Category: Press

The Winter Olympics and Your Favorite Seafood

We are so proud of one of very own, Josh Santillan. If you’re an AMOB regular, you might know Josh from our Ellenton location where he works full-time. He leads a pretty busy life taking online college courses and working full-time, but he also trains full-time as a competitive figure skater! Training at the Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex, across the highway from our Ellenton location, Josh and his team mate Jessica Pfund have been training for US Nationals. They’ve had intense training, too. Being at the ice rink from 8:30am to 3:30pm, their training also includes ballet twice a

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The Hangover Recipe and Lynn & Ann’s 60th Anniversary

This article originally appeared in the Island Sun As I’ve written before…we’re all about food in our family…whether it’s cooking, eating, growing, buying, ordering or sitting around a table after a HUGE meal…our family is all about food…and wine! And we have been as long as I can remember. Some of my fondest memories came around our small dining table where we ate growing up. We had 2 meals every day at that table. Breakfast and dinner were always shared by the four of us around that table. After breakfast we passed the four sections of the Tampa Tribune around

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Herald-Tribune: Liquid Love – AMOB Sunset

A Sunset Cocktail at Anna Maria Oyster Bar, coupled with some signature shucked molluscs, makes for a quintessential tropical experience. INGREDIENTS 2 ounces Cruzan Vanilla Rum 4 ounces pineapple juice 1 ounce grenadine MIXOLOGY Fill a hurricane glass with ice. Shake the rum and pineapple juice with ice. Pour the grenadine into the bottom of the glass, and strain the shaken mixture into the glass. Garnish with a speared maraschino cherry and an orange slice. Anna Maria Oyster Bar Landside is at 6906 14th St. W., Bradenton. 941-758-7880; oysterbar.net Note: This article appeared in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune on July 26,

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Vern Buchanan Hospitality Industry Roundtable

Buchanan Talks Jobs With Restaurant Owners Apr 20, 2017 Press Release Industry Employs 29,000 People in 16th District SARASOTA — Jobs and the economy drove the discussion Wednesday when Congressman Vern Buchanan met with a group of nearly a dozen restaurant owners from Sarasota and Manatee counties. Buchanan (middle, white shirt) addresses the group The Congressman listened as the entrepreneurs discussed some of the financial challenges facing their businesses during the meeting at the Holiday Inn Sarasota-Airport. The meeting comes on the heels of a study released this week ranking Bradenton one of the best small cities in the U.S. to

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Business Observer, 09/02/2016 | “Comfort Food”

Comfort food BY: MARK GORDON | MANAGING EDITOR September 02, 2016 John Horne operates four locations in Manatee County. Executive Summary Company.  Anna Maria Oyster Bar Industry.  Hospitality, restaurants Key.  Owner John Horne battles over-regulation in the hospitality industry. Manatee County restaurateur John Horne learned a key business lesson back in the early 1980s at a summer job in a Polk County phosphate mine. “When you’re selling your labor,” his supervisor told him, “sell it to the highest bidder.” The line resonated with Horne, then a teenager. It still does more than 35 years later, both for the role it

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941CEO, 9/4/2015 | “Raising the Bar”

John Horne, CEO of Bradenton’s Anna Maria Oyster Bar, shares a peek at his pearl of a business. By David Ball for 941CEO | Photography by Salvatore Brancifort 9/4/2015 at 11:20am Anna Maria Oyster Bar’s John Horne is building an empire one loyal employee at a time. “We do our best to treat our people very well.” It’s close to noon and a rare break in the day for John Horne as he scans the interior of his office, located next to the Anna Maria Oyster Bar in the Cortez Village shopping plaza in Bradenton. As the 19-year owner of the popular seafood

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CFO Jeff Atwater Spotlight, 2014 | “Your Money Matter$”

President and owner of Anna Maria Oyster Bars, John Horne is currently featured with other successful entrepreneurs on Florida’s CFO Atwater’s “Your Money Matter$” website. Check it out and let us know what you think! Florida Entrepreneurs CFO Jeff Atwaters’ office recently asked a few of Florida’s successful entrepreneurs questions on how they got their start and what advice they would give to future small business owners. We hope their responses give you insight into the life of an entrepreneur and what it takes to get your dream started. WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO START YOUR OWN BUSINESS? I had been in

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