Walt's Fish Market 100 Year Anniversary (May 20th, 2018)

Walt's Fish Market 100 Year Anniversary & Tom Wallin Memorial Reef

Sarasota/Tampa News

https://www.yourobserver.com/photo-gallery/walts-fish-market-celebrates-100-years#photo-2

http://www.snntv.com/2018/05/20/walts-fish-market-turns-100/

http://www.tampabay.com/things-to-do/food/dining/Walt-s-Fish-Market-a-Sarasota-institution-to-celebrate-its-100th-anniversary_168329496

http://www.heraldtribune.com/entertainmentlife/20180517/walts-fish-market-celebrates-century-of-sarasota-seafood-history

Fancy Appetizer Cocktail Party

My favorite type of party is an appetizer party mixed with fun cocktails. We specialize in fun events with creative food and great service.  We cater to the Sarasota area (Siesta Key, Long Boat Key, St. Armands, Bradenton, Casey Key, Anna Maria etcc) 

Here are few pictures from a past event

  • Tuna Tartar
  • Ahi tuna ceviche, with watermelon and tropical glaze
  • Lobster mac and cheese bites with gruyere 
  • Seared Beef Poke-  White Onions, Cherry Tomatoes, Cucumber, Radishes, Aji Limo, Sesame Seeds, Sesame Oil.
  • Vietnamese fresh rolls with herbs and nuoc Cham  (IS THIS VEGETARIAN?) yes
  • Chicken Satay, blistered baby Kumato tomato with peanut butter curry
  • Guacamole platter with homemade plantain chips 

Yoga...Yoga....Yoga....

Try Yoga on Spring Break with Lisa Genovese

Siesta Key, Lido Key Beach, Casey Key

Lisa Genovese visiting instructor available for private and group yoga sessions February 22nd - March 1st. Yoga Teacher Training completed with Indira Kalmbach in Pavones, Costa Rica in 2012.

Since completing teaching training, Lisa has traveled the world offering private and group sessions from South Africa to the United States. Lisa currently resides in her hometown within the Finger Lakes of upstate NY where in addition to her traveling yoga business, Yoga 2U, she owns and operates a cooperative health and wellness studio and is an independent college counselor.  Private or group sessions offered in the comforts of your own home, vacation rental or beach. You chose the location, she'll bring the yoga! 

Private sessions (1-2) $125/hour

Group sessions (4+) $75/hour for 4 people, $10/person over 6 people

yogafingerlakes@gmail.com

(315) 521-4283

Luxury Sunset Cruise

Looking for a boat cruise on a luxury vessel in Sarasota?

This boat does book quickly so if your in peak season please book ahead. 

Sarasota: Siesta Key

Highlights and Things you can do: Sit and relax aboard this 60 foot viking that has three bathrooms and three-four state rooms.  It’s an beautiful setting to have a cocktail, or three, and enjoy the serenity of being away from everyone and everything. 

Boat Charter Information

  • There is a bathroom on board for your use, no worries.
  • Included: bottled water, soda, beer, bottle of bubbly. 
  • You can bring drinks (alcohol is fine) & food, but please nothing that will easily stain. Keep it classy.
  • Don't forget sunscreen, towels, hats & sunglasses.
  • Please no bronzing sunscreen.  
  • Morning, afternoon and sunset tours available. 

Siesta Key Beach Bungalow

 

Dates Available: March 17th- April

Private Gulf-front bungalow located down a shell lane and perfectly situated on the original Twitchell Property.  2 1/2 bedroom, 2 bathroom cottage, where the library/office doubles as a third bedroom. 

Surrounded by lush landscaping, large Banyan trees, majestic oaks, and grand palms, overlooking a glistening pond.  With protected views and deeded access to the Gulf, beautiful sunsets and fantastic fishing are just steps from your back door.  

The setting is truly magical, very private, and just a short walk or bike ride from Siesta Key Beach, Siesta Key Village, restaurants, and shopping. Everything you want or need is within walking distance.  

We are looking for monthly or year leases. This charming "Ocean Bungalow" will make you feel right at home and on vacation all at once. Pricing ranges from $4,000 to $4,500 per month. 

Shop Local in Sarasota---Siesta Key Beach

Sarasota- Siesta Key Shop Local

 C'mon in to Walt's Outpost located next to Walt's Fish Market & Restaurant on 41 & Ivanhoe in Sarasota, Florida.  Fill your tummies up first with great Walt's seafood that slept in the bay last night and will sleep in your belly tonight, then pop on in to our local art and Florida gift store for all your Florida gifts and local souvenirs. 

 We have SO MUCH GREAT STUFF!  We carry an array of Walt's apparel, from t-shirts to sweatshirts to even hand-painted Walt's hats!  We also have colorful and incredible art by famous local artists: hand-painted glasses, large and beautiful paintings, metal art, fun and funky fishsticks for your wall, local photography in all sizes from cards to 11x14's to large framed pieces, handmade anklets and SO MUCH MORE!

Nautical and aquatic themed rings, necklaces, bracelets and earrings are all right here, very reasonably priced and ready to be yours.   And look no more for your gator heads: we have five sizes and backscratchers, too!  AND CANDY!  SO much CANDY!  Pop Rocks, Unicorn Poop, and even S'mores, among many more.  Books for the kids, and books for adults, too!  All ocean and fish and local and authentic and awesome pieces!

Siesta Key Concierge can also help you plan fun adventures. If you want to book a sunset cruise, private chef, fishing charter, Kayak or SUP Tour, Yoga or dance class on the beach come talk to Megan or Tracy at the Outpost! We specialize in fun: Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, Anna Maria and the town of Sarasota. 

Spend the day at Siesta Key Beach have lunch or dinner at Walt's Fish Market and do shopping in the Walt's Outpost store. 

Popular Sarasota Shopping items: Alligator everything, signed artwork by Steve Whitlock,  Sunshine in a Can, Shark tooth necklaces, games and toys for kids. Wine drinkers and & beer drinkers we have some hand painted glasses done by Sue Green wife of commercial fisherman! 

One of my favorites happenings at Walt's Fish Market is when you get to see the fishing boats on the trailers coming to drop off the morning catch! 

We truly have something for everyone here!  Come in and say hello!

Walt's Fish Market OutPost and Siesta Key Concierge Contact Info

941-260-8499

Deluxe Taco Party

Looking to celebrate with friends in a casual fun way? Our  Sarasota private chefs turn your kitchen into a Fiesta. A deluxe taco bar is a great way to celebrate and don't forget the margaritas... Sample menu below. 

Sarasota Deluxe Taco Bar

Apps

  • Queso & Salsa & Chips

Taco Bar

  • Chipolte grilled chicken and shrimp for tacos
  • Hard and Soft tacos 
  • Black bean and sweet potato hash for vegan tacos
  • Guac
  • Pico de gallo
  • Mexican cheese
  • Mango salsa
  • Cilantro
  • Finely diced onions
  • Tomatoes 
  • Black beans

Salad

  • Mexican themed salad

Dessert

  • Canopy road individual cheese cakes

Sarasota Baby Shower

Special occasions call for fun filled parties. We all love to have parties but loves planning them? Siesta Key Concierge can help plan your next event. We love to plan birthday parties, baby showers, anniversaries, engagement parties and more...

Sample menu for Baby Shower

Passed Apps

  • Bacon Jalapeno Deviled Eggs
  • Fruit Skewers
  • Mini Shrimp Cocktail 

Seated Menu

  • Cold Soup: Cucumber, Mango and basil
  • Arugula shaved Parmesan radicchio, heirloom tomato.  
  • Avocado Brushetta 
  • Chicken Salad on croissants 
  • Chicken Salad with green apple slices
  • Custom Cake & Cookies 

Not Much Time? Just Call Us.
941-363-1192

megan@siestakeyconcierge.com

 

 

100 Foot Yacht Available for Sarasota Charters

100 Foot Broward Yacht for Charter in Sarasota

Spend the day on the Gulf of Mexico in a luxurious yacht.  You can charter the yacht for a day, spend a few nights or cruise to Key West or the Bahamas.  If your looking to do a unique cocktail party this would be the perfect spot to entertain your guests. 

  • Sarasota Day Charters
  • Overnight Charters
  • Weekly Charters
  • Three-four Estate rooms (all have bathrooms)
  • Captain, Crew, Chef 

Not Much Time? Just Call Us.

941-363-1192 Or 517-896-8232

megan@siestakeyconcierge.com

 

 

 

Looking for local Florida artists who want to sell and display their work in a reputable establishment.

We are looking for local Florida artists who want to sell and display their work in a reputable establishment. If you know of any artists that fit into these categories please email me at Megan@siestakeyconcierge.com for further details. 

Theme: Tasteful Florida art, anything specific to Sarasota, Siesta Key, Longboat Key, Casey Key, St. Armands. 

Who is the ideal audience? Families who are vacationing to the Sarasota area as well as true Florida locals. 

Categories: Wall art, Souvenir art, Unique Cards... Handmade items: Sea Glass jewelry etc...

Paintings & Prints: We are looking for paintings of things like Siesta Key Beach, Marina Jacks, Downtown Sarasota, Ringling... Anything that reminds the buyer of our beautiful town of Sarasota. 

Here are a few examples....

MTV Show Siesta Key Beach

It has happened a reality show has been filmed and produced on Siesta Key Beach. I grew up on the island and have been fortunate enough to live in paradise.  We grew up fishing, tubing, wake boarding, island hoping exploring the sand bars.  If you're looking for a real adventure or things to do on Siesta Key give Siesta Key a shout. We a pride ourselves on non touristy things to do but instead you leaving like a local.

Favorite Siesta Island Feels

Florida Cracker Fish Fry

Private Sunset Cruise with Bubbly

Boat Tiki Bar Crawl

Private Chef

Dolphin, Manatee Mangrove Tour

First Class Salt Therapy Location in Sarasota (Salt of the Earth)

Salt Therapy

 I’ve been hearing a lot about salt therapy spas from my friends in California. So when I caught wind that a salt  therapy location was opening in Sarasota, I was curious to see what it's all about. Let's start with the basics: Salt Therapy (Halotherapy) is a holistic treatment in a man-made salt room, which reproduces the unique microclimate found in natural salt caves. Salt Therapy is effective in treating a variety of upper and lower respiratory tract disorders and skin conditions such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, eczema and psoriasis. 

A friend of mine who suffers from stress and anxiety told me she got the best worry-free sleep ever after visiting a salt therapy spa. That was enough for me to give it a try. Who doesn't want to sleep better and wake up feeling refreshed?

                                                      My Experience at Salt of the Earth

What does Salt of the Earth offer:  Salt of the Earth Offers multiple ways to benefit from Salt Therapy. You can choose Salt Room, Salt Bed, Kids Room, and Halo Booth. Prices start at $45 but buying multi-session packages can reduce the price. Mention Siesta Key Concierge to get 15% off your first treatment. 

How does it work?  When you breathe in the salt-enriched air, it removes airborne pollen and loosens the mucus, which begins to clear quickly, and inflammation is reduced. This allows you to breathe easier, and helps the body restore itself.

How did it feel when I was in the Salt Room? The moment I entered the tranquil room I immediately felt relaxed. The recliner chairs were extremely comfortable. I sat back and felt the Himalayan salt being absorbed into my skin and lungs for about 45 minutes while meditating and trying to turn my brain off.  The air was so pure I wanted to take deep breaths to fill my lungs. I also tried the heated salt bed. It felt so good on my back and sore muscles. You only need 25 minutes in the salt bed. 

Would I go again? In the end I would (and probably will) keep going back to really get the maximum benefits that salt therapy claims to offer. It was definitely relaxing and it’s worth trying for the experience alone, regardless of whether you suffer from any of the ailments it is meant to target. It was fun, and at $45 (pretty affordable), I got a great night's sleep. I might consider buying a salt lamp for the side of my bed. 

How many people are in the treatment room? The adult salt therapy relaxation room has 10 chairs.

What should I wear to salt therapy? Wear comfortable clothes to salt therapy, so you can kick back and truly enjoy a relaxing environment. Shoes are not permitted in the treatment rooms, so please bring clean socks. They have complimentary socks if you do forget.

Is Salt Therapy Safe for Pregnant Mothers? As a natural therapy, pregnant mothers can treat themselves to halotherapy without worrying about taking drugs that might affect the health of their babies. Rather than rely on over-the-counter medications for asthma, allergies, sinusitis, or chronic skin conditions such as eczema, they can relieve their symptoms by inhaling all natural and pure Himalayan salt in a safe and relaxing environment. 

How to Book: You can book online or call (941-702-8300) for your next treatment. Salt of The Earth is opened Tuesday-Saturday. Located near Buffalo Wild Wings on Clark Road. 4037 Clark Rd Sarasota, Sarasota County 34233 USA Visit Salt of the Earth Website

Salt of The Earth Facebook

 

Information on this blog is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for the advice provided by your physician or other healthcare professional. 

Bachelorette Party- Private Chef

Celebrate a friends bachelorette party with Siesta Key Concierge. We make the night easy, fun and hassle free. If you want to make the experience more interactive try a cooking class with your friends. 

Not Much Time? Just Call Us.

941-363-1192 Or 517-896-8232

megan@siestakeyconcierge.com

 

ALL GLUTEN FREE MENU

Hors Doeuvers- Mozzarella and Tomato Skewers

Entree & Sides- Blackened Chicken & Sauteed mushrooms, leeks, onion, peppers and Sweet Potato Fries

Salad- Icehouse Salad

Dessert - Vegan Gluten Free Cheese Cakes

 

Summer Beach Volleyball Camp Session 2

Hello Volleyball Friends,

We had a great week of beach volleyball camp! If you would like to see the photos from the week see below. If interested in buying a beach volleyball here are few suggestions. If you want the official AVP ball this ball is used on the pro tour. You can find less expensive balls as well. 

Thanks to our camp sponsors: Juice Plus, Applebee's, Rudy Project, Walt's Fish Market and Mikasa. 

Upcoming Volleyball Programs

Siesta Key Beach Volleyball Camp Session 2

Register: http://www.siestakeyconcierge.com/beach-volleyball

  • Date: July 10th-14th, 2017 
  • Time: 8:30-12
  • Register by Phone: 941-861-9870 
  • *If you plan on attending please register ASAP

Beach Volleyball Through out the YEAR

I plan on starting my clinics in August. We would go once a week. If interested please email with the following information. 

  • Daughters/Son Name:
  • Age:
  • Phone Number: 
  • The average cost is $30 we go for two hours at Siesta or B-ridge Park. The average session is 2 hours. 

Looking for Indoor Volleyball

I am partners with WAVE Volleyball. They offer indoor clinics through out the year as well as club programs. Take a look at what they have going on: http://www.wavevball.com/ If you have questions reach out to 

Matt: 941-962-4859 or email: matthew@wavevball.com The sand program is closed as we are finishing the session currently. 

Siesta Key Luxury

Siesta Key Concierge had the pleasure of planning a week of fun activities, luxury accommodations for a group that was looking to take a hands off role in planning their perfect vacation.  Please contact Siesta Key Concierge to plan your next big vacation in Sarasota, Florida or anywhere in the world. 

Luxury Accommodations 

  • Resort: Hyatt Siesta Key Beach, A Hyatt Residence Club
  • Grocery: Ice cold drinks, groceries and snacks will be stocked in each unit. 
  • Extra: Flowers, personalized gifts, local baskets, chilled champagne etc...

Call Megan @ Siesta Key Concierge to book your next stay 517-896-8232 

Private Dinner Party at “Casa De Mullet”

Take in a stunning Siesta Key sunset fall in love with our local seafood. Our private dinner parties include private chef, bar tender or wine sommelier. We can't guarantee dolphins but your odds are good.

Siesta Key Event Site

Call Megan @ Siesta Key Concierge to book your special event 517-896-8232

VIP Party at Walt's Fish Market 

If you really want to feel like your on vacation in Sarasota take a trolly ride to dinner. This way no one is   driving and you don't have to worry about parking. If your a true seafood lover this is truly a special treat. The chef will have a special menu for you and your guests. This is truly a VIP experience. 

Call Megan @ Siesta Key Concierge to book your special event 517-896-8232 (Please only Serious inquires)

Sarasota by MEGA Yacht

Looking for a fabulous way to see Sarasota by the water? If your looking to ride in pure luxury we have quite a few options for you. We have mega yachts, yachts and really nice boats for charter.  Let us book your next yacht voyage.  We specialize in yachts in the following areas: Sarasota, Naples, Miami, Tampa, Stuart... 

Inquire about our Key West Yacht Trips

Inquire about our Bahamas Yacht Trips

Sample Video of one our boats

Call Megan @ Siesta Key Concierge to book your next yachting voyage 517-896-8232

 

Birthday Party Surprise

We love when clients want to have fun and celebrate birthdays with us. We are all big kids at heart right?  We specialize in sit down dinners, appetizer parties or buffets. Our most popular choice would be our appetizer cocktail party. We can spice up the party with some unique entertainment. Some include: Cartoonist, Fortune Teller, Photographer, Sommelier, Musician, Magician and more....

Bride To Be.. Private Chef & Sommelier

We love celebrations and of course a reason to open a bottle of bubbly.  Siesta Key Concierge had the pleasure of providing a private chef and sommelier for a bride to be party on Siesta Key.  Leave the planning to us we can create the perfect menu for your group. If you want to add some entertainment we can bring a wine expert to the dinner party. Take a look at the menu we did for a wonderful group of ladies on Siesta Key, Sarasota.

Not Much Time? Just Call Us.

941-363-1192 Or 517-896-8232

megan@siestakeyconcierge.com

 

Bride To Be Party

Hors Doeuvers

  • Blackened Jumbo Gulf Shrimp with rosemary aioli and crispy wonton
  • Siesta Sunset roll: asparagus, cilantro, mango, avocado, carrot

Wine Pairing

  • Roederer Estate Brut Anderson Valley,California
  • Esprit Gassier - Rose' -Cotes de Provence - France 

Entree

Skirt Steak Chimichurri with purple potato mash and roast butternut squash

Wine Paring

Baby Blue - Cabernet Red Blend - Sonoma, CA.

Salad

Simon Sez salad- Wilted Kale, Cranberry, roasted pecan, goat cheese

Wine Pairing

Hartford Family Winery - Chardonnay - Russian River Valley, CA

Dessert

Key-lime Pie 

Wine Pairing

Apex- Late Harvest Semillon- Washington