Eat Well. Do Good.

Even under the most difficult circumstances, Richard Gonzmart, owner of the Columbia Restaurant Group, has come through for many charities. This year is no different with the Columbia Restaurant Group’s 23rd Annual Community Harvest program that will benefit a number of organizations. The only work on our part is to dine at any of the Columbia Restaurant locations that include including Ybor City in the historic district of Tampa, St. Armands Circle in Sarasota, St. Augustine, Sand Key on Clearwater Beach, Central Florida’s Town of Celebration, the Columbia Cafe on the Riverwalk in Downtown Tampa at the Tampa Bay History Center and the Columbia Restaurant Cafe at Tampa International Airport which are all now open seven days a week for lunch and dinner. Casey Gonzmart was kind enough to show me exactly how a their award-winning Cuban is made when I visited the Ybor location. Delicious as always!

When you receive your check at the end of another delicious meal you simply choose the charity of your choice on that ballot that comes with it. Then 5% is calculated from the check and donated to the charity with gift certificates good for a year. There’s no extra cost to you at all. But of course you’ll want to make sure to tip your server - times have been tough for them as well.

I caught up with Chief Marketing Officer Michael Kilgore to talk about the Community Harvest program as well as how Columbia Restaurant Group has made it through the pandemic and what Italian delight is coming soon. Enjoy our chat and for more information please click here.

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