Bridge Street Bistro is proud to introduce Jacob Rodibaugh as our new Executive Chef! Jacob grew up in a rural town in Pennsylvania where he learned at a young age a great appreciation for cooking with fresh ingredients from the family garden, fresh fish caught in local streams and game they caught hunting.


Chef Jacob graduated with honors from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Academy of Culinary Arts. He finished his externship in Ocean City, Maryland at Reflections Restaurant and Hotel. He later accepted a position as Banquet Chef at Hidden Valley Four Season Ski Resort in Pennsylvania. As the days grew shorter and the snow feel heavily, he decided to move to sunny Sarasota, Florida where he has been successfully leading his team and restaurants to greatness for 20 years. As an Executive Chef at Fred’s at Lakewood Ranch, Morton’s Catering, Longboat Key Club, and the opening Chef for Hyde Park Prime Steakhouse, his career has blossomed.

Having grown up living off the land, he hasn’t forgotten his love for cooking with fresh ingredients and instills these values at work as well as his personal life with his loving wife and daughter.

Bridge Street Bistro is thrilled to have Chef Jacob on board and is excited to utilize his creative flair, vast knowledge, and love of fresh cuisine!

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Don’t miss out at Gulf Drive Cafe and The Kokonut Hut! Live music will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays. Also, come support your favorite team—They have NFL Ticket! Every live game, every Sunday. Grab your seat at the Kokonut Hut to watch your team score a victory with appetizer specials and $4 domestic drafts.

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In the spirit of Halloween, try their $5 Morgue-arita all month long!

Halloween Morgue A Rita Cocktail

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