|Historic Pineapple Apartment Building, Burns Court, 1960|
On December 15, 1926 the Sarasota Herald wrote: “Pineapple is Apartment Gem – Desire to provide adequate housing facilities for Sarasota and his unflinching faith in the future of the city moved Mr. Owen Burns to build the handsome $75,000 Pineapple apartments at the intersection of Pineapple and Orange Avenues at Oak Street, known as Herald Square.”
November 12–13, 2010 Citrus Café, on the first floor of the historic Pineapple Building in Burns Court, will serve special menu items inspired by foods Owen Burns enjoyed in the 1920's, with a little creative license!
Chef Michael is making an "Owen Burns Salad" for the Friday and Saturday Lunch Special, composed of fresh red grapefruit, fresh orange, red onion, shrimp and avocado, served over arugula and spinach with a house-made citrus vinaigrette. Friday Dinner Specials will be "Florida Cracker Brisket"– a citrus and spice marinated smoked beef brisket with citrus BBQ sauce; "Long Beach Stuffed Shrimp"– crabmeat stuffed Jumbo shrimp with lemon cream sauce; and "Ybor City Chicken"– spicy Mojo marinated chicken breast with tropical fruit salsa.
Lunch Friday and Saturday 11-3pm; Dinner Friday 5-8:30pm
Citrus Café, 543 S. Pineapple Avenue, Burns Court, Sarasota, FL, 941-957-0432 www.citrussarasota.com
Sunday November 14
10am – 6pm, Pineapple Apartment Building – Apartment Tour, The owner of the building is graciously offering tours of the 2nd floor apartment in Mr. Burns' building originally named the Pineapple Apartment Building at the intersection of Orange and Pineapple Avenues. Interesting Fact: The intersection park was officially named Owen Burns Square in 2000. Tour cost is $5.00. Host: Denise Kowal, 540 S. Orange Avenue, Sarasota, FL
3 – 7pm, Burns Court Street Party – See the Street Party page for more information.