The waterfront Vinoy Park in downtown St Petersburg is the site for the 2009 Taste of Pinellas, a fundraiser for All Children’s Hospital.It runs from noon to 10 pm today and from noon to 7 pm on Sunday. Admission is free, then you buy tickets at 8 for $5 which you can use for food and drinks from over 40 restaurants. Selections range from 2 to 12 tickets. There’s live music, games, and even fireworks after dark.
Lots of local restaurants are supporting this event and providing favorite foods: Pacific Wave, the Hurricane, Parkshore Grill, Red Mesa, The Pub, Pepins, Snappers and more. Even the soon to open 400 Beach Seafood & Tap House is there, offering Seafood Louie salad and King Crab tails. There’s enough to make your mouth water, from fried chicken to grouper, from jambalaya to vanilla bean creme brulee.
All Children’s Hospital will open their new building later this year. All Children’s is a regional facility which includes a 97-bed neonatal intensive care unit, a vardiovascular intensive care unit, and a pediatric cancer and blood disorders center. You can watch the progress on this webcam.