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Taste of Key West at Truman Waterfront

20th Annual Taste of Key West - Monday, April 13, 2015

The 20th Anniversary of Taste of Key West…
Coming To Truman Waterfront
At The End Of Southard Street


What’s the formula for a memorable 20th anniversary?

  • Invite people you like. Check.
  • Ensure there’s plenty of eclectic food and generous spirits. Check.
  • Find a picturesque setting. Check.

That’s how, after two decades, ‘Taste of Key West’ will roll onto the Truman Waterfront Pier on Monday, April 13th, from 6 to 9 p.m. A benefit for AIDS Help, the event promises a bounty of beverage and palate-pleasing plates.

According to Jeremy Wilkerson, Director of Community Relations for the Agency, it’s a perfect example of a community assembling and doing what each does best.

During the three-hour event, foodies can stroll a horseshoe of edibles, savory and sweet, along the Waterfront, from appetizers and main course bites to sinfully-rich desserts.

“Every fork lifted, every plate cleared, is due to the generosity of donating food service owners and managers. Over 50 participating restaurants give us their time, staffs and product…chefs create gourmet bites of Keys cuisine…vintages from 100 wineries and vineyards are provided by Republic National Distributing Company,” Wilkerson notes.

Beyond the outcome for the Agency’s Mission, participation can help position a new business and what it specializes in, or just broaden the clientele horizon for an existing one,” Wilkerson states.
“A single bite can result in reservations…a place you’ve walked by a zillion times might become your new favorite. That’s why it’s called ‘Taste of Key West’. The event can be just as much about introductions as it is welcome back.”

“And staging ‘Taste of Key West’ would be unthinkable without our corps of volunteers, who man sales and information booths, direct a seamless flow of hungry, thirsty patrons and even drop by food booths to see if they need anything.”

Admission to ‘Taste of Key West’ is free. Attendees purchase commemorative wineglasses for $6 apiece, and food and wine tickets for $1 apiece, prior to tasting the featured cuisine and vintages. Tickets are then exchanged for foods and beverages “costing” three to eight tickets each. 2015 Commemorative Wine Glasses sell for $5 each. Participants can begin arriving at 5:00 p.m. to purchase their glasses and tickets prior to the gates opening promptly at 6:00 p.m.

New for 2015 is a limited number of VIP packages featuring exclusive “early entry” admission at 5 p.m., $25 in tasting tickets and a commemorative ‘Taste of Key West’ t-shirt, plate and wine glass. Cost is $75 per person.
CLICK FOR VIP TICKETS or CLICK FOR PRE-SALE TICKETS

Says Scott Pridgen, Executive Director of AIDS Help, “This makes the 20th year we’ve been astounded by the people who help make this evening so gratifying, down to the free transportation to and from. And the Gulf and ocean views sure doesn’t hurt.”

Old Town Trolley Tours will once again provide free shuttle services starting at 5:30 p.m. at the Pier House, with stops at the Westin Key West Resort, the La Concha, the corner of Simonton and South Streets and the Casa Marina. The last return leaves Truman Waterfront Park at 9:00 p.m.

There will also be plenty of free parking, but biking or walking is strongly suggested…for both convenience and to work off those calories!

ADVANCE COUPONS
NOT ON SALE AT THIS TIME

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Locations for Advance "TASTE OF KEY WEST" Coupons

#1 AIDS HELP – 1434 KENNEDY DRIVE, LUANI PLAZA GORDON ROLLINS CENTER view map

#2 DENNIS PHARMACY – 1111 12TH STREET IN THE PROFESSIONAL BUILDING view map

#3 THE RESTAURANT STORE – 1111 EATON STREET view map

#4 CENTENNIAL BANK – 1229 SIMONTON STREET view map

#5 CENTENNIAL BANK – 701 WHITEHEAD STREET view map

#6 CENTENNIAL BANK – 2514 N. ROOSEVELT BLVD. view map

#7 FIRST STATE BANK – 1201 SIMONTON STREET view map

#8 FIRST STATE BANK – 3406 N. ROOSEVELT BLVD. view map 

Locations to purchase Advance Coupons for Taste of Key West

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