It’s finally here – Tampa Bay Restaurant Week. For the 8th year in a row, the food-loving folks at Creative Loafing invite you to get a taste of Tampa’s best restaurants.

For one week only (well, 10 days, if we’re being honest), dozens of the restaurants you have been dying to try, or already love, will offer a $30 prix fixe menu.

The process is simple:

  • Step 1: Choose from 40 (and counting) restaurants participating in Tampa Bay Restaurant Week, including Mise en Place, Roux, The Refinery, Cru Cellars, Élevage and many more. Check for the full list and updates.
  • Step 2: Visit (at least) one of these establishments from June 11 through June 21.
  • Step 3: Ask for the Restaurant Week menu
  • Step 4: Enjoy. And preferably share your experience on social media using #CLRestaurantWeek.

If you’re looking for something a little more intimate, Creative Loafing is kicking off Tampa Bay Restaurant Week on June 10 at Coppertail Brewing with Meet the Chefs.

An impressive roster of chefs (Cena, Rooster & the Till, Datz, Piquant, Mise en Place, The Living Room on Main and The Refinery) will create small plates of soup, salad, appetizer, main course or dessert for a meal complete with beer pairings handpicked by Coppertail’s head brewer.

GA tickets are on sale now for $40. The VIP tickets include a meet and greet with the chefs, an extra hour of sampling and some swag, but those already sold out, so mark your calendars and get your tickets early for next year’s Tampa Bay Restaurant Week kick-off.