PHOTOS: St Pete Pride hosts Taste of Pride 2019

By : Ryan Williams-Jent
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ST. PETERSBURG | Food, drink and art enthusiasts gathered March 2 at the historic Coliseum for St Pete Pride’s annual Taste of Pride.

Celebrants were treated to sweet and savory samplings from nearly 20 of Tampa Bay’s favorite restaurants, breweries, catering companies. Taste participants included Dr. BBQ, Flamingo Resort, Iberian Rooster, Old Key West Bar & Grill, Orange Blossom Catering, Punky’s Bar & Grill and The Queenshead and more.

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PHOTOS: St. Pete gathers for Taste of Pride 2018

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St. Petersburg | 500 area foodies, beer connoisseurs and art enthusiasts gathered on March 3 at the Coliseum to celebrate the return of St. Pete Pride’s Taste of Pride.

Local restaurants, bars and breweries offered some of their best samplings, with attendees weighing in on their favorites to award the inaugural Taste of Pride (TOP) Award to the Flying Boat Brewing Company. Following their favorite feasts, guests were treated to outstanding drag performances by Kori Stevens, Kenya Black, Chanel P. Cartier, Nicole T. Lane and PheYonce Montrese, with music from DJ L. Mo.

Watermark was on hand to join in on the dining and dancing, and you can check out our photos below. For more information about St. Pete Pride’s other upcoming events, click here.

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St. Pete Pride offers latest, greatest Taste of Pride

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St. Petersburg | Area foodies, beer connoisseurs and art enthusiasts will gather on March 3 at the Coliseum to celebrate St. Pete Pride’s annual Taste of Pride event.

The organization promises a wide variety of options to “overjoy your palate,” with a “unique culinary experience that offers something for everyone.” Attendees will be treated to live entertainment, with unforgettable drag performances and exhibits from area artists.

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In the wake of a weather threat from Hurricane Matthew, Pride reboots for a Nov. 12 do over

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Orlando – It isn’t the first time Mother Nature has dampened the spirits of revelers hoping for a celebration of LGBTQ Pride. Back in 2011, Orlando’s Come Out With Pride board had to postpone its annual festival and parade due to rain. This time, though, things looked a little more serious. With what could have been a direct hit from a Category 5 Hurricane Matthew swirling across television screens and computer forecasts, the board – already reeling from necessary redirection due to the Pulse massacre on June 12 – had to make a decision. And it didn’t have time on its side. Concerns rose early.

“We were certainly concerned in the days leading up to the Oct. 8 event, and even as early as Tuesday at the meeting before the event, we were looking at the weather, and we were saying, ‘Oh, this hurricane!’” Come Out With Pride director of marketing and communications Jeff Prystajko says. “We had several meetings: board meetings, volunteer meetings. In the end, we had some very frank and open conversations as to what would happen.”

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Come Out With Pride 2016 Guide

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Come Out With Pride is back and bigger than ever! This year we celebrate our diversity, honor lost friends, and heal Orlando.

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Overheard in Tampa Bay: Taste of Pride ready to serve up a plateful

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Hot for flannel
The folks over at Sawmill know how to bring in the hot men, and the crowds to cheer them on. The camping resort will hold its second annual Mr. Sawmill competition the weekend of March 13 and hand over $500 in cash to the winner. But the competition is about more than just looking hot in sleeveless flannel and steel-toed work boots. Competitors must conquer several challenges, including a pancake-eating competition, some Tug-of-War, and a barrel/keg toss. All of this will be done in front of an enthusiastic, cheering throng of gay men beginning with registration at 9 a.m. and running throughout the entire day March 15. Want details and photos of last year’s competition? Check out FLSawmill.com.

Shaking Pom Poms…in St. Pete
St. Petersburg’s Grand Central District will soon be home to an Orlando-based restaurant that’s expanding its franchise to the coast. Pom Pom’s Teahouse and Sandwicheria is an incredibly popular and LGBT-friendly eatery in downtown Orlando that serves incredible food. Now, retired Orange County Sheriff’s Deputy Tom Woodard and his partner are bringing Pom Moongauklang’s concept to St. Petersburg at 2950 Central Avenue. That’s right smack in the middle of other popular LGBT restaurants like The Queen’s Head and Beak’s Old Florida. No official word yet on when the restaurant will open its doors, but we’re certain it will be feeding the masses before St. Pete Pride in June.

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