When it’s time to make a choice as to where we’d like to eat for a date night or night out with friends, sometimes I’m overwhelmed.

What if you could try the best samplings from the hottest restaurants in South Tampa? You can if you attend the 16th Annual Taste of South Tampa hosted by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce.

It’s taking place on April 3rd and will be held at the Tampa Garden Club on Bayshore Boulevard. Not only will you be able to enjoy the delicious offerings from local restaurants, but there will be live entertainment, a beer garden, and the opportunity to win prizes.

Kelly Flannery is the Chamber CEO and said, “We are thrilled to have so many restaurants return again this year including last year’s Judge’s Choice Winner, Hotel Haya, as well as new additions like 7th + Gove, District South Kitchen & Craft, Odd Fellows Ice Cream and Shake Shack. Guests will also enjoy a beer garden featuring a variety of beer selections from Pepin Distributing including Budweiser and Bud Light Seltzer. VIPs will get a “taste” from Forbici Modern Italian, Ava and cocktails from Cutwater Spirits. With more than 25 food and beverage options at the event, there is truly something for everyone and the inclusive price gives attendees the opportunity to try a little bit of everything.”

I’m so excited to be a judge along with MasterChef’s Jeff Philbin.

If you’d like to purchase tickets, please visit here.

Written By R. Wilder / BBGI Tampa

Hear more about a Taste of South Tampa (4:47) on the Experience Tampa Bay in 10 Minutes or Less podcast. Experience a Tampa Bay Rowdies game (6:55) and try a new restaurant at Midtown Tampa (:54).

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