Custom protective face masks now available for small businesses

The Island Cow’s crafty owners and their daughters have been busy sewing masks to help fulfill the need for first responders and the Southwest Florida community. To date, over 3,000 protective face masks have been donated to Lee Health, local fire and police departments and other first responders.   In addition to offering these masks to the public for purchase to help fund this special initiative, The Island Cow is now also fulfilling bulk orders for local businesses!  Safety is key for […]

The Island Cow reopens on Sanibel Island

The cows have officially come home, and The Island Cow on Sanibel Island is udderly thrilled to reopen for indoor and outdoor dining with adjusted hours starting at noon Tuesday, May 5. Serving up generous portions of Old Florida coastal comfort food and travel inspired recipes, The Island Cow is open for lunch and dinner from noon to 8 p.m. on Mondays through Fridays and for breakfast (complete with bloody […]

Owners of The Island Cow now sewing protective face masks for the public

Proceeds support free masks for first responders As the region is faced with a critical shortage of protective face masks during the COVID-19 pandemic, The Island Cow’s crafty owners and their family have been sewing their own to help fulfill the need for first responders. Now, they are offering these masks to the general public as well. Elke and Brian Podlasek and their two daughters have sewn over 1,000 protective […]

With restaurant temporary closed, local restauranteurs create masks for health care workers

When they first heard about COVID-19 in Southwest Florida, Elke and Brian Podlasek, owners of The Island Cow on Sanibel Island, and their two daughters began sewing protective face masks for their close friends who work at Lee Health. As the situation progressed, Sanibel businesses began to close and the couple’s popular family restaurant, The Island Cow, temporarily closed its doors too. While observing the stay-at-home recommendations, the family had […]