Taste of the Beach

Members of the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association make the presentation of a $4,000 check to Betty Griffin Center Development Director Nicole Pece (second from left) after the 2017 Taste of the Beaches event and fundraiser.

The 13th Annual Taste of the Beach event returns from noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 23 and will be held in the Pavilion at the St. Johns County Pier Park at the St. Augustine Beach Pier, 350 A1A Beach Blvd.

People can enjoy food from more than a dozen of the beaches best restaurants including Sunset Grille, Guy Harvey’s Grille & Grog, Amici Italian Restaurant, Salt Life Food Shack, Tide’s Oyster Co. & Grill, BlackFly the Restaurant, Dan Murphy’s Irish Pub, South Beach Grill, Obi’s Filling Station, Mojo’s Tacos, Late Risers Food Truck and The Grower’s Alliance Cafe and Viola’s Pizza, Pasta and Seafood.

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.

Entertainment will be provided by Kenyon Dye.

Volunteers from the St. Johns Business Network will assist in selling the drinks for the association again this year.

Thanks to the event, hosted each year by the St. Augustine Beach Civic Association to benefit Betty Griffin Center, the group raised $4,000 in 2017 to support the victims of domestic violence in our community.

To volunteer or for more information on the 2018 Taste of the Beach event, please visit www.sabca.org.