The 14th Annual Taste of South Tampa is just around the corner! Older, Lundy, and Alvarez present this foodie-centric festival Sunday, March 24th from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., and will headline some of Tampa's best restaurants and bars. Taste of South Tampa will be held at the Tampa Bay Garden Club on Bayshore Blvd, with all you can eat and drink included in your admission, along with live music!

Want the full Taste? Go VIP!

When you add on the VIP package you upgrade your experience big time! Enjoy the same all-inclusive food samplings, beer garden and beverage options, but add in premium options from local favorites: classic favorites from Elevage at the Epicurean HotelChef Inspired Popcorn, and samples from PRP Wine International.

Ticket Prices:

Day of General Admission @ $60.00
Pre-Sale General Admission @ $50.00
Pre-Sale General Admission - Chamber Members @ $40.00 (with code)
Pre-Sale VIP @ $90.00
Pre-Sale VIP - Chamber Members @ $80.00 (with code)
Pre-Sale Military @ $40.00 (does not include access to VIP area.)
Under 10 @ FREE (does not include access to VIP area.)

With your South Tampa favorites out in full force, you have to make sure you get the best of what the neighborhood has to offer! For a sweet start, Little Donut House will be doling out tiny classics like glazed and sprinkled while exploring some not-so-classics such as Maple Bacon, Fruity Pebble, and Strawberry Shortcake. What goes better with donuts than a cup of good coffee? Nothing. To wash down the sprinkles, Kahwa Coffee Roaster will be there to get your fix.

This event specializes in small tastes of neighborhood favorites, and who knows small bites better than Bulla Gastrobar! The folks at Bulla are giving the Taste of South Tampa a taste of Spain. Known for beautiful charcuterie with olives, cheese, and tons of the best cured meat such as Paleta Ibérica de Bellota Fermín, made from acorn-fed Iberian pigs aged for up to 2 years before consumption. You can't miss out on other small plates like: clams with pork belly, croquetas de pollo, and Tortilla Española.

If you need something to cool you off during the event look no farther than 81Bay Brewing Company! This local brewer has built quite the following in South Tampa over the last few years with their family-friendly tasting room and original brews. Flavors ranging from 81Bay Coffee Porter to Sun Viking IPA, all beer aficionados can grab what they like best!

Check out the rest of what South Tampa has to offer with these vendors:

For the VIP's:
Come out and support this showcase of local businesses and a portion of each ticket will go to the Meals on Wheels Tampa charity, which helps homebound and senior individuals receive nutritious meals delivered right to their door. Organized mostly by volunteer and church members this organization is the perfect pairing with this festival of food! 

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