Congratulations to the winner’s of Thursday’s BEST ON THE BEACH contest. And the winners are:
BEST ON THE BEACH OVERALL:
1st Place – Cafe Verde, Shrimp Ceviche Tostada
2nd Place – Songkran, Fresh Spring Roll
3rd Place – Cafe Verde, Coconut Shrimp
CHEF’S CHOICE AWARDS
Best from the Land – Lil’ Neal’s BBQ, BBQ Beef Ribs
Best from the Sea – Panhead’s Pizza, Tequila Lime Shrimp
Best from the Air – Songkran, Pad Thai Chicken
Best Specialty Dish – Yellow Dog Eats, Smoked Gouda Mac & Cheese with Pork Belly
Special thank you to all the Chef’s who came out and shared their great food with all of us!
The 2018 New Smyrna Beach Food Festival will take place Thursday, April 19 from 5pm to 9pm on Flagler Avenue Beachside off the North Causeway from US 1/Ridgewood. The festival showcases scores of local restaurants selling tastes of their best dishes at “sample-size prices” - from $3 to $5. The Festival is designed to allow guests to stroll the avenue and enjoy tastes of sumptuous food from multiple restaurants.
The restaurants will be competing for New Smyrna Beach’s winner-take-all “Best on the Beach” award. The judges represent the local food industry and community stakeholders.
In addition to the food booths, the festival offers local artisans, live entertainment inside host sponsor locations, venders, sponsor displays and exhibits. Flagler Avenue will be closed to vehicle traffic accommodate the festival from Pine Street to S. Atlantic.
Parking is plentiful throughout the Flagler Avenue arts-entertainment-shopping district on pocket parking lots, side streets and lots behind many of the businesses.