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'Passports' now available for Taste of the Islands event

Posted at 5:24 PM, Oct 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-22 17:24:39-04

SANIBEL, Fla. — You can now purchase your Taste of the Islands passports.

The 39th Taste of the Islands kicks off on November 1.

Instead of admission to the event, you can purchase a “Taste Passport” with a listing and map of participating restaurants along with the selection of items offered by each restaurant. Restaurants will stamp or punch the passport so patrons can track their progress.

Only passport holders are eligible to vote for their favorite restaurant to win the coveted ‘People’s Choice Award’.

Once ballots are submitted, you can be entered into a drawing for fabulous prizes including vacation stays, jewelry, gift certificates and more.

Passports can be picked up at CROW’s Visitor Education Center, all Bank of the Islands and Edison National Bank locations, Bailey’s General Store locations, and Huxter’s Market & Deli. Diners can also purchase their passport at any of the participating restaurants throughout November or purchase them online at for pick up at the Sanibel Captiva Chamber of Commerce or CROW’s Visitor Education Center.

Each participating restaurant will be offering their “Taste” items to showcase their cuisine throughout the month of November. A portion of the proceeds from those designated food and beverage “Tastes” sold will be donated to CROW. Additionally, every Sunday a different ‘CROW Crawl’ will feature different restaurants for hungry patrons to visit. The CROW tent, along with Animal Ambassadors, will be in front of one of the restaurants with Taste of the Islands sponsors featured outside other restaurants in the region.

To learn more about the event, click here.