Clearwater Beach Celebrates Restaurant Week with Kick-Off Event

The City of Clearwater is proud to announce the fourth annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, running from May 12-18, 2013. This week-long culinary celebration offers foodies an opportunity to sample the best dishes of local restaurants at special, fixed prices. The vast array of different cuisines available in Clearwater is a cornerstone of the vibrant beach scene, one of the many reasons the readers of USA TODAY crowned Clearwater “The Best Beach Town in Florida” this year.

The Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week celebration will commence with an exciting Kick-Off Event on Friday, May 10th, from 5:00-9:00 p.m. along the white sandy beaches and turquoise waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The festive affair features over 30 participating restaurants, showcasing their signature cuisine and specialties to thousands of guests and patrons. There will also be a wine tasting village, a concert featuring the jazz stylings of internationally acclaimed recording artist, Nick Colionne, and a fireworks blast-off at dusk.

During Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will each offer delicious prix-fixe menus priced from $15 to $35. Certain restaurants will also be offering prix-fixe lunch menus, with prices ranging from $10 to $15. The menus from all the participating restaurants are available at www.ClearwaterBeachRestaurantWeek.com.

Participating restaurants will also be competing for the ‘best in class’ award in a variety of categories, and diners will have the opportunity to vote on the quality of each restaurant as well as for their favorite server or bartender. Each vote cast will be entered into a drawing for a two-night stay at one of Clearwater Beach’s hotels and resorts. Guests who get their “Passport” stamped at four different restaurants will have a chance to win the Dream Beach Getaway Grand Prize, including a two-night stay in a Gulf Front Two-Bedroom Suite at the Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and dinner for two at the Lobster Pot Bistro; a package valued at $1,700.

An integral aspect of Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is the support of local non-profit organizations. Thousands of dollars have been raised for the Clearwater Marine Aquarium and the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce since the event’s inauguration in 2010, and this year’s plans also proudly include philanthropic initiatives.

More information can be found at www.ClearwaterBeachRestaurantWeek.com.

About Clearwater
Clearwater is an ideal destination for travelers of all ages and interests, occupying prime real estate along Florida’s stunning Gulf Coast. As a top, year round location for both leisure and business, Clearwater boasts an endless supply of sun, warm weather, great dining, and shopping, along with extensive outdoor activities both on land and at sea. Clearwater Beach is consistently ranked among America’s most beautiful and the city is also home to a wide variety of sporting and music events, including Philadelphia Phillies Spring Training and the annual Clearwater Jazz Holiday.

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