Flamingo Magazine recently featured our restaurant in their “Just Hatched” section! Read what their editors had to write, “In his mission to create a restaurant unlike any other in town, restaurateur George Armstrong, a 28-year veteran in Sarasota’s culinary scene, leaned on his personal history. ‘I’m an Air Force brat, born in Bermuda and raised in Austin, Texas,’ he says. Since The Rosemary opened in November, locals have clamored for dishes from his childhood, including Bermuda fish cakes, made of grouper and snapper trimmings, potatoes and bread crumbs; Bermuda fish chowder, a recipe that’s been in his family for seven generations; beef brisket, smoked 13 to 15 hours and sweetened with a homemade barbecue sauce; and a chicken fajita omelet. However, Armstrong maintains that most menu items spring from the ingenuity of the Rosemary’s chef, Carlos Cruz, an alumnus of the Culinary Institute of America. ‘He’s incredibly talented, especially with his sauces,’ Armstrong says. Glass doors and picture windows let in plenty of natural light for a fresh, airy environment that mirrors the restaurant’s use of fresh, local ingredients.”

About Flamingo Magazine:

Flamingo is Florida’s only state-wide feature magazine covering people, travel, outdoor pursuits, food, conservation, culture and style across the state. An unmatched combination of meaningful narratives, serious reporting and beautiful images makes Flamingo,  in print and online, the authority on living an authentic Florida lifestyle from Pensacola to Key West and all points in between. More than a magazine, Flamingo is a movement. One that will unify Florida’s diverse cultures and vast landscapes, create the go-to destination for the most compelling Florida stories, and inspire readers to go out and experience the land, waterways, food, arts and culture of the Sunshine State.

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