Cortez restaurant selected as top U.S. seafood spot

CORTEZ — Starfish Co. in Cortez has been named one of the top U.S. seafood restaurants by Travel and Leisure magazine.

The magazine’s annual listing acknowledged the eating spot’s “bare bones” appearance but also that “the views of Sarasota Bay, swooping pelicans and stilted fishing sheds are iconic Florida.”

Travel and Leisure also said “the seafood, served in paper boxes, is perfect in its simplicity.”