August 5 is National Oyster Day.

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Fifth Annual Sustainable Seafood Dinner

August 5

Learn about sustainable seafood with renowned chefs at Louies Modern in the fifth-annual Sustainable Seafood Dinner this Sunday, August 5, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Tickets include five chefs’ stations during cocktail hour, a six-course seated dinner, local craft beer, wine and a complementary Tervis tumbler. Tickets are $125-$150; reservations can be made by calling (941) 552-9688.

Siesta Key Rum Tour

August 4

Drum Circle Distilling will be hosting a free tour explaining its rum-making process on Saturday, August 4, from 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. Samples of Gold, Spiced Silver and Toasted Coconut rums will be available after the tour. Must be 21 to try samples; dogs are welcome.

Baker & Wife Pizza Workshops

August 13, 27

Join executive chef Isaac Correa for a family-style dinner and learn how to craft the perfect pizza with his special recipes, techniques and tricks. This interactive class will show guests how to sauce and top their pizza before cooking it in a wood-fired oven. After dinner, all attendees will receive recipes and surprise gifts. The class limit is 12 participants and it takes place from 6 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $55 per person and reservations can be made by calling (941) 960-1765.

Venice MainStreet Inc.'s “Barstool Open”

August 25

Venice MainStreet is hosting a “Barstool Open" on August 25 from 12 to 5 p.m. Teams of four will play putt-putt golf through nine holes located in various businesses throughout Venice and Miami avenues. Participants can check in early on August 24 between 4 and 7 p.m. at Daiquiri Deck to receive their packets, or check in August 25 at the Centennial Park Gazebo between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. $20 per person. 

New Summer Menu at Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen

Eliza Ann’s Coastal Kitchen located inside Waterline Marina Resort & Beach Club on Anna Maria Island recently debuted new menu offerings; the restaurant is open seven days a week with weekend pool access and live entertainment from 12 to 4 p.m. (pool access and live entertainment is only available to those who purchase an entrée at the restaurant). The new menu features pickled watermelon salad with feta, Florida peach gazpacho and Creole grouper tacos. For more information, call (941) 238- 6264.

National Oyster Day at Siesta Key Oyster Bar

August 5

Join Siesta Key Oyster Bar on Sunday, August 5 to celebrate National Oyster Day with special offerings including Bloody Mary oyster shooters, grilled oyster prosciutto, oyster ceviche, Asian oyster nachos and more. Reservations can be made by calling (941) 346- 5443.

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Siesta Key Oyster Bar

$$ Seafood 5238 Ocean Boulevard

A lively, beachy atmosphere and a location minutes from Siesta Beach.

Eliza Ann's Coastal Kitchen

$$$ Seafood, Southern 5325 Marina Drive

Kitted out like a contemporary bistro with bare wood tables (dish-towel napkins) and a few banquettes, Eliza Ann’s offers guests a view of the busy marina, s...

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Louies Modern

$$$ New American 1289 North Palm Avenue

This handsome downtown focuses on farm-fresh, sophisticated American cuisine as well as craft beer and handcrafted cocktails.