Introduction

Tampa’s Best Party is back with a new name, a new look, but the same “eat, drink, party” spirit! Best of Tampa Bay is now TASTE @ The Straz, an ALL-INCLUSIVE all-you-can-eat food and drink extravaganza boasting more than 50 of Tampa Bay’s finest restaurants and caterers, and wine, liquor and craft beer tastings. Also, enjoy full open bars and 5 live bands! Since its inception 34 years ago, the Straz Center’s signature fundraising event has generated more than $2.5 million for arts education programs. Supporting the arts never tasted so good.

To view photos of the 2018 event, visit our Shutterfly account: strazcenter.shutterfly.com.

 

2019 Bands

TBD

Ticket pricing

 
  • $75 General Admission until Dec. 5
  • $85 General Admission starting Dec. 6
  • $140 VIP Admission
  • $1,400 VIP Reserved Table (guaranteed reserved table for 10 for the entire evening)
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  • Buy tickets below or call the Ticket Sales Office at (813) 229-7827.
 
  • *Ticket prices subject to change.
Purchase General Admission Tickets
Purchase VIP Tickets
Purchase VIP Reserved Tables

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.

2018 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

CONNOISSEUR sponsor

THAT'S THE SPIRIT sponsor


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Culinary Sponsor

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VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR

 

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gourmet Sponsors


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Media Sponsor

2019 Best of tampa Bay Committee

Event Co-Chairs: Sarah and Zach Glaser

 
  • Vanessa Anderson
  • Dustin Applebaum*
  • Kristen Appleby
  • Will Black
  • Carolina Blanco
  • Troy Carnrite*
  • Anthony DiMicco
  • Stephanie Elder
  • Sara Evans
  • Jillian Feltham*
  • Ryan Freking*
  • Heather Gallman
  • sarah glaser
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  • ZACH GLASER
  • justin gray*
  • jessica hall
  • Colleen Healy
  • karen johnson*
  • julie johnston
  • sarah kieny*
  • Beverly Kieny
  • Samantha Krone
  • tate kubler
  • francesca labrake
  • drew lincoln
  • jenny matasic*
  • karla stevenson mastracchio
  • tiffany love mcelheran*
  • jason medina
  • steve mezer*
  • michael muroff*
  • cam o'neill*
  • ANGELA PARONE
  • Tony pullaro
  • jason quintero
  • joe reineman
  • Yolyvee Rivera
  • Lindsey Slattery
  • stephanie taylor
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  • BRITTANY TOMKOSKY
  • ashley trehan
  • Adrienne Venable
  • Debbie Viveiros*
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  • *producers board member