Taste of the Beach


The 2017 Taste of the Beach to benefit the Betty Griffin Center is set for Sunday
November 12th
. This year’s event will again be held in the Pavilion at the St Johns
County Pier Park from 12 noon until 1 pm.

Over a dozen local restaurants will again compete for bragging rights for the best
entree, appetizer and desert on the Island. Please save September 17th and get ready
to taste some great food, enjoy great music and enjoy soft drinks and adult beverages
to help The Betty Griffin Center support the victims of domestic violence here in our
community. The Civic Association is pleased to welcome the original “Those Guys” due
as this years musical guests. Walt Kulwicki and Chris McVey started playing together as
a due 25 years ago and will be celebrating their silver anniversary with us at the Taste.
This years participating restaurants so far include Sunset Grill, The Purple Olive, Amici
Italian Restaurant, Salt Life Food Shack, Viola’s Pizza, Pasta & More, Tide’s Oyster
Company, BlackFly the Restaurant, Dan Murphy’s Irish Pub, Cold Calf Ice Cream and
The Grower’s Alliance Coffee Shop. More restaurants will be added in the next few

Patrons will purchase tickets for $1 each and use those tickets for tastes of food and
beverages. Items will cost anywhere between one and 4 tickets each. Restaurants will
compete for bragging rights and our 12th anniversary etched glassware awards in these
categories; Best Appetizer, Best Entree, Best Dessert, Judges Choice, People’s Choice
and Best Decorated Booth. Beer, wine and soft drinks will be available for purchase.
The Civic Association thanks the volunteers from the St Johns Business Network. Who
will be selling the drinks for us again this year.

Please Like and follow our event on Face Book at Taste of the Beach St Augustine. If
you’d like to volunteer or need more information on the Taste of the Beach please visit
our website at www.sabca.org or send an email to our event co-chairs Andrea Samuels
and Kim Stone s at sabcivic@yahoo.com

For more information


*** 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