Experience the love of food at The Feast
SUN PHOTO/LOUISE BOLGER
Left to right, Chris and Joseph Dale offer
lunch and dinner with daily specials
at The Feast in Holmes Beach.
It's hard to explain to people who don't have a passion for food what all the fuss is about, but if you're afflicted with that passion, every day becomes a moveable feast.
Since Chris Dale and his brother, Joseph, grew up on Anna Maria Island, they had a bird's eye view of how Island dining has evolved during the past several years. Working in many of the Island's restaurants since high school, they learned to love the energy of the restaurant business while at the same time acquiring the training necessary to move on to their own restaurant. That day occurred in October 2009, when they opened The Feast restaurant in Holmes Beach.
The Feast is open for both lunch and dinner with daily specials available at both. The Dales' pride themselves on the variety of their fresh local fish as well as sea bass, amberjack, sushi grade salmon and tuna. They purchase from local suppliers as much as possible and use mostly organic produce.
In addition to daily specials, some of their lunch choices include a variety of salads, soups and interesting appetizers like fried green tomatoes and cracklin' calamari, as well as a large selection of sandwiches.
You'll find dinner entrees like filet mignon, pork tenderloin, grouper Oscar, lobster ravioli or chicken picatta. Soups, salads, sandwiches and gourmet pizzas also are on the dinner menu, and there is a children's menu available. All price ranges are represented on The Feast's large and varied menu.
The Feast beer and wine menus are also extensive and building. They offer ales and imported and craft beers, $5 a glass house wine and a wine list starting at $18 per bottle. And while you're enjoying your beer or wine, take a look at the artwork on the restaurant walls. On a monthly basis, the Artists' Guild of Anna Maria rotates artwork by local artists, all of which is for sale.
And if getting your flip flops on to go out to eat seems like just too much work, call The Feast. It delivers Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, and everything on the menu is available. Chris says it's important to him that people leave his restaurant happy, and with the help of the Dale's long time consistent staff most of their customers do.
The future looks bright and busy for these local brothers. Since they plan on being on the Island for a long time, their objective is to develop the restaurant into a hometown cozy restaurant bar; a Gastropub where high-end quality food and drink are traditionally served.
The motto of The Feast Restaurant is "There is no love sincerer than the love of food" credited to George Bernard Shaw. The Feast Restaurant – food for the food lover in all of us.
Island Shopping Center
5406 Marina Dr.
11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
7 days a week
Delivery: 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday
All major credit cards accepted