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Catch The Wave

Venice's favorite Blu' Island Bistro invites you to catch the wave! Here's to all things seafood! We are approaching the 1st Annual Venice Seafood Festival in a few weeks, and are proud to be participating. Chef Alan will craft some delectable seafood dishes you won't soon forget! The Venice Seafood & Music Festival will be taking place from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 6-7 in Centennial Park. Come for the excellent food, stay for the music, crafts, and drinks! This will be a fun one, so mark your calendars and don't miss out! Join Blu' Island Bistro for some delicious celebration at the Venice Seafood & Music Festival!

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No Party Like A Blu' Bistro Party!

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If you've ever had breakfast or lunch with us, you know what makes Blu' Island Bistro a Venice favorite! What could be better than planning your next big party with us, and treating all your guests as well? Blu' Island Bistro offers full-service catering offsite, but for smaller groups, you can rent our space for onsite catering as well! You pick the theme, and leave the decorations and delicious food to us! We love to add those special touches to make your day extra memorable. Chef Alan will craft the perfect custom menu for you and your guests, including any special dietary requests. Here is what a recent client had to say:

"What a fabulous party! Many thanks to Chef Alan for a great menu and presentation...All in all, it was an amazing evening that all guests enjoyed, and Kim's efforts made it a great affair."

Kick your next special occasion up a notch with in-house catering from Blu' Island Bistro. You'll be so glad you did!

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Blu' Island Exclusive!

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Take a break from the headlines and enjoy this Blu' Island exclusive! What makes our little café the jewel of Venice, Florida? Our own Chef Alan, of course! Chef Alan Laskowski is originally from Philadelphia, PA, and graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, NY. For 7 years he owned and operated his own café in Philadelphia, winning "Best of Philly" awards for several of his dishes. He has also been featured on the Food Network Channel for a Valentine's Cuisine Special. Luckily for us, he now makes his home here in Venice and crafts his culinary magic at Blu' Island Bistro! Chef Alan specializes in fresh global cuisine with a Northern/Philly flare. His dishes aren't simply tasted, they are an experience for all the senses! He even recently kickstarted his own product line, starting with his signature hot sauce. Stop into Blu' Island Bistro today and treat yourself to some Chef Alan exclusive flavors!

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The Ultimate Pickup Pick-Me-Up!

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Craving a meal from Venice Florida's favorite breakfast café, Blu' Island Bistro, but don't have time to stop? Want to share the magic of Chef Alan's delectable culinary creations with someone who can't make the trip to our restaurant? Not a problem! Blu' Island Bistro offers online ordering to go! It's fast, it's easy, and you won't find more mouth-watering choices from any other carryout! Simply place your order here during business hours: http://www.leapset.com/order/restaurant/bluisland34285/session/7e6b223d-59dc-4ac5-9254-44d22add861d Select the items you're craving and pickup time and hit the green checkout button. It could not be simpler! Take an amazing picnic to the beach. Take some over to a loved one in the Venice Hospital. Bring some back to the office...just remember to bring enough to share with your coworker. Treat your family to a nice surprise. You can't go wrong with Blu' Island online ordering. Place your order today for the ultimate pickup pick-me-up! We look forward to feeding you!

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Unique Catering

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Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) prides itself on superior catering that uniquely fits every individual need! Whether you are looking for on or offsite catering, Blu' Island Bistro can accommodate you with everything from catering-to-go to full-service catering including setup and takedown. We love adding special touches to make your event extra memorable! One recent event we catered had a comfort food station all to order, a slider station, Boar's head gourmet hot dog station, tacos, fresh seafood, and doughnuts to order...even a photo booth and acoustic guitar entertainment! Another recent Blu' Island catering event offered omelets and pancakes to order, as well as Bloody Mary and mimosa bars! If you can dream it, we can do it. Keep us in mind for your next catering event! Blu' Island Bistro catering is as fun as it is delicious!

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A Card For All Seasons

A Card For All Seasons

Let's face it, holiday cards come and go. This year, why not add the gift that keeps on giving? Blu' Island Bistro, a Venice favorite, has a card for all seasons! Blu' Island gift cards can be purchased in any amount, and are good all year round! For your family, friends, boss, coworkers, mail person, delivery person...a perfect gift for everyone on your list that never goes out of style. Treat yourself! We won't tell. Blu' Island gift cards will make your holiday cards extra-special. This year, give the gift of YUM with Blu' Island Bistro gift cards!

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Blu' On Facebook!

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Blu' Island Bistro, one of the best restaurants in Venice, Florida, can also be found on Facebook! Blu' is on there, are you? Of course you are! Come visit us and like our page. If you know Blu' Island Bistro, you know we are always trying to change things up, and our Facebook page is a great way to keep up with our daily specials, upcoming events, and new services! You'll also find photos of our staff and mouthwatering selections, healthy tips, and more! Click "like" on our Blu' Island page and make us Facebook official! Don’t miss out on our Facebook exclusive specials! Like us on Facebook today, and stop in for one of our famous signature dishes at your favorite restaurant in and around Venice....Blu' Island Bistro!

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A Grade Above

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Summer is nearly upon us, and you know what that means...graduation season is in full swing! Blu' Island Bistro invites you to bring your graduation celebrations to us for the most memorable celebration yet! Of course we also offer catering offsite from start to finish, and we can bring the party to you! Blu' Island Bistro (Venice, FL) offers only the finest, freshest ingredients, crafted into the most amazing, mouth-watering dishes made by our very own award-winning Chef Alan. Blu' Island catering takes care of all the details and adds special touches to make your celebration a grade above the rest! Whether you know a high school or college grad, grad school or military school grad, nursing school or even grade school grad, Blu' Island catering brings your party to the next level of celebration! Maybe you know a mature student taking some continuing education courses and you want to celebrate! Whatever the occasion, think Blu' Island Bistro. Think a grade above! We look forward to hosting you!

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A Cheap Eats Tour Stops at Blu' for Fish Tacos

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Read this review (Source: Herald-Tribune) from a Cheap Eats Tour for the delicious grilled Fish Tacos at Blu' Island Bistro in Venice, FL. From the house-made cilantro-lime slaw to the really zingy remoulade you'll be heading to Blu' Island Bistro (625 S. Tamiami Trail, Venice) immediately. Click Here to read the article.
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Cheap Eats: Blu' Island Bistro's Breakfast Brilliance

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Must Read Review - Blu' Island Bistro BreakfastRead the article found on TicketSarasota for their take on Blu' Islands deliciously sounding breakfast menu items. From Dave's Favorite Italian Eggs to the "gorgeously named Meat Omelet" to the Banana French Toast, you'll end the article with your mouth watering for breakfast served 7 days a week all day at Blu' Island Bistro. Click Here to read the article.
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Cheap Eats: The Burger Tour Stops at Blu' Island Bistro

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Cheap Eats (Source: Ticket Sarasota) went searching for some of the best bang-for-your-buck burgers in the greater Venice FL area. They made a stop at the Blu' Island Bistro where they found "daily burger specials that are often tremendous." Read the article here to find out what burger Cheap Eats experienced.
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