SPONSORED CONTENT: Tampa Bay Restaurant Week starts today

The 11th annual celebration offers discounted meals at fine restaurants across the Tampa Bay area.

click to enlarge SPONSORED CONTENT: Tampa Bay Restaurant Week starts today
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This post is sponsored by Creative Loafing Tampa Bay.

It's here! 

For the 11th year, Tampa Bay Restaurant Week — proudly sponsored this year by Tampa International Airport — invites foodies and newbies alike to head out to some of the best restaurants our home region has to offer, for discounted three-course prix fixe menus guaranteed to have you coming back for more.

From today through June 24, nearly 70 Bay area hotspots are featuring full meals (along with some enticing extras, including original cocktails with co-sponsor Tito's Handmade Vodka) for individuals and couples at incredible, affordable $30 and $45 price points. Is there a cool restaurant around town you haven't had a chance to try yet? It's probably on the list, and at these prices, we're sure you'll find even more places to check out — and maybe even find a new favorite.

Plus, CL is running its annual Instagram Photo Contest, where a snap at a participating Restaurant Week restaurant might earn you $500 in CL Deals!

Check out all the details, along with the full list of participating restaurants and their menus, here, and get to chowing down. And don't forget tonight's Meet The Chefs event, kicking Restaurant Week off at downtown Tampa's The Vault beginning at 6 p.m.!