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Tampa Bay restaurants ready for 'Taste of Westshore' this weekend

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Get your taste buds ready to experience unlimited food, wine and beer tastings from an area of Tampa Bay that is exploding with popular restaurants.

The annual "Taste of Westshore" is this weekend and gives a true experience of the popular restaurants in the area.

"It's an event that you pay for the ticket and that's the last time you pay. Everything is included the food the beer the wine - all the best restaurants in the Westshore district are there - including Aqua," said Ron Alicandro, the General Manager of Westin Tampa Bay.

Aqua is a trendy waterfront restaurant and bar located inside the Westin on Tampa's scenic Courtney Campbell Causeway. It is one of the many restaurants participating in the food and wine event put on by Tampa's Westshore Alliance.

The event is held on the Tampa campus of Hillsborough Community College, and students from the college's culinary department will be on hand serving up food made with ingredients provide by Tampa's Vigo Importing Company.

"We are proud to help with the event, and give the HCC culinary students a chance to work alongside professional chefs at the event," said Alessandra Alessi, of Vigo Importing Company.

A portion of the proceeds from Sunday's "Taste of Westshore" will be donated to help support HCC's culinary school, which graduates highly trained students in the hotel, restaurant, and service industry.

You can learn more about the event here.

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