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JENSEN BEACH -- "Taste of Jensen," a 15-year Jensen Beach Christmas tradition, will be held on Dec. 18 in downtown Jensen Beach.
Grown to 25 taste stations, and including live music and great holiday shopping opportunities, the popular tasting event is offering 450 tickets for sale at Seacoast National Bank branches on Jensen Beach Boulevard and Hutchinson Island. Tasting hours are 5:30- 8:30 p.m.
Lucky ticket holders will get the opportunity to taste and sample food from some of Jensen Beach's finest restaurants including: New England Fish Market & Restaurant, Tin Fish, Tony Roma's, Kona Beach Café, Conchy Joe's Seafood Restaurant, Carmine's Ristorante, Bluesy's Happy Snapper, Miller's Jensen Beach Ale House, Chillin' The Most Restaurant and Bar, Dolphin Bar & Shrimp House, Hurricane Grill & Wings, Rooster's Daytime Café, Peter's Steakhouse, 11 Maple Street Restaurant, Jan's Place Restaurant, Mulligan's Beach House Bar & Grill, Crawdaddy's N'awlins Bar & Grill, Beach House Pizza, Hayes Gourmet Bakery & Café, Tropical Smoothie Cafe', Mary's Gourmet Kitchen and Bourbon Street BBQ & Southern Cooking.
Also participating will be Southern Eagle Distributing, Starbucks Coffee Company and Harper's Pub.
This year participating restaurants will compete for six awards: people's choice, critic's choice, best presentation, best featured entrée, best dessert and best beverage.
Live, non-stop music will be featured during the event by James Graham Steel Pan Band Island Music, Ron McCode Band, Dockstreet and Ed Garcia.
"Taste of Jensen" is sponsored by: Seacoast National Bank, WHLG Coast 101.3 FM, WSTU, Marsh Rabbit Gallery, Jensen Beach Barber Shop, Steel Spades Tattoo Company, West End Art Gallery, Backstreet Gallery, Then & Now Gallery, Art Life Gallery, Abbey Rose Antiques and Fine Art, Welcome Home Realty International, Barbara Lapham Watercolors, Jensen Beach Inn, White Light Gallery, Dr. J. David Girlinghouse and Maple Avenue Shoppes, We Be Jammin' and Bertrand Signs.
The "Taste of Jensen" is a Jensen Beach Chamber of Commerce event.