Take a bite out of the auction by 5 p.m.

Looking to explore the sonic landscape of Tampa Bay's food scene? Take advantage of Creative Loafing's Holiday one-of-a-kind food items, bids are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday, December 12. Proceeds benefit the Children's Home.

Dine with the CL Food Staff

Ever wonder how a restaurant critic goes about assessing what's on his plate? Find out first-hand when you and a friend accompany CL's Jon Palmer Claridge for a review meal at a restaurant to be announced.

CL Assistant Editor Arielle Stevenson oversees food coverage for the paper. For her column, "The Last Bite," she forages Tampa Bay to find little-known culinary enclaves and brings back tasty things to cook and share. If you win this auction item, you'll get to go along for the shopping, the cooking and, best of all, the tasting. (PS: You'll also get a prize at the end: a Reeds gift basket full of goodies like crystallized ginger candies and beverages from their line of sodas and sparkling fruit juices.)