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3rd Annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week Expands Kick-Off Party for Higher Attendance

On May 13-19, Clearwater Beach will be the spot of the 3rd Annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant week, and the Kick-off party is moved to the streets to service a tremendous turnout.

CW-Restaurant-Week-Save-The-Date_2012_small1-200x300.jpg(Clearwater Beach, Fla,) April 11, 2012 – What started out a way to keep businesses afloat during the 33 million-dollar Beach Walk project, Clearwater Beach’s Restaurant Week quickly expanded to 1500-plus attendees and counting.  This year, during the week of May 13-19, the streets of Clearwater Beach will be jam-packed with foodies and restaurant go-ers for the 3rd Annual Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week.

Due to the growing popularity of the event, the Clearwater Beach Chamber decided to expand the location of the Kick-Off party.  After originally holding it at the Clearwater Beach Aquarium and on Beach Walk, the Kick-Off Party is moved to the streets of Beach Walk (at S. Gulfview Blvd. between the Hyatt Regency Resort and Crabby’s Bar & Grill) to accommodate the higher-number of attendees.  The Kick-off party will be held on day, May 11th, from 5:00-8:00pm.

“We had more than people attend the event last year so we’ve taken the Kick-Off Party to the street so we can cater to more people and have space for two stages for double-the entertainment,” said Darlene Kole, President and CEO of the Clearwater Beach Chamber of Commerce. “We are expecting a tremendous turn-out.”

In addition to the mouthwatering cuisine, there will be beer & wine sales, two stages featuring live music, an opportunity to buy raffle tickets for several value-packed gift baskets, a Live Chef’s auction and a fireworks display at dusk.

Tickets to the party are $20 per person entry fee, which will grant access to more than 40 participating restaurant’s tents that will line Beach Walk, each featuring tasty samples from their menu. An optional wine tasting wrist band can be purchased for an additional $10.00. Tickets may be purchased at the door during the event or at the Clearwater Beach Chamber Office by visiting them online at or by calling 727-447-7600.

About the Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week:
Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week is more than a celebration of Clearwater Beach’s incredible food scene; it’s a celebration of the economic engine that runs the Gulf Coast – tourism. The event not only gives restaurants a much-needed boost during a time when business often slows, but its economic impact is a ripple effect felt by the many ancillary businesses that provide goods and services to Clearwater Beach’s vital restaurant industry.  But don’t forget about the customers who love the event because in addition to showcasing the different Clearwater Beach restaurants in one venue, the specially-priced menus offer value that some say feels “downright decadent!” Clearwater Beach Restaurant Week’s value is lasting, as many customers who try new restaurants because of this week-long event return to dine again, and again, and again. For more information visit


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