Taste of the Beach

The 2017 Taste of the Beach to benefit the Betty Griffin Center Sunday November 12th.
This year’s event was held in the Pavilion at the St Johns County Pier Park from 12 noon until 5 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
days.

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

For all the photos take at the event, Click Here

*** 2017 Taste of the Beach winners! ***

BEST APPETIZERS:
1st Place – Blackfly – Seafood Duo – Seared Ahi Tuna & Chili Lime Shrimp in Miso Butter & Soy Reduction
2nd Place – Growers Alliance Coffee Shop – Beet Waldorf Salad
3rd Place – Sunset Grille – Lobster Egg Roll

BEST ENTREES:
1st Place – Sunset Grille – Shrimp & Grits
2nd Place – Blackfly Restaurant – Salmon Togarashi
3rd Place – Viola’s Pizza & Pasta – Crepe Manicotti

BEST DESSERTS:
1st Place – Blackfly Restaurant – Banana Beignet w Bourbon Sauce
2nd Place – Purple Olive – Chocolate Gateau
3rd Place – Amici – Zabaglione

2017 JUDGES’ CHOICE OVERALL:
1st Place – Blackfly Restaurant – Banana Beignet w Bourbon Sauce
2nd Place – Jasper’s Barbeque – Boneless Chicken over Spinach Florentine
3rd Place – Tides Oyster Bar – Chargrilled Oysters

2017 PEOPLES’ CHOICE BEST RESTAURANT:
1st Place – Sunset Grille
2nd Place – Viola’s Pizza, Pasta and Seafood
3rd Place – Blackfly

BEST BOOTH DECOR:
1st Place – Viola’s Pizza, Pasta & Seafood
2nd Place – Amici
3rd Place – Blackfly