MARK YOUR CALENDARS FOR THE 10th
ANNUAL TASTE OF PINECREST ON SATURDAY MARCH 3!
Join us as we celebrate 10 years of supporting our local public schools along with local restaurants, free activities for kids and a Whole Foods Kids Culinary Corner
PINECREST, Fla. – February 20, 2012 – The Pinecrest Business Association and Jackson South Community Hospital invite you to attend the 10th Annual Taste of Pinecrest. Join us as we celebrate 10 years of supporting our local public schools with an action-packed community event on Saturday, March 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 Red Road).
A fun-filled day for the whole family, the Taste of Pinecrest will feature dishes from popular local restaurants and caterers including Black Point Ocean Grill, Smoke & Spice, Sir Pizza, Pasquale’s Kitchen, The Butcher Shop, Rodbender’s Raw Bar & Grill, and CrepeMaker. The culinary enjoyment doesn’t stop there; for the first time ever guests can get in on the action at the Whole Foods Kids Culinary Corner with healthy cooking demonstrations by local chefs including Miami’s beloved Chef Adrianne.
In addition to delectable treats, the Taste of Pinecrest will feature free activities for kids from the Miami Dolphins Special Teams and Jump A Roos. Guests will also enjoy an active scavenger hunt, live entertainment, a juried student art show, a fabulous raffle, and many more surprises. Plus, forget about parking with the new addition of the free bike valet available to all guests who ride their bikes to the event.
“The Pinecrest Business Association is proud to once again present the Taste of Pinecrest,” says Adam Hellman, president of the Pinecrest Business Association. “This is a special day that brings our community together for a family-friendly event that supports all of the public schools in Pinecrest. We have many new surprises in store for this year’s event. You won’t want to miss it!”
Since its inception in 2002, the Taste of Pinecrest has raised more than $250,000 for the five public schools in Pinecrest, which include Pinecrest Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Howard Drive Elementary, Palmetto Middle, and Miami Palmetto Senior High.
About 10th Annual Taste of Pinecrest
Organized by the Pinecrest Business Association, Pinecrest-area restaurants, and local businesses, the 10th Annual Taste of Pinecrest will take place at Pinecrest Gardens (11000 Red Road, Pinecrest, Florida) on Saturday, March 3, 2012. The event features Pinecrest-area restaurants, entertainment for the children, a judged art show, performances by local school groups and a business showcase. All proceeds from the Taste of Pinecrest benefit the five Pinecrest public schools (Pinecrest Elementary, Palmetto Elementary, Howard Drive Elementary, Palmetto Middle, and Miami Palmetto Senior High). For additional information on the event visit, http://www.pinecrestbusiness.com/taste_of_pinecrest.asp or Facebook.com/TasteofPinecrest.
Jackson South Community Hospital is the official hospital sponsor of the 10th Annual Taste of Pinecrest. Additional sponsors include Panter, Panter, & Sampedro, P.A., Whole Foods, Mr. Solar, TownCare Dental, Main Street Dentists, Mercantil Bank, Credomatic, Capital Bank, Homework Done Right, Shutts & Bowen, BB&T, Morris & Reynolds Insurance, and Gulliver schools.
Participating restaurants include The Butcher Shop, Cold Stone Creamery, Sir Pizza, Mr. Smoothie & The Wrap Guy, Crepe Maker, Smoke & Spice Catering, Black Point Ocean Grill, Cutler Bay Sports Bay, Rodbender’s Raw Bay & Grill, Harmony Kettle Corn, Sushi Maki, and Pasquale’s Kitchen.
About Pinecrest Business Association
Founded in February 2000, The Pinecrest Business Association is a volunteer organization involving all of the Village of Pinecrest and surrounding areas and its more than 600 businesses. Our membership consists of more than 150 local businesses within and around the Village of Pinecrest. The Pinecrest Business Association has raised more than $225,000 for our local schools through the Taste of Pinecrest event. Additionally, we provide an annual scholarship award to a local student for college, we volunteer for Career Day at our schools, and we sponsor charitable events and participate in community events to better our community and establish goodwill and recognition for our members. For more information on the Pinecrest Business Association visit, pinecrestbusiness.com.
*Editor’s Note: Misty Buck, president of Miss Ink, LLC, is co-chair of the 2012 Taste of Pinecrest and a board member for the Pinecrest Business Association.