When & Where: April 1, 2021-April 30, 2022, all over Pinellas County
Why: Because local businesses need us more than ever
More information: localshops1.com/tastes or 727-637-5586
ST. PETERSBURG, FL — Top Local Chef unfortunately has been canceled this year, due to covid safety precautions, but though we are not able to put on our beloved Top Local Chef competition (which would have been in its 11th year), event organizers LocalShops1 and Club Savor have cooked up a fun new way to spotlight local restaurants, local food trucks, local bakeries and local breweries!
Every month, starting April 1, 2021, and running through April 2022, we will be spotlighting a different type of cuisine, and competing restaurants in Pinellas County will create a special new dish for you to try! Diners are encouraged to try out as many dishes as they can (dine-in, takeout, delivery!) and post selfies on social media with hashtags #localshops1 #clubsavor and #toplocaltastes, tagging the restaurants, for free chances to win local swag! Then at the end of the month they vote for their favorites in our online poll. Voting runs through 11:59 pm the last day of each month.
The competition is open to locally owned restaurants, breweries, bakeries and food trucks in Pinellas County. There is no cost for to participate, other than the time needed to create a special dish. Each dish — and competing business — will be featured throughout the month, and the winner gets to display the Top Local Tastes trophy the following month, plus an invitation to compete in an in-person competition in 2022. Up to 10 businesses may compete each month.To include as many restaurateurs as possible, we are accepting one entry per person/restaurant group. Apply at localshops1.com/tastesapply For more information contact Roger Curlin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 727-698-1784.
Mexican (April 2021)
Italian (May 2021)
Caribbean + Latin (June 2021)
Mediterranean (July 2021)
European (August 2021)
American, New (September 2021)
Asian (October 2021)
Barbecue (November 2021)
American, Traditional (December 2021)
Vegetarian + Vegan (January 2022)
Breweries (February 2022)
Desserts (March 2022)
Food Trucks (April 2022)
LocalShops1 is the Tampa Bay’s first and most active voice for locally owned businesses.
Club Savor is the area’s favorite local dining and value membership club. Enjoy More.