Posted by: admin | October 22, 2010

Doc Ford Cotillion

Mark your calendar and make your plans to be at Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille on October 29th and Doc Ford’s Fort Myers Beach on October 30th for the first Doc Ford Cotillion.

While Merriam-Webster defines a cotillion as an elaborate dance or a formal ball, Doc Ford’s has another, more interesting definition thanks to New York Times best-selling author Randy Wayne White. “Each Saturday at sunset, the fishing guides and the live-aboards throw money in a pot to finance Dinkin’s Bay weekly Pig Roast and Beer Cotillion. The name is misleading because pigs and cotillions don’t play a role. Beer, however, does.”  – Captiva; 1996.

It is in that spirit that the Doc Ford’s Restaurants are holding the first in a series of Doc Ford Cotillions. Beginning at Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille on Friday, October 29th from 6 to 9pm and moving to Doc Ford’s Fort Myers Beach on Saturday, October 30 from 7 to 10pm, the evening will be filled with great food and great, live entertainment.

A special Louisiana-style menu will be served at both restaurants that includes such southern favorites as Fried Catfish, Creole Remoulade, Chicken Jambalaya with Andouille sausage, ham, peppers & onions, collard greens with smoked bacon & onions and cornbread.

Taking center stage, Doc Ford’s is thrilled to showcase the Selwyn Birchwood Blues Band and their unique brand of swampy, Florida Blues. This extremely popular group has performed internationally at premiere venues including “Terra Blues” in New York City, “Big Muddy Blues Festival” in St. Louis, “Beltline Blues Fest” in Calgary, Alberta and “Buddy Guy’s Legends” in Chicago. 2010 has seen them opening for the nationally acclaimed acts of Texas Bluesman Sonny Rhodes, Robert Cray, John Lee Hooker Jr., Zac Harmon and Joanna Connor. Visit for more information.

Doc Ford’s Sanibel Rum Bar & Grille is located at 975 Rabbit Rd., Sanibel Island  239.472.8311
Doc Ford’s Fort Myers Beach is located at 708 Fisherman’s Wharf, Ft. Myers Beach  239.765.9660


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