Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant week will kick off it's delicious two week event, from August 16-30. Flashback to two summers ago, I had just moved to Tampa. That August, I experienced my first Dine Tampa Bay and I used this opportunity to get familiar with the many restaurants in our area while not breaking the bank.
Here's how it works, choose from 90 restaurants who offer a $25, $35 or $45 prix fixe menu specially designed for this event! You can choose your restaurant based on the amount you want to spend per person.
Dine Tampa Bay is a two week event that I look forward to every year - exclusive prix fixe menus with appetizers, entrees and desserts. In 2013, 90 participating restaurants in the Bay area will be participating in Dine Tampa Bay. This is a great time to check out the latest culinary hot spot you've been waiting to try.
I had a wonderful opportunity to check out a few of the participating restaurants prior to the kickoff.
First up was Datz, a $25 restaurant. Datz is one of my favorite restaurants in Tampa and I speak of it quite often on this blog. If you are in the area, I strongly suggest a visit to Datz, who has been featured on Travel Channel for their famous macaroni and cheese stuffed meatloaf (which is on Dine Tampa Bays menu!). For Dine Tampa Bay preview, I got to try Kim’s Kale Salad, The Kentucky Colonel Bowl and a camp fire tart.
Melting Pot, another 3 course meal for $25 restaurant. Guys, take a hint - take your special lady here during Dine Tampa Bay. Their three course meal is a great deal for this restaurant and it is popular amongst most of my girlfriends. I learned something during in this trip - as I always upgrade my cooking method to the mojo blend, I never knew you could fry or tempura your food. Their Bourguignonne cooking oil was a special treat and I loved it!
Sushi Wave. This is a $35 restaurant during Dine Tampa Bay. Myself along with 20 others took down multiple sushi boats in the matter of minutes. I was very impressed with the sushi and you will be pleased with whatever you order from the menu.
SHOR at Hyatt Regency Clearwater for their sneak peek menu. I love SHOR and was very excited to see what they would present to us. Dine Tampa Bay is a great opportunity to check out this restaurant and everything they have to offer at $35 a person for a three course meal! I have one strong suggestion - Lobster Mac and Cheese. You will thank me later!!
clicking here. I have a very long list of places I am looking forward to checking out!