Taste of the Beach

We postponed the Taste so that our community could focus on helping our neighbors recover from the devastation of Hurricane Matthew. It is our intent to meet with County Parks & Rec about a new date very soon. We still want to help the Betty Griffin Shelter and we are considering options to include some hurricane relief as part of that event. Stay tuned

The 11th Annual Taste of the Beach will take place at the St. Johns County Pier Park on Sunday, October 16, 2016, from 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Our Co-Chairs Kim Stone and Andrea Samuels have announced the final 14 restaurant line-up. This years Taste participants include; Amici, Black Fly, Purple Olive, Sunset Grille, Viola’s Pizza & Pasta, The Dragon Cafe, Big Island Bowls, O’Laughlin’s Pub, Mango Mangos, Cold Calf Ice Cream, Terra & Acqua, Salt Life, Tides Oyster Bar, and MBQ Barbecue. Please remember our restaurant line-up may have changed by the time you read this column. These restaurants compete for bragging rights in four categories, best appetizers, best entree, best dessert and the coveted People’s Choice Award! Proceeds benefit The Betty Griffin House a domestic violence shelter. We thank our volunteer coordinator Verna Brown and our friends at the St Johns Business Network who graciously pour the beer and wine for us. Don’t forget we make attending the Taste easy for you. park at City Hall or Ron Parker park and hop aboard the free Sax Shuttle Bus. The free shuttle will run from 11:30 AM until 5:30 pm

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*** 2015 Taste of the Beach winners! ***
1sr Place: Salt Life – Grilled Parmesan Oysters
2nd Place: South Beach Grill – Ahi Tuna Tostada
3rd Place: Amici Italian Restaurant – Braised Beef Brisket

1st Place: Sunset Grille – Shrimp & Grits Taco
2nd Place: Viola’s Pasta & Seafood – Homemade Manicotti Pinwheel
3rd Place: Bonez – Smokehouse Brisket Chili

1st Place: Blackfly – Kahlua-Chocolate Mousse Cake
2nd Place: Les Petits Pleasures – Mini Tartes
3rd Place: Obi’s Fillin’ Station – Nanner Pudding

Blackfly -Kahlua-Chocolate Mousse Cake

Sunset Grille

Salt Life Food Shack