The Islip Chamber of Commerce has released a list of 17 participants in this year’s Taste of the South Shore event that takes place later this month near the water in Islip.

And more will be signing up.

The foodie fest starts at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 19, with all the different restaurants, breweries and one Long Island food and wine distributor dishing out samples from their regular menus, or special plates prepared just for Taste of the South Shore. See list below.

It all takes place on the grounds of the Seatuck Environmental Association’s nature center at the Scully Estate. Tickets are $50 to sample food and drinks from restaurants, beverage suppliers and breweries from across the South Shore, from Bay Shore to East Islip, and beyond.

“It’s a great night,” the chamber’s president, Doris Kennedy of Kennedy L.I. Realty Inc. of Bay Shore has said. “It will be a ladies’ night for one group, or a couples’ night out for another group. People come and hang out for the whole night. They have a great time with great local food and drinks.”

details on how to buy tickets below

With the help of the popular band Rich Mahogany, the chamber is expecting its biggest crowds to date. Bob Pinnola of the Suburban Brothers Band, who has performed at all the Taste of the South Shore events, will be opening up for Rich Mahogany.

The first two Taste of the South Shore festivals were held at Captain Bill’s in Bay Shore, before moving to Seatuck last year. The 2015 event attracted about 200 people, Kennedy said.

A portion of the proceeds will be going toward 9-1-1 Veterans, which provides emergency financial assistance to those who have served, or are still serving, in the U.S. military.

Below is the list of participants as of today, Thursday:

Willie B’s BBQ Catering

Charlies Legendary Onions

The Plate

Captain Bills

Artisan Eatery

Tula Kitchen

Coyles Ice Cream

Irish Coffee Pub


Pizza Parm

Evergreen Island Caterers

Bulls I BBQ

Marconi Manor

War Flag Brewing Company

Great South Bay Brewery

Grapes & Greens

Koi Kokoro

The Islip Chamber expects to sell all its 300 available tickets. Click here to purchase online now. You can also click here to learn about booking an ad in the event’s journal or even becoming a sponsor. Photos from 2015’s Taste of the South Shore come courtesy of the Islip Chamber.

stock foodie image by Helen Martinez/Unsplash