More than 20 top restaurants sign on for 2010 Taste of the Islands to benefit CROW
10/19/2010

Residents and visitors who come out to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s (CROW) 29th annual Taste of the Islands on Nov. 21 will sample dishes and desserts from 22 of Sanibel and Captiva’s finest restaurants.

Online PR News – 19-October-2010 – – (Sanibel Island, Fla.) – Residents and visitors who come out to the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife’s (CROW) 29th annual Taste of the Islands on Nov. 21 will sample dishes and desserts from 22 of Sanibel and Captiva’s finest restaurants, including: Blue Giraffe, Bubble Room Restaurant, Cantina Captiva, Doc Ford's Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille, East End Deli, Gramma Dot's, IL TESORO, Island Pizza Company/Island Wok, Jacaranda Restaurant, Lazy Flamingo II, Matzaluna's, Over Easy Café, Pinocchio's Original Italian Ice Cream, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Chip's Sanibel Steakhouse, Schnapper's Hots, Sea Star Cafe & Bar, Sweet Melissa's, Timbers Restaurant and The Sanibel Grill, Traders, The Stone Crab, and Mucky Duck.

These restaurants have signed on as food vendors for this “Best Island Event,” giving them an opportunity to show off signature recipes and show support for CROW, which operates a Florida wildlife clinic to care for sick and injured animals and an education center that provides information to the public on its work and ways humans can prevent harm to animals.

Historically, Taste of the Islands brings out thousands of people not only for the food, but also live music, entertainment and children’s activities. One of CROW’s largest fundraising venues, the event will be held Nov. 21 from 12 noon to 5 p.m. at Sanibel Community Park at 2231 Periwinkle Way on Sanibel Island.

Timbers Restaurant will be celebrating its 29th year of participating in Taste of the Islands s one of the original featured restaurants. “We’ve found the festival a fun way to connect with island residents and potential customers, while supporting a worthy cause,” says Timbers’ Manager Mark Blust. “We wouldn’t miss it.”

“The restaurants make the event and this year we exceeded our expectations in getting area restaurants on board, so there will be even more delicious options for event goers,” says event chairwoman Melissa Congress. “With the entertainment and other activities we have planned, there will truly be something for everyone at the event.”

Admission tickets are $5 per person at the gate, or can be purchased in advanced starting November 1 at a discount rate of five tickets for $20 at CROW’s Visitor Education Center at 3883 Sanibel Captiva Road on Sanibel Island, or at Bank of the Islands located at the corner of Periwinkle Way and Casa Ybel Road on Sanibel Island. For more information, visit www.tastesanibelcaptiva.com.

About CROW
Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW), is an island nonprofit organization dedicated to Saving Wildlife through Compassion, Care and Education since 1968. CROW provides high quality medical care to more than 4,000 patients annually, representing over 200 different wildlife species. In addition to providing medical care, CROW aims to prevent injuries before they happen by presenting a variety of educational programs designed to help demonstrate personal responsibility and how to protect native wildlife populations. For more information, visit www.crowclinic.org.

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