The 12th Annual Taste of the Beach event returns from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12 and will be held in the Pavilion at the St. Johns County Pier Park at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.
The event is hosted by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association to benefit Betty Griffin Center – offering people the chance to taste some great food, soft drinks, adult beverages and entertainment while also supporting the victims of domestic violence in our community.
People can enjoy food from more than a dozen of the beaches best restaurants including 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 – and more!
At the event, patrons purchase tickets for $1 each and use them for tastes of food and beverages – and most items cost between one-to-four tickets each. Admission is free, but it is a cash-only event for purchasing food and beverages.
A shuttle and free parking for the event is offered from St. Augustine City Hall, located at 2200 A1A in St. Augustine Beach, from 11:30 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
Restaurants will compete for bragging rights and 12th-anniversary etched glassware awards in categories including Best Appetizer, Best Entree, Best Dessert, Judges Choice and People’s Choice – along with a Best Decorated Booth Award.
The original “Those Guys” duo of Walt Kulwicki and Chris McVey, who started playing together 25 years ago, will perform and celebrate their silver anniversary at the event.
Volunteers from the St. Johns Business Network will assist in selling the drinks for the association again this year.
To volunteer or for more information on the Taste of the Beach event, please visit www.sabca.org.