Sunday, January 21, 2018
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Taste of North Pinellas comes to Palm Harbor on Saturday

CLEARWATER — Lots of people enjoy eating out, but deciding where to eat can be challenging. There are so many restaurants, and not everyone likes the same cuisine.

But this Saturday, a range of taste buds can be satisfied in the same place for those who head to the cool comfort of the Centre for a sampling of food from 20 restaurants at the first Taste of North Pinellas.

"We believe that North Pinellas has some fine and exciting places to have a culinary experience," said event coordinator Steve Fiske, publisher of Tampa Bay Woman Newspaper.

A live and a silent auction will raise funds for the Centre, formerly the Palm Harbor Community Activity Center, and part of the money raised from ticket sales will benefit charity. Plus, Fiske hopes to showcase the restaurants of North Pinellas area as a whole, rather than having people only considering individual towns and cities.

"Oftentimes we fragment North Pinellas into areas like Tarpon Springs, Dunedin and Safety Harbor, etc., which all have interesting places to dine from casual to elegant dining. Yet people don't think, generally speaking, in terms of North Pinellas County as a fruitful field of epicurean experiences," Fiske said. "We've pulled together a nice group of places to eat from simple foods to the more on-the-water elegant dining places like Dimitri's and Tarpon Turtle."

Since those who dine at Taste of North Pinellas will get an array of bite-sized samples from all participating eateries and wine tastes, too, participants can discover what they like. Entrees, appetizers, and deserts are on the sampling menu for Saturday, along with signature items from some restaurants.

More than 870 tickets were sold on Groupon alone. The event planner expects a full house. Yet there are still tickets available for anyone who shows up hungry on Saturday.

"If you think demographically, we have hot spots for 20- and 30-somethings like J.C. Cravers Bar and Grill and places that appeal to more senior audiences, like Leo's Italian Grill," said Fiske. "There's Lee Roy Selmon's, and Tiffany's, which is a community gathering place.

"The event will be representative of the North Pinellas community at large. We'll have something for every palate."

Correspondent Theodora Aggeles can be reached at [email protected]

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