Why search websites like Yelp or TripAdvisor when you can dine at destinations hand-picked by Sanibel Island locals? The winners of the 38th Taste of the Islands have been announced and have highlighted several on-island eateries that are must-do dining for Sanibel Island locals and residents.
The 2019 winners include:
Best Appetizer on Sanibel Island: Sandollar Restaurant – Bacon Wrapped Scallops
Best Meat on Sanibel Island: Thistle Lodge – Bone-in Braised Short Ribs with Cucumber Kimchi
Best Seafood on Sanibel Island: It was a tie: The Clam Shack – Lobstah Roll and Sandollar Restaurant – Pina Colada Coconut Shrimp
Best Vegetarian on Sanibel Island: Matzaluna – Fusilli Primavera
Best Dessert on Sanibel Island: Sanibel Fish House – Stuffed Key Lime Cheesecake
Taste of Taste (best overall as voted by the judges): Thistle Lodge
People’s Choice: The Clam Shack
About Taste of the Islands:
Taste of the Islands is an annual food festival and fundraiser on Sanibel Island. Open to the public, attendees enjoy a wide variety of “tastes” from the more than 20 participating Island restaurants that will feature and serve a sample of local fare, along with live music, and entertainment to benefit C.R.O.W (Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife, Inc.).
About Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW):
Established in 1968, the Clinic for the Rehabilitation of Wildlife (CROW) is a teaching hospital saving the sick, injured and orphaned native and migratory wildlife of Southwest Florida and beyond. Through state-of-the-art veterinary care, public education programs, and an engaging visitor center, CROW works to improve the health of the environment, humans and our animals through wildlife medicine.