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Introducing Executive Chef Dave Shiplett

Fat City Grill at Aces Live is the newest venture for the talented and creative Dave Shiplett. Dave is the chef and owner of Soma, and is thrilled to have expanded his successful Soma concept to Aces, Bradenton’s best live music venue. Located at 4343 Palma Sola Blvd. Bradenton, Fl. Just 2.5 miles from Anna Maria Island Blue Water Beaches. As a Bradenton native, and graduate of our very own Manatee High School, Dave is committed to improving the home town dining experience.
Dave graduated from the San Francisco California Culinary Academy in 1985, while working for Jeremiah Tower in San Francisco. He brought many of these skills back to Florida and opened Hemingway’s on St. Armand’s Circle. He then was a partner for 9 years at the Poseidon on Long Boat Key, before opening his own restaurant, EZRA, back in his hometown of Bradenton. He ran this critically acclaimed restaurant for five years, then opened his next restaurant. Soma Diner was located east of Downtown and showcased Dave’s eclectic and creative menu. It is this concept he has continued to perfect with the relocation to downtown Bradenton and the creation of Soma Creek Side.

Fat City Grill at Aces Live Menu

Little Plates
Fried Green Tomato with tomato-pimento cheese & verde sauce  6
Collard greens with smoked ham hock soup  4
Mac & Cheese with jalapeno, fried onion & bacon  6
Thin Cut Spanish Onion Rings with spicy ketchup  5
Redneck “caviar” cornmeal crusted black eyed peas & buffalo sauce  2
Black bean soup with tomato pico de gallo  4
Deep South Curried Crab bisque  7

Big Plates
Chopped Iceberg with feta, sweet pepper, peach vinaigrette & candied spicy pecans  7
Mad Crows Famous Chicken wings with spicy red curry buffalo sauce honey mustard  10
Catfish & chips hand cut Fries, slaw & smoked chile tartar  14
Pan seared Shrimp & creamy cheese grits with hot sweet tomato butter  16
Grilled Truck Stop burger basket with fries, tomato, lettuce & pickle  8
Grilled Pulled Pork tacos with mac & cheese, pico de gallo,& chimi churri  12
Grilled mojo Chicken thighs with pineapple bangbang & black beans  14
Sides/ sweet potato fries $4 shoestring fries $3 collard green $3 grits $4

Our Restaurant Hours Are :

Monday – Thursday: Noon – 2 pm     5 pm – 10 pm
Open Mondays only when music is scheduled, until further notice
Friday – Saturday – Sunday: Noon – 11 pm

All Orders Are Available To Go
Call 941.795.3886
For Take-Out orders or Large Groups

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