2013 Taste of St. Augustine Participating Restaurants (and Dishes!)

VCB - Taste photo (6)Get ready for some incredible culinary creations from the fabulous restaurants participating in the 2013 A Taste of St. Augustine!  Not only do these restaurants want to entice you, they are hoping to impress our panel of judges – all food service professionals – who will be awarding the coveted TOStA Awards.  The categories are:  Best Ethnic Taste, Best Family Dining, Best Upscale and Best Dessert.  Patrons at the event will be able to vote on their favorite to win the People’s Choice Award.  2013 Restaurants (and their dishes!) are:

A1A Ale Works Brewery – locally brewed beer

American Culinary Federation/St. Augustine Chapter – Tandoori Chicken w/Cilantro Yogurt Dipping Sauce, Lemon Cheesecake w/Blueberry Compote

Aviles at the Bayfront Hilton –  Shrimp & Chorizo w/Artichoke Hearts & Garlic

Barnacle Bills Seafood House – Blackened Shrimp w/Groovy Grits, Banana/Strawberry Delight

Coquina Beach Surf Club (2012 Best Upscale Taste winner) – Shrimp Corn Dogs w/a Honey Bistro Sauce

Creekside Dinery – Crab Cakes w/Mustard Sauce

Crispers – Kickin’ Crab Chowder

Fusion Tide Tea – Sweet Tea, Green Tea, Lemonade

Gas Full Service Restaurant (2012 Best Family Dining winner) – Island Chicken Wings, Peanut Butter Pie

Gypsy Cab Company – Spanish Pork w/Black Beans & Rice

Jaybirds Restaurant – Jaybird’s Pork Green Chili, Mini Caprese Ciabatta

La Cocina International (2012 People’s Choice winner) – Shrimp Cake on a Bed of Green Tomato & Roasted Pepper topped w/a Fig Chipotle Sauce

Luli’s Cupcakes – Mini Cupcakes

Meehan’s Irish Pub & Backyard – Shrimp & Crawfish Etouffee, Steak & Stout Pie

Mojo Old City BBQ – Pulled Pork Sliders, Rib Tips, Butterbean Hummus

Mojo’s Tacos – Shrimp Tacos, Fish Tacos, Chicken Tacos, Beans & Rice Tacos

Papa Johns Pizza – Pizza

Pop n Off – Flavored Popcorn

Raintree Restaurant – Seared Ahi Tuna, Chocolate Brownie

Red Frog & McToads Pub & Grub – Pork Tenderloin Sandwich, Crab Cakes

Saltwater Cowboy’s – Jambalaya w/Cornbread

San Sebastian Winery – assorted wines

South Beach Grill – Himalayan Sea Salt Seared Ahi Tuna w/Tomato Chutney & Yellow Pea Shoots

Starbucks – Ice Coffee, Ice Teas, Frappacinos

The Falafel Queen – Falafel, Tabouli, Hummus, Baklava

The Fudge Lady (2012 Best Dessert Winner) – Cakes, Pies, Fudge Pops

The Present Moment Cafe (2012 Best Ethnic Taste winner) – Pesto Stuffed Bella Mushroom over Alfredo Zucchini Pasta, Cheez Cake w/St. Augustine Strawberry Compote

The Reef – Coconut Curry Shrimp