The newest seafood restaurant in St. Augustine has set out to partner with local fisherman to source sustainable seafood … and the community partnership doesn’t stop there. St. Augustine Seafood Company, located in front of the historic district’s Colonial Quarter, also gives back to the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum, with $1 of every Lighthouse Lemonade going to the local nonprofit.
“Through St. Augustine Seafood Company (affectionately referred to as SASco internally), we set out to honor the rich fishing and maritime history of St. Augustine both through serving the freshest American seafood, direct from local waters whenever available, and also by sharing the story of St. Augustine’s proud fishing legacy,” said Jeffrey Sorg, the CEO of Pat Croce & Company, the group that owns the restaurant.
“As part of the menu development effort, we felt we needed a specialty drink that tasted great with the menu and reflected the SASco brand values and honestly, lemonade, was really the unanimous choice, given its history as perhaps the most iconic American beverage.”
“As a coastal seaport, St. Augustine retains a rich and well-documented relationship with the sea. Both the lighthouse and the restaurant share a common mission of sharing and honoring St. Augustine’s maritime heritage,” said Kathy Fleming, Executive Director of the St. Augustine Lighthouse & Maritime Museum. “We are so appreciative of the St. Augustine Seafood Company’s efforts to support our nonprofit Museum.”
Sorg explained that kitchen and bar staff experimented with many different recipes and fruit combinations and “really fell in love with our fresh peach lemonade that ultimately became our Lighthouse Lemonade.”
For more details on the fundraiser, visit www.saseafoodco.com.