Not much has changed at the Cortez Cafe since the seventies when fishermen in the sleepy village of Cortez would gather to swap stories and gossip over a hearty breakfast and a bottomless cup of coffee before heading offshore. In 2002, owners Sam and Debi Varelis left their respective careers in wholesale produce sales and real estate to carry on the tradition of Cortez’s community gathering place. In 2003, they expanded into the hair salon next door, nearly doubling the size of the size of the restaurant.
The Florida stone crab season runs for 7 months from October 15 – May 15, so today is the last day! Whatever traps that are still out there will be pulled today.
This story was written by Christina Baker, one of the excellent servers at the Swordfish Grill & Tiki.... You only get one mamma soooo why not make her feel special.
Treat you mom to something very special on Mother’s Day! The Bearded Clam has great menu for Brunch / Dinner and awesome desserts.
One of the finest Italian restaurants in Sarasota will be having a very special feast for all moms on Mother’s Day! Owner, Maurizio Colucci says “there will be great specials, fabulous desserts and a surprise or two”!