(ran Beach edition)
Blenders containing frozen concoctions with names like Pina Coco, Strawberry Patch and Papaya Princess rest on the counter at the Cindy's Famous Fruit Smoothies booth during the ninth annual Taste of the Beaches on Friday in Treasure Island. The event, featuring food from 20 restaurants along the gulf beaches area, continues at 1 p.m. today at County Park, 104th Avenue and Gulf Boulevard. Music groups scheduled are Interior Motives, Hero and Bang-a-rang. A climbing wall is available for a vertical challenge. Admission is free. Side-street parking is available. Food prices range from $2.50 to $6 per item.