary preference.  There is a difference between absolutely gluten free and gluten limited services. Each of our restaurants in Sarasota, Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island offer a complete menu that…
Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:16

Free drinks during Sarasota Film Festival 2014

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The 16th annual Sarasota Film Festival continues to put our community in the international spotlight by celebrating the best independent films in the world.   Each year the festival features full length films, documentaries, shorts and even kid-friendly showings that will introduce the whole family in the art of filmmaking. Children can watch for free at the festivals youthFEST program, which will feature Disney classics, the Oscar-nominated Ernest & Celestine and a beach screening of The Little Mermaid. Adults are promised an incredible experience as well with a stacked lineup including John Slattery’s God's Pocket, featuring Philip Seymour Hoffman in one of his final screen performances. The film will show at the Sarasota Opera House, just a few short blocks from our eat here restaurant in Downtown Sarasota.   The festival, which runs from April, 4-13, will kick of with the Last Days of Vietnam at the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall at 7:00pm, an unforgettable story of heroism and compromise in the face of hardship.  The Festival Box Office is conveniently located inside Regal Cinemas Hollywood 20, just across the street from our eat here restaurant and parking deck on the corner of Links and Main in downtown Sarasota.  We have all the parking in the free…
Friday, 14 March 2014 00:00

Enjoy Live Entertainment at Eat Here Sarasota

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This Weekend, enjoy live entertainment at Eat Here Sarasota: Rooftop: 3/13 Thursday, 3/14 Friday and 3/15 Saturday- Matt Frost Patio Deck:Thur.3/13, Sardis GrecoFri. 3/14-Martin Jordan and TwinkleSat. 3/15- Martin JordanSunday 3/16- Lady Jazz Regular Schedule RooftopThur., Fri, Sat.- Matt Frost / Twinkle Patio DeckThur. Sandi Greco, Fri/ Sat- Martin Jordan, Sun. Lady Jazz
Sunday, 09 March 2014 19:16

Best St. Patricks Day Party at Eat Here

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  Best St. Patrick’s Day Party is at eat here in Downtown Sarasota. Wear something green and join the fun.   Sean Murphy, proprietor of the eat here restaurant family reminds everyone that it’s almost time for the wearin' of the green. He’s inviting all Irish and those who love an Irish party to gather at eat here in downtown Sarasota on Monday, March 17, for a St. Patrick’s Day celebration that will transport you to Dublin.   There will music, Irish foods, and family festivities in the Links Park plaza including face painting, tattoo artists, dancers and a one-hump camel named Nomad who will make an appearance at 5 p.m. Have your photo taken with him.   Why the Camel?? Murphy explains that the camel is magical for the Irish because any creature that can go two weeks without a drink is mystical. The eat here restaurant group will be open all day from 11:30 a.m. - 10 p.m. During lunch, bagpipers will march and play throughout the restaurant. Live Irish entertainment will follow from 5-9 p.m. The menu is Erin-go-bragh authentic with  traditional slow-cooked corned beef and cabbage ($12.95 all day) and more modern specialties such as Celtic Caesar salad ($6.95) and corned beef tacos on a cart for $4.95 in Links Park downtown…
Enjoy the beautiful weather in March and April outside on the patio at eat here in Sarasota. We will have live music outside on the deck downstairs Thursday through Sunday from 6-6:30pm.    Thursday: Sandi Grecco    Friday and Saturday: Martin Jordan   Sunday: Lady Jazz
Thursday, 20 February 2014 18:21

eat here's 3-4-5 Happy Hour on Siesta Key

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Bar service in Siesta Key and Sarasota will celebrate a new 3-4-5 Happy Hour every evening. The Eat Here happy hour will feature $3 drafts, $4 well cocktails, $5 house wines, and $5 small plates from 5-6:30pm. The 3-4-5 happy hour small plate menu will feature the famous Heart Attack Hot Dog (bacon wrapped and finessed with truffle butter and béarnaise), chef-crafted woodstone pizzas, poutine served with debris demi-glace and house-made garlic chips.   Begin those lazy evenings after the beach with a happy hour visit on Siesta Key. Eat here's 3-4-5 Happy Hour is also available in Sarasota. The new Rooftop Bar is the perfect place to wind down after work with co-workers or friends atop Eat Here in downtown Sarasota.   
Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:35

Musical Guests at Eat Here Sarasota

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Eat Here's downtown Sarasota location is proud to host two musical guests this season!  Every Friday and Saturday night, singer and songwriter Martin Jordan will be playing at the Rooftop bar. Check out Martin's profile here. Another locally-known artist, Twinkle, will be playing at Eat Here SRQ on February 8, 15 and 22, and March 15, 22 and 29. She will start downstairs at around 8 p.m. before moving upstairs for an hour-long acoustic set that starts around 10:30 p.m. Here profile can be found here. Come check out these amazing artists while you treat your taste buds to something delicious! We can't wait to see you.
Enjoy a decadent three-course prixe fixe menu all weekend long. Indulge in decadent, award-winning fare with your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day and make a romantic weekend of it. From Fri. Feb. 14 to Sun. Feb. 16 during dinner hours from 5 to 10 p.m., all three eat here locations (downtown Sarasota, Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island) will be offering a three-course prixe fixe menu. It’s all about extending the celebration through the long, romantic weekend this Valentine’s Day, and sampling a romantically themed, decadent meal together. You can give your loved ones an experience they will never forget. The Valentine’s menu includes a choice of: Kale Caesar salad (romaine with a chiffonade of kale) or award-winning bistro-style tomato soup Wild, American-caught salmon, mini pork ossobuco or ballad fire-roasted free range chicken with root vegetables Chocolate Budino dessert pot for sharing (accompanied with strawberries and topped with sea salt) or shareable Floriday strawberry layered shortcake served with royal cream cheese icing. The experience is $29.95 per person plus tax and gratuity, and reservations are required. Seatings begin at 5 p.m. “This is truly one of the most heavenly meals Eat Here has created for Valentine’s Day,” Murphy says. “It will definitely impress.” ##### About Eat Here: The Eat Here restaurants celebrate…
Eat Here in the New Year We know the January 1 drill: With every New Year comes a to-do list of self-made promises, most of them involving food (or at least resisting it). …And we know the January 15 drill: By week three, most of our New Year’s dietary resolutions have gone up in flames. We’re proposing something different…a little more attainable. At Eat Here and the Beach Bistro family of restaurants, we invite you to tweak your resolutions for 2014. Aim for less deprivation and more culinary enjoyment, and relish those foods that keep you happy and healthy. We have you covered. Foods for Health at Eat Here Gluten-free for 2014? Have our crisp, fire-roasted veggie platter, or one of our garden-fresh salads. The keenwa (quinoa) salad is a vegan delight with garbanzo beans, red peppers, carrots, currants and apricots. Our fine-chopped kale salad has currants and roasted almonds.  Maybe you have resolved to know more about the origins of your seafood. “Fish here” for wild-caught, American-sourced catches, including real fresh gulf grouper floribbean with pecan crust and bell pepper papaya jam; Key West mahi (Cajun-dusted and finished with key lime dill); and wild Atlantic salmon, oven-roasted with horseradish…
Thursday, 09 January 2014 01:53

New Rooftop Bar featured in Ticket Sarasota

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Eat here in downtown Sarasota has accomplished a great deal in last year. We've been selected by Sarasota Trend as one of the best new restaurants in Florida and by nearly all of Sarasota media as one of the best new restaurants in the area. In the last year, we've managed to assist in the refurbishment of the fountain nesseled in Sarasota's favorite urban park...right in front of the restaurant. We've even installed new lighting for the greenery and benches for passing downtowners. Most recently, we managed to crane lift a giant red spiral staircase through the awning of the restaurant. It was quite nervewracking watching all that metal dangle over the patio seating and sustainable rolling bar. So why all the hustle in 2013?  When we picked the location for our newest eat here restaurant, it was a little bigger than Operating Founder Sean Murphy would have liked it to be. There was only one thing to do with the extra space...build a bar. After months of lifting, nailing, painting and boozing, we've finally launched, and we're excited to have been well recieved by the surrounding community. We'd like to thank @LeveyBaker with the Herald Tribune and Ticket Sarasota for the glowing…

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Sean Murphy is the owner of Beach Bistro and the Eat Here family of restaurants.Derision and questions can be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. I spend way too much time thinking about food. Apparently this qualifies me to write about some of the best food stuff I discovered in 2013. Discoveries: The exceptional tacos and burritos at Poppo's on Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. The great Philly sandwiches at South Philly on 43rd street by IMG…already discovered by Nick Bollitieri who hangs there. George O’Connor’s clam, lobster and shrimp boil - a new England classic perfectly served by a kid from Buffalo. Coming soon to an Eat Here table top near you. That the top city for food in America is now Seattle. It has cruised past New York and San Francisco because of the relative ease of opening an eatery. You don’t need two million dollars, four lawyers to handle the permitting, and permission from the Mafia. Seattle has an abundance of fresh, cold fish, fresh local produce year round, emerging and accomplished wineries and breweries, and a gazillion young people with cash to spend. Cooking methods: The best way to cook Lobster... I have something of a lobster fixation. This…
Monday, 18 November 2013 21:59

The new eat here: Urban, sustainable, local

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Downtown Sarasota’s eat here has a fresh, urban aesthetic to match its locally-driven Gulf Coast cuisine. During the fall, the Main Street hotspot (previously only a dinner destination) announced it was opening for lunch. Patrons began flocking in for the seafood tacos, Seattle grilled cheese sandwiches and bistro-style tomato soup, only to be wowed upon arrival by a bevy of refurbishments. They noticed a rolling bar on the ground level near the fountain, where they could sit and enjoy passion-berry iced teas, cappuccinos and mixed drinks with their bistro burgers and hot dogs. They also saw a bright red winding staircase leading up to a Rooftop Lounge where, in the evenings, bartenders would whip up fresh craft cocktails. “Of all of the eat heres in the family of eat here restaurants, this one is the most urban. It is located on a beautiful little urban park with a fountain,” says restaurateur Sean Murphy, whose other two eat heres are located on Siesta Key and Anna Maria Island. “This restaurant has accomplished a great deal in the last year. It was selected by Florida Trend as one of the best new restaurants in the whole state of Florida. It was also…
Father’s Day is coming and dad gets a day to call his own. Eat Here restaurants are celebrating Father’s Day by giving dads a free beer and “a rib” all weekend long. The original dad gave up a rib to get the whole thing rolling so it is only fair that we return the favor with that free rib for dad. If one rib isn’t enough, our Island style ribs are on our menu in both lighter and larger portions. Dad, you have to bring the kids to prove you’re a dad and not just another beer loving guy. Eat Here Siesta Key and Eat Here Anna Maria are currently accepting reservations for Father’s Day – Sunday June 16. Eat Here SRQ offers a “beer and a rib” all day Friday and Saturday (closed Sunday). Bring the kids, have a beer, get that rib back. It’s on us. Kids, bring your dad – feed him ribs – make dad happy.
Monday, 15 April 2013 22:39

A Sneak Preview… Siesta’s New Piano Bar

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  Sean Murphy dragged his Baby Grand Piano from his old haunts at The Concession into the his new bar at Siesta Key last week. To ward off wannabe Liberace’s practicing “Chopstix” and “Happy Birthday” a simple sign on the shuttered keyboard threatened …”Don’t even think about it.” The sign is coming off Thursday night. Nationally renowned piano man Wally “Gator” Sirotich will be opening with a special one-night preview on Thursday evening from 8:30 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. Wally boasts a stellar history of performances with Steely Dan, the Allman Brothers, Led Zeppelin, the Toler Brothers and Bo Didley. Sean is looking forward to Wally recreating some of his great piano bar entertainment that rocked the Lone Star Cafe in New York. Sean is optimistic that Wally Gator will deign to become the resident musician at Siesta Key just as Twinkle and band have become the resident musicians at Murphy’s “rooftop bar” at his Sarasota Eat Here location. When The Gator’s schedule is rounded out he will be bringing joy to the crowd at the Eat Here on Siesta every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Eat Here’s kitchen and bars will be serving up great food and drink while…
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