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 31, 2020) The ever-popular Taste of North Tampa Bay™ scheduled for March 29 has been cancelled by its hosts the Rotary Club of New Tampa and the North Tampa Bay Chamber. The Taste will return to AdventHealth Center Ice in 2021. While we're all safe-at-home, support the restaurants and community businesses that support the Taste. Many of them are open serving curb-side or online. Check our restaurant and sponsor pages for specific details.
“Advisories from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and public health officials now clearly urge citizens to avoid large crowds. With an average attendance of 2,000, the Taste of North Tampa Bay falls into that risky category during this outbreak,” said Ann Wade, Rotary Club of New Tampa 2019-20 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. “We’ll be back on March 28, 2021. The Rotary is giving restaurants and sponsors that committed to the 2020 event an online avenue to say, Yes to Taste 2021 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 to reschedule the Taste for 2021,” said Frashier. “The Taste feels like an indoor piazza foodie fest and the community looks forward to catching up with friends, neighbors and colleagues. Our community makes the Taste and Rotary’s charitable donations possible. Join us in 2021. In the meantime, please take care of yourselves, your friends and your loved ones."
Say Yes to 2021
2020 Taste sponsors and restaurants may sign up for the 2021 event by completing our simple “Yes to 2021” form or by calling Karen Frashier, Taste chair at 813-375-2663.
2020 ticket purchases will be honored at will call for the 2021 event. 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.)
Support New Tampa and Wesley Chapel nonprofits
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.