provided to The Santiva Chronicle
After a slow year for local restaurants, dining out is again becoming the thing to do as COVID wanes. Everyone seems ready to escape the kitchen. And just in time for the pent up demand, the Kiwanis Club has announced that its “Diner’s Delight” Coupon Books will begin distribution on March 15. The coupons, which offer diners 2-for-1 savings at many Island restaurants, are good from May 1 through Dec. 16.
Again this year, advance mail-in orders have already claimed many of the popular books. Locally, books can be obtained at Bailey’s Market, Bank Of The Islands, Sanibel Captiva Community Bank (both Island locations), Island Pharmacy, SanCap Pak-N-Ship, Island Winds, Big Red Q Printing, Periwinkle Park Office, and from any Kiwanis member.
Diner’s Delight books can be obtained for a $40 contribution and contains 2 for 1 coupons good at 29 participating Island restaurants, a potential savings of over $500 for those who eat out often. The coupons encourage diners to try new places, and they bring much-appreciated new business to restaurants on the Islands.
Participating restaurants this year include: Blue Giraffe, Boops b y the Bubble Room, Bubble Room, Captiva House, Cielo, Doc Ford’s Sanibel or Captiva, The Dunes, Island Cow, Jerry’s Café, Joey’s Custard, Lazy Flamingo (Periwinkle Way & Santiva), Mudbugs, Normandie Seaside Café, Sanddollar, Sanibel Deli/Coffee Factory, Sanibel Sprout, Cantina Captiva, Sunshine Seafood Café, Subway, Sunset Grill, Thistle Lodge, Timbers, Tipsy Turtle, Sanibel’s Best Homemade Ice Cream and Sanibel’s Best Bakery/Coffee Shop.
The long-running Diner’s Delight program, together with the Club’s annual Spaghetti Dinner (not held for this year due to COVID), its upcoming Online Auction, and its golf outings “King Of The Rock” (coming soon on April 23) and “Crush It Fore The Kids”, all raise funds which Kiwanis uses to support its Scholarship Fund for local students and its grants to Island youth recreation and education programs.