Start your Sundays nice and easy at the Over Easy Café. The flavor is “made from scratch” delicious and just the way the locals love it! Scrambled eggs and bacon and a host of tasty breakfast items are served from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. A bountiful selection of wraps, burgers and salads are available for lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Next Sunday, be sure to rise and shine with the locals. The café is a short bike ride to the Olde Sanibel Shoppes at the intersection of Tarpon Bay Road and Periwinkle Way. The ambience is casual and congenial and the fare is both eclectic and eggseptional!
Sanibel has the most beautiful beaches and generous nature. A case in point was the recent golf tournament sponsored by The Jacaranda to raise funds for a good cause. It’s a well-attended event that attracts outstanding regional players, including our own Andy Boyle.
Says Andy, “Every year I play this event held the first Sunday in December. Dree, pictured, is a freshman at the University of Central Florida on a full golf scholarship. She, Brister and I have played together for the past ten years. It was great to see her drive over the green on number 12. She also won the long driving contest by at least 100 yards.”
For this foursome, it’s the competitive play, camradery among old friends and celebratory after party that make this Sanibel tournament a long driver’s paradise.
“Belly up” and save some seats for Santa Claus and his elves at Trader’s Café. For the best sightings, catch Santa and his colorful entourage at the award-winning bistro for lunch, dinner, happy hour or late night music. Santa knows it’s the place to be seen and to be merry. So meet your friends or newcomers and enjoy the holiday festivities, award winning cuisine and great service—all in a trendy, relaxed atmosphere.
The live music beats Tuesday through Thursday nights and just might have you twirling on the dance floor with an elf or two.
Plan a special island gathering with family and friends this Thanksgiving!
The following establishments are open Thanksgiving Day on Sanibel and Captiva.
Please call for more information on special menus offered.
Bailey’s General Store
Open 7am – 12noon
Blue Coyote Supper Club
Open 11am – 2pm
Bubble Room Restaurant
Open 11:30am – 3:00pm and 4:30pm – 8pm
Open 11:30am – 8pm
1-239-472-5161; press 4
Open 11am – 5pm
Doc Ford’s Captiva
Open 11am – 10pm
(Sanibel location closed)
George & Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grille
Open 11:30am – 8pm
Huxter’s Market & Deli
Open 6:30am – 9pm
Open 7am – 8pm
Open 4pm – 9pm
Store open 6am – 4pm
Restaurant open 6am – 2:30pm
Open 8am – 10pm
Open 7am – 3pm
Pinocchio’s Ice Cream
Open 6pm – 9pm
Open 8am – 10pm
Open 7am – 12noon
Open 12noon – 11pm
Open 11am – 4pm
Sea Breeze Cafe
Open 7am – 10pm
South Seas Island Resort
Open 2pm – 7pm
Open B/L/D; Lunch at Tiki Bar
Sunshine Seafood Cafe
Open 11:30am – 9pm
Thistle Lodge Restaurant
Open 11am – 7pm
Open 1pm – 8pm
Traditions on the Beach
Open 4pm – 9pm
Whip up a Thanksgiving feast in your condo kitchen or reserve a table at one of Sanibel-Captiva’s most popular eateries. It’s a close call whether to whet your appetite from the menus below or make it better from your beachfront home. Either way, plan ahead as the islands are expecting big crowds and the gas grills in our Grove will be sizzling all day as grillers prepare their savory fare.
Enjoy these taste-filled ideas whether you are visiting Sanibel or staying closer to home. From South Seas Island Resort, dig deep into a chef’s holiday cupcake station. Eat distinctively with molasses mopped pork tenderloin from Sundial Beach Resort. Or finally, take it light and easy spending the day beachfront and later boarding the Adventures in Paradise Sunset Dolphin Cruise for sightseeing and pumpkin pie.
Wherever you are, may you enjoy the bountiful blessings of the day!
Potluck suppers are the latest craze attracting foodies within our Sanibel community. Enjoy the food and the fun at The Sanibel Community House on Periwinkle Way with fellow visitors and residents who share your passion for delicious, nutritious food, sharing recipes and educating each other about local foods and cooking techniques. Recently Chef Nikki from The Sanibel Sprout offered tastings of the following gluten-free, vegan dishes:
Chilled almond curried noodle salad
Island coconut quinoa salad and
Arugula & fresh fig salad with raspberry and pineapple tangerine vinaigrette
The summer potlucks are free when you bring your favorite dish for six. So bring the gang and gather ‘round the table at 6 p.m. every fourth Wednesday (July 22, August 26). Meet your neighbors and enjoy a freshly made dinner in an “old Sanibel” setting. For reservations, please call 239-472-2155.
Indulge yourself on vacation and still maintain your diet? It’s amazing how much the beach and bicycles can crunch those calories. And as a result, many guests leave the pounds behind and head home a healthier, slimmer version of themselves.
For those of you that adhere to a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-free diet, you can still “stick to it” by selecting assorted food options from our full-service grocery stores, Jerry’s Foods and Bailey’s General Store, and select island restaurants such as the Sanibel Deli. And they deliver!
Jeff, owner of the Sanibel Deli on Pine Ridge Road, proudly states that 98% of his menu is now available gluten-free. Order any sandwich, panini, wrap or pizza and say “gluten-free please”. Then take a homemade bakery treat or ice cream cone to go. Their desserts are gluten-free good!
George & Wendy’s Sanibel Seafood Grille offers the right beat on “Open Mic Tuesdays”. Starting at 8 p.m., join in or kick back with the locals as they perform their latest and greatest musical, poetry and comedy hits on center stage. It’s loads of fun to cheer and applaud friends, family members and visitors like yourselves as they enter the spotlight showcasing their artistic talents.
Loaner instruments are provided and back up musicians are available upon request. What’s your excuse to not sign up? After all, you are on an
island–nearly deserted–with hardly anybody watching. Right? Be like a local and get on board with host, Cap’n Mike at 239-395-1263. We guarantee the experience is priceless and the night is yours.
On May 5th, the Bleu Rendez Vous opened their doors for customers at 2430 Periwinkle Way! The Bleu Rendez Vous is a French reataurant, but as the owner’s, Chef Christian and wife, Mari Vivet say, “This will not be a stuffy French restaurnt.” The Vivet’s have operated the “Blue Window” in Ft. Myers for the last six years and decided to expand to Sanibel. The menu will be the exact one patrons of the Blue Window have become accustomed to. Along with all of their delicious delicacies, they will have an extensive wine list!
For reservations (which is suggested), call 239-565-1608. or visit their website.
Thanks to our friends from The Island Reporter for this news release!