Lazy Lobster of LBK

A WORD WITH MICHAEL GAREY, OWNER, LAZY LOBSTER OF LONGBOAT KEY – At the height of the recession, Michael Garey had a vision to bring the Lazy Lobster – which his current business partner Chef Bob Fracalossy owned since 2007 in Sarasota – to Longboat Key. In 2009, Michael’s business partner asked, “Who’s going to run this thing?” Michael, already knee deep in the wine sales business, was adamant. “I will!” “Everyone thought we were insane. The timing was crazy. But it took off right away!” No stranger to the restaurant business, Michael’s resume includes tenures at Café L’Europe, The Colony Tennis & Beach Resort and Transatlantic Wines and Spirits. When asked what drew him into the business, he smiled and said, “My … Read More