2014 Participating Restaurants included:
211 Restaurant at Hilton Tampa Downtown
Aqua – Tampa Waterfront Restaurant
Anise Global Gastrobar
Anaar Bar and Grill
Bavaro’s Pizza Napoletana And Pastaria
Bella’s Italian Café
Bistro Italia
BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse
Blue Bell Creameries
Blue Water Grill
The Brunchery Restaurant and Catering
Busch Gardens
Centre Club
Columbia Restaurant
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurants
Cottonwood Cupcakes
Dempsey’s Steak House at Saddlebrook
Dulce Café and Bakery
Eat’s! American Grill
Florida Cane Vodka
Irish 31 Pub House & Eatery
Kahwa Coffee Roasting
Kobe Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi Bar
Little Greek Restaurant
Lindt Chocolates
Maestro’s Restaurant
Malio's Prime Steakhouse
The Maritana Grille at Loews Don Cesar Hotel St. Pete Beach
Miguel’s Mexican Seafood & Grill
Sally O’Neal’s Pizza Hotline
Schakolad Chocolate Factory
Square 1 Burgers and Bar
Tampa Street Cafe
Timpano – Italian Chophouse
Toffee To Go
Two Prince Bakery Theater
Urban Cantina — Authentic Fresh Mexican
Waterworks Bar & Grill
World of Beer
Yummy House China Bistro
Participating Micro Breweries include:
7venth Sun Brewery
Barley Mow Brewing Company
Big Storm Brewing Co.
BJ's Restaurant Brewhouse
Cigar City Brewing
Coppertail Brewing
Rapp Brewery
Six Ten Brewing
Southern Brewing and Winemaking
Three Palms Brewing
Two Henrys Brewing Co.

Save the Date!!!

Aprill 11, 2015

Since its inception, Best of Tampa Bay – the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event and Tampa’s longest running culinary fundraiser – has generated more than $2 million to benefit the Center’s programs.  Because of events like Best of Tampa Bay, everyone in our community has the chance to discover the life-changing impact of the performing arts.

Located along the Straz Center’s spectacular riverfront, this event features food samplings from many of the Bay area’s finest restaurants and caterers.  Ticket prices include unlimited food samplings, full open bar, specialty wine and beer tastings and live music.

For more information about this event, please contact the Straz Center’s Special Events Department at 813.222.1275.

Thanks to our sponsors, participating restaurants and breweries, featured entertainment
and most of all – our attendees – for making this past year’s fundraiser the most successful
Best of Tampa Bay in event history!

We invite you to view photos from the event by visiting strazcenter.shutterfly.com.

Presenting Sponsor

Souvenir Sponsors

Connoisseur Sponsor

Culinary Sponsors

Gourmet Sponsors

Media Sponsors

  Best of Tampa Bay Committee 2014


  Event Chairs, Robert Witmeyer and Sara Witmeyer

  Dustin Applebaum Steve Mezer  
  Jacqueline Ambrose Nicole Minard  
  Keith Brown Michael Muroff  
  Troy Carnrite Cam O'Neil
  Michele Dy Joe Reineman
  Jillian Feltham Karla Stevenson
  Ryan Freking Ashley Trehan
  Holly Gershow Debbie Viveiros
  Justin Gray Jeffrey Zampitella
  Ashley Johnson
  Karen Johnson
  Nicole Johnson
  Beverly Kieny
  Sarah Kieny
  Jenny Matasic
  Tiffany Love McElheran