Thank you for supporting Best of Tampa Bay 2016! This was another record breaking year with 51 restaurants, 14 microbreweries, more than 2,000 people in attendance, and so much more. Proceeds from the event help the Straz Center to continue to provide high-quality artistic and educational programs. To view photos of the 2016 event, visit our Shutterfly account:
Supporting the arts never tasted so good.
Save the date for 2017: April 29

2016 Bands

Gloria West & the Gents
Chris McCarty
Come Back Alice
Daniel B Marshall
Trae Pierce & the T-Stone Band

Ticket pricing

  • $TBA General Admission 2017
  • $TBA VIP Tickets 2017
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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.

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2016 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor


Culinary Sponsor


gourmet Sponsor




Media Sponsor

2016 Best of tampa Bay Committee

Event Chair: Justin Gray*

  • Jacqueline Ambrose
  • Dustin Applebaum*
  • Carolina Blanco
  • Troy Carnrite*
  • Cornelius Demps
  • Stephanie Elder
  • Jeremy Fairley
  • Jillian Feltham*
  • Ryan Freking*
  • Holly Gershow*
  • sarah glaser
  • zach glaser
  • justin gray*
  • jessica hall
  • Kay jefferson
  • ashley johnson*
  • karen johnson*
  • julie johnston
  • tamara joseph
  • beverly kieny
  • sarah kieny
  • tate kubler
  • angela lanza
  • andrew lincoln
  • jenny matasic*
  • krysta matheis
  • tiffany love mcelheran*
  • jason medina
  • steve mezer*
  • nicole minard
  • michael muroff*
  • cameron o'neill*
  • nicole pawlowski
  • Jon Philipson
  • lesley rudolph philipson
  • jason quintero
  • joe reineman
  • lindsey slattery
  • karla stevenson
  • brittany tomkosky
  • ashley trehan
  • debbie viveiros
  • jeffrey zampitella
  • *producers board member