Hey Tampa Bay, Alex here to let you know that Restaurant Week is officially going to take place August 29-September 6, 2010.

The Board of County Commissioners of Hillsborough County have proclaimed Aug. 29-Sept. 6, 2010 as "Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week." With this proclamation, the Board of County Commissioner is encouraging "all residents to support local businesses and join in the festivities being celebrated at local restaurants."

DINE Tampa Bay Restaurant Week 2010 allows diners to take advantage of amazing deals at many of the Tampa Bay area's finest restaurants. Each participating restaurant will provide a special Restaurant Week menu in addition to their standard menu, which will suggest three options for each course.

More than 50 area restaurants are participating in the inaugural event, and will showcase their fare by offering $25, $30, or $35 prix fixe three-course menus (appetizer, entrée and dessert) throughout the week. Prices are per person and exclude beverages, tax and gratuities.
Diners can choose from old favorites to the latest culinary hot spots, nationally known chain restaurants to local chef owned bistros, Asian or Spanish fare to Italian, fondue, tapas and sushi, and from the award-winning restaurants of downtown Tampa to the gourmet gems on the beaches.

Additionally, restaurants are encouraged to include Tampa Bay and/or Florida products on their Restaurant Week menu so that the event will leave a lasting impression with diners, including many who may be trying a restaurant for the first time! For more information about DINE Tampa Bay in 2010, visit www.DineTampaBay2010.com.

Make sure you dine at some of Tampa’s fabulous restaurants during “Dine Tampa Bay Restaurant Week” (August 29- September 6, 2010).

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