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Barrier Island Restaurant Group announces relocation, opening

By Staff | Sep 29, 2010

Faithful followers of Twilight Café and Chef Robert Parks have noticed that the usually busy Café has been dark the past couple of weeks…with exciting reason! The Barrier Island Restaurant Group (BIRG) is in the process of expanding its’ holdings by not one, but TWO Sanibel restaurants.

BIRG’s flagship restaurant, Twilight Café, headed by Chef Parks, is in the process of moving to 2430 Periwinkle Way, the former location of Sanibel Sweet Treats. Opening in late October as Twilight Restaurant & Wine Bar, the move marks a return to the more intimate approach to dining that the restaurant became famous for 15 years ago.

“Twilight’s food has always been ‘eclectic American’ and we’ll be keeping that theme – including the famous broccoli,” said Parks. “I’m thrilled about returning to our roots, with a cozy feel in a great location.”

Twilight Restaurant & Wine Bar will continuing to offer delicacies such as steaks, chops and ‘pastabilities’ along with several vegetarian options. An extensive wine list will also be prominent.

Preceding Twilight’s opening, Barrier Island Restaurant Group will open a brand new seafood restaurant on Sanibel along with a personal catering service.

The Stone Crab – A Shrimp & Seafood House is moving into Twilight’s former location, at 2761 West Gulf Drive, and is sure to be a hit. With a fresh new look, the fun, family-friendly restaurant will feature a salad bar with a "to-go" option and raw bar with weekly all-you-can-eat choices including soups and homemade hot sauces. Look for daily specialties, an extensive appetizer and late night menu and live entertainment.

One item sure to be a huge hit is the Whale Burger – made fresh in-house and garnished with onion rings. This two-pound monster is made to be shared!

The Barrier Island Restaurant Group remains committed to using great-tasting, quality ingredients in all of their foods and contributing to the local community.

Watch for more exciting announcements in the near future.