Winner of the "Best in the Biz",  "Favorite Event" by the Tampa Bay Business Journal for three consecutive years, the 11th annual Taste of South Tampa 2016 - Presented by Older & Lundy Family Law on May 15th is family-friendly and going to be a hot ticket!  Hosted by the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce, tickets are on sale now! Bigger and badder than ever the 2016 Taste of South Tampa is set to feature 43 Foodie hot spots this year. You have read about many of the restaurants on the list below and perhaps tried a few or have a favorite among them: now is the time to experience all of them, to savor unlimited samples of from all of them while enjoying live entertainment and beverage samples too!  We get this chance once a year and it is finally here!

Held at the beautiful Tampa Garden Club gates are open from 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Your ticket is all- inclusive and gets you unlimited food and beverage samples, live music, access to activities in the popular Kids Zone play area, giveaways, and opportunities to win prizes!  Enjoy the food, the drinks and the fun then place your vote for "Best of South Tampa"!

Famous Silk Floss trees in bloom at The Tampa Garden Club

Interested in VIP?  With VIP access you can enjoy the indoor air-conditioned space at the Garden Club, receive a fun swag bag, taste additional food choices (listed below as VIP) and an upgraded beverage selection with private entertainment and more!

*PRE-SALE ends at midnight 5/13/16

  • STCOC Members @ $25.00 (code required)
  • STCOC VIP @ $50.00 (code required)
  • General Admission @ $40.00
  • VIP @ $80.00
  • Under 21, Seniors (over 65) and Military @ $30.00
  • 10 and Under are FREE

*DAY OF PRICES (Based on Availability) 

  • General Admission @ $50.00
  • VIP @ $90.00
  • Under 21, Seniors (over 65) and Military @ $30.00
  • 10 and Under are FREE

2016 Taste of South Tampa Set to Feature 43 Food & Drink Hot Spots Including:

  1. Anise Global Gastrobar
  2. Beef O'Brady's Bay-to-Bay
  3. Blue Chair Bay Rum (Kenny Chesney)
  4. Brew Bus USA
  5. Cabot Creamery 
  6. Cake Cuties Bakery
  7. Carmel Kitchen Wine Bar
  8. Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
  9. Craving Donuts
  10. Crispers
  11. Eats American Grill
  12. Grimaldi's Pizzeria (taste Brooklyn in Tampa)
  13. Hooters
  14. Inside the Box Cafe
  15. Kahwa Coffee South Tampa
  16. Kona Grill
  17. Lettuce Organic Tea
  18. MacDinton's
  19. Maloney's Local Irish Pub Downtown Tampa
  20. Tampa Bay Margarita Festival 2016
  21. Moe's Southwest Grill
  22. Naked Fit Foods
  23. NutriTruck, Inc
  24. Pepin Distributing
  25. Player's Sports Pub  
  26. Press Box Sports Emporium
  27. PRP Wine International
  28. Rollin Oats Market and Cafe
  29. Rusty Pelican
  30. Sam's Club
  31. SoHo Juice Company
  32. Tastes of Tampa Bay Catering
  33. The Blind Goat Food & Drink Company
  34. Centre Club
  35. VIP - Ocean Prime
  36. VIP - Besito Mexican Restaurant
  37. VIP - DoubleTree Hotel Tampa Westshore
  38. VIP - Schakolad Chocolate Factory
  39. VIP - Seasons 52
  40. VIP - Grille One Sixteen
  41. VIP - Due Amici Ybor
  42. VIP - Bonefish Grill
  43. VIP - BRIO Tuscan Grille

The South Tampa Chamber's member mission is to provide a forum to promote businesses, to learn, educate and volunteer talent towards enhancement of commerce, culture and growth in the South Tampa community.  Keeping to that cause the South Tampa Chamber does not charge a fee for restaurants to participate in the 2016 Taste of South Tampa. If you own a business in South Tampa be sure to attend, check out all the Chamber offers and consider joining this amazing group of entrepreneurs as they work together for the community at large. 

Sip, Sup, Relax, Repeat!

Enjoy a day in the shade, beneath the oaks, sip, savor then stroll the gardens checking out the gazebo and old 1906 Palma Ceia Spring next to the club. Or walk exploring the the bay and magnificent houses along Bayshore Boulevard.  It is sure to be a fine day.  Bring folding chairs and a camera, sip, sup, relax and repeat at this year's Taste of South Tampa.

Photo by Carlyn Bullock of a home on Bayshore

Enjoy the best restaurants in one of the best venues! Do NOT miss this!  Buy your tickets to the 2016 Taste of South Tampa and experience 43 Foodie Hot Spots in one sweet place!

*A portion of the proceeds from the purchase of your all-inclusive ticket goes to support Metropolitan Ministries Tampa, Florida in their mission to build bridges to services for the poor and homeless in our community as a way of providing hope to those in need.