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Restaurants and Food on Display During Taste of Clearwater

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The Lobster Pot - Photo by Simaen SkolfeldOn September 15th, the Harborview Center in Downtown Clearwater played host to the Taste of Clearwater. This annual event provides attendees with the opportunity to sample food from more than fifty restaurants and five beverage providers in the Clearwater area. Samples and tastings were free with the purchase of the $20 admission ticket. An estimated 1,000 people attended the event this year. There was “a variety of dishes from American cuisine to more exotic fare – from hamburgers and spicy wings to sashimi and Thai food,” said Sherri Callahan of the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce. “The goal [of the event] is to bring the community together for food and fun.”

Caretta on the Gulf - Photo by Simaen SkolfieldDuring the Taste of Clearwater, the “Best of Clearwater” restaurant awards were announced. The winning establishments were:

Sand Pearl Resort Caretta’s on the Gulf.

Sand Pearl Resort Caretta’s on the Gulf for their BBQ Oysters.

Winners of the Best of Taste 2009 - Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill - Photo by Simaen SkolfieldBEST ENTRÉE
Salt Rock Grill for their Crab Cake.

Oaks of Clearwater for their outstanding Pumpkin Bread Pudding.

Great Bay Distributors for the Gordon Blersch Beer.

(The People’s Choice)
Watercolour Steakhouse and Grill. Taste of Clearwater - Photo by Simaen Skolfield

In addition to the awards, over $10,000 in prizes were given out, including a flat screen TV. The event was sponsored by the Clearwater Regional Chamber of Commerce (CRCC), an organization established in 1922 in order to serve as a voice for local business. The mission of the CRCC is to “enhance the business environment and promote economic health and growth in the Clearwater region.”

The CRCC is active in hosting informative and enjoyable events for members as well as non-members. More information on the CRCC can be found at

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