We were so proud and humbled to be recognized by the Manatee Chamber of Commerce & the School District of Manatee County for our “Dive into Reading” Summer Reading Program at the Chamber’s 27th Business & Education Partnership Awards breakfast.   

Anna Maria Oyster Bar received the 2017 Barry Jones Business Partner Empowerment Award for this wonderful program, linked with the Suncoast Campaign for Grade-Level Reading, and only possible with the support of a host of community partners and volunteer mentors. Our company supports education at every level in our community, and we congratulate all of the nominees and winners at this great annual event!  We ALL win when it comes to helping our children become the best they can be.


* Business Coordinator of the Year Award –Anne Kirn Rollings with Gecko’s Grill & Pub – SR 64
* Rookie of the Year: Palma Sola Presbyterian Church – Indy Dennis
* Civic Partner of the Year: Boys & Girls Clubs of Manatee County – Dawn Thurston Stanhope
* Good Things Come in Small Packages: Charley Sellick – The Horace Mann Companies
* Good Things Come in Big Packages: State College of Florida Reach-Out Program
* It’s a Two Way Street: Schindel Orthodontics & Braden River Middle School
* Special One Time Project: Bowes Imaging Center – Nathan Bowes
* Partners Together: Manatee Fruit Company – Whiting Preston and Big Earth Landscape Supply
* School Coordinator of the Year: Theresa Kern
* Barry Jones Business Partner Empowerment Award: Anna Maria Oyster Bar – John & Amanda Horne & Chris Simonis-Whittaker
* Partners in Excellence: Culver’s

http://www.oysterbar.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/fullsizerender.jpg-400x301.jpeg 400w, http://www.oysterbar.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/fullsizerender.jpg.jpeg 640w" sizes="(max-width: 300px) 100vw, 300px">We were also recognized with a special Gratitude Awards from the School District of Manatee County at a School Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.  On behalf of the entire AMOB family, we couldn’t be more appreciative of the support.  We certainly don’t do what we do for awards or accolades… but it’s always nice to feel appreciated! 

Once again, the BIGGEST thank you goes out to our Community Partners and Volunteer Mentors, without whom none of this would be possible.

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Celebrating The Big Easy
October 2017
Each month, Michael's On East offers a new Epicurean Adventure to a select culinary destination, but this October the Michael's culinary team offers an extra special menu to savor. 

A three-course dinner featuring original New Orleans fare will be available for $39 per person as well as a two-course lunch for $19 per person, in conjunction with the Sarasota-Manatee Originals' Eat Like a Local Restaurant Week, of course! Please make your reservations now for October 2-15. 

Why New Orleans?

It was in New Orleans where Michael's On East Founder and Co-Proprietor Michael Klauber gained his original love for food with bold flavor. Following studies at Cornell University, Klauber began a management training program at the famed Royal Sonesta Hotel New Orleans where he worked directly with hotel General Manager Archie Casbarian. In 1978, Casbarian purchased the historic Arnaud's site and began restoration of the property, inviting Klauber to join him in transition and re-opening of the restaurant. Klauber worked with the Casbarian family from 1977 to 1980.   

"Having recently celebrated 30 years, it's a nostalgic time to reflect and celebrate our history, and New Orleans is certainly an influential part of my history," said Klauber. "Count Arnaud (Cazenave) believed that 'the pursuit of the pleasures of the table is as worthy as anything else one chooses to pursue in life,' and I take great pride in serving our community and our guests. What I learned from my mentor Archie Casbarian is the philosophy of running the business from the guest's point of view. A philosophy we continue to live by today at Michael's On East." 

1212 East Avenue South | Sarasota, FL 34239 | 941-366-0007 | www.bestfood.com 

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