A beloved island tradition, the 35th CROW Taste of the Islands, will be held this year from noon to 5 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 13, at the Sanibel Community Park. Admission is $5 for adults and children ages 12 and younger are free.
Sixteen restaurants are participating this year, four of which are new to the festival – Il Cielo, Love Boat Ice Cream, Shima and Blue Giraffe. The remaining restaurants include The Bubble Room, Cip’s Place, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, The Dunes Golf & Tennis Club, Fresh Taqueria, Matzaluna Italian Restaurant, Sanibel Deli, Sanibel Fish House, Sanibel Sweet Shoppe, Thistle Lodge, Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market and Traders.
The dishes range from $1 to $5 in CROW bucks. A menu will be given to attendees once they enter the event. Coolers are not permitted, but lawn chairs are encouraged.
Live entertainment will be provided by Pocket Change from Delaware Beach. A silent auction will also be available during the event featuring participating restaurants.
Attendees will have the opportunity to further support CROW and its mission through its Adopt-A-Species program. Individuals can adopt a river otter, bald eagle, pelican or sea turtle for $25. With the adoption comes a signed adoption certificate, a box, plush animal and a species card sharing information about the animal – its average day and how much it costs to feed them.
Our “Taste” buds are already tingling, and we can’t wait to see what our favorite restaurants have in store for us this year. For more information, click here. See you there!