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Sip and stroll during Taste the Best of Tampa Bay on Saturday in Tampa

The event will raise money for the arts center and its programs.

Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center

The event will raise money for the arts center and its programs.

Sample offerings from more then 40 restaurants Saturday while strolling along the Hillsborough River at Taste the Best of Tampa Bay. All as you listen to live music from five stages and check out a silent auction of original art from local artists. And if all of that doesn't make you feel good enough, then this will: It's for a good cause, to raise money for the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center and its programs. Here are highlights:

Restaurants

Grass Root Organic Restaurant

Malio's Prime

Mise en Place

Mitchell's Fish Market

Oystercatchers

Schakolad

Splitsville

TAPS Wine & Beer Merchants

Teatro on Seventh

Tinatapa's

Get a full list at tbpac.org

The music

Performers include the jazz and surf-rock act (a.k.a. the "purveyors of power lounge") the Vodkanauts and Parrot Heads' favorite, the De Lei'ed Parrots. Charismatic Pocket Change does Motown, Stax, Philly Soul and classic rock covers. Also featured are Stacey Knights Duo and Maxi and Company.

If you go

7 p.m. Saturday at Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center, 1010 N MacInnes Place, Tampa. $80. (813) 229-7827; tbpac.org.

Sip and stroll during Taste the Best of Tampa Bay on Saturday in Tampa 04/01/09 [Last modified: Saturday, April 4, 2009 6:38am]

    

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