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Seafood Shack dinner celebrates new novel, raises money for nonprofit

Four renowned Manatee County chefs are pooling their resources to celebrate the debut novel of a native Floridian author and to raise money for the… Read more »

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Seafood Shack is reborn

Landmark restaurant returns to life with renovations and new menu by chef Gerard Jesse…. Read more »

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Eat Near: New cookbook spotlights best of Florida's regional seafood

Know the seafood, how to cook it, and who brings it to you…. Read more »

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Stone Crab Festival in Cortez

Stone Crab Festival returns for third year to Cortez with fresh seafood, fun and live music… Read more »

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Bar Tab: Seafood Shack (updated with video)  

Stiff drinks and spectacular views indoors on the water (updated with video)… Read more »

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Bar Tab: Tide Tables

Locals do it right at new, waterfront restaurant, tiki bar and marina. … Read more »

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Bar Tab: O'Shucks Raw Bar & Grill

Drink and eat like a Cortezian at this great raw bar and grill…. Read more »

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Eat Near: A.P. Bell Fish Company

A.P. Bell Fish Company has been open 73 years, and that history is written all over the property, from the yellowing photographs tacked up on… Read more »

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Bar Tab: Annie's Bait & Tackle in Cortez

Enjoy cold beer and fresh seafood at this classic bait and tackle shop in Cortez…. Read more »

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Fish sandwich review: Cortez Kitchen

The Mahi Sandwich and Buffalo Grouper Sandwich are delicious, especially eaten near the docks by Sarasota Bay. … Read more »

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Anna Maria Island area restaurants take hiatus in September

Popular Anna Maria Island area restaurants will be taking a vacation next month…. Read more »

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Fish sandwich review: Star Fish Co.

Star Fish Company in Cortez serves a superb, super fresh grouper sandwich … Read more »

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Attractions and Events

Here’s why the historic village in west Manatee County is Old Florida at its finest and an Ultimate Fishing Town… Read more »

Linda Molto: dreams of Cortez

Unexpected life change led her to fishing village…. Read more »

The Scenestress | This Weekend | 

The Scenestress' Weekend Picks, Feb. 17-19

This is where she’ll be hanging out this weekend…. Read more »