Fort Myers-area residents and guests pining for local seafood and other seasonal treats from local restaurants might want to venture west for the Taste of Pine Island event set for Saturday, Jan. 25, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 26, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The event takes place at Phillips Park located at 5675 Sesame Drive on Pine Island in Bokeelia. Single-day tickets are $5, two-day passes are $8, and children 10-and-under get in free.
The Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island once again brings a number of restaurants to its annual event that features about 100 vendors and eateries. One popular returning eatery is Olde Pine Island Fish House, featuring Pine Island smoked mullet, Pine Island crab cakes, fish tacos, lobster salad sliders, lobster chowder, Gator gumbo, fish dip, fried shrimp and Buffalo shrimp.
Other eateries signed up for the two-day fest include:
- The Ever Famous Joneses BBQ with slow-smoked chicken, pork ribs, pulled pork, dirty rice, baked beans, collard greens and coleslaw.
- Little Joe's Special Dishes: Corn dogs, smoked sausage, Gyros, Philly steak, burgers grilled your way, hot dogs, chicken on a stick, chicken kebabs, spinach pies and Greek salads.