Matt and Carolyn Anthony are the proud parents of the Grassy Key Outpost

Last week Matt and Carolyn Anthony welcomed a new addition to their family – the Grassy Key Outpost.

But the proud father of Sparky’s Landing wants everyone to relax and let the family settle in.

“Don’t get ‘sparked up,’” as he would say.

The Outposts news parents want everyone – their staff, their loyal patrons – to know that its business as usual for both places.

Sparky’s recently celebrated a 10th birthday and the longtime patrons of the iconic Sadowski Causeway restaurant will continue to be greeted by Ali, Chris, Lora, MJ and the rest of the Sparky’s gang.

“We’re fortunate that we have a great team there,” said Carolyn. “They work very hard and take excellent care of our guests.”

Which is one of the reasons why she and Matt made the Outpost their unofficial hideout when it opened in 2013.

With Sparky’s growing older, the couple realized they had more love to give.

When the 3,000-square-foot property became available they opened their arms.

“Its spotless. This place is awesome,” said Matt during a recent breakfast shift at the Outpost. “The staff is small and knowledgeable and we are just happy to be a part of this team.”

The Outpost is exactly that for residents of Marathon, Layton, KCB, Grassy and Duck Keys. The mini-store offers essential groceries like canned goods, bread, soda, coffee, hot sauce, specialty cheeses and meat and large selection wine and package beer. They even carry portable charcoal grills.

The restaurant is open daily for breakfast (8 to 11 a.m.), lunch (11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) and dinner (5:30 to 9 p.m.) and serves a wide variety of menu items from fresh local seafood to pizzas. Right now Matt is stuck on the roasted chicken severed with mashed potatoes and a garlic and red onion mixed green salad.

“Everything here is made fresh to order,” Carolyn says. “And we encourage our guests to take their time enjoying their wine and the company of their dinner companions.”

For now, Matt and Carolyn are getting used to the schedule of their new baby and see no reason to make any drastic changes.

“The staff is awesome,” Carolyn added about the Outpost’s staff. “They have their system figured out, take excellent care of the guests and serve wonderful food. We are fans.”

The Grassy Key Outpost is located at MM 58, Oceanside.

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