Anna Maria – J Burns’ Pizza Anna Maria Island is one of the Island’s newest restaurants, offers hot fresh crispy thin crust pizza, classic subs, and fresh salads.
J Burns’ Pizza Anna Maria Island
J Burn’s made Anna Maria Island their second home. This is after their first location in Lakeland, Florida. Their island location is at 308 Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria J Burns’ is open Sun/Mon 11-8, Weds/Thurs 11-8, Fri/Sat 11-9.
J Burns’ offers a unique square cut pizza in 7, 12 or 16 inches with all the traditional toppings. J Burns’ uses a special blend of cheeses and sauce made from vine ripe tomatoes. Specialty pizzas include the Deluxe, Hawaiian, Taco and Chicken Club to name a few. J Burns’ also offers a 10 1/2 inch gluten free pizza option.
The Classic Subs are 9 inches and served with a bag of chips. Sub options include both traditional and specialty options like Ham, Italian, Roast beef, Meatball and Salisbury Steak.
J Burns’ Salads are fresh with tons of dressing options with all offered in small or large sizes.
Add a side of Garlic Knots, Boneless wings or cheese sticks from the Extras menu. For Dessert try the cinnamon knots or an ice cream sandwich! Fountain Drinks and bottle water are available.
If you find yourself hungry on Anna Maria Island’s north end head over to J Burns’! Dine in or carry out 941-251-4070.
Anna Maria – The 13th annual Bayfest 2014 event is right around the corner! If you happen to be lucky enough to be on Anna Maria Island for this event don’t miss it. If you don’t have plans to be here, you should make some! Bayfest has become a great destination event for those who have been to it before and it will be on your calender for years to come if you catch it this year. Pine Avenue on the north end of Anna Maria comes alive with music and the aroma of food created by some of our great Island chefs wafting through the air!
Bayfest 2014 a popular event
One of the most popular annual events in Anna Maria Island is Bayfest, the two-day celebration of music, food and arts and crafts, which is sponsored by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce and gets going at 5 p.m. Friday. Oct. 17, and continues through Saturday on Pine Avenue. It’s all free, family-friendly and open to the public. Friday’s music kicks off with DJ Mike Sales plus live music from Dean Johansen, Steve Arvey and Koko Ray. Bayfest runs until 10 p.m. Friday, at the corner of Pine Avenue and North Bay Boulevard, and then starts up again Saturday morning all along Pine Avenue with music from Gulf Drive, Can’t Turn Left, Renegade, Mike Sales & the Restless Natives, Scott’s Garage and Shotgun Justice. Chris Grumley will be the emcee for the Saturday’s music lineup.
There’s plenty to do when you want to take a break form the music, too, including Bayfest food, arts, crafts and retail vendors, a classic car show and lots of activities for kids. . Details: Oct. 17-18. Pine Avenue, Anna Maria Island. Festival times: 5-10 p.m. Friday, 9:45 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday. Tickets: Free. Information: 941-778-1541 www.annamariaislandchamber.org
The Easter Bunny will be in attendance at 9 a.m. for the kids to enjoy. Refreshments will be served in the pavilion next to the restaurant starting at 8:30 a.m. The Easter egg hunt itself will start at 9 a.m.. The Easter Bunny will lead a parade down Pine Avenue. The parade will end at the Fifth Annual Easter Egg Roll and the Fourth Annual Easter Bonnet Contest.
Dara Caudill of Island Photography will provide complimentary pictures at the event, which also includes face painting, egg painting and dyeing. That will be happening all while DJ Chuck Caudill provides music and the always tasty AMI Donuts please the crowd with tasty fresh made donut bites.
Anna Maria – The 4th annual 2014 Food and Wine on Pine is taking place on May 3rd on historic Pine Avenue in Anna Maria. Featuring the very best in food, win art and music on the island, you won’t want to miss this unique event.
2014 Food and Wine on Pine
Twenty five local restaurants will feature their unique cuisine. This is all while you taste at least thirty upscale wines. Craft and domestic beers will also be available! Approximately 40 juried artists, more than 30 musical acts and more will line Pine Avenue.
New for this year is a Kentucky Derby Tent. Here you can watch the spectacle on big screen tv’s called the Pine Avenue Downs. There will be other derby related events including betting on the race, a bar serving up Mint Julips and more. It’s almost as good at being in Kentucky!
This event is popular among locals and visitors, and is well attended every year too! While this event grows in popularity, it always offers something new each year.
Food and wine on Pine is organized by the Chiles group of restaurants. They will also be among the vendors list of participants.
Keep the reason for the season in mind and join us for the Roser Memorial Community Church Bethlehem Walk. This year the celebration is on December 14th beginning at 6:30pm at 512 Pine Ave, Anna Maria. Imagine dozens of islanders and visitors alike dressed in garb draw a crowd with their live llamas, sheep, goats and even a donkey!
The walk consists of a journey to Bethlehem (a block in Anna Maria) with Mary, Joseph, and the animals in search of shelter. Traveling from “inn” to “inn” participants will sing Christmas carols. At the end of the journey, baby Jesus is in the manger and participants will hear Scripture readings followed by hot chocolate and cookies in Fellowship Hall.
If you don’t have your own period-garb, costumes are available in the Fellowship Hall to borrow on a first-come, first-serve basis, or create even your own to make an even merrier night. We suggest you bring a flashlight for yourself. Don’t miss this annual reenactment and narration of the first Christmas, it’s a special way to release the stress of the “material” Christmas we so diligently prepare for.
For more information, you may call 941-778-0414 or visit www.roserchurch.com
Pine Avenue was packed from 11am- 6pm for the 3rd annual Food and Wine on Pine. The atmosphere could not have been better perfect weather, booths with delicious food, and some great wine tastings. At the Island Real Estate office we had a show stopper with our new TAMI Turtle photo op. Young and old had a good laugh and a chance to send a digital postcard of their day on beautiful Anna Maria Island. Not sure how next year’s event could top this years but the Chiles Group/Sandbar Restaurant will once again pull out all the stops to make it a special event in 2014.
Update: this event continues and 2015 provided for a fabulous Food and Wine event.
Don’t miss you chance to be a part of the 3rd Annual Easter Bonnet Contest March 30th, 2013 on Anna Maria Island. The contest will begin at 10am in the parking lot located at 315 Pine Avenue in the City of Anna Maria. The Easter Bonnet contest will have a 1st place winner for children and a 1st place winner for the adults. 1st place winner in the adults contest will win a 2 night stay at the Anna Maria Guest House on Pine Avenue. 1st place winner in the children’s contest will win a lunch party for 4 at the Sandbar Restaurant. Check out our Easter Egg hunt information page.
Enjoy the merriment of Christmas on Pine Avenue as you stroll down Pine Avenue in the City of Anna Maria looking for last minute gifts and listening to Christmas Carols. On Friday December 14th the pine avenue shops will have extended hours in honor of the Annual Holiday Walk on Pine Avenue from 5pm – 8pm. Most of the Pine Avenue merchants will be providing snacks and drinks at their location and I heard a little rumor that Santa will be stopping by so bring the kids too!
While this is a post from 2012 the Christmas continues to be a tradition in Anna Maria City. Normally the walk about takes place on the second Friday of December. For example in 2015 the walk about was 12/11/2015. Normally you can find more information on the Island Real Estate Facebook page or read the Anna Maria Sun who normally sponsors the Christmas on Pine Avenue walk about.
Have a safe and Happy Holiday Season from all of us at Island Real Estate!
Easily one of the most exciting times of the year for Islanders both permanent and temporary, Bayfest is finally here again. Happening Friday & Saturday, October 19th and 20th, this free event is put on by the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce on Pine Avenue in the city of Anna Maria.
The entire event is an all-encompassing sensory experience. Before you even get to Pine, you see groups of people walking around, hear all kinds of different music, and are greeted by an enticing smell…
Today’s blog is about the Top 10 Anna Maria Island Things To Do With Kids. Essentially, the best stuff to do on Anna Maria Island. I’ve come up with a list of the best places to go & the greatest things to do while on your vacay on the island. It’s filled to the rim with mind-blowing fun for everyone, whether it’s mini-golfing or grabbing exotic ice cream – just read this list & choose one, some, or all of the activities to do during your summer, & it’s sure to be a blast.
Top 10 Must-Do’s of Your Summer on A.M.I:
1: Hang at Bayfront Park & have a picnic. This park is right on the beach located on the north end of the island in Anna Maria & is sure to entertain everyone. They have a playground, covered eating areas, & grills for all of your needs
2: Go fishing off of the Rod & Reel or City Pier. Both located in Anna Maria on the north end of the island, these piers are sure to help you get some big fish. Buy your bait there or bring your own. You don’t even need a license. Just bring your gear to fish & there’s always someone to help you out.
3: Bring your skateboard and visit Bradenton Riverwalk which is just 20 minutes into Bradenton, Florida. For Anna Maria Island skating visit the Holmes Beach Skate Park.
4: Go for a round of mini-golfing at the Fish Hole on Bridge Street. This place is located on the Historic Bridge Street in Bradenton Beach & is tons of fun. With 18 different holes each named after a different fish, fun history, & fish feeding, the Fish Hole is a great place for a post-beach activity.
5: Play volleyball or build a sand castle on the Public Beach. This place has two volleyball courts in the sand, a playground, a cafe right on the beach, & a lifeguard on duty. It also has an ice cream & gift shop with all of your beach necessities.
6: Rent a kayak & explore the island waters. Many places on the island offer low-rate kayak renting prices with different styles & sizes, as well as the amount of time you can rent them. You can freely take your kayak out into the Gulf of Mexico & paddle along as you travel across the shore & see the sights.
7: Search for unique & pretty shells on the shore near you. On the A.M.I. beaches you can find endless different types of shells, clams, & coquinas in many different shapes & colors. Some of the shells have holes in them, perfect for making a necklace, bracelet, or other jewelry. This multi-purpose task is loads of fun for everyone.
8: Play soccer, football, or baseball at the Holmes Beach or Community Center fields. These places offer the free use of their fields. All you need to bring is your sports gear & a good time. This is a fun way to spend your time, especially if you like sports.
9: Walk down Pine Avenue & explore all the cool shops & attractions. Pine Avenue is known for its unique shops & historic sites. With many boutiques, eateries, & history, the activities are endless. The activities include bocche ball outside of the Olive Oil Outpost, small festivities in front of the Flip-Flop Shop & Candy Stop. The Flip-Flop Shop is also a must-do for kid island vacationers that love sweets & small treats. Yum!
10: Have fun & enjoy your stay on A.M.I. Pick a beach & bodysurf, swim, or soak up the sun. With all of these activities to do & more, you’ll have so much fun.
Just follow these steps and you’ll be guaranteed to enjoy your summer lots & lots. Stick around, because more Kid’s Korner is coming your way. Enjoy your summer!!!
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