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Taste of North Fort Myers

By Staff | Apr 3, 2019

Visitors to the Shell Factory on Sunday will have the opportunity to experience food from the finest restaurants in the area as the annual Taste of North Fort Myers returns from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Presented by the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce, the event’s name certainly de-scribes things perfectly. Area restaurants will set up in the center parking lot and offer low-priced sample-sized “tastes” of their dishes.

Carolyn Graves, who is organizing the event, said so far they have seven restaurants or food trucks coming, as well as more than a dozen business and non-profit vendors.

“We have ice cream and barbecue, the Nauti Parrot, Cactus Jack’s. It’s hard to say who we’re going to have because we’re still accepting applications,” Graves said, adding that the deadline to apply is Wednesday.

The restaurants will typically charge between $2 and $5 for their items.

“People can get a little bit of a taste from each vendor and hopefully they will give out coupons so people can visit their restaurant,” Graves said. “We don’t want the vendors to charge more than $5 for anything.”

The samples are payable with cash. The Chamber used dollar tickets in the past, but Graves said that became too time-consuming as they would have to count the tickets by hand.

The event also will feature a local Business Expo and a 50/50 raffle. Music will be provided by “Cray Z Joe,” a band that features North Fort Myers Fire Chief David Rice on lead guitar.

A portion of the proceeds from the event will go toward the North Fort Myers Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which awards scholarships to students who reside in North Fort Myers.

Admission is free.

The Shell Factory and Nature Park is at 2787 N Tamiami Trail North Fort Myers.

For information visit www.nfmchamber.org.