What to do when a shabby bank ‘out East’ gets put on the Sarasota market? Restore it. And then? Fill it with locally sourced Caribbean and Creole flavors and transform it into the first locally owned, mom and pop seafood restaurant in the neighborhood. Then — as a final note — name it something a little outlandish like Madfish Grill.
With something for everyone (see: full bar, extensive wine list, and a varied menu derived from many cuisines), make it known that guests are welcomed for happy hour and apps, to four-course meals, and everything in between.