Kurt Fadden and his wife Eve are the owners of the new Poke restaurant, Island Fin Poke co located in Pier Park North. The Restaurant serves Hawaiian-style Poke bowls, as well as Dole Soft Serve in various flavors. The build your own Poke bowl experience starts with choosing a base of white rice, brown rice, or spring mix.
They then help you choose a mix of proteins ranging from ahi tuna and salmon to spam, with some mix in veggies and a marinating sauce. They put these ingredients over your base and then you choose from 23 additional toppings to finish off your bowl. They offer catering to offices and events, as well as online ordering and delivery through third-party apps.
The couple decided to bring the brand to PCB where they live to help offer more fresh, healthy, and unique food options to the area. It was also important to bring a service-centric business to PCB to provide a place of good food and community for locals and tourists alike. Eve grew up in the area, and they have also partnered with their business partner Andrew McKelvie as their General Manager. Their son Josh also works at the restaurant and can be found walking guests through the bowl building experience and explaining their house-made sauce recipes to guests, it’s very much a family atmosphere. As a team, they are committed to making sure the experience is the same for every guest that walks through the door.
Kurt says they believe that “good food is a given, but good service and building relationships is what their business is founded on”. This includes them walking every guest’s bowl and beverage to the table, bussing tables promptly, taking time to converse with guests, and giving every guest a dole soft-serve sample every time they visit. They look forward to opening more locations throughout NWFL and providing this same brand experience
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