Conchtoberfest Nights

Conchtoberfest Nights

Five Nights of Feasting and Philanthropy

From Vegas to the Caribbean, the themes of this past week’s moveable feast used ethic cuisine like corned beef and schnitzel to raise money for local charities as an appetizer to this weekend’s Conchtoberfest at Hawk’s Cay.

Castaway fed fellow restaurateurs sausage, schnitzel and sushi while fundraising for Habitat for Humanity. Pictured, from left: Matt & Carolyn Anthony (Sparky’s Landing), John & Arlene Mirabella (Castaway), and Lena, Sergei and Anthony Proudnik (Key Colony Inn).

Corned beef and Irish fare raised a pile of cabbage for S.H.A.R.K. at Sparky’s Landing on St. Practice Day. Pictured, from left: S.H.A.R.K. President Shelia McCook, and the O’Ascanios: Lynn and Mary with Steve McCook, Nick, Amadeo, and Franco. Photo by Kate Koler

Pirates and turtles, wenches and birds mixed oceanside at Cabana Breezes as raffles, auctions, and specialty cocktails to support the Wild Bird Center and Save-a-Turtle.

A waterfront fiesta at Lazy Days featured the south-of-the-border delights of Chef Lupe, sombreros, margaritas, and fundraising for Chamber’s Scholarship Fund.

Sunset Grille’s Vegas, Baby! bash had revelers like Willie Gonzalez tossing dice and flipping cards at the base of the 7 Mile Bridge to benefit K.A.I.R. Photo by Neil Angiulo

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