It was another successful “Taste of the Islands” last weekend as CROW hosted their 36th annual event at the Sanibel Community Park.
Delicious fare was offered by 14 of our most popular island restaurants: the Blue Giraffe, The Bubble Room, The Clam Shack, Doc Ford’s Rum Bar & Grille, IL Cielo, La Bella Vita Matzaluna, Rosie’s Cafe & Grill, Sanibel Deli & Coffee Factory, Sanibel Fish House, Sanibel Sweet Shoppe, Shima Japanese Steakhouse and Sushi Bar, Thistle Lodge, and The Timbers Restaurant & Fish Market.
Attendees also had the opportunity to meet several of CROW’s animal ambassadors, including Bashful, a Virginia opossum, Shelldon, a gopher tortoise, and Violet, an Eastern Indigo snake.
If you ask us, however, our favorite ambassador was Jo F. (featured left in photo above), who greeted guests to the event as she’s done in years past. Jo visits us from Wayzata, MN, both for a month each spring and then again for a month each fall. She volunteers at CROW during her time at Ocean’s Reach and we always love hearing her tales about the care and rehabilitation of our precious island wildlife!