Dozens of Restaurants and Breweries Join Forces for Best of Tampa Bay Fundraiser

TAMPA, Fla. — More than 40 Tampa Bay restaurants, caterers and breweries are coming together on April 16 at the Best of Tampa Bay fundraiser benefitting the Straz Center for the Performing Arts.

The all-you-can-eat event is the Straz Center’s signature fundraiser, and attorney Sarah M. Glaser, from the full-service business law firm Shumaker, Loop and Kendrick, LLP, is serving on the planning committee for Best of Tampa Bay.  She has been involved with the committee for two years, and this year she and her husband, Zach Glaser, are co-chairing the table sales committee.

The Straz Center brings world-class artists to the stage, encourages the creation of new works and nurtures young artists.  For 31 years, Best of Tampa Bay has brought together food and beverage vendors to support the Straz Center’s goals.  Since its first year, Best of Tampa Bay has raised more than $2 million for arts education programs.

“I was a thespian when I was younger, and I really believe in supporting performing arts in the community,” Glaser said.  “This is one of the longest-standing and best-regarded food and beverage festivals in the area.  It’s a great way to show off our local restaurants and breweries.”

Best of Tampa Bay guests will enjoy full open bars with specialty wine tastings, five live bands and several local craft microbrews, including selections from Shumaker client Brew Bus Brewing.  The event will be held along the Straz Center’s riverfront.

Tickets can be purchased for as low as $75 at

About Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP

Founded in 1925, Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP is a full-service law firm with more than 245 lawyers and five offices in Toledo and Columbus, Ohio; Tampa and Sarasota, Fla.; and Charlotte, N.C.  Shumaker is a premier provider of quality legal services.  Whether it's commitment to clients or work in the community, involvement lies at the core of all of Shumaker’s initiatives.

About the Straz Center for the Performing Arts

The Straz Center for the Performing Arts brings world-class artists to the stage and encourages the creation of new works.  As a cultural gathering place, the Straz Center helps students of all ages reach their potential and build lifelong skills, nurture young artists and provide resources to other local organizations.  The Straz Center provides life-changing experiences to enrich and strengthen the community.

About Sarah M. Glaser

Sarah M. Glaser's principal areas of practice are bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors’ rights; commercial litigation; healthcare law and intellectual property law.  Glaser serves a variety of businesses, business owners and employees.  She is a graduate of Stetson University College of Law and has a Master of Business Administration from Stetson.

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