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Two Major Food Events in Central Tampa this Weekend

The Tampa Food Truck Rally and the Taste of the Heights are sure to get your tummy celebrating.

Seminole Heights is sure to be the culinary hot spot this weekend as two events are set to titillate the taste buds of everyone who joins in the foodie fun.

If you're attending either of these events, Patch wants to share your pictures and comments! Send them to mike.wells@patch.com to be included in a wrap-up article — or post them on our Seminole Heights Patch's Facebook Page! (Be sure to include names for anyone in your pictures.)

First up on Saturday is the second in the parking lot of Christ Fellowship of Tampa at 300 E. Sligh Ave. .

Around 30 food trucks will bring cuisine on wheels to this church parking lot for a fun gathering from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The blog Tasting Tampa described September's Food Truck Rally in Hyde Park this way: "Expect a variety of flavors, like Wicked ‘Wiches’ awesome sandwiches, 3 Ballers Traveling Bistro’s gourmet fare, Michelle Faedo’s famous Deviled Crab & Cubans, and much more. ... Live music, home-baked desserts, free child care and a nice shaded parking lot to enjoy it in. What’s not to love?"

There's no cover charge to join in, but bring cash to pay for food items.

On Sunday, get your walking shoes on for the . This event begins at 12:30 p.m. at the corner of North Nebraska Avenue and East Chelsea Street.

The Southeast Seminole Heights Civic Association presents guests with a stroll from house to house, a shady bistro seating and diverse cuisine from local eateries and home cooks.

The $20 tour features eight stops, each featuring a light-portion, three-course meal with an appetizer or salad, entree and sweet treat for dessert. Beer and wine also will be included. Restaurants returning from 2010's event include , the , , the and the .

Guests can enjoy live music from singer/songwriter Rob Irie and the Seminole Heights-based band Genghis Flan.

Free parking will be available where the tour begins. Tour maps will be provided at the hospitality tent.

Ticket sales are limited; if available on the day of the event, they can be purchased at the welcome tent.

Shawn Hicks October 20, 2011 at 03:19 PM
I went to Taste of the Heights last year (their first) and was impressed with the food and neighborhood spirit. It's kinda like a home tour with the munchies, only most of the time you're in people's yards. I remember some killer macaroni and cheese in an incredibly funky back yard and the Taco Bus had the best watermelon coolers I've ever had. My advice: go with a group of friends and buy your tickets in advance online.
Valerie October 21, 2011 at 06:40 PM
I just tried to order tickets for Taste of Heights already sold out. Went last year very enjoyable.

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