Thank the Friends of Jupiter Beach for those doggy poop bags and clean beaches all along Jupiter’s shoreline.
And thank Denise Mariani for organizing the fundraiser, the Friends of Jupiter Beach Riverwalk Food and Wine festival, that buys those bags and equipment for beach pickup.
Thirty restaurants will serve tasting plates at the event, and select wines, spirits and beers will be showcased, including the organic Tease Me Tequila, and two local breweries – Monk in the Trunk and Tequesta Brewing Co.
Last year, the event made $27,000; this year’s goal is to hit $30,000, Mariani said. As a non-profit worker often tapped to organize events, she chooses carefully.
“When it comes to lending my time and talent, I try to pick causes close to my heart. I live a mile off the beach, and walk there all the time. I feel strongly about keeping the beach clean and having a place to walk a pet.”
The Food and Wine fest is usually a sell-out, she said.
Here are some foods you might expect:
- Imoto: oshi zushi, a smoked salmon on shisho rice with capes and lemons
- Texas de Brazil: chimichurri flank steak over horseradish potatoes with microgreens
- Corner Cafe and Bistro: chili shrimp and pineapple chicken skewers
- Buonasera: duck and wild mushroom ravioli
- Food Shack: English pale ale cured cobia with curry grilled mango salsa
Other restaurants appearing include Coolinary Cafe, Talay Thai, Sugarcane Island Bistro, Bubba Gump Shrimp Co., Casa Mia, Cod and Capers Seafood and Cafe, Tabica Grill, 3800 Ocean, the Gallery Grille, Schooner’s, Ironwood Steakhouse, Verdea, Whole Foods, Koon Manee, The Bistro, Pita Grille, In the Kitchen, Sweets Seafood, Steak and Sushi, Too Bizarre, Red Tapas, Burger Bar, Vic and Angelo’s, Kilwin‘s, and Tutti Fruitti.
Ed’s note: The event time is 3-6 p.m.; a previous version saying 4-8 p.m.was incorrect.
The event is from 3-6 p.m. Saturday, May 18. It’s under the southeast area of the bridge (rain or shine) on Indiantown Road, Jupiter. Free parking in garage.
Friday is the last day for discount tickets at $35 (regularly $50). Go to www.fjbfoodandwine.org and use the code Restaurant until midnight for the $35 tickets. For more information, call 561-512-1440