FORT MYERS, Fla. (Feb. 12, 2013) – Red’s Fresh Seafood House & Tavern’s new mobile food trailer has a number of upcoming events scheduled.
Red’s food trailer made its debut in January at the Kiwanis Club of Greater Pine Island’s Taste of Pine Island. The restaurant took first place in both the Taste’s chowder and chili cook-offs.
Each Monday afternoon from 3 to 6 p.m., Red’s will be participating in the Fenway South Farmer’s Market at JetBlue Park at Fenway South, the Red Sox’s new 106-acre Spring Training and Player Development Complex, is located at 11500 Daniels Parkway. Red’s joins a number of local vendors selling ready-to-eat meals, seafood, produce, cheeses, fresh pastas, baked breads, meats, herbs, organic vegetables, flowers, crafts, soaps, candles and more.
On Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Red’s food trailer will be at the Cape Coral Farmer’s Market located at Club Square in Downtown Cape Coral.
Red’s will also be participating in the German-American Club’s 9th Annual Seafood Festival and Car Show on Saturday, Feb. 23, from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and the Taste of Sandoval on Saturday, April 20 from 4 to 8 p.m.
“It’s bigger than most restaurant kitchens,” said Red’s owner Bud LoCicero of the restaurant’s new food trailer. “We are very excited to now be able to take our award-winning seafood and specialties on the road so more of Southwest Florida will know why we say, ‘Our seafood is fresh and delicious, or we don’t serve it.’ With this new vehicle, we will now be able to cater events onsite from weddings and birthdays to corporate functions and more.”
The 8 x 22 foot trailer was custom built by Concession Nation, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale for the Pine Island restaurant in order to expand the restaurant’s exposure throughout Southwest Florida. The trailer includes state-of-the-art stainless steel insulated interior and counters, a roof mounted AC, fluorescent lights, three deep fryers, griddle, char broiler, convection oven, two large refrigerators, a freezer, bottle cooler, ice maker, meat slicer, three large sinks, a heavy duty water system plumbing with automatic water pump, a 40 gallon fresh water heater, wire shelf storage, propane lines and tanks, high speed exhaust fans, generator and more.
The owners have announced a contest via their Facebook page to name the trailer with the winner receiving a $50 gift certificate that can be used at their restaurant of the trailer. Submissions are being accepted until Feb. 17.
Red’s is well known for its always fresh, never frozen seafood. The house specialty, Red’s Steamer, is a mixture of shrimp, clams, oysters, mussels, Alaskan snow crab and Cajun sausage steamed with sweet onion, white wine, garlic and scampi butter, poured at your table out of steaming beer pitchers.
“Our one-of-a-kind process jets steam into pitchers brimming with a combination of fresh herbs, butter and shellfish,” said LoCicero. “This unique method infuses the taste of seafood and aromatics creating a perfect fresh-as-possible eating experience.”
New seafood offerings recently added to Red’s menu include Boom Boom Shrimp, Crab Meatballs, Mussels and Clams Provencal, Clams and Mussels Diablo, Scallops Nantucket, Fried Tilapia, Shrimp and Lobster Tail, Salmon a’la Vodka, Mediterranean Salmon, Snapper and Grouper, Parmesan Crusted Grouper and Triple Tail, Crab Crowned Grouper and Triple Tail, Wasabi Pea Crusted Tuna, Bronzed Scallops and Asian BBQ Shrimp and Triple Tail.
While seafood is Red’s main feature, its menu also offers ribs, steak, chicken, salads, sandwiches, hamburgers, burritos and more. New non-seafood items include Asian BBQ Ribs, Boom Boom Chicken Tenders, Chicken Carbonara, Blackened Chicken Alfredo, San Antonio Chicken, Blue Cheese Encrusted Filet and Rib Eye, BBQ Pork Chops, Black and Blue Pork, Pork Chops Forestiere and a Western Burger.
Located at 10880 Stringfellow Road on Pine Island, just minutes from Cape Coral, Red’s is open for dinner seven days a week: Sunday through Thursday from 4 to 9 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 4 to 10 p.m. An extensive wine menu and full bar are also available. Reservations are not accepted.
For more information, please visit www.redsfreshseafood.com.