The best dishes on the northern Ocean County barrier island will be on display next week in Lavallette.
The second annual “Taste of the Barrier Island” will feature dishes from local restaurants on Saturday, April 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lavallette firehouse (125 Washington Avenue).
“It’s a sampling of some of the best dishes on the island. There will be plenty of food, drinks, music and many door prizes. All local,” said organizer Erin Ryan.
The event will benefit the Lavallette Fire Company, according to Ryan.
Participating food vendors include Crab’s Claw Inn, Bum Rogers, Klee’s, Meg’s Grill, LavaJava, Lenny’s Pizza and Italian Grill, Chef Mike’s ABG, Savor, Capriccio by the Sea, Hemingway’s Cafe, Lavallette Liquors (craft beer sampling), Savor, Ebby’s, and Kohr’s Frozen Custard.
Other vendors will be offering door prizes. A raffle will include gift certificates for Xina, Ohana Grill, My Sister’s Jewelry Box, and B&B Dept. The event will also offer live entertainment and a raffle.
Ryan encourages anyone interested in attending to purchase a ticket in advance by calling her at 732-773-4191 so restaurants can plan accordingly. Tickets are $30 for adults and $10 for children 12 and above.