Newcomers Round-Out Tailgate Taste Fest Lineup

Newcomers Round-Out Tailgate Taste Fest Lineup

TAMPA, FL – The Third Annual Tailgate Taste Fest presented by Coca-Cola Beverages Florida, is excited to announce the addition of five restaurants to the Taste Fest lineup card. Rubio’s, The Lodge, Newk’s Eatery, Pokey’s and Square 1 Burgers, round-out the latest additions to Saturday’s event (October 1) at Curtis Hixon Park. 

Each new to the event, the quintet rounds-out the final additions to the Tailgate Taste Fest lineup.

Rubio’s, new to the Tampa Bay area, has built a rich history in the food world, having made a notable name for itself over the last 30 years in San Diego. New to Tailgate Taste Fest, they will be participating in the “Small Plates” division. The Lodge, of Ciccio’s Restaurant Group fame, will bring a strong repertoire of food choices to Tailgate Taste Fest’s “Sliders” category. 

Born in 2004, Newk’s Eatery joins event festivities from across the Bay in Clearwater. No strangers to the food business, Newk’s has locations throughout the country. They will be competing in the “Small Plates” category. 

Downtown Tampa’s Pokey’s will offer fans their spin on a “Slider”. Established in 2016, Pokey’s has established roots in Downtown Tamps since the mid-1970’s (formerly known as the Loading Dock Sandwich Bar), Naturally a fit in the “Sliders” category, the award-winning Square 1 Burgers joins Tailgate Taste Fest for its inaugural visit. Born in Oklahoma in 2008, Square 1 Burgers now has eateries across the country. 

For more information on these restaurants, visit each of their respective websites and social accounts below.  

Restaurant Website Twitter Facebook Instagram
Rubio’s  Website  Twitter Facebook Instagram
The Lodge  Website   Facebook  Instagram 
Newk’s Eatery  Website    
Pokey’s  Website  Twitter  Facebook
Square 1 Burgers  Website  Twitter  Facebook Instagram

 to the public, make plans today to join us on Saturday, October 1 at our third annual tailgate celebration. For those interested in purchasing food sample wristbands or VIP sample tickets, please visit our ticket page.