Patrons and business owners enjoy WINK Taste of the Town

Reporter: Emma Heaton Writer: Drew Hill
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Many people headed to Centennial Park in Fort Myers to enjoy some of the best food Lee County has to offer. At WINK Taste of the Town, not only is their food and music but some of the proceeds go to Cameo of Lee County that helps serve low-income seniors in Southwest Florida.

There are 25 food truck options in addition to the live music and activities. Adrienne Negron came over from Cape Coral. “Just fun to be outdoors and enjoy the different foods that they have,” Negron said.

Negron is a regular at Taste of the Town. She’s been coming back year after year. That is until the pandemic slowed her down. “We like it here, this location. So it’s been a couple [of] years. So we’re happy to be back,” said Negron.

This year, she was able to return to Centennial Park in Fort Myers. Others came to WINK Taste of the Town for the first time.

Adam Nardis has a new business. “This is an event that has a heavy attendance and it’s really going to help us kind of get our name out there and Lee County,” Nardis said.

Opening day for Coldwater Oyster Market is two weeks away but he wanted to get his business’s name out into the community now. Nardis wants people to get excited and for them to get a taste of what his business has to offer. “I really want to just kind of establish some favorites right off the bat and really just be like a comforting aspect for people to come in,” he said.

Other businesses had tastings as well from Cuban food to coffee to tacos to barbecue, there was something at WINK Tate of the Town for everyone to enjoy. “Yep. Just walking around seeing what they have to offer,” said Negron.

If you couldn’t make it today, WINK Taste of the Town will be from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday as well. The same food trucks will be there along with some new entertainers. Tickets for the event are $10 and kids 12 and under can get in for free.

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