Bahama Breeze, our 2019 People's Choice Restaurant Winner, brought the pasta and award-winning margaritas to the party. Voter for your favorite in 2021!
(Tampa, FL—March 12, 2021) The ever-popular Taste of North Tampa Bay™ has been cancelled by its hosts the Rotary Club of New Tampa and the North Tampa Bay Chamber. We've spoken to loyal attendees and supporters and we've decided not to hold the Taste in March, 2021. Please continue support the restaurants and community businesses that support the Taste. Many of them are open serving curb-side, with outdoor dining or online. Check our restaurant and sponsor pages for specific details.
“Advisories from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and public health officials urge citizens to continue avoiding large crowds. With an average attendance of 2,000, the Taste of North Tampa Bay still falls into that risky category,” said Walter Oles, Rotary Club of New Tampa 2020-21 president. “As part of Rotary International, we’ve diligently worked to rid the world of polio. This cancellation aligns with our mission to improve our community by helping prevent community spread of the COVID 19.”
“We’ve partnered with the Rotary Club of New Tampa hosting the Taste of North Tampa Bay. The event has raised more than $41,000 since 2017 including $4,000 in high school scholarships. Proceeds are donated to North Tampa Bay nonprofits each year,” said Hope Kennedy, CEO of the North Tampa Bay Chamber. “The Rotary is giving restaurants and sponsors that committed to the 2020 event an online avenue to share their offerings here on the Taste website.”
“We acknowledge KEM Media Group LLC, Acme on the Go, and more than 100 area restaurants and sponsors that make the Taste of North Tampa Bay™ one of our area’s premier annual events. We also thank the team at AdventHealth Center Ice who has worked hand in hand with us every year since 2017,” said Karen Frashier, Taste chair. Our community makes the Taste and Rotary’s charitable donations possible. Please take care of yourselves, your friends and your loved ones."
2020 ticket purchasers or sponsors who request a refund will cheerfully receive one in 30 days. (Our Rotary treasurer is in the middle of tax season. Thank you in advance for your patience.)
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Proceeds benefit the Rotary Club of New Tampa’s service projects including Feeding America Tampa Bay, Trinity Cafe and other nonprofits. The North Tampa Bay Chamber supports scholarships for area high school students.
The Taste of New Tampa is a registered trademark of the North Tampa Bay Chamber, and the Taste of North Tampa Bay is also a trademark of the North Tampa Bay Chamber. Both are licensed by the chamber for exclusive use by the Rotary Club of New Tampa Inc.