Dhvanit Patel

President/CEO, Onicx

Favorite place for a night out with the boys: I have had some great times grabbing dinner at Council Oak Steaks & Seafood and hanging out at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino.

Favorite date-night spot: My wife and I have recently loved getting foot massages and then heading to Roy’s for dinner.

Best place to watch a Lightning game with friends: Several of my friends and I have season tickets for the Lightning. Nothing beats being at Amalie Arena to watch the Lightning play. The fan experience is special.

Favorite Asian food: Yummy House China Bistro on Hillsborough Avenue. My family and I will usually meet up with friends. It’s a fun place to have a family-style meal.

Favorite sushi: My wife and kids and I have to eat sushi at least once a week, and our favorite place is Kaisen Sushi in North Tampa. Kaisen has been around for a long time, and it is just a great place to eat a quiet sushi meal.

Favorite place to sit with a cup of coffee: Oxford Exchange. I love the atmosphere and simply reading a book while drinking my latte.

Favorite exercise class or gym: I have had two special people training me over the years – Ty Pena at The Bod Fitness Center and Shayne Sallee. They are both wonderful human beings who know how to push me to my limits to get the best out of me.

Favorite golf course: Old Memorial Golf Club. It’s just a great place to walk and play a round of golf and eat great food, all while feeling that you traveled out of town to a quiet, secluded golf destination.

Favorite place to catch live music: Curtis Hixon Park, especially attending the Gasparilla Music Festival.

Favorite place across the bay: The Sandpearl Resort. It’s a great place where my family and I will do a weekend staycation.