Taste of South Tampa Returns with Savory Delights

Tampa, FL, April 07, 2008 --(PR.com)-- As one of the most highly-anticipated, annual charitable events, the Taste of South Tampa will return for the third year on Sunday, April 27, 2008. Sponsored by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce and taking place in Hyde Park Village from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., the event will feature samples from over 40 restaurants from the South Tampa area along with an interactive area and live entertainment.

The third annual Taste of South Tampa plans to expand upon the successful events of the past two years, which raised over $25,000 for various local charities. This year’s event will benefit the Humane Society of Tampa Bay, the Hillsborough Education Foundation, and a portion of the proceeds will be distributed back to the community through the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce Michael J. Cruz Fund.

“With powerhouse sponsors such as the St. Petersburg Times and tbt*, Q105, and Verizon, we are anticipating an extremely successful event,” said Event Chair Lee Kercher. “Plan to spend a great day in Hyde Park Village, and leave satisfied and stuffed full of delicious food!”

Attendees will be able to delight in samples from a variety of restaurants. From Tampa favorites such as Oyster Catchers, Whaley’s Market, and MacDinton’s Irish Pub to new restaurants such as Shane’s Rib Shack and Mitchell’s Fish Market. Other restaurants include Six Tables Tampa, The NoHo Bistro, Rigatoni’s Tuscan Oven, Timpano, Maggiano’s Little Italy, and many more.

Rather than charging per sample, the Taste of South Tampa has one entry fee that covers unlimited sampling of food, water, soda, and beer. Tickets are $35 for adults and $20 for ages 11 – 20 and can be purchased at www.tasteofsouthtampa.com. Tickets the day of the event will be $40 for adults and $25 for ages 11 - 20. Admission for children age 10 and under is free.

Entry into the Post Properties VIP wine tasting tent is available for an additional $15. Attendees can sample a variety of fine wines and receive a gift bag featuring items provided by vendors and sponsors. Only 200 VIP tickets are available.

For more information, visit www.tasteofsouthtampa.com


About the Taste of South Tampa
Hosted by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, The Taste of South Tampa event gives attendees the chance to sample food and beverages from local restaurants along with live music and other activities. Since its inaugural event in 2006, the Taste of South Tampa has raised over $25,000 to benefit Tampa Bay area charities such as the Michael J. Cruz Fund, the Boys & Girls Club of Tampa, Meals on Wheels, and the ProStart Culinary Program of Robinson High School.

About the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce
The South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is a community organization of almost 500 businesses and organizations. For over 80 years, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce has strived to make the Tampa Bay community a better place in which to live, work, and play. Its active members consist of local businesses, professionals, charitable and community organizations, and government representatives who enjoy networking, community involvement, and social activities.
Taste of South Tampa
Robin Adkins