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Those looking to lose a little weight should probably stay away from this year’s Taste of the Island, especially Nick Berry’s table.

Berry, co-owner of Courtyard Café and Rumors Bar and Grill, will be serving fried Oreos. As Berry has said before, his restaurant, Courtyard Café, is not a place for dieters. But it is a place for comfort food items like fried Oreos.

Taste of the Island, now in its ninth year, is a non-profit event where local bars and restaurants come together to serve attendees. The event will be held on Monday, Nov. 3 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Richardson Park and Nature Preserve, 1937 Wilton Drive. Silent auction items will be also be available. DJ Rose will provide music.

“Taste of the Island has grown over the years to become a signature annual event in Wilton Manors. The event reflects the diversity and uniqueness of our Island City,” said Richard Perez, vice president of Taste of the Island. “Around 1,000 patrons are expected to attend this year’s three-hour event which also raises funds for an amazing array of organizations that are dedicated to improve the quality of life we want to enjoy here.”

Local organizations, including the Wilton Manors Historical Society and Friends of the Library, will receive a portion of the funds raised.

Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door and can be purchased at or at the following locations: Wilton Manors City Hall, 2020 Wilton Drive; Hagen Park, 2020 Wilton Drive; Wilton Manors Library, 500 NE 26 Street; Wilton Manors Development Alliance, 2435 N. Dixie Hwy.; Barton & Miller Cleaners, 2600 N. Dixie Hwy.; Barton & Miller Cleaners, 2331 NE 26 St., Fort Lauderdale.  

Event parking will be available at city hall and the library. A free shuttle will provide event transportation to and from those locations.

Below is a list of participating restaurants. Please visit for more information or to purchase tickets. Tickets are $30 in advance or $40 at the door.
Another Perfect Party
Aruba Beach Cafe
Blue Martini Fort Lauderdale
Bravo Ristorante
Courtyard Cafe
Funky Buddha Brewery
Gold Coast Coffee
HOBO's Grill at Rumors
Humpy's Pizza
J. P.’s Chocolates
Joe’s Crab Shack
Kelly's Landing
Naked Grape Wine & Tapas
New York Grilled Cheese
Red's Bar & Package
Spanx The Hog BBQ
Thai Spice
Village Grille
Wilton Discount Liquor