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Best Bite: The F.I.S.H. Taco at T2

Our food editor selects the best dishes in Southwest Florida.

BY October 9, 2018


Earlier this year, Traders, a Sanibel institution, opened T2. For as much as the original restaurant adheres to tradition, the younger sibling wades into uncharted waters with bright pink and jungle-green wallpaper, cocktails enlivened by elderflower liqueur and Key lime juice, and a large selection of flatbreads and tacos, plus on-trend offerings like tuna poke and lamb burgers. But there still are many similarities, starting with chef Mike Patnode (he oversees both kitchens) and his gumbo, oysters Florentine and lobster ravioli. A new dish, however, the F.I.S.H. Taco, has us hooked: Two handhelds arrive on a metal holder with the day’s catch spiked by mango salsa and kale-jicama slaw, with rice and black beans on the side. The best part is that $1 per order gets donated to F.I.S.H. of SANCAP, a local organization providing food and social services to islanders in need.  —Dorothea Hunter Sönne

2340 Periwinkle Way, Sanibel, 239-558-8919,


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