Lazy Flamingo is Silver Sponsor of 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. -- Popular island eatery supports popular isl
Lazy Flamingo is a Silver Sponsor of the 8th Annual 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H., an event as popular as the ice-cold, freshly-shucked oysters and clams on the half shell served at the island eatery.
“It is always important to support non-profit organizations in our community,” General Manager Ron Rich said. “These organizations and the people they assist are an integral part of what makes Sanibel and Captiva Islands so unique.”
It is truly a unique dining experience at the Lazy Flamingo – whether you choose Lazy I near Captiva or Lazy II along Sanibel's main thoroughfare Periwinkle Way. Just look for the Flamingo pink buildings where a friendly staff is ready to serve up delectable menu items, from the Big Burger to the mesquite-grilled grouper with seasoned french fries.
“I think what makes the Lazy Flamingo special to the islands is definitely the people,” Rich said. “We have many dedicated and loyal staff members who have been with our company for many years. Residents and visitors enjoy seeing a familiar face when they visit our restaurants.”
Lazy I opened its doors in February 1988 with Lazy II following three years later – starting a tradition of great food in a casual island atmosphere. Lazy I is a quaint location across the road from the Gulf of Mexico with a friendly neighborhood lunch counter atmosphere. Guests at the larger Lazy II are treated to multiple televisions regularly tuned to sports and a choice of wine or a beer from the large ice bin behind the bar.
There are many signature menu items, such as “The Pot” of two dozen select oysters, clams or a combination of both steamed in beer with special spices, celery and onion. There is also the famous Flamingo Garlic Bread made with an exclusive garlic butter or the very, very hot Dead Parrot Wings with the warning: Order at your own risk.
Lazy Flaming delivers desserts like the old Florida favorite Key Lime Pie among various other choices. Guests who want to remember the unique Lazy Flamingo experience can take home a Flamingo souvenir – the unmistakable pink Frisbee is part of the race day goodie bag for runners.
“The Lazy Flamingo is a strong advocate of our community,” F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva Inc. Board Vice Chair and 10K Committee Co-Chairman Ed Ridlehoover said. “Their support of the 10K race helps us continue our mission of lending a helping hand to those in need and we are grateful.”
F.I.S.H. of Sanibel-Captiva, Inc. is a leading non-profit organization with the goal of making a social investment in our community that assists our neighbors to live independently with dignity in their homes. Its Helping Hands programs provide non-emergency medical transportation, medical equipment loans, weekend food backpacks for children and delivery of a well-balanced meal to home-bound clients.
The 10K Race 4 F.I.S.H. is set for Saturday, Oct. 15 with the start and finish line at the Sanibel Community Park on Periwinkle Way.