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

Frequency Band

Kayla Ember
Taylor Reed
Patel Conservatory Student Performers

Ticket pricing


$85 General Admission
  • $140 VIP Admission
  • $1,500 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.

2019 Sponsors

Presenting Sponsor

THAT'S THE SPIRIT sponsor

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VIP LOUNGE SPONSOR

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Culinary Sponsor

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gourmet Sponsors




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Media Sponsor

2019 Taste @ The Straz Committee

Event Co-Chairs: Sarah and Zach Glaser

 
  • Dustin Applebaum*
  • Will Black
  • Carolina Blanco
  • Stephanie Elder
  • Jillian Feltham*
  • Alistair Flynn
  • Ryan Freking*
  • Heather Gallman
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  • Melina Garcia
  • sarah glaser
  • ZACH GLASER
  • justin gray*
  • jessica hall
  • karen johnson*
  • sarah kieny*
  • Beverly Kieny
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  • francesca labrake
  • angela lanza
  • drew lincoln
  • kristen lista
  • jenny matasic*
  • karla stevenson mastracchio
  • tiffany love mcelheran*
  • steve mezer*
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  • Jessica Muirhead
  • michael muroff*
  • cam o'neill*
  • Lisa Rawlinson
  • joe reineman
  • Jenna Stock
  • stephanie taylor
  • Debbie Viveiros*
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  • *producers board member