10TH Annual Taste of South Tampa was FOODIE-LICIOUS!!!

WHELP…guess you can just call me a FOODIE now.  I just completed my first actual FOODIE event last weekend at the 10th Annual Taste of South Tampa and I have just one word for South Tampa Chamber of Commerce….FOODIE-LICIOUS!   The new location at George M. Steinbrenner Field was…OH SO perfect!  It was covered so that you had a little shade and some breeze swaying through your hair as you wondered your way through the plethora of FOOD & DRINKS!  I loved how you even got to take a peek or two of the beautiful field and OH, let’s not forget,

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the awesome most entertaining and engaging band, BREEZIN’ ringing the whole stadium as we, the food lovers were determined to #eatallthefood!

ABOUT THE SOUTH TAMPA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE: Established in 1926, the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce is an association of over 500 businesses and organizations. The chamber has strived to make the South Tampa community a better place in which to live, work, and play. Its active membership consists of local businesses, professionals, nonprofits and government representatives who enjoy social activities and community involvement. For more information, contact the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce at 813.637.0156, or visit www.southtampachamber.org.

So, let’s check out just some of the best highlights from last Sunday’s EVENT, shall we?

IMG_8390  And so it all begins…

IMG_8394 I mean, who doesn’t LOVE Crispers!

IMG_8396 SONNY’s BBQ is…

IMG_8397 was…

IMG_8398 finger, licking GOOD! YUMMO!

IMG_8408 So Yard of Ale didn’t disappoint with this beaut!  So much was going on with one bite.  If you stop in, do yourself a favor and ORDER THIS!

IMG_8410 The Ranch Hand at Yard of Ale…. You’re welcome!

IMG_8425  My sister, friends and I were taking those glimpses of the stadium and enjoying all the flavors that TOST had to offer.  We were SO FULL and had already had made it to ONE side…still had another side to go...SIGH…….

IMG_8411 Love me some MacDinton’s!

 

IMG_8413 They know the way to my <3….shepherd’s pie!!!!!!

IMG_8422 Grimaldi’s was another great hit!

IMG_8427 Holy Moly…AWESOME cannoli!  This was soooooooo gooood!

IMG_8429 Check out my friend sporting Older, Lundy & Alvarez law firm’s fancy sunglasses!

IMG_8438 This was a nice perk of the day!  I made sure to follow the signs… it led to the following:

IMG_8442 A nice cool room filled with extra goodies…

IMG_8447 Capturing the moments…

IMG_8444 of TOST

 

 

IMG_8448 One of my FAVS in the VIP tent… BRIO their amazing goodies…

IMG_8449  Lamb and mac & cheese

SO…do I have your taste buds dancing yet?

I do have some great news to share!

With over a thousand of you who attended the TOST event, the Chamber of Commerce is honored to announce the winners of the “Best of the Taste of South Tampa” voted by YOU, and I’m happy to report that the votes were very close this year.

So DRUM ROLL PLEASE >>>>>

And the winners are…

1st Place People’s Choice: Inside the Box Café & Catering
2nd Place People’s Choice: Rollin’ Oats Market & Cafe
3rd Place People’s Choice: The Fox Jazz Club

AND…Our Blogger voted as well…
Food Blogger’s Award: The Blind Goat Food & Drink Co.

WHELP…I think that is a WRAP!  What a FUN-FILLED day had by all.  I did conquer getting “foodie” wasted and I tried to #eatallthefood, LOL. It truly was a FOODIE-LICIOUS event.  If you couldn’t make it out, we missed you!

Even better news for you!  I guess this event was a HIT, Chamber of Commerce has already set the date for the 11TH Annual Taste of South Tampa!  You HAVE A WHOLE YEAR TO PLAN AND GET READY FOR WHAT’S TO COME!  Get ready… See you on April 10, 2016!

Disclaimer: I have partnered with the South Tampa Chamber of Commerce to promote and participate in Taste of South Tampa event.  I was given tickets in exchange for my post.  All opinions are my own.

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