Clearwater Beach Kicks off Restaurant week with Taste Test Event

New York, NY- April 22, 2016 – The City of Clearwater, Florida announces the seventh annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week, running from May 9-22, 2016. This two-week foodie function offers beach goers 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 Trip Advisor travelers crowned Clearwater “#1 Beach in the U.S” this year.

The Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week will commence with the exciting Clearwater Beach Taste Fest on Friday, May 6th, from 6:00-9:00pm on the Clearwater Beach Promenade and South Gulf View Blvd, between the Hyatt Regency Resort and Clearwater Beach Chamber. The tasty affair features over 30 participating restaurants, showcasing their signature cuisine and specialties to thousands of guests and locals. There will also be wine and craft beer available to complement the different flavors, as well as live jazz entertainment provided by saxophonist, Eric Darius, and a fireworks display to finish off the night.

Throughout Restaurant Week, participating restaurants will offer 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 participating restaurants are available at

Participating restaurants will 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 the opportunity to win a number of great prizes.

An essential 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 the philanthropic initiative of Morton Plant Mease Health Care Foundation.

More information can be found at More information about the city of Clearwater can be found at www.visitclearwaterflorida.comAbout 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.