Fresh Muphins at Mattison’s: A local restaurant chain gives original music a spin

Published July 14, 2010 Sarasota-Bradenton’s three Mattison’s restaurants are not the first establishments people think of when seeking a good local original live set. A walk past downtown Sarasota’s City Grille usually reveals a piano man breaking out, well “Piano Man,” or some aging rockers taking “Mustang Sally” for a ride. But that notion could soon […]

Making its case: How Mattison’s City Grille convinced the Sarasota City Commission to change its tune on downtown outdoor live music

Published February 17, 2010 Since the Downtown Partnership asked Paul Mattison to open his outdoor dining venue on the corner of Lemon Avenue and Main Street seven years ago, Mattison’s City Grille let live bands play until 11 p.m. during the week and midnight on weekends. The restaurant had received a half-dozen or so sporadic […]